NCAA Football Picks: Week 9 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 9 of college football betting action!

Underdog Pick #1: Louisville Cardinals (+320 at Diamond Sportsbook) @ Pittsburgh Panthers, Saturday, 12:00 ET: The Big East has had so many twists and turns this season… Why the heck not! Remember the name RB Bilal Powell. You might not know this senior running back's name, but perhaps you should. This was supposed to be a passing spread attack this year, but thanks to how well Powell has toted the rock in recent weeks, he is suddenly getting the call on what feels like the majority of plays. Powell has rumbled the rock 90 times in his last four games for a stunning 675 yards in the process, and he is the big reason that the Cards are finding themselves above .500 seven games into the season. Many think that Louisville has no chance playing on the road, but it already has a win this year at the Arkansas State Red Wolves and a great challenge at the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium in which they pushed one of the best teams in the Pac-10 to the brink. The Panthers have struggled at times, and just like everyone else in the Big East, they aren't that good. The upset is a distinct possibility.

Underdog Pick #2: Tulsa Golden Hurricane (+260 at Diamond Sportsbook) @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Saturday 2:30 ET: The Fighting Irish really might not have enough offensive weapons available in this game to keep up with Tulsa. We already know that both TE Kyle Rudolph and WR Theo Riddick aren't going to be available, which might leave QB Dayne Crist looking around wondering where he is going to throw the ball. Tulsa has had two weeks to prepare for this game, and the Irish have seen nothing like this before. The Golden Hurricane are going to snap the ball in a hurry and get moving, which could tire out a Notre Dame defense that has never gone at this tempo before. The one time it faced a quarterback like QB GJ Kinne, QB Denard Robinson made himself a Heisman Trophy candidate. This is a great number on a solid team in Conference USA, and we are perfectly content to say that the Golden Hurricane will win this game at least one out of three times to make this incredibly worthwhile.

Underdog Pick #3: Florida Gators (+110 at Diamond Sportsbook) vs. Georgia Bulldogs, Saturday, 3:30 ET: Really, how much of an "upset" is it when the better team wins a neutral site game that always feels like a home game each and every season? Look, we know that the Gators have lost three straight games, and we have even suggested playing against them in those outings. However, they still have a fantastic defense with a ton of pro prospects and have had two weeks to prepare for this one. UF still knows that the SEC East is up for grabs, and winning its last four in conference will win the division and send the orange and blue to the SEC Championship Game. This has been a two week period full of soul searching for an offense that either needs an overhaul or a new scheme. However, on the other side of the ball, the game plan is simple. Florida needs to shut down WR AJ Green. If it does that, this should be a third straight win in the World's Largest Cocktail Party for the Gators.

Underdog Pick #4: USC Trojans (+200 at Diamond Sportsbook) vs. Oregon Ducks, Saturday, 8:00 ET: Be very quiet! It's Duck hunting season! We realize that the Trojans don't really have a heck of a lot to play for, but there has to be a level of bulletin board material emotion going into this game for them. The Men of Troy were embarrassed last year on this very same weekend in Eugene, and the Ducks clearly ran up the score on the game's final drives for good measure. To top that off, the oddsmakers have made USC a touchdown dog at home, and the No. 1 team in the country is coming to town. There's something to be said about the whole atmosphere with ESPN's College Gameday as well. QB Matt Barkley has thrown for 20 TDs against just four picks, and if the Trojans weren't on probation, we would be talking about him for the Heisman Trophy. We know that Oregon is good and is certainly the better team on the field, but we'll take our chances with the Trojans at these types of odds.

Underdog Pick #5: Mississippi Rebels (+250 at Diamond Sportsbook) vs. Auburn Tigers, Saturday, 6:00 ET: It feels like we're picking against Auburn each and every week right now, but it also feels like we're backing the Rebels every week as well. There's a good reason for both. Auburn is a one man band, and though that one man, QB Cam Newton, is now the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy by a runaway margin, if anything happens to him or he gets shut down, it could be all over for the Tigers. Ole Miss knows that QB Jeremiah Masoli keeps getting better and better, and he is at the point right now in this offense that he should be succeeding against teams like this. What better head coach to have going against the No. 1 team in the country than Houston Nutt? He did it to the LSU Tigers. He did it to the Florida Gators. Now, he's going to do it to the Auburn Tigers as well. This will mark four straight weeks that the No. 1 team in the land goes down on the road.

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the 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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