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Week 2 of the college season will feature some massive games, including Texas vs Alabama from Tuscaloosa. This game is getting a lot of attention, but the Saturday slate is massive, and we are eyeing a few prop bets across the board!
Let’s break down some of our best bets for the action. Make sure to check back every Thursday for the best college football prop bets on WSN.
Colorado football is the talk of the nation. The Buffaloes shocked TCU on the road last week in Coach Prime’s debut, which led to Colorado sneaking into the AP Top 25 poll for Week 2. A big reason Colorado was so successful was thanks to their elite passing game with Shedeur Sanders.
Sanders set the Colorado single-game passing record in his first FBS start, throwing for 510 yards with four touchdowns. He was as close to perfect as you’ll find from a college quarterback and spread the wealth to multiple receivers.
Travis Hunter, who had 119 yards receiving while playing defense, was the star alongside Sanders. However, three other Buffaloes had over 100 yards receiving, including Dylan Edwards, Xavier Weaver, and Jimmy Horn Jr.
Sanders shouldn’t have 500 yards passing again, but we like him to have a big game and go north of 315.5 passing yards. Nebraska has a stout front seven but will struggle to compete with Colorado’s speed.
Additionally, the Buffaloes should come out on fire as this is their first home game with Coach Prime. Look for Colorado to take shots early and move at tempo, which will help Sanders go over 315.5 passing yards.
The Connecticut Huskies have made huge strides since last season. They covered the spread against NC State at home in Week 1. This same NC State team beat the Huskies 41-10 last year, so UConn is an improved club.
Yet, Connecticut had some clear flaws displayed in their opening contest against the Wolfpack. The Huskies defense, anchored by linebacker Jackson Mitchell, couldn’t stop quarterback runs. NC State quarterback Brennan Armstong rushed for just under 100 yards.
He was the leading rusher on the night, and these yards came on scrambles and designed calls. If UConn couldn’t stop Armstrong, they will have difficulty defending Darren Grainger from Georgia State.
Grainger led Georgia State to a 42-35 win over Rhode Island. He threw for 193 yards and carried the ball 12 times for 51 yards. This was a slow night for Grainger running the ball, as the Rams kept him contained.
UConn must make Grainger throw the ball from the pocket, but this is easier said than done. Look for the Panthers quarterback to have a few big carries and go over the 59.5 rushing yards mark.
College football is all about the transfer portal in 2023, and many players take advantage of the new rule, which lets them change schools instantly. DJ Uiagelelei had a lot of success at Clemson throughout his career, but Cade Klubnik was next in line to take over the starting job, and Uiagelelei felt the pressure.
Uiagelelei left Clemson in the offseason and went to Oregon State, a team that is ranked higher than the Tigers in the Week 2 AP Poll. Uiagelelei’s passing prop is listed at 235.5 this week, which is low against UC Davis.
Bookmakers are banking on Uiagelelei being benched early in this game against UC Davis. This would keep his passing numbers down. Yet, Oregon State dominated a bad San Jose State team last weekend, and Uiagelelei still surpassed 235.5 yards.
This prop will be close, but the Beavers should have plenty of explosive plays. The talent for UC Davis is lower than San Jose State by a long shot, so it will allow Uiagelelei to have more success down the field instead of in the intermediate passing game, as we saw in Week 1.
Tanner Kern has been working in the betting industry since 2020. He currently is a social media content creator at DraftKings and contributes to multiple sites in addition to WSN, including Forbes and VSiN. He is also the cohost of the podcast Ride the Line at WSN.More info on Tanner Kern
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