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With Week 10's "Statement Saturday" disappearing in the rearview mirror, it's time to start looking ahead at which favorites in the Week 11 slate should be on upset alert this weekend. Let's take a look at which favorites are going to struggle keeping pace this weekend.
4. No. 23 Fresno State @ Boise State Broncos (+3)
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Fresno State is probably the best team in the country that you know absolutely nothing about, which is why I almost feel guilty placing them on our Week 11 list of doomed favorites. While the Bulldogs have significantly closed the gap in competition between themselves and Boise State in recent years, Fresno State still hasn't been able to get the best of the Broncos on that infamous blue field in Boise, Idaho, since 1984.
3. Northwestern Wildcats @ No. 21 Iowa Hawkeyes (-11)
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The 2018-19 season has been an up-and-down year for the Northwestern Wildcats, making them a frustratingly hard team to gauge their legitimacy. Iowa has been more consistently solid, and the Hawkeyes are tough to beat in Iowa City, but Northwestern has really played up to its competition well lately with wins over Wisconsin and a dogfight with Notre Dame in Week 10.
2. No. 24 Auburn Tigers @ No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs (-14)
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The Georgia-Auburn series is historically one of the closest college football rivalries in history, and these two teams certainly have no love lost for one another. Last year's split between the regular season and SEC Championship saw the Bulldogs send Auburn's College Football Playoff dream packing. Georgia should take care of business at home, but don't be surprised if this 14-point line via FanDuel Sportsbook is undercut to as 10-point finish by the final whistle.
1. Oklahoma State Cowboys @ No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners (-19.5)
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Classic in-state rivalries like this one are almost always a dogfight, even when one team appears to be the clear favorite over the other. Not to mention the magnitude of a 19.5-point line between two rivals this late in the season, given five of the last six matchups between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have been decided by fewer than 19.5 points.
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