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College football week 9 thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    This week's menu.

    All times Eastern. Lines by Bovada.

    (Leaving out the editorial comments, given my pitiful prognosticating last week).


    Boise State (+7.5) at BYU, 7 p.m., ESPN


    Houston (+7.5) at Rutgers, noon, ESPN News

    Nebraska (-10.5) at Minnesota, noon, ESPN

    Northwestern (+4.5) at Iowa, noon, Big Ten Network

    Vanderbilt (+18) at Texas A&M, 12:21 p.m., SEC Network

    Clemson (-14.5) at Maryland, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

    NC State (+30.5) at Florida State, 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2

    Tennessee (+28.5) at Alabama, 3:30 p.m., CBS

    Texas Tech (+7) at Oklahoma, 3:30 p.m., Fox

    South Carolina (+2.5) at Missouri, 7 p.m., ESPN2

    UCLA (+23.5) at Oregon, 7 p.m., ESPN

    Texas (+1.5) at TCU, 7:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1

    Penn State (+14.5) at Ohio State, 8 p.m., ABC

    Stanford (+5.5) at Oregon State, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
  2. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    Undefeated Texas Tech is being given seven points against an Oklahoma squad that got murdered by Texas and struggled for a half against Kansas? Geez. Sounds like the safe bet of the week.
  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Monday of the Third Week of October. I don't care what the calendar on the wall says.

    28.5 seems a bit high, IMO.
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Clemson is going to squash Maryland this weekend. Three weeks ago I was really fired up for that game. But when you have two stud WRs who bailed your entire offense out every week break their legs in one game, you're fucked. Against lesser teams, the depth the Terps have at WR would still make them competitive. But those two wide outs were relied on to bail out a bad QB. Now there isn't anyone to do that. I'll start drinking early and probably leave the game early, too.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    According to vegasinsider.com, LVSC (the "official" line-setter, although the books do their own thing) opened with South Carolina as a five-point favorite.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    NCAA decision on Miami coming Tuesday, per The Miami Herald on Twitter:

  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Reportedly nine scholarships lost over three years for Miami. No bowl ban.

  8. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    This is backwards, no? Although Oregon State is getting stronger each week, per usual for a Mike Riley team. In other words, I wouldn't be terribly surprised if the Beavs pull it off. A few weeks ago I would have said no chance.
  9. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Agreed, muphyc. Oregon State COULD win, but Stanford has to be the favorite, even on the road.

    Between that game and UCLA at Oregon, good weekend of football in the Beaver State.
  10. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I'm surprised it isn't more than that. Texas Tech has played a high school schedule thus far. Struggled to beat West Virginia. OU should win by 20 at home.
  11. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I'm shocked at the UCLA-Oregon line. Baring a turnover fest, I expect the Ducks to win, but not 23 1/2 points. UCLA is a decent team.
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Every week, I think the Oregon line is crazy. Every week they cover -- frequently by halftime. (They didn't against Wazzu, but only because Leach left the starters in while Oregon ran through its subs. The spread was 38 and the Ducks reached that at one point.)
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