The Upset Can – And Will – Happen in College Football

The SEC is good again. USC has a team with tons of talent. Ohio State looks strong but folds in big games. Some things stay pretty consistent each and every year in college football. Want another one to add to the list? How about that big upsets will happen, every single week, in college football. That means you can’t just bet on the favorites. Sometimes you have to bet on your instincts (and be prepared to be made fun of when they backfire completely!)

We all have our own strategies for betting on college football. And a good one to use is to expect upsets. Here are a few upset situations to keep in mind when making your picks:

o A team just won an important game and will be too relaxed and happy to adequately prepare for the next opponent.

o An unranked team from within the conference is the opponent. They won’t be mistaken for a BCS Bowl team, but they know the opponent very well.

o A team is playing on national television, or in a primetime game, with all of the สมัครเว็บแม่ ufabet attention on them. Especially true of teams that are not used to the stage.

o And more! Of course there are more upset situations to pay attention to, but those as good a place as any to start.

Upsets have already been happening in the 2008 season. USC has lost to Oregon State when everybody and their mother practically wrote USC into the BCS Championship game. Everybody was even predicting the Oregon State game to be a “let down” game for USC, and low and behold, it turned out to be true. Ole Miss beat Florida with some big plays and a little bit of luck. Of course, anything can happen in the SEC. But what do both of these games have in common? They were unranked, conference opponents!

Some unranked upsets are harder to predict though. Especially when an unranked team doesn’t play in the Bowl Subdivision! It was just last season when Appalachian State beat Michigan in the Big House. And Bowl games aren’t safe from the upset either. Anybody remember the all-time great game between Boise State and Oklahoma? There goes the theory that the big time program will always win the big game.