South Carolina and N.C. State kick off the college football season -- and, more important, the SEC season -- tonight at 7. Here, now, our picks.
Michael Gordon: The ACC could beat the SEC 90 straight and would still be an inferior league. That objective comment aside, for tonight's game, I like State's coach a lot more than I like Carolina's, and Russell Wilson gives the Pack something Spurrier has lacked for more than a decade -- a killer QB. That gives The Visor a 10-year head start on Charlie Weis for the most overrated genius of the new millenium. Chickens make a nice late-night meal. State, 28-17.
the last couple of seasons of starting fast and then flaming out.
They'll need to take a new route to 6 wins this year. Pack, 28-19.
Courtney St. Onge: Unconvinced by the Russell Wilson hype. If he were that good, he'd be at a football school. S.C. wins 27-24.