Top College Football Week 3 Upset Betting Picks

Top College Football Week 3 Upset Betting Picks

Written by on September 12, 2016

Looking for three underdogs who have a good shot of winning outright in Week 3 of the college football season? Obviously you should always take the points where possible but here are three dogs in like in online NCAA football betting.

Take a Look at the Top College Football Week 3 Upset Betting Picks

Pittsburgh at Oklahoma State (-6.5)

The Cowboys fell out of the Top 25 following a devastating 30-27 home loss to MAC school Central Michigan on a Hail Mary play by CMU that never should have happened due to a mistake from the officials. Oklahoma State tried to kill the final four seconds of the game by throwing away the ball on fourth down, but the Cowboys were penalized for intentional grounding, which is a loss-of- down penalty. Rules state that the game cannot end on an accepted live-ball penalty. But Coach Mike Gundy blew it by not simply running the ball on that play. Gundy said in a statement released by Oklahoma State that he should not have called the pass play. Corey Willis scored the winning touchdown after grabbing a lateral from Jesse Kroll at the Oklahoma State 12-yard line and fighting his way into the end zone. All of the officials involved in that game were suspended by the respective conferences. Pittsburgh (2-0) nearly blew a big lead but beat Penn State 42-39 on Saturday. James Conner ran for 117 yards and a touchdown and caught another. The Panthers picked off a late PSU pass to seal it. The Panthers ran for 359 yards and held onto the ball for more than 35 minutes.

Texas A&M at Auburn (-3.5)

SEC opener for both. The Aggies (2-0) slaughtered Prairie View A&M 67-0 in a glorified scrimmage on Saturday. Travis Knight threw for 344 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score. Knight finished 21 of 37 and threw touchdowns of 8 yards to Speedy Noil and 34 and 64 yards to Christian Kirk in the second quarter. Texas A&M outgained the Panthers 672-205 in earning its largest shutout since defeating Missouri 73-0 on Sept. 18, 1993. Auburn (1-1) bounced back from an opening loss to Clemson with a 51-14 rout of Arkansas State. Sean White threw for 244 yards and three touchdowns on 17-of- 23 passing, and the Tigers picked up 462 yards on the ground. The 706 total yards Auburn gained is the second-highest in school history. But in their past 14 games against Power 5 opponents, the Tigers are only 3-11. Three wins? That equals the number of quarterbacks Auburn used in the opener against Clemson. Auburn did win 26-10 at A&M last year but the Aggies are better this year.

Duke at Northwestern (-6)

Call this the Brain Bowl. The Blue Devils (1-1) lost 24-14 at home to Wake Forest on Saturday. The Demon Deacons entered just 4-20 in league games during the last three years. They outrushed Duke 239-37. Redshirt freshman quarterback Daniel Jones had a pair of 1-yard scoring runs on zone-read keepers for the Blue Devils, who were 6 1/2-point favorites. Northwestern (0-2) has been the Big Ten’s worst team thus far and comes off a shocking 9-7 home loss to Illinois State after losing its home opener to MAC school Western Michigan. ISU hit the winning 33-yard field goal as time expired. Clayton Thorson was 17 of 41 for 191 yards for Northwestern. Justin Jackson had 39 yards on 11 carries for the Wildcats before leaving the game early in the fourth quarter with a leg injury. He’s NW’s best player. It’s not clear if he will play here as Jackson has a lower-body injury. Northwestern won at Duke 19-10 last year but I’m taking the NCAA football line here.