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3 Teams on Upset Alert in College Football Week 4

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Week 4 of the 2020 college football season is approaching. The SEC will be kicking off their season this week, and some of those teams will be looking for a big upset win to start their 2020 campaign. Here are three teams on upset alert in week 4 of the 2020 college football season.

*Spreads are according to Team Rankings as of Tuesday evening.*

No. 5 Florida Gators (-14.5)

5 Florida Gators (0-0) at Ole Miss Rebels (0-0)

When: Saturday, September 26 | Noon EST

Watch: ESPN

The University of Florida has been in numerous playoff discussions for the 2020 season. They will get their first chance to show what they can do against Ole Miss on Saturday. The Gators finished the 2019 season with an 11-2 record including an Orange Bowl win over Virginia. The team’s two losses were against Georgia and the 2019 national champs in LSU. If Florida can avoid upsets and get those big wins, they could end up in the playoffs this year. They will want to focus on this game as well, though, as looking too far ahead can have them struggle against Ole Miss.

Ole Miss is looking to improve from a 4-8 season last year. They ended the season with a 21-20 loss to Mississippi State. They had a chance to tie the game, but they missed a long extra point due to a celebration penalty after scoring a late touchdown. The team mainly used two quarterbacks last year: Matt Corral and John Rhys Plumlee. It is looking like Corral will start the season under center for the Rebels and try to help them make an early statement.

No. 15 Oklahoma State Cowboys

West Virginia Mountaineers (1-0) at 15 Oklahoma State Cowboys (1-0)

When: Saturday, September 26 | 3:30 PM EST

Watch: ABC

College Football Upset

Chuba Hubbard (Image from Pistols Firing)

Oklahoma State avoided a big upset on ABC to start the season against Tulsa with a 16-7 win. The Cowboys were down 7-3 heading into the fourth quarter when they outscored Tulsa 13-0 to end the game. One plus is Heisman candidate Chuba Hubbard, who had the teams only touchdown as well as 93 yards on the ground. Three quarterbacks got some snaps, so the passing game is likely something the team is still trying to figure out. If they don’t fix some things for next week, they may find themselves at .500 after playing West Virginia.

West Virginia got off to a 1-0 start by beating FCS Eastern Kentucky 56-10. That was in week 2, so an easy win and a bye week can help this team be well rested for Oklahoma State. Mountaineer running backs Alec Sinkfield and Leddie Brown both had 123 yards and two touchdowns on the ground in the win. Quarterback Jarret Dodge went 19-for-25 through the air with 228 yards and three touchdowns.

No. 14 Cincinnati Bearcats

14 Army Black Knights (2-0) at 22 Cincinnati Bearcats (1-0)

When: Saturday, September 26 | 3:30 PM EST

Watch: ESPN

Through their first two games, Army has outscored their opponents 79-7. They opened their season with a 42-0 win over Middle Tennessee State, and followed that up with a 37-7 victory over Louisiana-Monroe. Cincinnati will be the toughest defense they’ve faced so far, but Army has clearly shown the ability to score. The Black Knights had three rushers with at least 50 yards in their first game, and four rushers with at least 40 yards in their second. A win against a top-15 opponent will really help the Black Knights in the rankings.

Cincinnati seems to be the group of five team that some have said can make the college football playoff this year. Army getting ranked before their matchup is big for the Bearcats, as beating a ranked opponent can boost their resume. They won their first game 55-20 against Austin Peay, who moved to 0-3 on the year. Cincy quarterback Desmond Ritter threw 19 passes, completing 13 of them for 196 yards and two touchdowns. Neither of these teams played in a close game yet, but that can change this weekend.

Featured Image Courtesy of Orlando Sentinel.

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