Senior editor Max Meyer will be sharing his favorite moneyline underdog 🐶 upset picks in weekend Hustle editions. So far, he’s up +0.53 units and has two picks from today’s college football slate.
Arkansas +135 at Florida [12 p.m. ET]
The Dan Enos era didn’t even make it one full season at Fayetteville, as the Arkansas OC was fired after a humiliating 7-3 defeat to Mississippi State. The Razorbacks had a bye to regroup and that additional time can only help an offense that underwent a major change. Arkansas will also get a boost with star RB Raheim (Rocket 🚀) Sanders likely back to prop up an anemic ground game averaging 2.9 yards per carry.
The 2-6 Razorbacks shown plenty of fight in SEC road games under Sam Pittman, losing by one score to LSU, Ole Miss and Alabama. On the flip side, I still don’t trust Florida’s coaching staff and the Gators lost leading tackler Shemar James for the season in their last game vs. Georgia.
Temple +210 vs. Navy [2 p.m. ET]
Temple’s bye couldn’t have come at a better time, as the Owls 🦉 were shellacked by a combined score of 100-14 in their last two losses. But those two contests were without starting QB E.J. Warner, who will be back under center against Navy. Temple’s offense just isn’t the same without Warner, as it averaged just 3.6 yards per play in those two losses.
It’s not too often that you see a service academy with a losing record laying a touchdown on the road. There have been some bumps in Navy’s first season transitioning out of a traditional triple-option offense. It also looks like Navy will be down to its third-string quarterback after injuries to starter Tai Lavatai and top backup Blake Horvath.