2011 NCAA Football Picks: Week 1 College Football Upsets

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Here at Cappers Info, we are taking a weekly look at the teams that could be ones ripe to pull off some major upsets! Check out the potentially ugly dogs that could come up and bite you in the butt in you aren’t careful for the Week 1 of college football betting action!

Underdog Pick #1: South Florida Bulls (+330 at Diamond Sportsbook) @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Saturday, 3:30 ET: We’re coming out with guns blazing this year and starting off with a 10 point pup which is ready to pull off the big time upset. Sure, Notre Dame had its moments last year, but we just weren’t all that impressed with the way that this team really came together. Now, Head Coach Brian Kelly thinks that QB Dayne Crist is going to be able to lead his team into battle. We beg to differ. QB BJ Daniels has a ton of experience with the Bulls at this point, and Head Coach Skip Holtz knows how to build a winning program. Though South Florida has had better teams in its history, this is one of the biggest games that the school has ever had. Don’t be overly surprised if the Bulls pull off the shocker and shut down South Bend. Irish eyes won’t be smiling on Saturday.

Underdog Pick #2: Georgia Bulldogs (+135 at Diamond Sportsbook) vs. Boise State Broncos, Saturday 8:00 ET: This is more or less the undercard game on Saturday night, but it is the one with the better opportunity in our opinions. Boise State comes in figuring to add yet another scalp to its recent history of an AQ school. The Broncos though, don’t realize what’s coming. Sure, this isn’t the same Broncos team that was blown away Between the Hedges six seasons ago around this time, but this Georgia team might be just as good and certainly is more desperate than the one that was playing in ’05 as well. The Bulldogs have a fantastic leader in QB Andy Murray, and he really has the ability to shine this year even though his top target, WR AJ Green has moved on to the NFL. Boise State had better be careful, or this will be yet another season in which it gets taken out by the Dawgs.

Underdog Pick #3: Troy Trojans (+475 at Diamond Sportsbook) @ Clemson Tigers, Saturday, 3:30 ET: Be very, very careful, Clemson. This is a dangerous spot for a team which is really rebuilding and might not be all that good. The Tigers were only a .500 club last year and were a mediocre ACC team, something that isn’t good going against one of the sneakier mid major teams in America. Troy has a great quarterback in Corey Robinson, who threw for 3,726 yards as a freshman. The Trojans have won some big time games in the past, including against the likes of the Missouri Tigers, and they came awfully, awfully close to shocking a few other teams in the past as well. They also nearly beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys last year, losing by just three points in Stillwater. Not bad against a team that is now ranked in the Top 10 in the country. This is a great price on the Men of Troy on Saturday afternoon.

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Cappersinfo.com Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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