Don't underestimate the importance of Week 1 in college football. Some season openers can leave indelible marks on the College Football Playoff race.
We saw last year when Florida State not only lost to Alabama but also lost its starting quarterback in Week 1. The Seminoles were effectively done for the year.
There are a couple of games like that on the docket for Week 1 this season, including Auburn-Washington and Notre Dame-Michigan. Could Oklahoma-FAU fit in this category as well?
The Sooners are favored against Lane Kiffin's crew but will be breaking in a new quarterback. The possibility of an upset isn't out of the question.
In fact, OddsShark's computer model is predicting one.
If this upset plays out, it would send shockwaves through college football. Oklahoma would need to run the table in order to reach the College Football Playoff.
You can read all of OddsShark's Week 1 predictions here.
Oklahoma and FAU will meet on Sept. 1 in Norman.