College Football Upset Picks: Washington St. over Arizona?
We’re into the nitty-gritty of the season in college football betting action, and we’re starting to get a bit of a feeling for who all of these teams really are. Join us for our teams that are on upset alert for Week 9 College Football Picks of the campaign.
UPSET #1: South Carolina Gamecocks (+575 ML) @ Auburn Tigers
Could the Tigers be caught napping here? They’re coming off of a bye week, and they’re in the midst of a bit of a sandwich of Mississippi schools. That game next week against the Ole Miss Rebels on the road has to be of utmost concern for Head Coach Gus Malzahn and the gang, but in the end, this game can’t be lost either. We’re getting a really good price on a South Carolina team which we can’t imagine is really all this bad. If Auburn is slowed down even just a bit by a much-maligned Gamecocks defense, this could end up being a longer day than it really should be.
We’ve seen some miracles at Jordan-Hare Stadium, and we might need to see another one for the Tigers to keep their hopes alive of playing in the first college football playoff.
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UPSET #2: Washington State Cougars (+125 ML) vs. Arizona Wildcats
The Wildcats are still ranked in the Top 15 in the land, but goodness help us as to why they are. Washington State is a very, very sharp team in this one, and for good reason. The Wildcats needed a Hail Mary right at the very end to beat the Cal Golden Bears, and that’s the same Cal team which played to a 60-59 game when it played against its mirror team, this Wazzu outfit.
QB Connor Halliday will almost surely throw for at least 400 or 500 yards in this one, and if Arizona isn’t ready, this could be its second loss in a Pac-12 game without playing any of the really big boys yet.
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UPSET #3: West Virginia Mountaineers (+1) @ Oklahoma State Cowboys
We absolutely hate taking teams ranked in the Top 25 when they are underdogs to teams which aren’t ranked in the Top 25. That said, Oklahoma State was a Top 25 team last week, and there’s a reason that it fell all the way out of the rankings after getting embarrassed by the TCU Horned Frogs. QB Clint Trickett has thrown for at least 300 yards in all seven of his games this year, and the Mountaineers have once again proven that they are legit. Okie State is having all sorts of problems up front along the offensive line, and the Mountaineers are going to take full advantage of that when this one kicks off.
Stillwater is going to be a sad place for the rest of the fall, and the boys from Morgantown are going to be the next ones up to make life miserable for the Pokes. WVU cements its status as a bowl team with a win in this game, and it takes one step closer towards legitimately contending for the Big XII title.