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 2 of college football betting action!
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College Football Upset Pick #1: Pittsburgh Panthers (+190 at Wager Web Sportsbook) @ Cincinnati Bearcats, Thursday, 8:00 ET: A typical overreaction by the oddsmakers and the betting public. The Panthers know what they are doing this year, but they really came out flat against a Youngstown State team that really might be able to compete in the Big East with a year or two of preparation and some better facilities. Cincinnati didn’t get a chance to play last week, and that might come back to really hurt the team as well. When you parlay overreaction with a lack of preparation, you’ve got the makings for a bona fide upset, and that’s exactly what we expect to see happen on Thursday night.
College Football Upset Pick #2: Miami Hurricanes (+230 at Wager Web Sportsbook) @ Kansas State Wildcats, Saturday, 12:00 ET: This could be a very tricky game for the Wildcats on Saturday. They were able to go into South Beach and win this fixture last year, but we just aren’t all that sure that they are going to be able to do it again. Miami looked awfully impressive after falling behind 14-0 to Boston College on the road last week, and QB Stephen Morris might finally really be rounding into the form of a bona fide starting quarterback at this type of level. The athletes that are on the field are just better from “The U” than they are here in Manhattan, and we think that that is going to shine on the field on Saturday in the form of a college football upset.
College Football Upset Pick #3: Purdue Boilermakers (+440 at Wager Web Sportsbook) @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Saturday, 3:30 ET: When will the oddsmakers learn that Notre Dame just isn’t all that good? That’s really the bottom line. The Irish are nothing special, and running up the score last week against Navy in Dublin just didn’t do it for us. This was a long trip back to South Bend, and it clearly is going to make for a short week of practice and adjustment. We’ll talk more as to why we like Purdue in our full preview for the game, but this is clearly a side that we want to back for the upset, if nothing else than the fact that the Irish are just severely overrated.
College Football Upset Pick #4: Northwestern Wildcats (+145 at Wager Web Sportsbook) vs. Vanderbilt Commodores, Saturday, 8:00 ET: Ryan Field is going to be rocking for sure on Saturday for a Northwestern team that really has some potential this year. QB Kain Kolter showed last week that he can do it all, even make up for a defense that just quite honestly, flat out stunk against Syracuse. Vanderbilt’s offense won’t be able to make the same sort of headway here in Evanston as QB Ryan Nassib and the Orange were able to do at the Carrier Dome. We are truly puzzled as to why Vandy, save for the fact that it is out of the SEC, is favored in this game by a field goal. This is a heck of a lot more of a pick ’em game in our eyes than anything else.
College Football Upset Pick #5: Arizona Wildcats (+310 at Wager Web Sportsbook) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys, Saturday, 10:30 ET: This is just a classic case of overreaction once again. Arizona might have only beaten Toledo last week in overtime by a TD and put up 17 points, but it had 600 yards in regulation and was always the dominant side. Okie State’s win against Savannah State might have gotten headlines for the fact that it came by 84 points, but that really didn’t mean much to us. QB Matt Scott might be the better quarterback in this game, and when you give us the combination of the better quarterback and home field advantage against a team that was in the BCS last year that isn’t nearly as good as it was a campaign ago, we’ll take a shot at the upset.