26 August 2013

College Football Upset Watch: Week 1

By Buffalo66
Buffalo, NY

Football season is upon us.  Time to celebrate!

Each week I get to highlight the games that have "live dogs."  If they can pull off the upset, those juicy odds will fatten your wallet.  Keep your eye on these games:

Penn State vs. Syracuse (+245).  This game is at MetLife Stadium in NJ.  New Syracuse coach Scott Shafer takes over for Doug Marrone and he has a potential starting QB in Oklahoma transfer Drew Allen.  He also has decided to close practice to the media, which is either a baffling or genius move.  Both programs are retooling but the Orange have a good foundation and perhaps the element of surprise.

Boise State (+145) at Washington.  The Broncos have a legitimate shot at going undefeated this year, but they will have to get by the Huskies first.  Washington is hosting in their newly remodeled stadium, which should provide a hostile environment.  Huskies top receiver Austin Seferian-Jenkins is out with an injury. Boise is always prepared to play the "bigger" schools, I like their chances here.

Northwestern at Cal (+190).  The Wildcats visit Berkeley as a top 25 program.  Cal hired Sonny Dykes away from Louisiana Tech and he brings his high powered no huddle offense.  The Bears will be starting a true freshman QB.  This game has a "nothing to lose" feel to it.  If Cal can put up some scores early they could gain enough momentum to keep lighting up the scoreboard.

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