There are some terrific matchups this Saturday in college football. A lot of teams will be looking to be taken more seriously.
Memphis is undefeated on the season. Yet, the Tigers aren’t ranked in the Top 25. They battle 13 ranked Ole Miss in an early game on Saturday. Oklahoma takes on disrespected Kansas State after losing to Texas in the Red River Rivalry.
A Closer Look At My College Football Week 7 Upset Picks
#13 Ole Miss at Memphis Tigers
When: Saturday, Oct. 17 at 12:00 pm ET
Odds: Ole Miss -10
The Rebels bounced back after their 10 to 38 loss to Florida by thumping New Mexico State 52 to 3 this past Saturday. Ole Miss covered a -46 point spread against New Mexico State.
After holding him for the first six games of the season, Ole Miss finds OL Laremy Tunsil accepted extra benefits. http://t.co/5eMTOwwK1u
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) October 13, 2015
This Saturday things get much tougher for Ole Miss. The Rebels face an undefeated team in Memphis that could go mano y mano with them on the scoreboard. Memphis averages 541.2 yards and 47.8 points per game. Those backing Ole Miss must believe that their defense is going to slow down the Tigers like what happened when Memphis could only beat South Florida 24 to 17. But the Bulls have a decent defense. The jury is still out on Ole Miss’s D.
Florida put up 38 against the Rebels. Alabama scored 37 and even Vanderbilt scored 16. Memphis should be able to score enough to points to keep this one desperately close for Ole Miss’s fans.
Pick: Memphis +10
#19 Oklahoma Sooners at Kansas State Wildcats
When: Saturday, Oct. 17 at 3:30 pm ET
Odds: Oklahoma -4.5
What happened to Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry? The Sooners were favored by 16 points to beat up on Texas the same way that so many other teams have beat up on Texas this season.
We call it “Clemsoning.” But according to FPI, no FBS team has more inexplicable losses in the last 5 years than OU http://t.co/Oq8QOA71fM
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) October 12, 2015
Texas had given up 38 points to Notre Dame, 28 to Rice, 45 to Cal, 30 to Oklahoma State and 50 to TCU. Why wouldn’t football handicappers believe that Oklahoma would score at least 30 in the game? The Sooners could only manage 17 measly points in a 17 to 24 loss to the rival Longhorns. Rivalry games can be tough, but Oklahoma shouldn’t have been close to this Texas team unless Oklahoma isn’t very good.
The Sooners get tested again this Saturday when they travel to Manhattan, KS to take on the Kansas State Wildcats. K-State has lost 2 games in a row after winning their first 3. The problem with going against the Wildcats is that even though they’ve lost 2 straight games on the money line, they’ve won both of those games ATS. None was as impressive as pushing TCU to the brink in a 45 to 52 loss. Kansas State can put up points and the defense is underrated.
Oklahoma is going to have to score with Kansas State. The Wildcats can win straight up.
Pick: Kansas State +4.5