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College Football, week 2

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Alma, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    The notable games this week:

    LSU at Texas
    A&M at Clemson
    Stanford at USC
    Cincy at Ohio State
    Cal at Washington
  2. Justin_Rice

    Justin_Rice Well-Known Member

    Either Arkansas or Ole Miss is going to get its only SEC win of the season!
  3. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    I think Clemson could be cruising by halftime.

    Army at Michigan is a fun upset pick, but not likely. Still, love when a big power faces the triple option.

    I'm also interested to see how Boise State fares on a short week after traveling to Tallahassee.
  4. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    After a horrific opening weekend, I'm now looking for overreactions on the lines:

    Top plays:
    Syracuse -1 at Maryland.
    Miami -6 at UNC
    South Florida +6 at Georgia Tech
    Nebraska -4.5 at Colorado
    NMSU +55 at Alabama
    UCLA -7 vs. San Diego State
    Texas +5 vs. LSU
    Washington -14 vs. Cal
    Hawaii -6.5 vs. Oregon State
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Fun fact about week 2s. - seven of the 16 NFL playoff teams last year lost in week 1. Only two of them to other playoff teams.
  6. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Harrumph! This doesn't count. Play them in November, dammit!
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  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Since the start of the 2011 season, Alabama is 2-13-1 against the spread when favored by 39 points or more against non-Power 5 conference teams. They were 0-2 last season (favored by 49 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette and won 56-14, and by 51 vs. The Citadel and won 50-17).

    That said, New Mexico State might be bad enough to give up 60 or 70 and not cover.
  8. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Is that the largest published spread in history? I’m not a gambler, but I’ve never noticed one like that.
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    IIRC, Florida State was in the 60s against Savannah State or somebody like that a few years ago.
    And, IIRC, they covered.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

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  11. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    55 is too much not to take.
  12. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Reason No. 3,564 why I don't bet: If I did, a thunderstorm would hit Tallahassee early in the third quarter -- late enough for the game to be called and considered final but too soon for the Noles to hit the magic number.
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