The Barstool College Football Show kicked off its new season with the usual cast of characters – Big Cat, Dave Portnoy, Dan Katz, Brandon Walker, and Big Ev. They broke down the first slate of games for week 1.
Some of the highlight games they discussed:
- #7 Penn State vs West Virginia – The crew is high on Penn State and quarterback Drew Aller this season, with Brandon picking them to win the national championship. Most picked Penn State to easily handle West Virginia in this matchup.
- Colorado vs #17 TCU – The national spotlight is on new Colorado coach Deion Sanders. The crew thinks he will shock people and lead Colorado to a much improved season. But most picked TCU to win this tough road opener for the Buffaloes.
- #5 LSU vs #8 Florida State – This Sunday night showdown has major playoff implications right off the bat. Dave and Brandon love FSU quarterback Jordan Travis, while Dan and Ev are high on LSU with Jayden Daniels at QB. Most picked Florida State in what should be an exciting game.
The crew gave their hot takes for the upcoming season:
- Dave: Deion Sanders will lead Colorado to 7+ wins in his first season, shocking college football
- Dan: Bo Nix will be a Heisman dark horse and lead Oregon to great heights
- Brandon: Texas will finally be “back” and make the playoff
- Ev: Oregon State will shock the Pac-12 and win the conference behind QB Chance Nolan
For their weekly predictions segment sponsored by Proper 12 whiskey, the guys gave the following picks:
- Dave: Rutgers -6.5 vs Northwestern
- Dan: Wisconsin -27 vs Illinois State
- Brandon: Over 64.5, North Carolina vs South Carolina
- Ev: Oregon State -16.5 vs Boise State
Top 10 Rankings
The inaugural “Viva La Hooters” Top 10 rankings were revealed:
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Florida State
- Notre Dame
The rankings led to debate, with Dave protesting Michigan at #1 and Ev defending his beloved Ohio State. But the season is just getting started and there will surely be movement in the weeks to come.
The Barstool College Football Show heads to Tuscaloosa next week for the big Alabama-Texas matchup. It should be another exciting season of college football debate and antics with Big Cat, Portnoy and company!