The Penn State Nittany Lions are in for a season of big change after losing two of the school’s top players ever in each of the last two years. Iowa State hosts in-state rival Iowa while Kentucky and Syracuse are both at home in a pair of other intriguing matchups.
If you’re a college football betting enthusiast that is fired up about the quickly-approaching 2019 regular season and you want to know which games are must-see, must-bet matchups this coming campaign, then consider your ticket punched. Thank to the fun-filled insight you’re about to get, you’re going to know exactly which games on the Week 3 schedule are must-bet affairs just waiting to happen! Now, let’s get started.
2019 College Football Week 3 Must-Bet Games
Pittsburgh Panthers at Penn State Nittany Lions
- When: Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM ET
- Where: Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
- TV: ABC
Pittsburgh went a modest 7-7 a year ago despite going 6-3 in the ACC Coastal division while ranking 94th in scoring (25.6 ppg) and 75th in points allowed (27.8 ppg). Penn State went 9-4 and 6-3 in the Big ten East a year ago while finishing last season ranked 32nd in scoring (33.8 ppg) and 23rd in points allowed (20.5 ppg). However, after losing star running back Saquon Barkley two seasons ago and longtime starting quarterback Trace McSorley following last season, the Nittany Lions are in for a bunch of changes in 2019.
Iowa Hawkeyes at Iowa State Cyclones
- When: Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
- TV: FS1
Iowa and Iowa State will be going all-out for the coveted Cy-Hawk Trophy when they resume their annual rivalry in Week 3. Iowa went 9-4 a year ago and 5-4 in the Big ten West while finishing 44th in scoring (31.2 ppg) and a stellar 11th in points allowed (17.8 ppg). Iowa State went 8-5 and 6-3 in the Big 12 a year ago while ranking 83rd in scoring 926.8 ppg) and 37th in points allowed (22.9 ppg). The Cyclones have lost four straight in this series, including their pitiful 43-7 shellacking at the hands of the Hawkeyes a year ago. Despite being on the road, Iowa looks like a solid pick for the outright road win.
Florida at Kentucky
- When: Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM ET
- Where: Kroger Field, Lexington, KY
- TV: ESPN
Kentucky recorded their best record in four decades by going an impressive 10-3 while finishing 85th in scoring (26.6 ppg), but a stellar sixth in points allowed (16.8 ppg). Could the Wildcats get the big upset here in Week 3? It could happen.