Money Line Upsets Worth Adding to Your College Football Picks

Steven Suarez

Saturday, September 26, 2015 2:46 PM UTC

Saturday, Sep. 26, 2015 2:46 PM UTC

After a successful week in picking out a couple upsets, we're hoping to do the same this Saturday. Let's review the college football odds and see what we can come up with.

Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys
The Cowboys have been pretty darn dominant to start off the season and will take their spotless 3-0 record into Saturday's tough test on the road against Texas. Current college football odds show Oklahoma State favored by 2.5 points despite being on the road.

So far so good for the Cowboys, who we've grown accustomed to seeing score points in bunches. Last week they dropped 69 points on UTSA to keep the unbeaten run going. Mason Rudolph has been leading the offense nicely, completing 68.9 percent of his passes for 947 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. He's been linking up with David Glidden, who already has 12 receptions for 283 yards and three scores. Chris Carson has been the lead back, running 53 times for 235 yards and three touchdowns. The Cowboys are going production from all over the place and have been holding their own defensively too.

As for the Longhorns, they've been tested mightily already and have won just one of their first three games of the season. They lost to both Notre Dame and California, with the win coming at home over Rice. There's reason for optimism for Texas though, as Jerrod Heard has taken over the starting quarterback and has proven he can make some big-time plays. A dual-threat, Heard has already run for 247 yards and three touchdowns on the year.

Heard's emergence has given us a lot more confident in these Longhorns, who were looking for a spark offensively and now seem to have gotten it. Sure, Oklahoma State has looked dominant early on, but the competition has been rather weak, and we're foreseeing a tougher go of it for the Cowboys this time around. We like the value on the Longhorns here at home.

College Football Pick: Texas Longhorns ML +125 at 5Dimes

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Arizona State Sun Devils vs. USC Trojans
What a game this should be.

The Sun Devils started off the 2015 season by losing 38-17 to Texas A&M on a neutral field, which is certainly not how they wanted to kick things off. They've responded in a positive way though, beating both Cal Poly and New Mexico comfortably, thus giving them a boost in confidence ahead of this huge showdown with USC. Mike Bercovici has thrown for 799 yards with seven touchdowns and one interception in the first three games, while Demario Richard has run for 298 yards and two scores and logged 178 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns to boot. Don't forget about D.J. Foster either.

It's going to be interesting to see how USC comes out on Saturday night after a home loss to Stanford this past week. The Trojans had looked dominant in their first two victories, scoring a combined 104 points in the two blowouts, and while they managed to have success offensively against the Cardinal, they were brutal defensively. Cody Kessler, Tre Madden and Juju Smith-Schuster have all been putting up big numbers for this offense so far.

So, where do we think the value is in this primetime Pac-12 showdown?

The Trojans are a formidable foe and have a fearsome offense, but so too do the Sun Devils, and they've been on a mission since that early setback to start the season. With the home crowd firmly behind them, we think Arizona State is worth a small wager on the moneyline, which is available at close to +200.

With your college football picks, why not take a chance on a very talented Sun Devils team?

College Football Pick: Arizona State Sun Devils ML +180 at BetOnline

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