Teams on Upset Alert College Football Week 4


Washington at Stanford:

Sportsbooks are calling for a major let down by the Washington Huskies as they are 7.5 point underdogs against Stanford. I know this is a perfect let down situation but I think Steve Sarkezian will have his troops ready to go. He and defensive coordinator Nick Holt head up a terrific coaching staff and I think they will have their boys ready to play at Stanford this weekend. Washington is 2-1 SU and ATS thus far this season. They were extremely competitive against LSU who is now ranked in the top ten and none of us will forget how they upset the number 3 team in the land last week, the USC Trojans. Stanford beat up on San Jose State last week and Washington State in week one, but lost to Wake Forest on the road in week two. Who has played the tougher schedule? I say Washington by a mile and yet both teams are 2-1 to start the season. Washington is the better team and Jake Locker has been outstanding thus far. If Locker keeps his mistakes to a minimum and Washington doesn’t let down, they should win outright as 7.5 point dogs. See Expert Football Picks for this game

Michigan State at Wisconsin:

Odds-makers have installed Wisconsin as 3 point favorites over Michigan State but I think the wrong team is favored here. Wisconsin has not been impressive in my opinion thus far. They struggled against Northern Illinois in week one. Then they got completely outplayed by Fresno State in week two in a game that went to overtime. This Badgers team is overrated because they are 3-0 straight up but just 1-2 against the spread as they pounded Wofford 44-14 last week. I understand that Michigan State lost at home to Central Michigan, but they got caught looking ahead to their big game against Notre Dame last week. Michigan State had many chances to beat Notre Dame in South Bend last week but they came up a bit short losing by 3 points. Wisconsin is a running team first and the Spartans could give them troubles as they are only giving up an average of 87 yards rushing per game in the first three outings. Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien hasn’t faced a real Big Ten defense in his career as of yet and I think he will struggle. I’ll call for the Spartans to beat Wisconsin in a minor upset. See Expert Football Picks for this game

Iowa at Penn State:

Penn State enters this game looking for revenge against an Iowa team that upset them and spoiled their national championship hopes last season. The problem for Penn State is that a lot of the talent that got beat last year in Iowa City is gone. Penn State has been playing cupcake schools to start the season, yet they have failed to cover the spread in all three of their games. Iowa did struggle to open the season against Northern Iowa but they bounced pack and pounded Iowa State the following week. Last Saturday they beat a decent team in Arizona pretty handily 27-17. Iowa is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Hawkeyes look like a prime pup this week and may beat this Penn State team outright. However, Iowa’s run defense will have to be better to stop Evan Royster and the Nittany Lions. If Iowa can control the rushing attack of Penn State they have a great shot at pulling the upset. See Expert Football Picks for this game

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