2012 College Football Picks This Week: Week 1 Teams On Upset Alert

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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!

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College Football Upset Pick #1: Vanderbilt Commodores (+220 at Wager Web Sportsbook) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks, Thursday, 7:00 ET: Could the 2012 college football season really end in a big time upset? We think that that very well could be the case, as the Commodores are a good enough team to make it to a bowl game this year. The Gamecocks aren’t a Top 10 team in the land in our eyes, as they have a new defensive scheme, a running back that hasn’t played a game in 10 months, and a quarterback that is dealing with a bad back. Don’t be shocked if the Commodores stake a claim to a Top 25 bid this week right away with an upset of South Carolina.

College Football Upset Pick #2: NC State Wolfpack (+145 at Wager Web Sportsbook) vs. Tennessee Volunteers, Friday, 7:30 ET: Is the wrong team favored in this game? We tend to think so. QB Mike Glennon is the real deal this year, and he is going to be one of the better quarterbacks that the ACC has to offer. Tennessee has had all sorts of problems off the field, and it just can’t have all that much confidence that it has an offense that can score with NC State. In fact, we think that this game is going to be a bit of a one-sided romp, and it is going to be the underdog that is providing the foot, not the butt that is being kicked.

College Football Upset Pick #3: Western Michigan Broncos (+300 at Wager Web Sportsbook) @ Illinois Fighting Illini, Saturday, 12:00 ET: There is a lot of talk about the idea of Ohio upsetting Penn State on Saturday, but we think that Western Michigan has every bit of a chance to take down Illinois. The Illini are in the midst of a lot of changes, and it is unknown how they are going to adapt. QB Alex Carder is experienced, and he knows what it takes to be able to win some of these big time games. The Broncos might be as good as any team in the MAC West this year, and that might make them good enough to be able to come into Champaign and pull off the upset of a stunned Illinois side that might be limping towards a 4-8 campaign.

College Football Upset Pick #4: Michigan Wolverines (+425 at Wager Web Sportsbook) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide, Saturday, 8:00 ET: Why not, right? The national media has done a great job building this game up, and though everyone at least wants to make it seem like this game is going to be close, in the end, there are nothing but college football predictions about Alabama winning a close game. Michigan is 20-5 SU all-time against the SEC, and though I know that a lot of that is totally irrelevant, we don’t think that this is a game that is an automatic loss for Big Blue. QB Denard Robinson might prove to be the real deal in the end, and if he is, he can exploit what might be a very inexperienced defense that lost a ton of players to the NFL last year.

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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