How do you rocket yourself to the forefront of the college football universe?
Beat a Top 5 team from the SEC on its home field, that’s how.
“We’ll try to muster together 22 guys, get them on a plane, go down to Athens and see what we can do,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said this week. “The competition that we’re playing this weekend will certainly require us to play our very best, Kirby Smart and the Georgia program are synonymous with winning and being successful, and we’re quite aware of that.”
There are three games this week pitting Top 25 teams, highlighted by Saturday’s prime-time showdown between the hedges. Notre Dame-Georgia undoubtedly has College Football Playoff implications for the winner and despite the double-digit spread, is included in this week’s upset watch.
And as much as I’d love to feature Michigan-Wisconsin and Auburn-Texas A&M in this week’s “road teams to bet on” column, the opening line is too close to consider a Wolverines or Tigers win an upset.
Here are five games worth taking a closer look at with favorites clearly on Upset Alert in Week 4. For this exercise to constitute an ‘upset’, the opening line must be at least 7 points: