Which games does Miami football need to be on upset alert for 2018?

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 14: TaQuon Marshall /
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The Miami football team had several close calls during their 10-0 start in 2017. Four of their ten wins came by eight points or less. Miami will rematch with three of those teams in 2018. Which games should the Hurricanes be on upset alert for?

The Miami football team’s four tight wins last season came in consecutive weeks throughout October. The only team that they don’t rematch with this season from that run of tight wins is Syracuse. Which games on Miami’s 2018 schedule should have the Hurricanes on upset alert?

Miami will likely be favored in every game this season. They are at the least given a 54 percent chance of winning in each game this season according to ESPN’s Football Power Index. The Miami football team is given less than a two-thirds chance to win in just three games this season.

Miami is given a 65.7 percent chance to defeat LSU in the season opener in Arlington, Texas, a 57.1 percent chance at Georgia Tech November 3 and 54.1 percent at Virginia Tech a week later. A win by the Hokies or even Tigers is not likely to be considered an upset.

Two of the Miami football 2018 rematches and a new challenge on this year’s schedule are games Miami cannot afford to overlook. The tight games against Florida State, Georgia Tech, Syracuse and North Carolina last season should have Miami’s attention for every game this season. Miami also struggled in the first half against Toledo and Virginia.