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.