Top College Football Week 3 Parlay Picks

Top College Football Week 3 Parlay Picks

Written by on September 12, 2016

If you are looking to really win some big money betting college football, you should parlay some games together. Obviously the negative if you play three games in one bet is you have to get all three right, but sometimes the payoff can be worth it. Here are three favorites I would parlay on Saturday in college football betting.

Let’s Take a Look at the Top College Football Week 3 Parlay Picks

Iowa State at TCU (-23.5)

It’s the Big 12 opener for both. Iowa State looked like one of the worst Power 5 teams in the nation thus far at 0-2, losing to FCS school Northern Iowa in Week 1 and then 42-3 at Iowa on Saturday. Joel Lanning was 8 of 20 for 86 yards and an interception for Iowa State and was pulled late in the third quarter forJacob Park, setting up a potential quarterback controversy just two games into the season. TCU (1-1) fell out of the Top 25 with a 41-38 double-overtime loss to Arkansas. The Frogs had won 14 straight at home, third longest nationally. The Horned Frogs rallied from 13 down in the fourth quarter to take a 28-20 lead, but couldn’t hang in the first meeting of these former Southwest Conference rivals since 1991. After losses by the top three teams in its preseason media poll, the Big 12 is now the most likely Power 5 conference to have a champion with two or more losses. There is now an 80 percent chance the Big 12 champion has multiple losses, up from 36 percent in the preseason. TCU won at Iowa State 45-21 last year.

Temple at Penn State (-9)

PSU (1-1) will be looking for payback here after losing 27-10 at Temple in Week 1 last year. Temple hadn’t won in the series since Oct. 18, 1941, two months before the United States entered World War II. That was so long ago that the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno was only 14 years old. Penn State was 38-0- 1 since 1941 with a 7-7 tie in 1950, the only time the Owls avoided a loss. The Lions lost 42-39 on Saturday at Pitt in that series’ first game since 2000. Ryan Lewis picked off Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley in the end zone with just over a minute to go. PSU nearly rallied from a 21-point hole. Lions RB Saquon Barkley had five touchdowns, the most by a Penn State player since Ki-Jana Carter did it against Michigan State in 1994. Temple (1-1) beat Stony Brook 38-0. Phillip Walker threw three touchdowns, two going to Keith Kirkwood, and Temple got its first shutout win in two seasons. The Owls outgained Stony Brook 301-133.

Kansas at Memphis (-19.5)

Kansas (1-1) looked like it had improved after an opening 55-6 win over Rhode Island but that was clearly fool’s gold as the Jayhawks lost 37-21 at home to MAC school Ohio in Week 2. LaQuvionte Gonzalez had a 99-yard kickoff return for the Jayhawks (1-1), but he also muffed two punt returns. Montell Cozart threw for 198 yards and hit Steven Sims Jr. for a pair of TDs. Memphis was off last week after beating Southeast Missouri State 35-17 in Week 1. Riley Ferguson threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns; he’s replacing Paxton Lynch as the team’s QB. Lynch was a first-round pick by the Denver Broncos. Coach Mike Norvell won his inaugural game with the Tigers. The 34-year- old is the youngest head coach in the FBS, moving to Memphis after spending the past four seasons as Arizona State’s offensive coordinator. Last year’s Memphis coach, Justin Fuente, is now at Virginia Tech.