The big storyline from last week was the Alabama Crimson Tide losing on the road against the Tennessee Volunteers. Now, we head into Week 8 of the College Football season to observe the next upset.
Let’s create a parlay for this week.
Wisconsin is coming off a brutal road loss against the Michigan State Spartans. They allowed 21 points in regulation but could only score 21 in regulation, leading to a double-overtime loss.
The running game for the Wisconsin Badgers was OK at 4.2 yards per carry for Braelon Allen on 29 carries.
However, going up against Purdue, both defenses have performed well this year. Purdue does rank 91st when it comes to passing yards allowed per game, but Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz, while better this year than last, isn’t the most reliable passer.
Against the run, the Boilermakers rank 19th in the nation, which poses a big problem for the Wisconsin offense.
Purdue’s offense goes primarily through quarterback Aidan O’Connell and wide receiver Charlie Jones. Still, Wisconsin’s defense is good enough not to allow a massive breakout.
This will be a hard-fought defensive battle.
Well, well, well. We’re back in on Alabama. While they lost 52-49, the offense still performed at a high level. Against Mississippi State, the Crimson Tide will face a pass-happy offense with Will Rogers leading the charge.
However, they were stymied last week against Kentucky, and Rogers had just 203 passing yards and a single touchdown.
The Mississippi State defense has been OK this year, ranking 56th in passing yards allowed and 79th in rushing yards.
The Crimson Tide offense operates just fine, but at 21 points, the concern comes with Rogers and Mississippi State passing well enough to get it done.
However, coming off a loss, the Crimson Tide will be even better, especially at home.
Based on their showing against Kentucky, you can’t take the points with them right now even if it’s high-scoring.
The Ohio State offense has been fantastic this year. Still, against the Iowa Hawkeyes, they may need to get all 49.5 points themselves.
This season, Iowa is averaging just under 15 points per game.
The Hawkeyes' defense is excellent, but Ohio State’s offense will be able to overcome it. We could see a 33-3 final or something of that sort. If this game goes over 50, it’ll be primarily because of Ohio State.
There’s no way the Hawkeyes make up the difference.
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