13 September 2013

College Football Upset Watch: Week 3

By Buffalo66
Buffalo, NY

Welcome back to the upset watch! Are you ready to see Johnny Football do his thing against the Tide?

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:

Virginia Tech at East Carolina (+250) - The Hokies played a respectable game against Alabama but still lost by 25.  Now they get to face an undefeated mid-major on the road.  The Pirates run an up tempo offense loaded with upperclassmen at all the skill positions.  If ECU can win the turnover battle I see this game going for the home team.

Georgia Tech at Duke (+270) - As much as I hate to say it, Duke is finally re-building its football program.  This game will come down to how the Blue Devil defense can handle the high flying GT offense.  I don't know how much of a home field advantage there is in Durham, but the Yellow Jackets haven't played an FBS opponent yet.  This is a tough spot to start the conference schedule.

Wisconsin (+190) at Arizona State  - This is a classic match-up of power versus speed.  The Badgers have averaged 390 yards rushing in their first two games.  They also lead the nation in scoring defense, albeit against cupcake opponents.  If Wisconsin can control the tempo on offense they should be tough to stop on any Saturday.

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