The early 2023 College Football season has already been loaded with upsets including Colorado vs. TCU, Duke over Clemson, and even South Alabama beating out Oklahoma State. However, as we head into Week 6, there’s still so much potential for some major underdogs to shock the college football world. So, here’s three game’s that should definitely be on upset watch for this weekend:
1.) Marshall over NC State
Off to a 4-0 start that included a 24-17 win over Virginia Tech, the Thundering Herd will roll into Raleigh on Saturday to face the 3-2 Wolfpack who’ve struggled early into the season.
All across the field, Marshall has seen high level production with starting QB Cam Fancher, running back Rasheen Ali, and defenders J.J. Roberts and Elijah Alston, all proving essential to Coach Charles Huff’s gameplan.
While Coach Dave Doeren and Co. have handled non-power-5 opposition with ease so far this season, best not underestimate the Thundering Herd and their lethal rushing attack.
2.) No. 25 Louisville over No. 10 Notre Dame
After pulling out a late win over Duke this past weekend, the Fighting Irish will be faced with another tough challenge this week in the high flying offense of No. 25 Louisville.
The Cardinals will look to set the pace, but following the stresses of back-to-back games against Ohio State and Duke, will Notre Dame have enough in the tank to compete with Louisville’s tempo?
If Cal transfer and current Louisville QB Jack Plummer has another big performance while limiting his interceptions, the Fighting Irish could be in for their second loss of the season already.
3.) Texas A&M over No. 11 Alabama
The Aggies have been fairly strong defensively this season and they’ll get a chance to showcase it against an Alabama team that’s struggled passing the ball.
Obviously, A&M has been experiencing some QB controversy of their own with the injury to Conner Weigman in Week 4. However, LSU transfer Max Johnson has been consistent in limited playing time and led the Aggies to a win over Arkansas in Weigman’s absence last weekend.
If Johnson can maintain some balance on the offense end for Texas A&M, the defense should hold this struggling Crimson Tide attack in place and give Coach Jimbo Fisher another chance at upsetting Alabama.