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CFB Props Week 3

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2023

We are already entering the third week of the college football season, and there are a handful of exciting storylines on deck for the upcoming weekend.

How will Alabama look after an early-season loss to Texas? Can Deion Sanders and Colorado continue their reign against power-five programs in a meeting with Colorado State?

With two weeks of action now behind us, we continue to get a better idea of how certain programs will look this season. This is a time when we can begin to feel a bit more comfortable betting on college football.

Here are our favorite prop bets for Week 3 of the college football season.

CFB Week 3 Best Props

Cincinnati: Over 29.5 Points (-120)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

Even with Scott Satterfield replacing Luke Fickell as head coach at Cincinnati, the Bearcats haven’t missed a beat to begin the season. After cruising to a 66-13 win over Eastern Kentucky in the season opener, Cincinnati upset Pittsburgh on the road in Week 2 despite being 6.5-point underdogs.

Arizona State transfer quarterback Emory Jones has been lights out for the Bearcats thus far, completing 75.5% of his 49 attempts for 470 yards, seven touchdowns, and only one interception. He’s also added two rushing scores.

In Week 3, Cincinnati will host a Miami (OH) team that surrendered 38 points to Miami (FL) in Week 1 and 28 points to UMass a week ago. The Bearcats should easily put up 30-plus points at home on Saturday, making this our CFB bet of the day.

Florida State: Over 36.5 Points (-120)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

Florida State has looked dominant to begin the season, with lopsided wins over LSU and Southern Miss. Sixth-year quarterback Jordan Travis has looked poised for the Seminoles, completing 38 of his 60 attempts for 517 yards, six touchdowns, and only one interception.

Next up on Florida State’s schedule is a road meeting with Boston College, which has looked out of sorts. While the Eagles escaped with a narrow win over Holy Cross in Week 2, they fell to Northern Illinois as 8-point home favorites in Week 1.

Boston College just allowed Holy Cross to gash them for 264 rushing yards in Week 2, and Florida State produced 303 rushing yards against Southern Miss. With the Seminoles also boasting a defense that forces quick stops, this is our CFB betting tip of the day.

Track our reports on the best NCAAF props this weekend:

CFB Week 3 Player Props

Kaytron Allen: Over 60.5 Rushing Yards (-125)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

Penn State looks well-balanced through the first two weeks, largely due to having a dynamic backfield duo of Nicholas Singleton and Kaytron Allen. Even though Allen is the so-called “backup" to Singleton, he’s garnered more rushing attempts (29 to 25) and is averaging more yards per attempt (5.3 to 4.7).

Through the first two weeks, Allen has carried the ball 29 times for 154 yards and one touchdown. The sophomore back is coming off a 103-yard performance against Delaware in Week 2 and has a positive matchup versus Illinois in Week 3.

🏈 Read up on more of our CFB Best Bets for Week 3.

Illinois has given up 224 rushing yards per game in the first two weeks and is allowing 5.2 yards per attempt. Allen has received at least 11 carries in each of his first two games this season, and there’s a good chance he’ll get more touches in a likely run-heavy game for Penn State.

Xavier Weaver: Over 80.5 Receiving Yards (-115)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

The Colorado offense looks like a force to be reckoned with this season, with Shedeur Sanders continuing to improve his draft stock under center. With Sanders leading a high-octane aerial attack for the Buffaloes, Xavier Weaver has seemingly emerged as the team’s No. 1 wideout.

After transferring from South Florida, Weaver has registered the sixth-most receiving yards (288) in college football through the first two weeks, notching at least 118 receiving yards in each game.

Colorado will host Colorado State in Week 3, and the Rams allowed a whopping 466 passing yards to Washington State two weeks ago in their only game of the season.

There should be plenty of receiving yards to go around to Colorado’s pass catchers on Saturday, meaning Weaver should add to his impressive numbers against a weak Colorado State secondary. This is our CFB prop bet of the day.

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