Putting five college football teams on upset alert for Week 15, including Georgia and Oklahoma going on the road for matchups they could easily lose.
Before the college football COVID-19 cancelations started rolling in for Week 15, there were a plethora of teams begging to be put on upset alert. Ohio State always gets that distinction for The Game against Michigan (even if the Buckeyes have owned the rivalry of late) while both Cincinnati at Tulas and Texas A&M against Ole Miss would’ve gotten the nod as well.
Unfortunately, all of those games are off this week with the last one being the only matchup that’s slated to still be played. Lucky for us, this is a phenomenal Week 15 in college football that still has a number of teams who are deserving of being put on upset alert as they try and close their regular seasons on a strong note.
With that in mind, go ahead and mark it down; these five college football teams are on upset alert and in danger of losing on Saturday.
College football upset alert No. 5: Miami Hurricanes
Rank: 10 | Opponent: 17 North Carolina Tar Heels | Time: Saturday, Dec. 12, 3:30 p.m. ET
Because we saw D’Eriq King and the Miami Hurricanes get back on the field after almost four weeks last week and absolutely dismantle Duke, there seems to be some confidence in the No. 10-ranked team in the country finishing strong and making a statement to end the year, even if they were somewhat shoe-horned out of ACC Championship Game contention.
What last week’s win seems to overlook way too much, however, is that the Blue Devils are one of the worst Power 5 teams in the country. More importantly, The U has been anything but infallible this season. Any time they’ve played a decent team, it’s been close with a five-point over UVA, a three-point win over NC State and a one-point win over Virginia Tech.
Simply on paper, the North Carolina Tar Heels emerge as the best team among that group of Miami opponents and they could potentially cause the Hurricanes a lot of problems. No, the defense isn’t necessarily equipped to slow down King but the offense is more than capable of keeping the pace.
More importantly, the UNC offense has been more consistent this season. They have the ability to control the clock and game, not just explode with big plays, which has been more of Miami’s M.O. on the year. Subsequently, Mack Brown‘s Heels could go down to Coral Gables and leave a sour taste in the Canes’ mouth.
Cody Williams – fansided.com