2011 NCAA Football Picks: Week 6 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 6 of college football betting action!

Year To Date Record: 31-27 ATS

Upset Record: 6-10 +$90

Underdog Pick #1: Indiana Hoosiers (+425 at Wager Web Sportsbook) vs. Illinois Fighting Illini, Saturday, 2:30 ET: Last week, we really should have had the upset of Northwestern over Illinois, and this week, we’re going to take another shot at the Illini. Indiana has won three of the last four here in Bloomington, and though this would be the biggest upset of the bunch, it is still an upset that we deem to be possible. The Hoosiers stuck around with, what in our eyes, is a comparable Penn State team last week in what amounted to be their best game of the season. QB Dusty Kiel might be the answer to the team’s quarterback problems. At some point the Illini are going to get picked off, and we want to be right there for the kill when it happens. This is a big, big price in a game in which we feel Indiana has at least a 1 in 4 chance of winning outright.

Underdog Pick #2: Utah Utes (+145 at Wager Web Sportsbook) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils, Saturday 3:30 ET: Last week, we were spot on with Washington against the Utes, but now that their backs are against the wall, we are definitely backing the hosts in their third Pac-12 game of the year. Part of this is that we just don’t buy into what Arizona State is selling. The team barely survived at home against Missouri, didn’t survive on the road against Illinois, and was down for far too long against Oregon State at home last week. Going on the road is never easy. Head Coach Kyle Whittingham has to be preaching to his team that the season isn’t over yet. In fact, winning out should win the Pac-12 South. Step No. 1 comes on Saturday with an “upset” over the Sun Devils, which could be the beginning of the end for Head Coach Dennis Erickson at ASU.

Underdog Pick #3: Air Force Falcons (+475 at Wager Web Sportsbook) @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Saturday, 3:30 ET: We were all about what the Irish were selling for a few weeks, but now, we’re not really all that sure that they should be justified as greater than a two TD favorite against a team that perhaps should be garnering some Top 25 attention. The Falcons are a solid team — just as Navy about how good the Falcons are after last week’s game. That being said, teams that run the triple option have had some success against Notre Dame in past years, and this might not be an exception. QB Tim Jefferson Jr. and the crew could be in for a big, big upset in South Bend.

Underdog Pick #4: Northwestern Wildcats (+250 at Wager Web Sportsbook) vs. Michigan Wolverines, Saturday, 7:00 ET: Night games in college football are just so much more interesting than day games are, and that’s what Big Blue is going to find out in this one. We still believe in this Northwestern outfit even though it should be disappointed to have blown a relatively sizeable lead last week at Memorial Stadium. Back at home though, we tend to think that they are going to get the job done, especially knowing that this is the time of year that the Wolverines are capable of pulling off their collapse.

Underdog Pick #3: Ohio State Buckeyes (+330 at Wager Web Sportsbook) @ Nebraska Cornhuskers, Saturday, 8:00 ET: Be very, very careful about a hangover, Nebraska… The Cornhuskers were embarrassed last week in Madison against the Badgers in their first ever game in the Big 10, and this one might not be all that much easier when you think about it. Ohio State is still legitimately probably one of the best 25 teams in the country, and though RB Boom Herron and WR DeVier Posey won’t be in the fold, this entire defense is together and should once again put forth a solid effort. If we can get a game like last week’s 10-7 loss against Michigan State, we know that the Bucks will have us smiling about having a +330 lottery ticket at that point. Don’t be shocked if Big Red gets bounced by the Bucks.

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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