With what seems like a record number of upsets winning in every week of college football action are you in the hunt for a few good Week 12 NCAA football upset picks? Then look no further. Use my upset picks for this week of collegiate gridiron action to win big.
Week 12 NCAA Football Upset Picks
My Week 12 NCAA football upset picks include a Pac-12 game, a SEC game and a Big-12 game. Who wins when ranked Washington State takes on ranked Colorado? How will Florida handle the hot LSU Tigers on the road? What will happen when Oklahoma travels to Morgantown to battle West Virginia?
#20 Washington State at #12 Colorado
When: Saturday, Nov. 19 at TBD
Where: Folsom Field, Boulder, CO
Odds: Washington State +3.5
Analysis: Colorado has made an incredible move forward as a football program in 2016. The Buffalos, who had been the worst team in the Pac-12 for about 3 years running, are at 8-2 straight up. What’s better than that? How about going 9-1 against the spread this season?
But the Buffs face a tough team on Saturday. Washington State is one of the best teams in the Pac-12. They have a legitimate shot to beat Washington for the Pac-12 North Division. The Cougars have already beaten Oregon, Stanford and USC this season.
Washington State versus Colorado should be one of the tougher matchups in Week 12. I love that the spread is Cougars +3.5 points instead of Cougars +3. I think, if anything, Washington State covers the spread on Saturday.
Pick: Washington State
Florida at #24 LSU
When: Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1:00 pm ET
Where: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
TV: SEC Net
Odds: Florida +14
Analysis: The LSU Tigers are 4-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games. The only team that LSU didn’t beat straight up or cover the spread against was in their 0 to 10 loss to Alabama on Nov. 5. To show just how mature this LSU team has become, they put a 38 to 10 beating onto Arkansas as a -9.5 road favorite only 7 days after the heartbreaking loss to the Crimson Tide.
But as well as LSU has been playing, I’m not sold on the Tigers at -14 against a tough Florida team. The Gators are 7-2 straight up. They are ranked third in the nation in total yards allowed per game.
Since LSU can only rush the football, and doesn’t have much of a passing attack, the 14 points figure to mean a lot in this match up. I’m taking the 14 points on Florida, who has a serious shot of beating LSU straight up in this.
#8 Oklahoma at #10 West Virginia
When: Saturday, Nov. 19 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, WV
Odds: West Virginia +3
Analysis: Sure, Oklahoma has won 7 straight games. That doesn’t impress me all that much. I mean, Oklahoma has beaten TCU, Texas, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Kansas, Iowa State and Baylor.
The only team that West Virginia has lost to this season are the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Oklahoma doesn’t play rival Oklahoma State until their final game of the season on Dec. 3. Oklahoma’s defense allows 430 yards and 30 points per game.
West Virginia’s defense allows around 410 yards and around 21 points per game. I think that West Virginia has the better defense. Plus, they take on Oklahoma at home. I don’t see the Sooners winning this game, much less covering the spread.
Pick: West Virginia