College Football Week 3 Betting Odds
Last week was a reminder of the magic of college football. The Kansas State Wildcats were 15.5-point home chalks to the Arkansas State Red Wolves. Yet the Red Wolves pulled off a stunning 35-31 win. Meanwhile K-State’s Big 12 Conference partner was also upended. The Iowa State Cyclones were 13.5-point home favorites against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns. Louisiana dominated in a 31-14 win that was no accident. Not even the coronavirus can stop the upsets and thrills of the greatest sport of all. Now let’s take a look at what’s in store for week three!
College Football Week 3 Schedule
College Football Friday, September 18, 2020
Campbell at Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
College Football Saturday, September 19, 2020
Tulsa at Oklahoma State -21 | Noon | ESPN
Both the Golden Hurricane and Cowboys are opening their seasons here. Oklahoma State is touted as a potential Big 12 champion. Then again so was Iowa State until last Saturday’s debacle. It’s been a tough offseason for the Pokes. Coach Mike Gundy had to smooth things over with triggered running back Chuba Hubbard for the thought crime of wearing a One America News Network shirt on a fishing trip. Gundy was forced to make a hostage video apologizing for offending the easily offended. Further, Gundy’s boss has admonished him for being mean to players and lackluster recruiting. Oklahoma State may be talented but does this sound like a disciplined team that’s all together. Or a program led by a good coach that has been emasculated?
Austin Peay at Cincinnati | Noon | ESPN+
Louisiana -17 at Georgia State | Noon | ESPN2
Syracuse at Pitt -20.5 | Noon | ACCN
Syracuse peaked for coach Dino Babers in 2018 when the Orange went 10-3 and finished 15th in the country. Since then Syracuse has regressed and is coming off a 31-6 blowout loss at North Carolina last week. Pitt devoured a cream puff last Saturday (Austin Peay) 55-0. Now we’ll see just how good the Panthers actually are.
Liberty at Western Kentucky -13.5 | Noon | ESPNU
Navy at Tulane -8 | Noon | ABC
Last week Tulane scored a stirring 27-24 win at South Alabama after trailing 24-6 in the third quarter. Green Wave head coach Willie Fritz is one of the most underrated coaches in the land. And has built one of the most consistently powerful running games in college football. Navy is coming off one of the worst losses in its storied history, 55-3 to BYU, at home on Labor Day night in the season opener. Head coach Ken Niumatalolo admitted the obvious that his team was totally unprepared. Now we’ll find out if “Coach Ken” can save the ship.
Boston College at Duke -5 | Noon | ESPN3
Appalachian State -3 at Marshall | 1:30 p.m.| CBSSN
South Florida at Notre Dame -24.5 | 2:30 p.m. | USA
In 2011 South Florida, then under the direction of Lou Holtz’s son Skip, defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 23-20. USF is outmanned here but getting a ton of points.
Stephen F Austin at UTSA | 3 p.m. | ESPN3
Charlotte at North Carolina -26 | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN3
UCF -8 at Georgia Tech | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Georgia Tech is coming off a 16-13 upset win at Florida State and is now an eight-point home dog to Central Florida, who is playing its season opener. Second year coach Geoff Collins has the Yellow Jackets believing. This one looks like a live dog.
Florida Atlantic at Georgia Southern | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
The Citadel at Clemson | 4 p.m. | ACCN
Troy -4.5 at Middle Tennessee | 4 p.m. | ESPN2
SMU -14 at North Texas | 6 p.m. | CBSSN
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Miami at Louisville -1 | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Miami and Louisville won and covered their season openers. This is one of the best games of the day and one that could go down to the wire.
Texas State -1 at UL Monroe | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU
Louisiana Tech at Southern Mississippi -4.5 | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN2
Wake Forest at NC State -3 | 8 p.m. | ACCN
Abilene Christian at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN3
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