2012 College Football Picks This Week: Week 5 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 5 of college football betting action!

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College Football Upset Pick #1: Minnesota Golden Gophers (+250 at Wager Web Sportsbook) @ Iowa Hawkeyes, Saturday, 12:00 ET: There is a point that confidence has to be running rampant over the course of your team, and Minnesota might just be at that very point. The Gophers have four straight wins to start their season, and they are starting off their Big Ten schedule with a shot against one of the worst teams they are going to play for the rest of the year. Both of these teams really need this game, but Minnesota is the club that we are going to back. The Hawkeyes just have to be shell shocked after getting beaten by Central Michigan last week, and that might holdover into another defeat at Kinnick Stadium.

College Football Upset Pick #2: Marshall Thundering Herd (+550 at Wager Web Sportsbook) @ Purdue Boilermakers, Saturday, 3:15 ET: Purdue is one of our favorite teams to back in the Big Ten this year, but the way that the MAC has played against the Big Ten, we definitely aren’t ones to count out the idea of an upset in this game. QB Rakeem Cato is the real deal, and he can put points on the board against the Boilers for sure. Yes, Purdue comes into this one off of a bye week, but it is a vintage look ahead game to the Michigan Wolverines coming to town next week. Definitely a good spot for upset alert on Saturday.

College Football Upset Pick #3: Arkansas Razorbacks (+380 at Wager Web Sportsbook) @ Texas A&M Aggies, Saturday, 12:20 ET: Has everyone forgotten the fact that just three weeks ago, these Razorbacks were one of the Top 10 teams in the entire country? Head Coach John L. Smith is a train wreck, and so is this Alabama team, but the Aggies haven’t shown us anything against anyone quite yet. There has to be at least a puncher’s chance for the Hogs to come into College Station and pull off the upset, especially knowing that this is one of the bigger rivalries from the old conference alignment that has come together once again in the SEC.

College Football Upset Pick #4: Tennessee Volunteers (+425 at Wager Web Sportsbook) @ Georgia Bulldogs, Saturday, 3:30 ET: We aren’t counting the Volunteers out of this game, and we think that they have a legitimate chance to pull off what would be an historic upset in this rivalry. Georgia is looking ahead for sure to South Carolina, just as Tennessee was looking ahead to Georgia this week. It’s just a bad spot for QB Aaron Murray and the gang. Sure, more often than not, the Dawgs are going to put this one away without all that much of a hassle, but we know that this Tennessee team is going to be playing as if its life depended upon it. This could be one of the best games of the day, and we want our money where the big bucks might ultimately be hiding.

College Football Upset Pick #5: NC State Wolfpack (+110 at Wager Web Sportsbook) @ Miami Hurricanes, Saturday, 12:00 ET: We said this last week when La Tech went into Champaign to take on the Illini. Isn’t the wrong team favored in this game? The Wolfpack have won all three of their games since losing to Tennessee at the Georgia Dome to start off the year, and they have looked pretty darn good in doing so. Miami is an enigma, and we think that it is going to really struggle in the ACC this year. This just doesn’t feel like a game in which the Hurricanes are even remotely as talented as the Wolfpack, but because both of these teams are sporting 3-1 records, the oddsmakers just plopped down a line that basically favors the home team by the HFA. We just don’t buy it. NC State is the better team and will show it with a blowout of a win on Saturday.

College Football Upset Pick #6: Toledo Rockets (+110 at Wager Web Sportsbook) @ Western Michigan Broncos, Saturday, 7:00 ET: QB Alex Carder isn’t likely to play this week for the Broncos, and that takes away just a huge chunk of their offense. Toledo has an ‘O’ that can run up and down the field, and though its defense absolutely stinks, Western Michigan is going to have to take advantage. We’re not all that sure that the Rockets wouldn’t win this game even if Carder were in there, but we have no doubt that they’re winning it at least half the time with Carder out.

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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