Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Boise State On Upset Alert In Week 1?
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South Florida Bulls (+10) @ Notre Dame
Saturday, 3:30 ET
BETTING ODDS: OPEN: ND -10.5 | CURRENT: ND -10 | OVER/UNDER: 47
How many more times are the Irish going to fool us into thinking that they are that great of a team? Sorry, Notre Dame. You’re not that good. Head Coach Brian Kelly picked QB Dayne Crist to lead his team this year, a choice that we think might not really pay off. Sure, WR Michael Floyd is the real deal and is surely a first round NFL Draft type of talent, but aside from him, what does Notre Dame really have?
South Florida has a history of pulling off these upsets; just ask the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State Seminoles in recent years. QB BJ Daniels looked awfully good the last time we saw him in the Meineke Car Care Bowl against the Clemson Tigers, and if he can put together that type of performance, USF can pull off this NCAA football betting upset as huge road pups.
The last time Boise State paid a visit to the Peach State, it was an ugly state of affairs for the orange and blue. The then darling Broncos were knocked off 48-13. In 2005, Boise was a 7.5-point underdog. This time around, it is a three-point favorite. The result won’t quite be the same, but we do think that this is Georgia’s game to lose.
The Broncos do return QB Kellen Moore, but the majority of the rest of the skill position players are gone. Meanwhile, Georgia does lose WR AJ Green, but QB Aaron Murray is back and should be one of the most improved signal callers in the land in this, his sophomore season.
Giving us three points with Georgia effectively at home at the Georgia Dome is generous. Don’t be shocked if the Broncos have their National Championship dreams squashed their first time out.
Okay, maybe this is a tad farfetched. However, we definitely think that there isn’t all that much difference between these two teams in spite of the fact that A&M is a Top 10 ranked team in the country.
QB Ryan Tannehill was solid down the stretch last year, but the team just rallied around him; he wasn’t truly better than Jerrod Johnson was. The A&M defense really wasn’t all that great and shouldn’t be improved either.
SMU though, is going to be one of the more improved teams in Conference USA. QB Kyle Padron can tear this defense apart, and this is a whole heck of a lot of points to be giving a team on the College football odds. This is the game of the year though for the Mustangs, and they truly have nothing to lose against a team that is vastly overrated in my book.