One of the biggest college-football upsets of last year, and some would say in the history of the sport, was the defeat of Michigan by my hot (hot hot) alma mater Appalachian State University.

A.S.U. has had a phenomenal run, winning three consecutive division championships.

This year, they’re starting things off even more audaciously, playing defending B.C.S. champion Louisiana State University.

Can football lightning possibly strike twice? The game is scheduled for Saturday at 5:00 p.m. E.D.T., though with a storm threatening that may change.

Anyone care to make a prediction on the game’s final score?

Though there’s no official point spread, L.S.U. is at least a three-touchdown favorite. Make your predictions below; the closest guess before kickoff will get a piece of Freakonomics schwag.

My guess from yesterday (Thursday--I have a witness), before I read this post, was 35-14 LSU ... a three-touchdown favorite.