NCAA Football Picks: Week 5 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 5 of college football betting action!

Eastern Michigan Eagles (+650 at Diamond Sportsbook) vs. Ohio Bobcats, Saturday, 12:00 ET: The Eagles haven't won a game in 16 tries, so what makes us think that today is the day that all of a sudden that losing streak will be broken? This an Ohio team that has played incredibly poorly this year. Against FBS foes, they have been outscored by the aggregate score of 87-43, and they are just 1-2 ATS to show for three losses. The defense has been acceptable, at least against modest opponents not named Ohio State, but the offense has been putrid, averaging just over 250 yards per game. Yes, you can say that EMU was beaten 73-20 by those same Buckeyes last week, but we are far more focused on the 20 than the 73. The Eagles didn't score any garbage points, and they were the first team to really do some legitimate damage to this OSU 'D'. The play of QB Alex Gillett this year has been good enough for Eastern Michigan to get into the win column at some point, and this seems like the perfect day for that job to get done.

Colorado Buffaloes (+160 at Diamond Sportsbook) vs. Georgia Bulldogs, Saturday, 7:00 ET: Are the oddsmakers putting too much stock in the fact that the Bulldogs are in the SEC as opposed to Colorado being in the Big XII, or do they really believe that WR AJ Green is going to make that much of a difference to the UGA offense? Neither of these teams are all that good, and yes, we understand that the Bulldogs are in dire need of a win to help take HC Mark Richt off of the hot seat, but there's something about the way the Buffs are playing right now that encourages us. Also, save for a stretch of about ten minutes against the Arkansas Razorbacks, Georgia has had absolutely no luck trying to find the end zone. Granted, we know that that may change with Green suiting once again, but perhaps QB Aaron Murray and his offense just aren't that good. QB Tyler Hansen looks at least remotely competent for the first time in his career, completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 558 yards with four scores and four picks, and if he can put together a remotely reasonable games, the Buffs might be on their way to some big things this weekend.

Texas Longhorns (+160 at Diamond Sportsbook) vs. Oklahoma Sooners, Saturday, 3:30 ET: Perception is everything. The perception is as bad as it can get right now on a Texas team that put forth perhaps its worst game in years last week against the UCLA Bruins. That being said, we tend to believe that the Longhorns were overrated coming into the season, but they are clearly being undervalued right now. Oklahoma seems to be getting a bit of a pass in spite of the fact that it could just as easily be 1-3 right now as it is 4-0. If that were the case, the Sooners would be dogs by at least a TD in this game. They're still the same two teams on the field. Whereas Oklahoma has yet to really get its firm wakeup call this year, the 'Horns just had theirs. Don't be shocked if the burnt orange come out and give good ol' OU a beat down that will serve as a good lesson to the Sooners for the rest of the season.

Tennessee Volunteers (+700 at Diamond Sportsbook) @ LSU Tigers, Saturday, 3:30 ET: Don't kid yourself… This is a game that is winnable for the Vols. Last week, we picked against LSU and nearly turned up roses at a huge price with the West Virginia Mountaineers, and we tend to believe that it's only a matter of time before someone picks off HC Les Miles' club. The UT defense might be the best that the Tigers have seen all season long to date, which is saying something considering the fact that WVU was in town last weekend. If this holds true, this could be a game that is changed by one game breaking moment. QB Matt Simms has proven to be competent this year, and if he can just find a way to be reasonable and not turn the ball over a lot, the Volunteers could escape the Tigers' lair with a much needed 'W' for the coaching well being of HC Derek Dooley.

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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