College football odds, picks, predictions for Week 2, 2022: Proven simulation backing Pittsburgh, Iowa State

No. 16 Arkansas opened its season with an impressive win over then-No. 23 Cincinnati last week, but the Razorbacks will have to back up that performance when they host South Carolina on Saturday afternoon during the Week 2 college football schedule. South Carolina got off to a strong start of its own, easily covering the 12.5-point spread in a 35-14 win over Georgia State. The Gamecocks have won the past three meetings against Arkansas, but the Razorbacks hold a 13-10 edge in the all-time series. Caesars Sportsbook has Arkansas listed as an 8.5-point favorite in the latest Week 2 college football odds.

Another SEC showdown in Week 2 pits No. 12 Florida vs. No. 20 Kentucky on Saturday night. The Gators are 5.5-point home favorites in the Week 2 college football spreads, but which team should you back with your Week 2 college football bets? Before locking in any Week 2 college football picks for those games or others, be sure to see the latest college football predictions from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It enters Week 2 of the 2022 college football season on a 48-37 run on all top-rated college football spread and money-line picks that dates back to 2021. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest Week 2 college football odds from Caesars and locked in picks for every FBS matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top college football predictions for Week 2

One of the college picks the model is high on in Week 2: The Pittsburgh Panthers (+6) stay within the spread against the Tennessee Volunteers in a 3:30 p.m. ET matchup at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh. Tennessee cruised to a 59-10 win over Ball State last week, but Pittsburgh picked up a win over a quality opponent with its 38-31

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Computer simulation of Champlain Towers collapse

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Deflection and steel stress patterns from the LS Dyna model of Champlain Towers South built by engineering professor Dawn Lehman and her team at the University of Washington.

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Seven minutes to collapse

Witness accounts, visible damage and a computer model offer insights into how a pool deck cave-in spread, resulting in the catastrophic failure at Champlain Towers.


The grainy security footage released hours after Champlain Towers South crashed to the ground left many assuming the tower went down without warning in mere seconds. But a recent Miami Herald investigation based on 10 key eyewitness accounts found the collapse began somewhere on the pool deck seven minutes before the northern wing of the residential tower fell.

The Herald partnered with University of Washington engineering professor Dawn Lehman to build a computer model and explore the following critical questions raised by their experiences: Where exactly could this collapse have started and how did it spread across the pool deck and into the tower to become one of the deadliest collapses in modern history?

The witnesses described the collapse sequence as a three-part failure, each with distinct sounds that engineers can use as clues when they try to piece together what happened. First, there was a series of intermittent but distinct — and increasingly loud — booms from just before 1 a.m. The loudest and final booms in the series came at 1:14 a.m. People heard the sounds on the first floor and in the basement but saw nothing, likely indicative of an initial rebar failure.

At 1:15 a.m. the western half of the pool deck and part of the valet parking area collapsed in one loud cascade of concrete. Witnesses described the collapsed region as initiating from the southern perimeter wall and extending to the northern edge of the pool deck, where a video shows the debris from the deck collapse at Column Line 9.1 near the southern edge of the 12-story tower. (That portion of the building was covered with debris after the tower fell and therefore the exact boundary is unknown.)

For seven minutes, the building creaked and

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