It’s in the air people. You smell it. I smell it. Everyone smells it. The grass is getting cut. The lines in the field are getting drawn. Football players everywhere are starting to get nervous because football season is ALMOST UPON US!

Every year I predict how every single FBS college football team is going to perform. I breakdown every team by conference and put some serious thought into these predictions. I like to pride myself on being correct (who doesn’t these days though?) so I go over every single team with a fine tooth comb.

College football is a unique sport. The roster transition from year-to-year can make it so a team can go from a 12-0 season to a 3-9 season with no time to stop and think about what the hell went wrong. No other sport deals with the kind of roster changes that college football head coaches have to deal with every year. That in itself makes college football one of the most interesting sports out there in my opinion.

And guess what folks? Kick-off is right around the corner so it’s time to nut up and find out what the wonderful world of college football has in store for us this year. It’s time for the 2018 College Football preview so sit back, buckle up and enjoy the ride.

 

The Guide:

Last Year’s Record: Pretty self-explanatory

Last Year”s Bowl Game: Did the team compete in a bowl last year

Last Bowl Game Appearance: If the team wasn’t in a bowl last year, when’s the last time they made a bowl game?

Head Coach: The team’s leader

Head Coach Effect: A nice little formula featuring +/- that lets you know how good your coach performed last season. A + grade is how many wins I credit the coach for last season while a – grade means the coach did a pretty bad job with what he was working with

Top Returning Players: These are the best players from last year that are returning this year

Top Incoming Players: The top recruits in the Nation who will be joining your favorite team

Potential NFL Hopefuls: These are the guys on your favorite team’s roster that are already on the NFL’s radar. Obviously the more NFL talent you have on your team, the more I like your team

Schedule Ranked By Difficulty: How difficult is your schedule compared to the other 129 FBS teams? Credit to Phil Steele for the schedule rankings

Predicted Record: How good will your team be next season?

 

And that’s it. ENJOY THE PREVIEW FOLKS!!!!!!

 

 

14. Illinois Fighting Illini

Last Year’s Record: 2-10

Last Year’s Bowl Game: No bowl game

Last Bowl Game Appearance: 2014 Heart of Dallas vs. Louisiana Tech (Lost 18-35)

Head Coach: Lovie Smith (5-19 all-time)

Head Coach Effect For 2017-18 Season: -3

Top Returning Players: Mike Dudek (WR), Nick Allegretti (OL), Ayo Shogbonyo (DL), Jake Hansen (LB), Nate Hobbs (DB), Blake Hayes (P), Mike Epstein (RB), Ricky Smalling (WR), Louis Dorsey (TE), Doug Kramer (OL), Alex Palczekwski (OL), Vederian Lowe (OL), Tymir Oliver (DL), Jamal Milan (DL), Bobby Roundtree (DL), Del’Shawn Phillips (LB), Cameron Watkins (DB), Bennett Williams (DB), Stanley Green (DB), Chase McLaughlin (K)

Top Incoming Players: Reuben Unije (OL), Calvin Avery (DL), Verdis Brown (DL), Kievan Myers (OL), Coran Taylor (QB), Kaleb Griffin (K), Khalan Tolson (LB), Jordyn Slaughter (OL), M.J. Rivers (QB), Kenyon Sims (RB), Daniel Baker (TE), Jakari Norwood (RB)

Potential NFL Hopefuls: Nick Allegretti (OL), Jamal Milan (DL), Stanley Green (DB)

Schedule Ranked By Difficulty: 61st

Predicted Record: 2-10 (0-9)


 

13. Indiana Hoosiers

Last Year’s Record: 5-7

Last Year’s Bowl Game: No bowl game

Last Bowl Game Appearance: 2016 Foster Farms vs. Utah (Lost 24-26)

Head Coach: Tom Allen (5-8 all-time)

Head Coach Effect For 2017-18 Season: +2

Top Returning Players: Nick Westbrook (WR), Marcelino Ball (DB), Jacob Robinson (DL), Jonathan Crawford (DB), Morgan Ellison (RB), Coy Cronk (OL), Reakwon Jones (LB), Luke Timian (WR), Nick Linder (OL), Simon Stepaniak (OL), Wes Martin (OL), Brandon Knight (OL), Andre Brown (DB), Haydon Whitehead (P)

Top Incoming Players: Charles Campbell (K), Ronnie Walker (RB), Michael Penix (QB), Aidan Rafferty (OL), James Head (DL), Jonathan King (DL), Madison Norris (DL), James Miller (LB), Reese Taylor (QB), Gavin McCabe (DL), Nick Marozas (OL), Stevie Scott (RB), Cam Jones (LB), Matt Bjorson (TE), T.J. Ivy (TE), Aaron Casey (LB)

Potential NFL Hopefuls: Peyton Ramsey (QB), Nick Westbrook (WR), Nick Linder (OL), Coy Cronk (OL), Wes Martin (OL), Jacob Robinson (DL), Jonathan Crawford (DB), Marcelino Ball (DB), Haydon Whitehead (P)

Schedule Ranked By Difficulty: 38th

Predicted Record: 4-8 (1-8)


 

12. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Last Year’s Record: 4-8

Last Year’s Bowl Game: No bowl game

Last Bowl Game Appearance: 2014 Quick Lane vs. North Carolina (Won 40-21)

Head Coach: Chris Ash (6-18 all-time)

Head Coach Effect For 2017-18 Season: -1

Top Returning Players: Deonte Roberts (LB), Jerome Washington (TE), Tariq Cole (OL), Blessuan Austin (DB), Bo Melton (WR), Jonah Jackson (OL), Kamaal Seymour (OL), Kevin Wilkins (DL), Jon Bateky (DL), Trevor Morris (LB), Tre Avery (DB), K.J. Gray (DB), Saquan Hampton (DB)

Top Incoming Players: Arthur Sitkowski (QB), Malik Dixon (DB), Zihir Lacewell (WR), Isaih Pacheco (RB), Raiqwon O’Neal (OL), Daevon Robinson (WR), Jalen Jordan (TE), Jalen Chatman (QB)

Potential NFL Hopefuls: Jon Hilliman (RB), Jerome Washington (TE), Michael Maietti (OL), Tariq Cole (OL), Trevor Morris (LB), Blessuan Austin (DB), Damon Hayes (DB)

Schedule Ranked By Difficulty: 11th

Predicted Record: 5-7 (2-7)


 

11. Maryland Terrapins

Last Year’s Record: 4-8

Last Year’s Bowl Game: No bowl game

Last Bowl Game Appearance: 2016 Quick Lane vs. Boston College (Lost 30-36)

Head Coach: D.J. Durkin (10-15 @ Maryland, 11-15 all-time)

Head Coach Effect For 2017-18 Season: -4

Top Returning Players: Derwin Gray (OL), Jesse Aniebonam (DL), Darnell Savage (DB), Ty Johnson (RB), Taivon Jacobs (WR), Damian Prince (OL), Tre’ Watson (LB), Kasim Hill (QB), Brendan Moore (OL), Terrence Davis (OL), Sean Christie (OL), Mbi Tanyi (DL), Isaiah Davis (LB), Antoine Brooks (LB), Tino Ellis (DB), Wade Lees (P)

Top Incoming Players: Byron Cowart (DL), Austin Fontaine (DL), Jaelyn Duncan (OL), T.J. Bradley (OL), Evan Gregory (OL), Kenric Montgomery (DB), Darryl Jones (WR), Tyler Baylor (DL), Tyler DeSue (QB), Vincent Flythe (DB), Durell Ncahmi (LB), Raymond Boone (DB), Jalen Alexander (DL), Nihym Anderson (LB), Chance Campbell (LB), Joseph Petrino (K), Spencer Anderson (OL), Dontay Demus (WR), Brian Cobbs (WR), Chigoziem Okonkwo (TE)

Potential NFL Hopefuls: Ty Johnson (RB), Brendan Moore (TE), Derwin Gray (OL), Damian Prince (OL), Terrance Davis (OL), Jesse Aniebonam (DL), Antoine Brooks (DB)

Schedule Ranked By Difficulty: 9th

Predicted Record: 5-7 (3-6)


 

10. Minnesota Golden Gophers

Last Year’s Record: 5-7

Last Year’s Bowl Game: No bowl game

Last Bowl Game Appearance: 2016 Holiday vs. Washington State (Won 17-12)

Head Coach: P.J. Fleck (5-7 @ Minnesota, 35-29 all-time)

Head Coach Effect For 2017-18 Season: +1

Top Returning Players: Rodney Smith (RB), Thomas Barber (LB), Antoine Winfield (DB), Tyler Johnson (WR), Connor Olson (OL), Carter Coughlin (DL), Emmit Carpenter (K), Phillip Howard (WR), Jared Weyler (OL), Sam Schlueter (OL), Donnell Greene (OL), Kamal Martin (DL), Jacob Huff (DB), Kiondre Thomas (DB), Antonio Shenault (DB)

Top Incoming Players: Victor Viramontes (QB), Jason Dickson (OL), Curtis Dunlap (OL), Daniel Faalele (OL), Elijah Teague (DL), Alex Reigelsperger (DL), Terell Smith (DB), Benny Sapp (DB), Nolan Edmonds (RB), Austin Beier (OL), Brevyn Spann-Ford (TE), Jornell Manns (WR), Mariano Sori-Marin (LB), Bryce Williams (RB), Zack Annexstad (QB)

Potential NFL Hopefuls: Rodney Smith (RB), Donnell Greene (OL), Thomas Barber (LB), Emmit Carpenter (K)

Schedule Ranked By Difficulty: 36th

Predicted Record: 6-6 (3-6)


 

9. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Last Year’s Record: 4-8

Last Year’s Bowl Game: No bowl game

Last Bowl Game Appearance: 2016 Music City vs. Tennessee (Lost 24-38)

Head Coach: Scott Frost (0-0 @ Nebraska, 19-7 all-time)

Head Coach Effect For 2017-18 Season: +4

Top Returning Players: Stanley Morgan Jr. (WR), J.D. Spielman (WR), Dedrick Young (LB), Jerald Foster (OL), Mick Stoltenberg (DL), Caleb Lightbourn (P), Cole Conrad (OL), Tanner Farmer (OL), Brenden Jaimes (OL), Freedom Akinmoladun (DL), Carlos Davis (DL), Luke Gifford (LB), Lamar Jackson (DB), Dicaprio Bootle (DB), Aaron Williams (DB)

Top Incoming Players: Barrett Pickering (K), Greg Bell (RB), Will Honas (LB), Jaron Woodyard (WR), Cameron Jurgens (TE), Deontai Williams (DB), Adrian Martinez (QB), C.J. Smith (DB), Cam’ron Jones (DB), Maurice Washington (RB), Caleb Tanner (LB), Mike Williams (WR), Andre Hunt (WR), Tate Wildeman (DL), Cam Taylor (DB), David Alston (LB), Miles Jones (WR), Justin McGriff (WR)

Potential NFL Hopefuls: Stanley Morgan Jr. (WR), J.D. Spielman (WR), Jerald Foster (OL), Freedom Akinmoladun (DL), Carlos Davis (DL), Mick Stoltenberg (DL)

Schedule Ranked By Difficulty: 6th

Predicted Record: 6-6 (4-5)


 

8. Northwestern Wildcats

Last Year’s Record: 10-3

Last Year’s Bowl Game: Music City vs. Kentucky (Won 24-23)

Last Bowl Game Appearance: 2017 Music City vs Kentucky (Won 24-23)

Head Coach: Pat Fitzgerald (87-65 all-time)

Head Coach Effect For 2017-18 Season: +4

Top Returning Players: Paddy Fisher (LB), Tommy Doles (OL), Joe Gaziano (DL), Montre Hartage (DB), Clayton Thorson (QB), Flynn Nagel (WR), Bennett Skowronek (WR), J.B. Butler (OL), Rashwan Slater (OL), Blake Hance (OL), Samdup Miller (DL), Jordan Thompson (DL), Nate Hall (LB), Trae Williams (DB), Charlie Kuhbander (K)

Top Incoming Players: Devin O’Rourke (DL), Jason Whittaker (QB), Wyatt Blake (DL), Khalid Jones (LB), Greg Newsome (DB), Brian Kaiser (TE), Charlie Schmidt (OL), Grayson Mann (LB), Jeremiah McDonald (DB), Andrew Leota (DL), Charlie Mangieri (TE), Isaiah Bowser (RB)

Potential NFL Hopefuls: Clayton Thorson (QB), Tommy Doles (OL), Joe Gaziano (OL), Jordan Thompson (DL), Nate Hall (LB), Paddy Fisher (LB)

Schedule Ranked By Difficulty: 13th

Predicted Record: 7-5 (5-4)


 

7. Iowa Hawkeyes

Last Year’s Record: 8-5

Last Year’s Bowl Game: Pinstripe vs. Boston College (Won 27-20)

Last Bowl Game Appearance: 2017 Pinstripe vs. Boston College (Won 27-20)

Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz (143-97 all-time)

Head Coach Effect For 2017-18 Season: 0

Top Returning Players: Noah Fant (TE), Anthony Nelson (DL), Amani Hooker (DB), Alaric Jackson (OL), Amani Jones (LB), Nick Easley (WR), A.J. Epenesa (DL), Nathan Stanley (QB), T.J. Hockenson (TE), Keegan Render (OL), Tristan Wirfs (OL), Matt Nelson (DL), Manny Rugamba (DB), Brandon Snyder (DB), Miguel Recinos (K), Colton Rastetter (P)

Top Incoming Players: John Waggoner (DL), D.J. Johnson (DB), Daviyon Nixon (DL), Dallas Craddieth (DB), Julius Brents (DB), Noah Shannon (DL), Jeff Jenkins (OL), Tyrone Tracy (WR), Cody Ince (OL), Jack Plumb (OL), Henry Geil (RB), Samson Evans (WR), Dillon Doyle (LB), Spencer Petras (QB)

Potential NFL Hopefuls: Nathan Stanley (QB), Noah Fant (TE), Keegan Render (OL), Alaric Jackson (OL), Anthony Nelson (DL), Parker Hesse (DL), Matt Nelson (DL), Jake Gervase (DB)

Schedule Ranked By Difficulty: 44th

Predicted Record: 8-4 (5-4)


 

6. Purdue Boilermakers

Last Year’s Record: 7-6

Last Year’s Bowl Game: Foster Farms vs. Arizona (Won 38-35)

Last Bowl Game Appearance: 2017 Foster Farms vs. Arizona (Won 38-35)

Head Coach: Jeff Brohm (7-6 @ Purdue, 37-16 all-time)

Head Coach Effect For 2017-18 Season: +6

Top Returning Players: Markus Bailey (LB), Cole Herdman (TE), Grant Hermanns (OL), Elijah Sindelar (QB), Tario Fuller (RB), Jackson Anthrop (WR), Jared Sparks (WR), Kirk Barron (OL), Dennis Edwards (OL), Shane Evans (OL), Lorenzo Neal (DL), Navon Mosley (DB), Jacob Thieneman (DB)

Top Incoming Players: Rondale Moore (RB), Amad Anderson (WR), Jimmy McKenna (OL), Jack Plummer (QB), Kory Taylor (WR), Will Bramel (OL), Jack Cravaack (DL), K.J. Stokes (DL), Jaylan Alexander (LB), Evan Anderson (RB)

Potential NFL Hopefuls: Markell Jones (RB), Cole Herdman (TE), Markus Bailey (LB), Joe Schopper (P)

Schedule Ranked By Difficulty: 2nd

Predicted Record: 8-4 (5-4)


 

5. Michigan State Spartans

Last Year’s Record: 10-3

Last Year’s Bowl Game: Holiday vs. Washington State (Won 42-17)

Last Bowl Game Appearance: 2017 Holiday vs. Washington State (Won 42-17)

Head Coach: Mark D’antonio (100-45 @ Michigan State, 118-62 all-time)

Head Coach Effect For 2017-18 Season: +2

Top Returning Players: Felton Davis (WR), David Dowell (DB), David Beedle (OL), Kenny Willekes (DL), Josiah Scott (DB), Brian Lewerke (QB), L.J. Scott (RB), Darrell Stewart (WR), Cody White (WR), Matt Sokol (TE), Kevin Jarvis (OL), Luke Campbell (OL), Cole Chewins (OL), Raequan Williams (DL), Mike Panasiuk (DL), Joe Bachie (LB), Andrew Dowell (LB), Justin Layne (DB), Khari Willis (DB), Matt Coghlin (K), Jake Hartbarger (P)

Top Incoming Players: Kalon Gervin (DB), Trenton Gillison (TE), James Ohonba (OL), Xavier Henderson (DB), Michael Dowell (DB), Theo Day (QB), Chase Kline (LB), Jacob Isaia (OL), Parks Gissinger (DL), Chris Jackson (DB), Davion Williams (DB), Elijah Collins (RB), Edward Warinner (LB), La’Darius Jefferson (QB), Jalen Nailor (WR), Jeslord Boateng (LB), Julian Major (WR), Dimitri Douglas (OL)

Potential NFL Hopefuls: Brian Lewerke (QB), L.J. Scott (RB), Felton Davis (WR), Matt Sokol (TE), Luke Campbell (OL), David Beedle (OL), Kenny Willekes (DL), Raequan Williams (DL), Mike Panasiuk (DL), Joe Bachie (LB)

Schedule Ranked By Difficulty: 24th

Predicted Record: 9-3 (6-3)


 

4. Penn State Nittany Lions

Last Year’s Record: 11-2

Last Year’s Bowl Game: Fiesta vs. Washington (Won 35-28)

Last Bowl Game Appearance: 2017 Fiesta vs. Washington (Won 35-28)

Head Coach: James Franklin (36-17 @ Penn State, 60-32 all-time)

Head Coach Effect For 2017-18 Season: 0

Top Returning Players: Trace McSorley (QB), Amari Oruwariye (DB), Juwan Johnson (WR), Ryan Bates (OL), Shareff Miller (DL), Miles Sanders (RB), Koa Farmer (LB), Blake Gillikin (P), DeAndre Thompkins (WR), Connor McGovern (OL), Steven Gonzalez (OL), Chasz Wright (OL), Ryan Bucholz (DL)

Top Incoming Players: Micah Parsons (LB), Justin Shorter (WR), Ricky Slade (RB), Zack Kuntz (TE), Nana Asiedu (OL), P.J. Mustipher (DL), Rasheed Walker (OL), Jahan Dotson (WR), Patrick Freiermuth (TE), Fredrick Scruggs (OL), Aeneas Hawkins (DL), Daniel George (WR), Jordan Miner (DB), Jesse Luketa (LB), Jayson Oweh (DL), Nick Tarburton (LB), Isaiah Humphries (DB), Judge Culpepper (DL), Trent Gordon (DB), Bryce Effner (OL), Charlie Katshir (LB), Jake Pinegar (K), Will Levis (QB)

Potential NFL Hopefuls: Trace McSorley (QB), Juwan Johnson (WR), Connor McGovern (OL), Ryan Bates (OL), Will Fries (OL), Shareef Miller (DL), Shaka Toney (DL), Kevin Givens (DL), Koa Farmer (LB), Cam Brown (LB), Amani Oruwariye (DB), Blake Gillikin (P)

Schedule Ranked By Difficulty: 28th

Predicted Record: 10-2 (7-2)


 

3. Wisconsin Badgers

Last Year’s Record: 13-1

Last Year’s Bowl Game: Orange vs. Miami (Won 34-24)

Last Bowl Game Appearance: 2017 Orange vs. Miami (Won 34-24)

Head Coach: Paul Chryst (34-7 @ Wisconsin, 53-26 all-time)

Head Coach Effect For 2017-18 Season: +4

Top Returning Players: Jonathan Taylor (RB), David Edwards (OL), Michael Deiter (OL), Beau Benzschawel (OL), T.J. Edwards (LB), D’Cota Dixon (DB), Tyler Biadasz (OL), Olive Sagapolu (DL), Ryan Connelly (LB), Rafael Gaglianone (K), Alex Hornibrook (QB), Quintez Cephus (WR), Zander Neuville (TE), Jon Dietzen (OL), Anthony Lotti (P)

Top Incoming Players: Jack Sanborn (LB), Reggie Pearson (DB), Isaiah Mullens (DL), Donte Burton (DB), Aron Cruickshank (WR), Michael Furtney (OL), Boyd Dietzen (DL), Jaylan Franklin (TE), C.J. Goetz (LB), Cormac Sampson (TE), Chase Wolf (QB), Mason Platter (LB), Nakia Watson (RB), Taj Mustapha (WR)

Potential NFL Hopefuls: Alex Hornibrook (QB), Bradrick Shaw (RB), Chris James (RB), Quintez Cephus (WR), Zander Neuville (TE), Tyler Biadasz (OL), David Edwards (OL), Michael Deiter (OL), Beau Benzschawel (OL), Jon Dietzen (OL), Olive Sagapolu (DL), Andrew Van Ginkel (LB), T.J. Edwards (LB), Ryan Connelly (LB), Chris Orr (LB), D’Cota Dixon (DB), Rafael Gaglianone (K)

Schedule Ranked By Difficulty: 65th

Predicted Record: 10-3 (7-3)


 

2. Michigan Wolverines

Last Year’s Record: 8-5

Last Year’s Bowl Game: Outback vs. South Carolina (Lost 19-26)

Last Bowl Game Appearance: 2017 Outback vs. South Carolina (Lost 19-26)

Head Coach: Jim Harbaugh (28-11 @ Michigan, 57-32 all-time)

Head Coach Effect For 2017-18 Season: -3

Top Returning Players: Ben Bredeson (OL), Chase Winovich (DL), Rashan Gary (DL), Devin Bush (LB), Lavert Hill (DB), Shea Patterson (QB), Karan Higdon (RB), Sean McKeon (TE), Khaleke Hudson (LB), Donovan Peoples-Jones (WR), Tyree Kinnel (DB), Quinn Nordin (K), Zach Gentry (TE), Michael Onewu (OL), Juwann Bushell-Beatty (OL), Bryan Mone (DL), David Long (DB), Josh Metellus (DB), Brad Robbins (P)

Top Incoming Players: Mustapha Muhammad (TE), Myles Sims (DB), Cameron McGrone (LB), Aidan Hutchinson (DL), Joe Milton (QB), Germon Green (DB), Jalen Mayfield (OL), Ryan Hayes (TE), Christian Turner (RB), Taylor Upshaw (DL), Michael Barrett (QB), Sammy Faustin (DB), Ben VanSumeren (RB), Hassan Haskins (RB), Luke Schoonmaker (TE)

Potential NFL Hopefuls: Shea Patterson (QB), Karan Higdon (RB), Chris Evans (RB), Zach Gentry (TE), Ben Bredeson (OL), Rashan Gary (DL), Chase Winovich (DL), Bryan Mone (DL), Devin Bush (LB), Khaleke Hudson (LB), Lavert Hill (DB), Tyree Kinnel (DB), Josh Metellus (DB), Quinn Nordin (K)

Schedule Ranked By Difficulty: 3rd

Predicted Record: 10-2 (7-2)


 

1. Ohio State Buckeyes

Last Year’s Record: 12-2

Last Year’s Bowl Game: Cotton vs. USC (Won 24-7)

Last Bowl Game Appearance: 2017 Cotton vs. USC (Won 24-7)

Head Coach: Urban Meyer (73-8 @ Ohio State, 177-31 all-time)

Head Coach Effect For 2017-18 Season: -2

Top Returning Players: J.K. Dobbins (RB), Austin Mack (WR), Michael Jordan (OL), Nick Bosa (DL), Dre’Mont Jones (DL), Isaiah Prince (OL), Chase Young (DL), Baron Browning (LB), Jordan Fuller (DB), Dwayne Haskins (QB), Parris Campbell (WR), Kendall Sheffield (DB), Drue Chrisman (P), Sean Nuernberger (K), Terry McLaurin (WR), Demetrius Knox (OL), Tuf Borland (LB), Damon Arnette (DB)

Top Incoming Players: Antwuan Jackson (DL), Taron Vincent (DL), Teradja Mitchell (LB), Tyreke Johnson (DB), Nick Petit-Frere (OL), Tyler Friday (DL), Jaelen Gill (RB), Dallas Gant (LB), Jeremy Ruckert (TE), Matt Jones (OL), Kamryn Babb (WR), Brian Snead (RB), Tyreke Smith (DL), Josh Proctor (DB), Max Wray (OL), L’Christian Smith (WR), Tommy Togiai (DL), K’Vaughan Pope (LB), Sevyn Banks (DB), Master Teague (RB), Javontae Jean-Baptiste (DL), Cameron Brown (WR), Marcus Hooker (DB), Alex Willliams (DL), Matthew Baldwin (QB)

Potential NFL Hopefuls: Dwayne Haskins (QB), Mike Weber (RB), Parris Campbell (WR), Johnnie Dixon (WR), Isaiah Prince (OL), Michael Jordan (OL), Demetrius Knox (OL), Nick Bosa (DL), Dre’Mont Jones (DL), Dante Booker (LB), Tuf Borland (LB), Kendall Sheffield (DB), Damon Arnette (DB), D’Cota Dixon (DB), Sean Nuernberger (K), Drue Chrisman (P)

Schedule Ranked By Difficulty: 52nd

Predicted Record: 12-1 (9-1)