Upset Picks for This Week’s College Football Games – November 7, 2020

| November 4, 2020 11:07 am PDT

Which underdogs are you targeting on Saturday?

After surfing the selection of games and comparing the money-line odds at various sites, I’m locked into three matchups in particular.

If your interest gets piqued by any of my college football upset picks, buttons are set up to make placing the bets a cinch.

Let’s get right to it.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (+110)

North Texas is set to return to the gridiron for the first time since October 17. How many of the Mean Green players will be missing on Saturday remains to be seen, but it’s highly unlikely that Seth Littrell will be dealing with a full deck.

On the other hand, LA Tech played five games in October and will arrive in Denton will lots of positive vibes. The Bulldogs upended UAB in double overtime on Halloween despite beginning the fourth quarter trailing by two touchdowns.

Skip Holtz has stayed mum and says he won’t announce a starting quarterback until game day, but it appears that Aaron Allen has certainly earned some playing time. Either way, Louisiana Tech has more than enough weapons to do damage in this matchup.

Case in point – six Bulldogs receivers have caught multiple touchdowns.

North Texas’ defense is allowing over 549 yards per game (306.2 through the air, 243.2 on the ground) and is surrendering a mammoth 44.2 ppg.

Last but not least, ESPN’s Matchup Predictor has LA Tech winning outright nearly 62% of the time.

Colorado Buffaloes (+220)

Chip Kelly’s third year at the helm of UCLA gets underway Saturday against Colorado. It’ll mark the second time a Kelly-led Bruins team treks into Boulder – the first of which we saw UCLA get lambasted, 38-16. Dorian Thompson-Robinson was Chip’s quarterback then (2018), and the rising junior from Las Vegas will once again be under center to lead the Bruins attack.

The hope is that DTR’s game will have matured enough to lead a consistent offense, but it’s Kelly’s struggles on the other side of the ball that should have Bruins fans nervous.

Here’s a unit that gave up 310.8 passing yards and 34.8 points per game in 2019, not to mention saw their best defensive back get drafted into the NFL.

Facing a motivated Sam Noyer in Karl Dorrell’s first game as the Buffs coach, I like Colorado as an upset pick for college football this week.

The fact that the general public has been siding with the Bruins (68% of the spread consensus pick) makes me like the Buffaloes even more.

Pittsburgh Panthers (+110)

I’m not in love with the Panthers in 2020. With that being said, I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t actively seeking out opportunities to fade the Seminoles.

FSU is 2-4 (2-4 ATS) and got spanked by Louisville their last time out, 48-16. Pitt seems to be reeling after losing four straight games, but let’s study their game log closer.

Losses to Notre Dame and at Miami were to be expected, and they lost heartbreakers to BC and NC State by one point apiece. Remember, the Panthers beat the same Cardinals team that just whooped up on Florida State.

No Kenny Pickett would obviously be a major loss for Pat Narduzzi, but look for RS freshman Joey Yellen to look much more comfortable in the pocket. After facing ruthless Hurricanes defense and a menacing Fighting Irish front seven (in the last two games) facing FSU’s depleted secondary should feel like a breeze. 

Those of you still not sold about this college football upset pick, take a quick look at how these two defenses stack up.

  Pittsburgh Florida State
Yards Allowed/Game 297.4 490.5
Passing Yards Allowed/Game 228.3 281.8
Rushing Yards Allowed/Game 69.1 208.7

Now are you convinced?

More College Football Predictions For Saturday

Once you lock in these upset picks for college football this weekend, keep your foot on the gas pedal. Don’t go betting games all willy-nilly, but rather, key in on best bets you can find.

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Michael Wynn
Michael Wynn

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