The college football regular season is winding down, but right around the corner is the playoffs. As history show us, things never seem to work out like they are expected to. Which means, one of the current teams ranked in the top four will lose this weekend and bring chaos come Sunday morning.
Who will it be you ask? Well, that's why I am here. I will dive into a couple games on the schedule that I think will be closer than Vegas expects and also put a guarantee stamp on an outright upset.
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No.18 Florida +18 vs. No.2 Alabama: The Crimson Tide are heavy favorites in this matchup and bettors are lining up to lay the points. Florida has played horribly the past few games and is lucky to have only two losses. With that being said, I like Florida to bounce back and make things very interesting. The Gator defense is loaded with future first round NFL draft picks. They will make life difficult for Derrick Henry and Jacob Coker. Florida is not being given any respect and there is no way they come out flat this week. The Gators won't complete the upset, but they will cover. Bama 21 Florida 10.
No.10 North Carolina vs. No.1 Clemson -5: The Tar Heels are everybody's trendy upset pick, but I am not falling for it. Clemson matches up very well with North Carolina and Dabo Swinney will have his players highly motivated for this game. I expect both offenses to score some points, but I think the Tigers defense will make enough stops to win by at least ten points. Deshaun Watson hasn't been given a lot of credit this season, and he is out to prove he is worth all the hype. Tigers 45 North Carolina 35.
No.5 Michigan State -3.5 vs. No.4 Iowa: Michigan State is another team that everyone is certain will win easily on Saturday. It scares me, but not enough to pick the Hawkeyes. The score will be close in the beginning before Michigan State runs away with it. Kirk Ferentz has done a heck of a job this season, but his team will finally meet its match. If Michigan State can protect Connor Cook, I expect the Spartans to win by at least a touchdown. It's not an upset according to the spread, but in regards to the rankings, it is. Michigan State 30 Iowa 17
No.20 USC +4.5 vs. No.7 Stanford: New USC head coach Clay Helton has done an amazing job this season. After Steve Sarkisian stepped down, the Trojans weren't expected to do much the rest of the way. However Helton came in, rallied his players, and made it to the conference championship. USC is loaded with talent and will avenge their loss to Stanford from earlier in the year. Its tough to go against David Shaw, but I like USC in this game. Trojans 37 Stanford 35.