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College Football Week 14 (Rivalry Week) thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    It’s rivalry week, so pretty much every game is interesting in one way or another. Here are the lines (all times Eastern):

    Thursday

    LSU (-2.5) at Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m., ESPN (don’t think ESPN figured this would be for fifth place when they scheduled it)

    TCU (-6.5) at Texas, 7:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1 (Longhorns could throw a monkey wrench in the playoff race)

    Friday

    Northern Illinois (+6) at Western Michigan, 11 a.m., ESPNU (NIU is MAC West champ with a win)

    Nebraska (+1.5) at Iowa, noon, ABC (I got nothin’)

    Central Florida (-12) at South Florida, ESPN2 (UCF would tie for AAC championship with win)

    Western Kentucky (+22) at Marshall, noon, Fox Sports 1 (Herd going for undefeated season, whatever that’s worth)

    Toledo (+23) at Eastern Michigan, 1 p.m., espn3 (Rockets are MAC West champ with win and NIU loss)

    Arkansas (Pick 'em) at Missouri, 2:30 p.m., CBS (Tigers are SEC East champs with win)

    Stanford (+4.5) at UCLA, 3:30 p.m., ABC (Bruins clinch Pac-12 South with win)

    Arizona State (+4.5) at Arizona, 3:30 p.m., Fox (UCLA loss would open it up for winner here)

    Colorado State (+7.5) at Air Force, 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network (Rams can get into a Big 6 bowl with a win & loss by Boise State to Utah State)

    Virginia (-2) at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m., ESPN (ummmmm)

    Saturday

    South Carolina (+4.5) at Clemson, noon, ESPN (maybe there will be a fight)

    Kentucky (+14) at Louisville, noon, ESPN2 (Wildcats could be 12th SEC team to be bowl-eligible with a win)

    Georgia Tech (+12.5) at Georgia, noon, SEC Network (may or may be Bulldogs’ last game til January)

    Michigan (+20) at Ohio State, noon, ABC (hey, did you hear Michigan might fire its coach?)

    Cincinnati (-5.5) at Temple, noon, ESPN News (part 2 of the potential AAC clusterf***)

    Illinois (+8.5) at Northwestern, noon, ESPNU (both are 5-6, so this is a bowl-eligible bowl)

    North Carolina State (+7.5) at North Carolina, 12:30 p.m., ACC Network (zzzzzz)

    Michigan State (-13.5) at Penn State, 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2 (playin’ out the string)

    Baylor (-24) at Texas Tech, 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2 (if TCU plays a close one or loses Thursday, Bears might shoot for 100)

    Mississippi State (-1.5) at Ole Miss, 3:30 p.m., CBS (also could be a playoff play-in game)

    Notre Dame (+7) at USC, 3:30 p.m., Fox (Irish might actually beat someone one day)

    Florida (+9.5) at Florida State, 3:30 p.m., ESPN (Muschamp was last coach to beat FSU, maybe he can do it again in his last game)

    Rutgers (+9) at Maryland, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU (a traditional Big Ten season finale)

    Minnesota (+13) at Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m., Big Ten Network (Big Ten West championship game)

    UAB (-4) at Southern Miss, 3:30 p.m., American Sports Network (Blazers going for only 2nd bowl trip ever)

    Kansas (+27) at Kansas State, 4 p.m., Fox Sports 1 (Wildcats trying to backdoor into Big 12 title)

    Connecticut (+20.5) at Memphis, 4 p.m., ESPN News (part 3 of the potential AAC clusterf***)

    Tennessee (-17) at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m., SEC Network (Vols could be 12th or 13th SEC team to be bowl-eligible)

    Auburn (+9.5) at Alabama, 7:45 p.m., ESPN (Tigers look to play spoiler)

    Oregon (-20.5) at Oregon State, 8 p.m., ABC (strange things can happen in Corvallis)

    Utah State (+10) at Boise State, 10:15 p.m., ESPN2 (Broncos win MWC Mountain with a win)

    Washington (-4) at Washington State, 10:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1 (if you’re still awake by the end of this, you might have a gambling problem)
     
  2. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Said Minnesota's line last week vs Nebraska seemed high, and I was right. By a lot. So I'll say it again. This line seems high.
     
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Minnesota football playing for a championship. That's really happening, right?
     
  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Arkansas is +10?
     
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    No, they're a pick 'em. Not sure where Steak's number came from.

    I like Mizzou in a totally unbiased and objective measuring.
     
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  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    My bad. ESPN's odds page hasn't been updated for whatever reason, so I had to hunt for some of these. I read it wrong.

    It's fixed.

    However, if Arkansas QB Brandon Allen doesn't play, that certainly hurts the Razorbacks' chances.
     
  7. Layman

    Layman Active Member

    Jerry Kill. Hella' good football coach.
     
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Few years ago Gophs lose at home to Cruces State. Few years later, Big 10 power.
     
  9. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    I'll help you out, Steak:

    Friday
    Nebraska at Iowa: One last chance to see Bo Pelini go psycho on refs, players, assistant coaches, the media ... or all of them.
     
  10. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Baylor won't hafta shoot for 100. Against Tech's hideous defense, that's not too far of a stretch.
     
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    If there's a question about the QB, I'm surprised there is a line posted.
     
  12. The battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe takes on a bigger meaning this year.

    Arkansas beats Mizzou, giving us Georgia-Bammer SEC title game.
     
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