If you’ve been keeping an eye on the 2023 college football season, then you’ve probably noticed how the Pac-12 has basically been running the show. As Week 5 approaches, all the top schools in the conference are ready to throw down and once again offer college football betting fans a Saturday full of thrills.
With the USC Trojans ready to bring the heat against Deion Sanders’ Colorado Buffaloes, the Utah Utes and Oregon State Beavers ready to clash in the Northwest, and other schools like the Washington Huskies and Oregon Ducks all look to win big, what are some of the best college football bets today? And more importantly, what are some of the top Pac 12- prop bets to roll with?
Another Week, Another Caleb Williams Showing
If by now you still haven’t noticed that everybody in the world of college football loves USC QB Caleb Williams, then please, start paying more attention. Every week that Williams hits the field, the Trojans automatically become college football betting odds favorites to win their game.
Now, as USC prepares to square off against one of the hottest teams in college football, at least when it comes to talking smack, Colorado, betting on Williams is too good to pass up.
Colorado’s secondary looked miserable against Bo Nix and Oregon last week. And let’s not forget, the Ducks pulled most of their starters in the fourth quarter. Nix made playing against that defense and secondary look so easy, it just leads to thinking how a player like Williams can perform.
Coach Deion Sanders, in his usual style, decided to hit the mic talking about how that version of Colorado was the worst we were going to see this season. And yes, that might be true, but that doesn’t mean Williams won’t beat Colorado’s defense silly.
In a game that will have everyone’s attention, take Williams to pass for over 344.5 yards as the Trojans skin the Buffaloes in Colorado.
College Football Pick: Caleb Williams over 344.5 passing yards (-114)
Look for Tahj Washington To Scorch Colorado’s Backfield
Staying with the USC vs. Colorado game that everybody has been talking, let’s talk about a receiver that will surely be getting his fair share of passes coming from Caleb on Saturday, WR Tahj Washington.
With concerns about WR Mario Williams after dropping three passes against Arizona State last Saturday, all signs point towards Washington playing a stronger role in USC’s passing attack against Colorado. With 1 reception for 45 yards last weekend, which led to a TD score, it almost feels like a no-brainer to take Washington hitting the over in receiving yards as one of the best USC prop bets for Saturday.
Williams should be set for yet another strong outing. With our college football odds clearly pointing at USC as heavy favorites, expect a strong performance from players like Brenden Rice, Zachariah Branch and of course, Washington.
College Football Pick: Tahj Washington over 61.5 receiving yards (-113)
Uiagalelei To Have Huge Day against Utah
There are two ways to look at this bet. On the one hand you can look at Oregon State QB DJ Uiagalelei’s numbers in the past couple of games. Without playing his bestl, Uiagalelei has passed for 198 and 284 yards respectively.
On the other hand, Utah’s defense is great at defending against the run, but not as much against the pass. Even with the Beavers focusing on having a versatile offense, this game feels like a perfect fit for their passer to go big and pass for 200+ yards with ease.
When looking for a strong bet, and which player prop odds look most enticing, taking Uiagalelei to pass for over 206.5 yards seems like a great pick.
College Football Pick: DJ Uiagalelei over 206.5 passing yards (-114)