Last Updated on August 29, 2020

College football is back! With Austin Peay and Central Arkansas taking the field on August 29th, football is officially back in some capacity, despite all the news and doubt all offseason due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yes, it will be a different season, but for the time being there is college football.

With the return of college football betting, that means Scott Van Pelts weekly picks on his “Winners” segment will return as well. Each week, ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt talks about bad beats, his favorite plays and more in his SportsCenter segment, and we will update the picks on Action Rush each week. Let’s take a look at who Scott Van Pelt likes in Week 1 of the college football season.


SVP College Football Picks – Week 1

As of Friday afternoon, Scott Van Pelt had not made any picks for Week 1 in college football. If you are wondering, we do have college football in Week 1! Our own Danny Small broke down the Week 1 schedule and odds here, looking at the first week of college football in what promises to be an unprecedented season. Should SVP make picks, here are some of the games that play in Week 1 of the college football season:

The first game is between Austin Peay and Central Arkansas on Saturday, August 29th.

Date Time TV Visitor Home Spread Total Moneyline
August 29th 9:00 p.m. ESPN3 Austin Peay Central Arkansas -4 43.5 155/-195

Austin Peay vs. Central Arkansas odds (via DraftKings Sportsbook)

Saturday, Sept. 5:

  • Eastern Kentucky vs. Marshall, 1:00 p.m., ESPN
  • SMU vs. Texas State (FBS), 4:30 p.m., ESPN
  • Louisiana Monroe vs. Troy (FBS) 7:00 p.m., ESPN3
  • Houston Baptist vs. North Texas, 7:30 p.m., ESPN3
  • Arkansas State vs. Memphis (FBS), 8:00 p.m., ESPN
  • Stephen F. Austin vs. UTEP, 9:00 p.m., ESPN3
  • Austin Peay vs. Central Arkansas, 9:00 p.m., ESPN

Monday, Sept. 7:

  • BYU vs. Navy, 8:00 p.m., ESPN


Scott Van Pelt’s Show Moves to DC

For fans of the Scott Van Pelt show, you may have noticed that SVP is now broadcasting in a new studio. Scott Van Pelt has changed where he will broadcast from for obvious reasons, and SVP is live in Washington DC. SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt will still discuss all the same terrific content, and hopefully we get SVP’s “Bad Beats”, “Winners” and other terrific segments.

Action Rush Staff