Saturday Seven: Upsets perhaps but not LSU or Tulane

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After two off weeks, Uncle Pdub rebounded with a 5-2 week on the Saturday.

This is the part of the season where picking the upsets gets tougher and tougher, because most teams are who they are at this point. Although I do have a few upsets in mind, but they don’t involve LSU or Tulane.

No. 24 Tulane 31, Florida Atlantic 17: This should be the impressive win that the Green Wave have been searching for the past two weeks.

No. 15 LSU 48, Georgia State 24: This game should provide Tigers’ QB Jayden Daniels with even more highlights for his Heisman Trophy campaign.

Miami 27, No. 10 Louisville 23: Upset Special. When was the last time an team ranked in the top 10 wasn’t a strong favorite against an unranked-team on the road this late in the season? The Cardinals are not the overwhelming favorite you would think they should be in this game. That’s a hint and a half.

No. 1 Georgia 30, Tennessee 17: The temptation is to pick Georgia to have more than 40 points after the way Tennessee was embarrassed last week, but I think the Vols’ pride will keep the Bulldogs from doing that. But make no mistake, Georgia will win big.

No. 5 Washington 38, No. 11 Oregon State 27: The Beavers are playing at home, which makes them dangerous. I just think the Huskies are too talented to slip up here.

Clemson 27, No. 20 North Carolina 24: The Tigers are back, and probably have taken a lot of heat off of coach Dabo Swinney. At least this should be a close game.

UCLA 45, USC 42: The rivalry of Los Angeles should be a close game, but USC’s lack of defense will be too much for its offense to overcome.

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