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College Football Week 12 thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    The most-interesting games and lines for Week 12. As always, all point spreads from ESPN’s college football odds page and all times Eastern:

    Thursday

    East Carolina (-2) at Cincinnati, 7 p.m., ESPN2

    Cal (+14.5) at USC, 9 p.m., ESPN

    Saturday

    Ohio State (-12) at Minnesota, noon, ABC

    Clemson (-3) at Georgia Tech, noon, ESPN

    Virginia Tech (+7) at Duke, noon, ESPNU

    South Carolina (+6) at Florida, noon, SEC Network

    Pittsburgh (+2) at North Carolina, 12:30 p.m., ACC Network

    TCU (-28) at Kansas, 3 p.m., Fox Sports 1

    Mississippi State (+7) at Alabama, 3:30 p.m., CBS

    Nebraska (+6) at Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m., ABC

    Washington (+8.5) at Arizona, 3:30 p.m., Fox

    Georgia Southern (+3.5) at Navy, 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

    Utah (+7.5) at Stanford, 6 p.m., Pac-12 Network

    Auburn (+2.5) at Georgia, 7:15 p.m., ESPN

    Missouri (+5.5) at Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network

    Florida State (-2.5) at Miami, 8 p.m., ABC

    Michigan State (-11) at Maryland, 8 p.m., Big Ten Network

    LSU (+2.5) at Arkansas, 8 p.m., ESPN2

    Arizona State (-9.5) at Oregon State, 10:45 p.m., ESPN
     
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The number one team in the country is a seven-point underdog. Don't see that every day.
     
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I think Alabama has been favored in every game since the 2009 SEC championship vs. No. 1 Florida. On the flip side, this is the first time Alabama has been a single digit home favorite since 2011 against No. 1 LSU.

    The one that jumps out at me is LSU being an underdog against Arkansas, which hasn't won an SEC game in 2 years.
     
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    That one got me, too Steak. I see that as a real overlay, while the other is just based on the likely accurate perception of Alabama's strength. Of course, they did lose that 2011 game.
     
  5. Layman

    Layman Active Member

    From my B1G viewpoint:

    Nebraska-Wisco line looks like a ton of points, for two teams that are pretty even. Assume it has to be Abdullah's injury? Be interesting to watch that situation & if that number moves any.

    I expect Sparty to kick the ever loving crap out of Maryland. Gonna be an angry bunch.

    No clue what to expect from tOSU. They expended a TON of emotion last week, tough for a team that young to not flatten out a bit. Minnesota is pretty good & the weather is supposed to be frigid. Then again....they make want to make a statement. Be tough to touch that one. Believe this one opened in the -13.5 range.
     
  6. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    That Navy-Georgia Southern game might be over in 2 1/2 hours.
     
  7. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Supposed to be a blizzard in Fayetteville on Saturday night. i don't know if the weather figures into the line or not.
     
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    As long as we keep having these TAMU winning AT Auburn scenarios, the whole "hasn't won in *this* long" is a moot point.
     
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    FSU -2.5 at Miami is the Seminoles' smallest line since 2011 at Clemson, when it was favored by 1.5 (Clemson won 35-30).
     
  10. I could see LSU going in the dump after Saturday given how bad their QB play is. And Arkansas is a tough, physical team that just can't close out games.
     
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Thursday

    East Carolina (-2) at Cincinnati, 7 p.m., ESPN2 -- Cincy

    Cal (+14.5) at USC, 9 p.m., ESPN -- I can see it being a 14-point final. But Cal's defense is 122nd in points allowed and USC is coming off a bye.

    Saturday

    Ohio State (-12) at Minnesota, noon, ABC -- Minnesota to cover. Buckeyes left it all in East Lansing.

    Clemson (-3) at Georgia Tech, noon, ESPN -- Tech

    Virginia Tech (+7) at Duke, noon, ESPNU -- Duke

    South Carolina (+6) at Florida, noon, SEC Network -- They'll probably play defense all over each other.

    Pittsburgh (+2) at North Carolina, 12:30 p.m., ACC Network -- Blah.

    TCU (-28) at Kansas, 3 p.m., Fox Sports 1 -- I'd probably take 28 a week after TCU put it all into Kansas State

    Mississippi State (+7) at Alabama, 3:30 p.m., CBS -- I like Blake Sims. Slugfest. Down to the buzzer.

    <as an aside, not sure who phrased it during the Bama-LSU game but it would make a cool feature: "Middle Linebacker in the SEC" >

    Nebraska (+6) at Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m., ABC -- good game

    Washington (+8.5) at Arizona, 3:30 p.m., Fox -- Arizona by a lot.

    Georgia Southern (+3.5) at Navy, 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network -- take the over.

    Utah (+7.5) at Stanford, 6 p.m., Pac-12 Network -- Stanford

    Auburn (+2.5) at Georgia, 7:15 p.m., ESPN -- OVER.

    Missouri (+5.5) at Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network -- TAMU.

    Florida State (-2.5) at Miami, 8 p.m., ABC -- I'll be wrong, no doubt, but Miami to win.

    Michigan State (-11) at Maryland, 8 p.m., Big Ten Network -- Maryland to cover.

    LSU (+2.5) at Arkansas, 8 p.m., ESPN2 -- Arky

    Arizona State (-9.5) at Oregon State, 10:45 p.m., ESPN -- Beavs to cover.
     
  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Maryland's not keeping it within 2 TDs without Diggs. That'll be a bloodbath.
     
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