College Football Week 6 Picks: Breaking Down Teams on Upset Alert

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistOctober 1, 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 29:  Les Miles, head coach of the LSU Tigers watches game action against the Towson Tigers at Tiger Stadium on September 29, 2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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With Week 6 of the college football season already upon us, it’s time to break down which of the nation’s top teams are on upset alert this weekend.

There are several huge matchups between AP Top-25 teams in Week 6, but a select few will be on upset alert against their tough foes.

These aren’t just normal teams, either.

Powerhouses like LSU, Georgia and West Virginia have been playing well, but their competition this week will test them in every facet of the game.

If you are betting on these games or just rooting for a team, be wary of the following matchups.

 

LSU

No. 4 LSU at No. 10 Florida

While there is little doubt that the LSU Tigers boast one of the best defensive units in all of college football, their offense has been absolutely terrible. With a 95th-ranked passing attack, LSU is forced to lean on its rushing attack too much.

Traveling to Florida is the kind of SEC nightmare that could cost LSU the win.

The Gators boast the 10th-best defense in college football, so this will be one of the fiercest defensive wars of the year. Both teams will get their points, but Florida could steal the show and upset the heavily favored Bayou Bengals.

Prediction: Florida 17, LSU 14

 

Georgia

No. 5 Georgia at No. 6 South Carolina

The Georgia Bulldogs were involved in one of the best games of Week 5 against the Tennessee Volunteers, but as great as it was to watch for the fans, it proved Georgia’s defense is terrible.

South Carolina is built to take advantage of Georgia’s weaknesses while stifling them with their own stellar defense, but it could be the fact that this game will be played in Williams-Brice Stadium that has all the momentum in S.C.’s favor.

If the Bulldogs can’t solve the Gamecocks’ defensive riddle, they will lose to their SEC foe.

Prediction: South Carolina 38, Georgia 31

 

West Virginia

No. 8 West Virginia at No. 11 Texas

After Geno Smith and the West Virginia Mountaineers went on an offensive brigade against the Baylor Bears in Week 5, the talk of Heisman Trophy consideration will have the team underestimating their next opponent, the Texas Longhorns.

While this battle should be an easy win for West Virginia, the Mountaineers will lose if they don't take the talent that Texas possesses seriously.

In the end, the Longhorns defense will cause enough havoc to give the surprisingly good offense in Texas a chance to stun the most talked about team in college football.

Prediction: Texas 44, West Virginia 41

 

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