2017 College Football Betting Biggest Upsets

Posted by Peter Brennan on Thursday,August 10, 2017 8:45, EDT in

If you like upsets like I do and you want to know when some of the biggest and most value-packed college football betting upsets on the 2017 NCAAF regular season schedule could come this year, then consider your ticket punched!

My first huge upset of the 2017 season comes in Week 1 in what could be the most intriguing matchups on the entire schedule. Consequently, make sure to double check the main betting odds for the 2017 NCAAF season coming matches.

A Closer Look at the 2017 College Football Betting Biggest Upsets

Florida State over Alabama

When: Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
College Football Betting Odds: Florida State +7

Analysis: I’ve already gone on record to say that I like Florida State is going to get the outright upset over an Alabama team that showed everyone just how they could be beaten in last year’s national championship.

First, you need a cerebral dual-threat quarterback that can make the right pass – or pull the ball down and run at the right time and that’s just what the Seminoles have in sophomore signal-caller Deondre Francois, who as a matter of fact, says he is excited about his team’s Week 1 opener.

“What better way to open up the season than with the best team in the nation for the past couple of years,” Francois said this summer. “They’re well-coached, they’ve got a very stout defense; it will be a challenge for us to open up the season. This is why I came to Florida State. These are the moments guys like me pray for. I can really set my legacy off with a game against Bama.”

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Another guy that is excited is Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher, who knows what it takes to win a national championship.

“It’s the two winningest teams in the last seven years,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “Since I’ve been coaching here, it’s the two winningest programs in America, bar none. That’s what you want to see, the best playing the best. Right now, we’re both considered the best. Now, whether we turn out that way will depend on the season, but I think it’s a great opportunity and a great challenge. That’s what life is. That’s what ball is.”

Sure, Alabama is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games, but Florida State is 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and an identical 4-0 ATS in their last four non-conference games, not to mention a bankroll-boosting 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against teams from the SEC.

College Football Betting Pick: Florida State 30 Alabama 28

FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES TEAM STATISTICS

Offensive total yards 466.38
Average Score For 35.08
Offensive rush yards 202.31
Defensive total yards 349.08
Offensive passing yards 264.08
Defensive rush yards 128.00
Average Score Against 25.00
Defensive passing yards 221.08

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE TEAM STATISTICS

Offensive total yards 455.27
Average Score For 38.80
Offensive rush yards 246.93
Defensive total yards 262.13
Offensive passing yards 208.33
Defensive rush yards 64.27
Average Score Against 13.00
Defensive passing yards 197.87

Maryland over Texas, Sept. 2

When: Saturday, September 2, 12:00 PM
Where: Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas
College Football Betting Odds: Texas -17

Analysis: I really like new Texas (5-7 SU, 6-6 ATS) head coach Tom Herman and I believe he’s going to put the Longhorns back on the national map at some point in the very near future, but I just don’t see Texas beating Maryland (6-7 SU, 4-9 ATS) by 18 points in their opener to cover the spread, if they even win outright.

Defensive-minded Terrapins head coach D.J. Durkin is heading into his second season and will almost assuredly be better off because of that simple fact. The Terps return six starters on both sides of the ball and have one of the best linebackers in the country in Jermaine Carter Jr.

I genuinely believe that Maryland will find a way to keep the final score well inside the nearly three-touchdown spread, even though his team got smacked around last season by superior teams like Penn State, Michigan and Ohio State. Maryland may be 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games, but Texas is just 1-4 ATS in their last five against Big Ten ballclubs and I don’t think Tom Herman is going to be able to turn things around at Texas without a few struggles along the way.  Simply put, back Maryland with the whopping 17 points to cover, if not win outright!

College Football Betting Pick: Texas 31 Maryland 21

MARYLAND TERRAPINS TEAM STATISTICS

Offensive total yards 377.77
Average Score For 25.77
Offensive rush yards
199.54
Defensive total yards 427.08
Offensive passing yards
178.23
Defensive rush yards 214.77
Average Score Against 29.54
Defensive passing yards
212.31

TEXAS LONGHORNS TEAM STATISTICS

Offensive total yards 475.92
Average Score For 30.75
Offensive rush yards 233.50
Defensive total yards 434.83
Offensive passing yards 242.42
Defensive rush yards 178.33
Average Score Against 31.25
Defensive passing yards 256.50

Oklahoma State over Oklahoma

When: Saturday, November 4
Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
College Football Betting Odds: TBA

Analysis: Oklahoma State (10-3 SU, 8-5 ATS) had a fine 10-win season a year ago and now, the Cowboys look like they’re poised to take down an Oklahoma team in their Bedlam Rivalry matchup that is favored to win the Big 12 in 2017. While the Sooners have a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender in quarterback Baker Mayfield, I think Oklahoma State does as well in gifted, but underrated quarterback Mason Rudolph.

The Cowboys return seven starters on offense, including wide receiver James Washington, a player that led the nation in yards per catch (19.4 ypc) in 2016 and running back Justice Hill is also back after rushing for 1,142 yards to lead all freshmen last season.

The Sooners (11-2 SU, 7-6 ATS) will have a new head coach this College Football betting season in 33-year-old Lincoln Riley.

The Sooners (11-2 SU, 7-6 ATS) will have a new head coach this season in 33-year-old Lincoln Riley and need to replace star running backs Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine and No. 1 wide receiver Dede Westbrook. Defensively, the Sooners have an experienced secondary, but there are serious question marks among their front seven. If Oklahoma State wins this matchup, it really shouldn’t be considered an upset, but it will be!

OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS TEAM STATISTICS

Offensive total yards 495.15
Average Score For 38.62
Offensive rush yards 171.46
Defensive total yards 446.31
Offensive passing yards 323.69
Defensive rush yards 195.31
Average Score Against 26.54
Defensive passing yards 251.00

OKLAHOMA SOONERS TEAM STATISTICS

Offensive total yards 555.85
Average Score For 43.92
Offensive rush yards 237.85
Defensive total yards 432.00
Offensive passing yards 318.00
Defensive rush yards 162.62
Average Score Against 28.85
Defensive passing yards 269.38