5 College Football Upsets For Week 2

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5 College Football Upsets For Week 2

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Each week there are hidden upsets hidden throughout the college football schedule, and as last week pointed out, sometimes those upsets can come in huge waves. It was the week of Division 1-AA as you began to wonder why there is even a distinction between the two divisions with Division 1 teams falling left and right including a ranked Oregon State team and a few blowouts the American Athletic Conference would like to forget. Who will be the stunners this week? Who has Las Vegas wrongly placed as the underdog in Week 2 of the College Football season?

I have made my five upsets of Week 2 based on a rigorous criteria of stats, general football knowledge and what bowl Mr. Whiskers picks to eat his cat food out of. It is a strenuous process that goes deeper than Mel Kiper's hair. All kidding aside some of these teams I picked shouldn't even have been underdogs in the odds to begin with. I took a pretty big chance on a few of these picks, however, having two teams that are double digit underdogs so it's not all just your typical taking a bunch of teams who are underdogs by just one point. Mr. Whiskers enjoys taking risks and these picks reflect that.

So sit back and read the 5 College Football upsets for Week 2, and make sure to follow these five games and let me know how right I was after the games concluded. If you lose your house based on this post feel free to blame yourself for listening to a guy who referenced his cat Mr. Whiskers.

Brent Smith is a Detroit Tigers writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @brentweets or add him to your network on Google

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5. Temple over Houston

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This is a game where I think Vegas got it wrong. Temple is currently a 3-point underdog, but really this is a game Temple should win, especially after how well they played Notre Dame last week. Yes the final score didn't look great, but after watching the game, you have to be impressed with QB Connor Reilly and against Houston's defense he should be able to throw wherever he wants all day.

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4. Miami (Fla) over Florida

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Al Golden has really turned this Miami team around in a short time period, and it is all leading to this big win on Saturday at home. Florida is a bit overrated even from last year and going on the road for this one will expose a few flaws left over. Miami wins this one and gets the win to put it back on the map.

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3. South Carolina over Georgia

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South Carolina is +3.5, and you have to like those odds against just about anyone. It's hard to imagine Georgia starting the year 0-2 which is my main concern, but on the field I just feel like South Carolina is the better of the two teams even without home-field advantage. It should be a nail-biter.

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2. UNLV over Arizona

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Putting my neck out there for this one. UNLV is +10.5 points at home and has trouble winning games anywhere, but the best help UNLV can ask for is Rich Rodriguez. Rodriguez as a head coach has a horrible tendency of losing games they have no business losing. UNLV is also a much better team at home than away mostly because it would be impossible to be worse. Never count out Rich Rodriguez blowing odd games like this one.

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1. Arkansas State over Auburn

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The SEC knows a little about the Sunbelt conference and Auburn does as well losing to ULL-Monroe last season. Arkansas St. comes in as 10.5 point underdogs on the road, but Auburn looks shaky at best after their first week. I like the Sunbelt Conference to notch another stunner this Saturday in Auburn.

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  • Guest

    I have to point out that you could not be more wrong about the No. 1 upset. First of all, you might want to get your facts straight on Auburn vs. Sun Belt opponents. The Tigers are undefeated (17-0) all-time against all teams from that conference. In fact, AU didn’t even play Louisiana-Lafayette last season. Might want to read AU’s notes for the ARK St. game and bone up on your Tiger football history: http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/aub/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2013-14/misc_non_event/20130903_auburn_notes.pdf

  • Scott Page

    I could not agree less with the No. 1 upset. Auburn was two or three missed plays from beating WSU by three TDs. Also, you might want to bone up on your Auburn vs. Sun Belt opponents facts. The Tigers are undefeated all-time (17-0) against Sun Belt teams. It was Arkansas that lost to La. Monroe last season.

    • Brent Smith

      You are correct, Auburn defeated La. Monroe in Overtime last season at home but it was a game that Monroe really should have won but I did make an error saying they lost that game when it was Arkansas who did. I still stand by my Arkansas St pick however and the line suggests that Las Vegas does consider this game closer than a 17-0 against Sun Belt record would suggest.