College Football predictions are difficult to make on any given Saturday. There are plenty of great games to include Alabama vs Arkansas, but there are other teams that are flying under the radar. Teams deal with injuries and the schedule can be difficult for any team as they make a run for the National Championship. Week 3 of the season will have its share of upsets and here are two underdogs that will have a realistic chance of winning on the field this weekend.
The Tennessee Volunteers are one of the early feel-good stories in the SEC, and they are going up against another team on the rise in the Florida Gators.
The Vols have looked impressive with Tyler Bray under center and he is completing a great percentage of his passes so far to this season backed by a solid running game. Rajeon Neal has rushed for 118 yards and three touchdowns and that has helped to open up the pass, however that may not be as easy against the Gators defense.
The Florida defense puts pressure on the opposing signal callers as they have four sacks so far on the season. This pressure will help get the ball to the offense which is led by Mike Gillislee who can set up the passing game and control the clock in this SEC tilt.
The Volunteers are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 home games against a team with a winning road record and the Gators are 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine games in September. The Gators win!
The Fighting Irish have had a long climb back to the top, but they want to prove they are among the elite teams in college football. Head coach Brian Kelley has his team playing well, performing under pressure and winning the close games.
The Spartans are a good team but Andrew Maxwell is shaky at times under center and that will allow the Irish defense to focus on Le’Veon Bell.
The Spartans are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and the road team is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The Irish are back and get a big road win to make a statement!
These are just a few of the underdogs that can make a statement on Saturday and get a big win!