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Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 3

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Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 3

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 3

The 2020 college football season is off and running! We saw a couple of big upsets a week ago, as well as some top contenders do what was expected.

We also got the news that the Big Ten will be playing in 2020. More football is never a bad thing.

Unfortunately, this week has less football. It's a slim schedule all around, with many of the traditional heavy hitters having the week off. Be that as it may, there are still a few opportunities for the outrageous to occur.

Here are four OUTRAGEOUS* predictions for Week 3.

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 3 of the 2020 Season

Georgia Tech upsets UCF

Never underestimate the value of not only having a game under your belt but also the confidence boost that comes with winning that first game. The Yellow Jackets took down a Florida State team that was probably more talented to a man. Expect that momentum, along with some first-game rust from UCF, to result in another Georgia Tech win.

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Kyren Williams tops 200 total yards again

Notre Dame thought they might have a Heisman candidate in 2020, but they were thinking it was quarterback Ian Book. Instead, Williams exploded out of the gate last week with 205 total yards and two touchdowns to lead the Irish over Duke. Notre Dame is a big favorite again this week over South Florida. Expect the redshirt freshman running back to get his yards against an inferior South Florida defense when it counts, and then grab more carries in garbage time to close the game out. It all results in another monster day for the star back.

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Spencer Sanders throws for 500 yards

A lot of attention will be on running back Chuba Hubbard coming into this one, both for his talent and the off-field drama between him and head coach Mike Gundy. That said, the Cowboys are facing a Tulsa team that can move the ball and score. Oklahoma State needs and wants to score a lot of points, and that will come by way of Sanders airing it out all day long to a talented receiving corps — as well as Hubbard — en route to a huge day.

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Louisville beats Miami by double digits

Both of these teams had to work a little harder than they wanted to last weekend to log wins. This week appears to be an even battle on paper, but Louisville has the advantage on the sidelines in head coach Scott Satterfield. The Cardinals also have the advantage when it comes to skill players. Look for Louisville to jump out early in this one and have the Hurricanes playing catch-up all game, ending in a sound win for the Cardinals.

College football rankings: Louisville

*Remember, "outrageous" can be defined as "wildly exaggerated or improbable," and "very bold, unusual, and startling." These are "outrageous" predictions and should be treated as such.

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— Written by J.P. Scott, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. His work has appeared on SI.com, FoxSports.com, Yahoo!, SBNation, USA Today and Bleacher Report. He is a three-time FWAA writing contest award winner. Follow him on Twitter @TheJPScott.