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COLLEGE FOOTBALL | Three favorites to avoid in Week 2

The UF team name three market favorites to dodge in the second week of the NCAA College FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

After a thrilling opening week of action in the college football sphere, football fans get to do it all over again this weekend with another riveting round of games on offer.

The UltimateFan team has already sifted through the fixtures, looking out for some value selections across the schedule.

The UF Squad have named their three favourites to avoid for week two, picking out a few team that may not live up to their market expectation.

Here are the team’s trio of favourite to avoid in Week 2.

All point spread totals are taken from Caesers Sportsbook.

BYU COUGARS (-3.0 v Baylor Bears)

With only one season to go before they join one of the Power Five conferences, BYU could be considered to be in a state of limbo this year before heading into the big time.

The Cougars do hold some talent, but the squad isn’t up to the high standards as others just yet. The offence has proven to be inconsistent at times and there is still an auror of disappointment after losing the Independence Bowl to the 8-4 UAB Blazers.

Nevertheless, while this is a team that is on the rise, there are concerns that the Cougars are not fully ready to be the destructive unit that they could be.

They face a tough challenge in the form of No.10 Baylor Bears in Week 2, who are coming off the back of their most successful season in their history after being ranked fifth and sixth in the Coaches’ and AP polls and going on to beat Ole Miss to win the Sugar Bowl.

The Bears also made light work of Albany last weekend, with Blake Shapen spearheading his side’s 69-10 victory after completing 17 of his 20 attempts for 214 yards and two touchdowns as well as recording four carries for 11 yards and a TD.

While the Cougars do carry home advantage here, it might be worth taking a chance on Baylor to land success here – if they can continue their strong run of form.

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS (-2.5 v Houston Cougars)

We know how things go down with Texas Tech. Play offensive-heavy football, look exciting, lose the game.

That might not have been the case this weekend as they cruised to a 63-10 victory over the Murray State Racers, which some would have said was expected.

There was some bad news that came out of that matchup, however. Starting QB Tyler Shough will miss at least the next two games after suffering a left shoulder injury.

It means he’s misses a tough matchup in the form of the Houston Cougars, who are just one season away from finally getting their chance to join the Power Five party.

The Cougars are packed to the rafters with talent this season and they put up a spirited comeback against UTSA last weekend, winning in triple overtime after being 14 points down in the second half.

While you are guaranteed a lot of fun with the Red Raiders, winning isn’t their strongest of abilities and they could slip to defeat against an improving Houston team here.

FLORIDA GATORS (-4.5 v Kentucky Wildcats)

Are the Gators back? It seems to be the biggest overreaction after the opening weekend of football.

Florida did make a statement last week after holding out the number seven ranked Utah to win 29-26 in front of the biggest crowd in school history at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

New head coach Billy Napier looks to have completely revitalized the Gators’ offense and the level of confidence in the team was visible throughout the matchup.

However, that could all come crashing down when they host the Kentucky Wildcats this weekend.

They recorded a comfortable 37-13 victory on Saturday night against the Miami RedHawks, despite their offensive line worries.

The Kentucky offense looks stacked and they continue to impress under Mark Stoops, who has chalked up a decade’s worth of service in the school program.

Starting QB Will Levis is considered to be an exciting prospect for next year’s NFL Draft and his abilities could lead his team to their third 10-win season in five years.

The Gators are a top-draw college side, there is no doubt about it. However, the Wildcats have the potential of causing an upset and they shouldn’t be underestimated.

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