Stanford Steve and The Bear: Week 2 college football picks, bets and nuggets

Stanford has a big challenge ahead in trying to slow down Caleb Williams and the talented USC offense. Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire

"Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris "The Bear" Fallica preview Week 2 of the 2022 college football season as only they can, offering their top bets, nuggets and totals worth wagering on.

Odds and lines are from Caesars Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.

The Bear (Last week: 3-1-1. Season: 4-1-1)
Stanford Steve (Last week: 2-3. Season: 2-3)

The plays

Appalachian State Mountaineers at No. 6 Texas A&M Aggies (-19, 54)

The Bear: The Aggies weren't great last week, and this typically is a spot where I would fade a team with a big home game the following week, like A&M does with Miami. But Appalachian State's near upset of North Carolina after appearing completely beaten likely has the Aggies' attention. The Mountaineers probably won't find the A&M defense as soft as UNC's, and that could mean we get the blowout we were on the way to getting last week.