College Football Teams on Upset Alert in Week 6

By David Hayes
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College football's Week 6 lineup has all of the makings of an exciting slate, headlined by three AP Top-25 Poll matchups on the schedule.

After most of the country's ranked teams handled business as usual in Week 5, here's a look at the three teams that need to be on upset alert, both straight up and against the spread, in Week 6.

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1. No. 7 Auburn Tigers (-3) @ No. 10 Florida Gators

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True freshman quarterback Bo Nix and the Auburn Tigers have certainly impressed to start the season, notching two wins over top-20 opponents away from home through their first four games of 2019. However, "The Swamp" is a tough place to win on the road, especially for a 19-year-old QB against the nation's second-best pass rush by total sacks (24.0). That pressure from the line has also helped power Florida to the No. 5 scoring defense in the land, as the Gators are allowing only 8.8 points per game (PPG). While the level of opposing competition has been hardly comparable to Auburn, Florida has still outscored its last three opponents 117-3 at home.

2. Tulane Green Wave (-3) @ Army Black Knights

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Army could certainly make a case for the best unranked team you haven't paid any attention to this season (beyond the Michigan game in Week 2), but fourth-year head coach Jeff Monken has the cadets rolling on both sides of the ball. The Black Knights also haven't lost a game in West Point since Nov. 19, 2016, bagging 13 straight home wins at Michie Stadium during back-to-back perfect seasons at home. Tulane is undoubtedly an improved roster from recent seasons, and the Green Wave is clearly playing with some sort of luck on its side, after the crazy finish to Week 4's last-second win over Houston. But there are 13 teams that can vouch for how tough it's been to beat Monken's Knights at the U.S. Military Academy.

3. TCU Horned Frogs @ Iowa State Cyclones (-3.5)

This Week 6 Big 12 matchup features two teams that have already managed to disappoint their preseason expectations early on in the 2019 season. While Iowa State put up a tough, yet losing fight to in-state rival Iowa in Week 3, the Cyclones have been rather up and down losing their second game of the year to Baylor on the road in Week 5. TCU's lone blemish, on the other hand, was dropping a Week 3 rivalry matchup, 41-38, to the first 5-0 SMU Mustangs' team since 1983. The Mustangs have since risen to No. 24 in the nation, and the Horned Frogs impressed in their lone road game of the season, handing down a 34-13 beatdown of Purdue in Week 2. TCU could come out on top in this Week 6 contest.

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