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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 12 of college football betting action!
Underdog Pick #1: Iowa State Cyclones (+350 at Diamond Sportsbook) vs. Missouri Tigers, Saturday, 7:00 ET: We know that QB Austen Arnaud is out of the lineup for the Cyclones, but you won't find a more bi-polar team in the country than them. Missouri has not fared well on the road of late, and though games at the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Texas Tech Red Raiders have a heck of a lot more glitz and glamour than this one does, there isn't a team in the country that is going to fight with more desperation than ISU. The Cyclones know that a win in this one will send them to a coveted bowl game, and they could care less where they end up going as long as they go somewhere. The last game played here in Ames resulted in a narrow 31-30 loss in overtime to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. If the Cyclones can stick within a point on Big Red, we'll back them to win at least one out of three times against the Tigers.
Underdog Pick #2: Idaho Vandals (+120 at Diamond Sportsbook) @ Utah State Aggies, Saturday 3:00 ET: We're talking about motivation and perception here in this WAC showdown that won't get all that much press. The oddsmakers have totally bashed the Vandals just as badly as the Boise State Broncos, Nevada Wolf Pack, and Fresno State Bulldogs have over their last three games. However, this Utah State team isn't nearly as strong as those other three. QB Nathan Enderle finally got a taste of a bowl game for the first time last year, and you can bet that he wants that taste once again. Idaho isn't nearly finished this season, though it needs to win each of its last three games. QB Diondre Borel knows that this is Utah State's last straw before it fails to become bowl eligible, but when push comes to shove, we know that the Aggies are already finished since they haven't faced the Boise State Broncos yet. Idaho is the better team in this duel, and it will prove it by walking out of Logan with a comfortable 'W' on Saturday afternoon.
Underdog Pick #3: Arkansas State Red Wolves (+450 at Diamond Sportsbook) @ Navy Midshipmen, Saturday, 3:30 ET: Don't kid yourself about how even these two teams really might be. The Middies are on a roll right now and have found their offensive stride, putting up some obscene numbers in recent weeks. However, Arkansas State knows that it can still make a bowl game for the first time in team history, and it is going to require winning this game and the finale at the Florida International Golden Panthers to get the job done. QB Ryan Aplin might give the Midshipmen fits with his arm, as he can tear apart any defense in the Sun Belt. However, the one thing that is going against us right now is the fact that the Red Wolves are coming off of a terrible loss to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. It's going to take a huge offensive effort, but we'll take our chances that the Sun Belt reps can at least hang around with the Naval Academy and make things very, very interesting down the stretch to make our +450 pay off.
Underdog Pick #4: Troy Trojans (+1100 at Diamond Sportsbook) @ South Carolina Gamecocks, Saturday, 12:20 ET: Sure, we know that this is an 11 to 1 shot, but think about how competitive the Trojans have been over the years against some of the best teams in the country. They certainly would have been a great moneyline investment at the Oklahoma State Cowboys earlier this year when no one knew just how good HC Mike Gundy's squad really was. Troy only lost that game 41-38. The Trojans have fallen upon hard times in the Sun Belt, and thanks to getting absolutely blown away by the Florida International Golden Panthers last week, perception is terrible on them. Perception is great about SC though, and we know that these guys just aren't as good as that perception is showing. Beating the Florida Gators in the Swamp to win the SEC East was great for the Gamecocks, but they are in a vintage trap game right here. It's a perfect sandwich spot between the win at UF and the duel against the Clemson Tigers coming up next week. Don't be shocked if the Trojans make this one interesting, and if that's the case, they're more than worth the flyer for a small bet at 11 to 1.