2 College Football Teams On Upset Alert In Week 4
It would be easy to say that week three had more upsets than previously expected. The problem with that is that the point of an upset if for it to be somewhat unexpected.
Fortunately, this weekly preview helps give you an idea of where to look for upsets. Two of the three teams that were on upset alert in last week's preview ended up losing.
This week's list will be a little different because many games do not have upset potential. Because of this, we have decided to only feature two teams that we believe have the potential to lose this weekend.
Florida State is coming off of its worst loss in school history, and they have to once again hit the road to face another undefeated team. South Florida obviously does not carry the same firepower as Louisville, but the team has a high ceiling.
The Bulls are mostly a threat to the Seminoles because of an offense that is averaging almost 520 yards per game while scoring 49 points per game. FSU certainly has not proven that they can slow down these high powered offensive attacks.
In addition to their defensive question marks, Florida State freshman quarterback Deondre Francois only completed 33 percent of his passes in last week's loss. Francois will not face as tough of a defense, but it is still a major concern moving forward. The Seminoles cannot rely solely on Dalvin Cook, so Francois will have bounce back.
South Florida is not highly regarded as a difficult place to play. Still, it will not be easy for FSU to hit the road after being drained from last week's loss. In other words, the Seminoles are definitely in danger of getting upset if they do not bounce back properly.
Baylor has proven it can continue its trend of success despite an offseason filled with scandal that led to the dismissal of head coach Art Briles. The Bears surprisingly have been successful on both offense and defense, but they will get their first test this weekend against Oklahoma State.
The Cowboys suffered an embarrassing loss earlier this season against Central Michigan even though a referee error led to the upset. Oklahoma State is still one of the more successful team in the Big 12. They are averaging almost 460 yards of offense per game with a majority of those coming through the air. In recent years, Baylor has struggled heavily stopping the pass and that may prove to be the case on Saturday.
It may not seem like an upset for a top notch Big 12 program to beat another top notch Big 12 program. However, this game could go a long way in determining who wins the conference.
Right now, the Bears are one of the favorites to win due to early losses by Oklahoma and TCU. If Oklahoma State wins this game then it will most definitely shake up the conference.