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Upset Watch: Star Transfers Look to Pull Off Shockers



Each week in college football fans get to experience electric upsets. Last week Purdue transfer Jack Plummer and the Louisville Cardinals took down Notre Dame. Meanwhile in Atlanta, Texas transfer Haynes King was leading the Yellow Jackets to a win over Miami. These teams may be on upset watch for Week 7 (Odds via Caesars Sportsbook.)

  • BYU (+6) @ TCU

The defending reigning champion Horned Frogs have come out slow to start the season, and with SMU transfer QB Chandler Morris going down last Saturday, TCU is reeling heading into Saturday.

Things have looked much better in Provo as the Cougars have gotten off to a 4-1 start. USC transfer Kedon Slovis has provided a steady presence along with consistent play, throwing for 1,240 and 10 touchdowns with just three interceptions.

Frogs will be starting freshman QB Josh Hoover, and an inexperienced quarterback combined with a reeling TCU team gives the Cougs a great chance at the upset.

  • Arizona (+7.5) @ No. 19 Washington State

In a heartbreaking loss at USC last weekend, Arizona showed the potential that Wildcat fans have been waiting to see from their team for a long time. Despite a 3-3 record, Arizona has put two top teams on upset watch back-to-back weeks. After a seven-point loss vs Washington, Freshman QB Noah Fifita threw for five touchdowns in a triple overtime loss at USC.

Coming off a tough loss on the road against UCLA, Wazzu is looking to rally. The Bruins were the first to slow down star Incarnate Word transfer Cam Ward. UCLA was able to neutralize Ward’s feet, and it caused him to struggle through the air.

The Bruins have provided the recipe for an Arizona upset, and if Fifita can continue to put up incredible numbers, it could be a tough homecoming weekend for Washington State fans.

  • Longshot Upset Pick: Ohio State @ Purdue (+19)

Texas transfer Hudson Card has struggled for the Boilermakers to start the season. In key situations he has been unable to control the ball leading to costly turnovers and tight losses. The hopes of a Purdue upset seem slim.

However, there is significant history in this matchup, specifically on the night of October 20th, 2018. On that night in West Lafayette, David Blough and Rondale Moore led the Boilermakers to a 49-20 win over the undefeated No.2 Buckeyes.

This Buckeyes team comes in at No.5, boasting a much stronger defense. Kyle McCord has looked shaky at times to start the year, and if Purdue can get off to a hot start and get the crowd involved, the Boilermakers may be able to make OSU fans sweat.

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