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College Football Upset Alert: 10 Teams Who Should Be Worried in Week 3

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College Football Upset Alert: 10 Teams Who Should Be Worried in Week 3

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When it comes to football and excitement, the college football season beats the NFL every time. In the NFL, there are always a group of elite teams and then everyone else fighting for a potential Wild Card spot. In college football, huge upsets can happen every week.

In week 2, some of the biggest upsets included the Miami Hurricanes over the Florida Gators, the Georgia Bulldogs over the South Carolina Gamecocks, the BYU Cougars over the Texas Longhorns, the Washington State Cougars over the USC Trojans and the Michigan Wolverines over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Those are all upsets just in the top 25.

Upsets aren’t as uncommon as they used to be in the NCAA. So, don’t worry; there are going to be upsets during week 3 of college football. There is too much league wide talent in college football. Players slip through the cracks and end up away from the big name universities making upsets become more frequent.

Unfortunately, the one upset everyone is hoping for is the one upset I really don’t think is going to happen. The Alabama Crimson Tide are not going to lose to the Texas A&M Aggies.

If you watched the Aggies’ game against the Rice Owls, you realized that they don’t have any defense. A.J. McCarron and T.J. Yeldon are going to have a field day. It wouldn’t matter if Johnny Manziel put up 500 yards by himself – that defense can’t stop Alabama.

Here are 10 college football games that could be upsets this weekend – there are some good ones.

Taylor Sturm is an SEC Basketball Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TSturmRS or add him to your network on Google.

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10. Tennessee Volunteers Over No. 2 Oregon Ducks

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Okay, sounds crazy, right? In all honesty, I don’t believe Tennessee will win this game, but I do notice that the Volunteers match up with Oregon’s strengths and weaknesses perfectly. This could be the closest game any team has to Oregon until they go to the National Championship. I’m thinking a 24 – 17 win for Oregon that Tennessee leads at the half. That close of a game should be considered an upset for Oregon.

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9. Rice Owls Over Kansas Jayhawks

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Rice showed what their offense can do against the Texas A&M Aggies. They aren’t going to slow down in week 2, and against a weak Big 12 defense they should put up 40+ points.

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8. Marshall Thundering Herd Over Ohio Bobcats

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Marshall has crushed both opponents so far this season, and Ohio could barely beat North Texas.

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7. Bowling Green State Over Indiana Hoosiers

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Bowling Green rolled over the favorite to win C-USA and will do the same to this low level Big 10 Indiana team. I wouldn’t call it an upset.

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6. Duke Blue Devils Over Georgia Tech

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Duke is not a pushover team in the ACC. They are a better all around team than Georgia Tech and it will show in the final score.

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5. UCF Knights Over Penn State Nittany Lions

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UCF has stifled decent mid-level opposition so far this season, and Penn State almost lost to Syracuse. UCF should win this in a close one.

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4. Texas Tech Red Raiders Over No. 24 TCU Horned Frogs

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Baker Mayfield is one of the best passing quarterbacks in the entire country. He’ll pick apart the TCU defense.

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3. UTSA Roadrunners Over Arizona Wildcats

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UTSA had a great game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, and Eric Soza is the real deal at quarterback. UTSA should get a lead early on and struggle to try and hold on for the remainder of the game.

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2. Arizona State Sun Devils Over No. 20 Wisconsin Badgers

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Both Arizona State and Wisconsin have allowed zero points so far this season. Of course, that has a lot to do with their poor opposition. I’m not sure the Badgers’ defense can stop Sun Devils QB Taylor Kelly.

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1. Vanderbilt Commodores Over No. 13 South Carolina Gamecocks

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Vanderbilt lost a heartbreaking game to the Ole Miss Rebels, but over the past few seasons have come extremely close to beating the South Carolina Gamecocks. Expect this game to be a one possession showdown with the Commodores coming out on top – probably due to a Jordan Matthews catch.