Predicting College Football Betting Upsets in 2018

Posted by Derrick Harper on August 10, 2018 in

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest upset possibilities during the 2018 College Football Betting action.

Predicting College Football Betting Upsets in 2018

The Wolverines finally upset the Buckeyes

Come November 24th, this may or may not be considered an upset depending on how the season is going for the two teams, but so far Harbaugh has not been able to pull off the rivalry games for his alma mater. This year with starter Shea Patterson and a returning herd of dominant defensive players like Chase Winnovich, Rashan Gary, Devin Bush, Jr. and Keleke Hudson, look for the Wolverines to draw their first blood in what should be a long rivalry between these two coaches (yes Urban Meyer retains his job).

Fresno State Bulldogs beat UCLA

There’s no question about pulling power here, UCLA can draw the biggest recruits in the nation, but losing Josh Rosen is a terrible blow to a team that will face the Bulldogs, who return nine starters on offense alone, come Sept 15. The win shouldn’t come to surprise many though as the Bulldogs ended last year’s campaign at 10-4.

Villanova beats Temple

This local rivalry almost ended in upset last year as Temple staved off Nova 16-13. This is saying a lot considering one team is an FCS school. Ever play NCAA video games? FCS players didn’t even get their likenesses ripped off, that’s how bad those teams are. This year the Wildcats will return much of the roster and look to finish the upset off. Let the battle for Pennsylvania begin!

Speaking of FCS victories, look for the Howard Bison to beat the Kent State Golden Flashes this year

Not that the Flashes should be a team to watch, but with Cam Newton’s younger brother leading the way for the Bison, anything is possible. Last year, Caysin Newton led the team to upset UNLV which was favored by over 45 points. That was the largest upset we’ve seen in years. Something tells me he’s capable of doing it again, even if it’s not such a point spread this time.

The Illinois State Redbirds take it to Colorado State and beat them on their own field

The last FBS game the Redbirds scheduled, they beat Northwestern. They will have to battle the altitude as well as the opposing defense, but that very defense allowed over six and a half yards per rushing attempt last year. Returning contributors James Robinson and Markel Smith combined for over 1,500 yards on the ground alone last year and have this game highlighted already.

Troy beats Boise State in the opening week

Troy can hang with the big boys as proven by their recent upset over LSU, one of the premier football powerhouses in the nation, traditionally. This is a bold prediction considering Troy still hasn’t declared a starting quarterback, but both Sawyer Smith and Kaleb Barker, albeit inexperienced, show promise to make the leap to a starter. Boise lost a huge presence in the middle of that defense in Leighton Vander Esch. His absence will present opportunities for the Trojans.