Free Week 1 Prediction: Lumberjacks vs Wildcats Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs. Arizona Wildcats (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 2nd
Time: 11:00 pm EST
Venue: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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We have finally reached week one of the college football season with a full plate of games. The best part of a new season is that every team feels like they can have a good season, and that this is the season where they can reach all their goals.
One of the games to take place in week one takes place at Arizona Stadium. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks come to town to take on the Arizona Wildcats.
This is the first meeting between the teams since 2015 when the Wildcats won by a final score of 77-13.
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
Last year was a disappointing season for the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks finishing the season with a 5-6 record and sixth place in the Big Sky Conference. Their only game against FBS competition was against Arizona State, a game which they lost 44-13.
Most expect this to be a little better year for the Lumberjacks though. They were picked by the media and coaches to finish in third place in the Big Sky, which would be a big improvement over sixth.
One of the big issues for the Lumberjacks last year was their starting quarterback, Case Cookus missed the last six games with a broken collarbone.
In just four games played last year before his injury he threw for 1173 yards and 13 touchdowns. If he can stay healthy expect a big year for him.
To win this game the Lumberjacks are going to have to play a near perfect game. They are going to need a really big game from Cookus, because it will probably be a shootout.
The Arizona Wildcats need a bounce back year in a big way this year. Last year they finished with a 3-9 record, which was a huge disappointment because it looked like this program was finally back heading in the right direction.
To start this team needs better play from their quarterback position. Last year they had statically the worst quarterback play in the Pac 12.
The backfield is going to be the strength of this team with J.J Taylor and Nick Wilson splitting time in the backfield.
On the defensive side of the ball the big weakness is the defensive line. They are way undersized, and it causes a lot of issues throughout the whole defense.
With no pass rush, or run defense it causes the rest of the defense to really struggle. It places a lot more pressure on the secondary, something they couldn’t handle last year.
To win this game they just need to play their game. They are the better team but they need to play like it, or they will have a pretty embarrassing week one loss.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
I think someone will come in and grab hold of the quarterback battle in this game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: There is no line yet. A final score prediction is provided below.
The Wildcats are the better team, and I think they will use their running game to lead them to a pretty easy victory.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Wildcats 41 – Lumberjacks 24
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