CFB Week 3 betting roundup: Oklahoma State is a fraud
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Every week during the college football season, we'll highlight all of the betting info you may have missed over the weekend.

Here's what we learned in Week 3.

Oklahoma State is a fraud

There isn't a team in the entire country whose totals are more off than Oklahoma State's, and a 16-7 nail-biter against Tulsa confirmed it.

The Cowboys have become synonymous with a high-powered offense, but that couldn't be further from the truth. They've scored 35 points or more just once in their last nine games dating back to last season. During that span, their team total is 7-2 to the under.

However, the media hypes up this team solely based on it having Doak Walker finalist Chuba Hubbard in the backfield and a Biletnikoff candidate on the outside in Tylan Wallace. In reality, the team's plan is to run right, run left, and then throw on third-and-long.

Granted, there have been injuries, but the Cowboys are having trouble mustering 30-plus points against any team that's not a layup.

Head coach Mike Gundy just doesn't have the juice anymore; he is no longer interested in shootouts and appears clueless when it comes to utilizing his skill corps.

If you're still finding Oklahoma State totals inflated, play the under all you want.

North Texas' defense is historically bad

This is North Texas' "defense" - if you're wondering why there are quotations, this clip will paint the picture.

Ghosts have tackled more effectively.

That was a microcosm of what we saw in North Texas' 65-35 loss to SMU. Not only did the Mean Green defense allow 8.4 yards per play, but they're also dealing with some injuries.

Needless to say, betting against North Texas - or simply slamming the over button - isn't a terrible idea.

Pitt is legit

I liked this Pitt team before the season and have been impressed thus far despite it facing two inferior opponents.

One of the most underrated defenses from a year ago hasn't skipped a beat. The Panthers blanked Austin Peay in the opener before holding Syracuse to roughly 170 yards of total offense last weekend.

Bettors may consider Miami, North Carolina, or Louisville as the biggest challenger to Clemson, but don't sleep on Pitt.

Liberty's offense might be better than last year's

Liberty was one of the most intriguing teams coming into the 2020 season. The Flames were rife with experience on offense in their climb to the FBS ranks. But after losing quarterback and multi-year starter Stephen Calvert, as well as NFL wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden this past offseason, there were concerns about whether the offense could replace that duo.

The answer? Malik Willis.

The Auburn transfer quarterback made a statement in Week 1, helping post better than six yards per play en route to upsetting Western Kentucky as 14.5-point underdogs.

Some of the FBS defenses on the ledger this year include Florida International, UL-Monroe, and Coastal Carolina. Liberty overs are a good bet in 2020.

Alex Kolodziej is a betting writer for theScore. He's a graduate of Eastern Illinois who has been involved in the sports betting industry for 12 years. He can quote every line from "Rounders" and appreciates franchises that regularly wear alternate jerseys. Find him on Twitter @AJKolodziej.

CFB Week 3 betting roundup: Oklahoma State is a fraud
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