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09/05/2013 12:01 PM

ACC Report - Week 2

September 5, 2013

The Atlantic Coast Conference risked tremendous embarrassment in the first week, as a Clemson loss against Southeastern Conference rival Georgia would have been a real black eye for the league. However, Clemson outlasted UGA 38-35 in a track meet, making up for Virginia Tech's slaughter at the hands of Alabama in Atlanta.

Pittsburgh and Syracuse officially joined the ACC ranks, and both started their regular seasons with losses. The Orange were on the short end of a 23-17 score against Penn State, although they were able to cover. Pittsburgh looked overmatched against Florida State and QB Jameis Winston, getting pounded at home 41-13 in their initial league game.

Overall, the league went 10-4 straight-up and 8-6 ATS. Home teams went 9-3 SU and 7-5 ATS, while road teams went 1-1 straight-up and 1-1 ATS. The 'under' went 8-5-1 in Week 1, with the 'under' going 7-4-1 at home.


Team SU Conference ATS Over/Under

Boston College 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

Clemson 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0

Duke 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-1

Florida State 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0

Georgia Tech 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0

Maryland 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0

Miami (Fla.) 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

North Carolina 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1

North Carolina State 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-1

Pittsburgh 0-1 0-0 1-0 1-0

Syracuse 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1

Virginia 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

Virginia Tech 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0-1

Wake Forest 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

Wake Forest at Boston College (*Friday - ESPN2, 8:00 p.m. ET)
Both of these teams were very sluggish in their regular season openers. Wake Forest eventually pulled away from FCS opponent Presbyterian last week for a 31-7 win, but there is much work to be done if they're going to hit the road and beat a league opponent. Boston College snuck by their FCS opponent, Villanova, by a 24-14 score. They were even less impressive, but at least they're back in Chestnut Hill. The Demon Deacons are 8-17 ATS in their past 25 road games, and 2-12 ATS in their past 14 road games against a team wit ha winning home record. They're also 0-6 ATS in their past six games against a winning team overall. BC is just 3-8 ATS in their past 11 games, and 2-6 ATS in their past eight conference tilts. However, in this series, the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the past six meetings. The 'over' has also cashed in four of the past five meetings in Chestnut Hill.

Florida at Miami, Fl. (ESPN, 12:00 p.m. ET)
Neither team covered in their initial games of the 2013 season. Florida had an excuse, as they played without six key players due to suspension in their opener against Toledo. The defense was fairly stout against a solid Rockets offense. The Gators will certainly have their hands full with Hurricanes RB Duke Johnson. Miami held Conference USA opponent Florida Atlantic to just six points in their win last Friday. The Gators are 5-1 ATS in their past six road games, but just 1-5 ATS in their past six non-conference games. Miami is 5-1 ATS in their past six home games, and 6-1 ATS in their past seven overall. However, they are 1-4 ATS in their past five non-conference battles. The 'under' might actually be the play here. The 'under' is 7-2 in Florida's past nine non-conference battles, including last week, while the 'under' is 37-14 in Miami's past 51 non-conference affairs. The 'under' is also 43-19-1 in Miami's past 63 home games. A noon kick might also help keep the point totals down in the sweltering South Florida heat.

Oregon at Virginia (ABC/ESPN2, 3:30 p.m. ET)
Oregon has few problems last week in their tune-up against an overmatched FCS opponent from Nicholls State. The Ducks will travel cross-country to Charlottesville, getting a little bit more of a test. Virginia knocked off Brigham Young by a 19-16 score, covering at home for the first time in nine games (1-7-1 ATS) at Scott Stadium. Oregon is 6-0 ATS in their past six road games against a team with a winning home record, and 8-0 ATS in their past eight games on grass. The Ducks are also 8-1 ATS in their past nine games overall. The total trends are rather contrasted, as the 'over' is 5-2 in Oregon's past seven road games, but the 'under' is 11-3 in UVA's past 14 home contests.

Duke at Memphis (4:30 p.m. ET)
Duke opened with a convincing 45-0 win against North Carolina Central in the Bull City Classic, an annual battle between the Durham colleges. The Blue Devils saw solid play from QBs Brandon Connette and Anthony Boone, with each finding the end zone once apiece with their feet. The key in this one will be getting WR Jamison Crowder more involved in the offense. Memphis will be playing their regular season opener, but find themselves as a six-point dog at home. Duke hasn't had a ton of instances over the past couple of decades as a road favorite. And they are just 1-7 ATS in their past eight games on the road. Memphis, on the other hand, is 4-0 ATS in their past four home games, and 13-4 ATS in their past 17 home games against a team with a winning road record. It will be interesting to see if Duke can pick up a road win and show that they are for real.

Syracuse at Northwestern (BTN, 6:00 p.m.)
The Orange face a Big Ten opponent for the second straight week, and this time they get a Top 25 opponent. Syracuse fell 23-17 to Penn State in the Meadowlands, while Northwestern hit the road and scored an impressive 44-30 win at California. These two clubs met in a thriller last season, with the Wildcats prevailing 42-41 in the Carrier Dome Sept. 1, 2012. There are a few things to watch in this one. First off, QB Kain Colter (concussion) came out of last week's game after only two plays due to concussion and he never returned. If he cannot start, QB Trevor Seimian would get the nod. RB Venric Mark (lower body) suffered an undisclosed lower-body ailment at Cal. He was limited, but able to finish the game. If Mark cannot play, RB Treyvon Green would look to add to his totals after going for 129 rushing yards and two scores. CB Daniel Jones (knee) also was nicked and is done for the season.

Other Games
South Carolina State at Clemson (12:30 p.m. ET)
Middle Tennessee at North Carolina (12:30 p.m. ET)
Western Carolina at Virginia Tech (1:30 p.m. ET)
Old Dominion at Maryland (ESPNews, 4:00 p.m. ET)
Richmond at North Carolina State (6:00 p.m. ET)

Florida State, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh

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09/05/2013 12:03 PM

Big Ten Report - Week 2

September 5, 2013

In Week 1, the 12 schools in the Big Ten went 10-2 straight up in non-conference action. Unfortunately for their backers, the group was just 5-7 against the spread. The conference isn't normally known for shootouts, yet the 'over' produced an 8-4 mark (67%) in Week 1. Eight teams scored over 40 points and three eclipsed the 50-point barrier.


Team SU Conference ATS Over/Under

Illinois 1-0 0-0 0-1 1-0

Indiana 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0

Iowa 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-0

Michigan 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0

Michigan State 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

Minnesota 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0

Nebraska 1-0 0-0 0-1 1-0

Northwestern 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0

Ohio State 1-0 0-0 0-1 1-0

Penn State 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

Purdue 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1

Wisconsin 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-1

Illinois (+8, 54) vs. Cincinnati (ESPN, 12:00 p.m. ET)
The good news is that Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase looked much more comfortable in Bill Cubit's offense. He threw for a career-high 416 yards (78%) and two touchdowns against FCS Southern Illinois and led the Illini to 42 total points (Illinois averaged just 16.7 PPG last season). The bad news is that the Illini almost blew a 22-point lead at home against a FCS opponent. They allowed the Salukis to gain 407 total yards and score 34 points. SIU QB Faulkner completed 25-of-40 passes for 312 yards with three touchdowns and no picks. The Illini defense has to get better or Cincinnati will run up points in a hurry. Cincinnati looked strong on both sides of the ball in a 42-7 win over Purdue. The Bearcats passed for 204 yards and rushed for another 221. The defense held the Boilermakers to just 226 total yards and 12 first downs. The Illini have dropped 10 straight games against FBS opponents, and nine of those losses were by 14 points or more. Cincy has now won and covered four straight games dating back to last season.

Iowa (-24.5, 48) vs. FCS Missouri State (Big Ten, 12:00 p.m. ET)
Despite the loss, Iowa looked like an improved team from last year’s version that finished 4-8. The Hawkeyes outgained and had more first downs than Northern Illinois (who went to the Orange Bowl last year). New QB Jake Rudock had 256 passing yards with one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown, but had a costly interception late in the game that led to NIU’s game-winning field goal. The good news is that they get to regroup here against FCS Missouri State. Missouri State finished 3-8 a year ago with losses against Kansas State (42 points) and Louisville (28 points). The Hawkeyes are 47-5 all-time against FCS opponents and all of those losses came prior to 1939.

Michigan State (-23.5, 44) vs. South Florida (ESPNU, 12:00 p.m. ET)
As dominant as the Spartan defense was against Western Michigan, the concerns that doomed an anemic offense in 2012 were still apparent. QB’s Andrew Maxwell and Connor Cook combined to complete just 17-of-36 passes for 116 yards with no touchdowns (the offense scored just one touchwon the entire game). The receivers didn’t help the cause either with six dropped passes. Defensively the Spartans remained stout. This unit allowed just 204 total yards and 14 first downs. WMU had just 11 rushing yards on 27 carries and their quarterbacks completed just 38% of their passes with three interceptions. South Florida was surprised by FCS McNeese State last week in a 53-21 home loss. The Bulls had three costly turnovers (one which was turned 76 yards for a TD) and had a 33-7 deficit at halftime. They played better in the 2nd half after inserting QB Bobby Eveld (137 yards and two touchdowns) but the defense has a long way to go. MSU is 0-7 as a home chalk the last seven opportunities. The Spartans are also just 2-6 ATS their last eight at home against non-conference opponents.

Penn State (-24, 48.5) vs. Eastern Michigan (Big Ten, 12:00 p.m. ET)
Penn State fought through some adversity to notch a quality win over a major-conference team away from its home stadium. True freshman QB Christian Hackenberg had his ups and downs, but overall finished with a good day (278 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT). He did not to a good job on third down (1-of-15) and too often the Nittany Lions were forced to punt. PSU also only had 57 rushing yards on 38 carries – a stat that must improve as the season goes on. The Nittany Lions are a heavy 24 point favorite as they debut at home this week against Eastern Michigan. They recently played EMU in 2011 at home and won by 28 points. The Eagles beat FCS Howard last week by 10 points, but they are 0-31 against the Big Ten. They’ve lost to four Big Ten teams the last two years by an average of 28 points per game.

Purdue (-17, 58) vs. FCS Indiana State (Big Ten, 12:00 p.m. ET)
HC Darrell Hazell should get an easy win here after an embarrassing debut as Purdue’s head coach. Purdue generated just 226 yards of offense, 12 first downs, and seven points against Cincinnati last week. QB Henry threw two interceptions and the offense lost two more fumbles. Defensively the Boilers allowed 425 yards and 42 points as Cincy was able to move the ball with ease. Purdue has an opportunity to get right against an FCS opponent before a home battle with Notre Dame next week. Indiana State allowed 632 yards and 73 points in a trip to Indiana last week. Purdue isn’t nearly as dynamic as Indiana, but it bodes well for the Boilermakers offense. Purdue has won nine straight home openers with the average score 46-17. The Boilers are 3-0 against Indiana State, winning last in 2006 by 35 points. They finished 7-4 last year with a seven-point loss to Indiana.

Wisconsin (-45, 59) vs. FCS Tennessee Tech (Big Ten, 12:00 p.m. ET)
It was just UMass, but Wisconsin and new head coach Gary Anderson put on a good show in the opener. The Badgers racked up 598 yards of offense, including 393 rushing yards where three players finished over 100 yards. Anderson’s new 3-4 defense also looked strong, allowing just 212 yards and 13 first downs. Again, it was just UMass, and the competition doesn’t get any stronger this week as the Badgers take on FCS Tennessee Tech. TTU went 3-8 last year with a 49 point loss at Oregon. Wisconsin is 5-0 against FCS opponents over the last five years – winning by an average of 30.4 PPG.

Ohio State (-28, 54) vs. San Diego State (ESPN2, 3:30 p.m. ET)
The competition level steps up a bit for the Buckeyes after their home opening win against Buffalo. They’ll host San Diego State this week before traveling to Cal next week. The Buckeyes had a flawless record in 2012, but they were a flawed team. They still have their issues as they weren’t able to pull away from Buffalo until the 4th quarter last week. QB Braxton Miller completed 15-of-22 passes for 178 yards and two scores, but had a costly interception that Buffalo returned for a touchdown. OSU’s running game racked up 261 yards (5.8 YPC). San Diego State’s upset loss against Eastern Illinois last week inflated this line a bit as this team is not as bad as that loss indicates. This will be the Aztec’s fourth trip to the Horseshoe since 2001. They are 0-3 so far but only losing by 13 PPG. San Diego State has traveled to Washington, Missouri, and Michigan over the last three years and only losing by 11 PPG and outgained by 13 YPG. OSU is 1-4 ATS its last five when laying double digits.

Indiana (-13, 67) vs. Navy (Big 10, 6:00 p.m. ET)
The Hoosiers offense set a Memorial Stadium record with 73 points against Indiana State while notching 632 total yards of offense. Indiana now has multiple weapons at quarterback, running back and wide receiver. Still, the defense must improve. The Hoosiers allowed 306 yards and 21 points to Indiana State (ISU scored two defensive touchdowns leading to 35 total points). They also notched 131 rushing yards against this Indiana defense. Navy represents a much more difficult test as the Midshipmen bring in a tricky triple-option offense. The Hoosiers will be hungry for revenge after blowing a double-digit lead last year and surrendering the game-winning touchdown with 2:00 to play. Indiana has been a double-digit favorite just nine times in non-conference play over the past 10 years and is 6-3 ATS in those games. Navy is 6-2 ATS in its last eight road games as an underdog.

Nebraska (-28.5, 59.5) vs. Southern Miss (Big Ten, 6:00 p.m. ET)
The concerns about Nebraska's young defense were confirmed in week one against Wyoming. Nebraska surrendered 35 first downs and 602 yards at home to the Cowboys. Dating back to last season, the Huskers have now allowed 610 YPG (307 rush YPG, 303 pass YPG) and 49.6 PPG to the last three opponents. They are heavy 28.5 point favorites against Southern Miss as oddsmakers are apparently assuming the defense will step up a bit more this week. Southern Miss lost at home to Texas State last week 15-22. That final is a bit misleading considering SM had +193 yards and more first downs. The Golden Eagles had SIX turnovers, dooming them in the end. The Huskers beat Southern Miss by 29 points in the season opener last season and have won 12 straight at home against non-conference opponents by an average of 32 points per game.

Northwestern (-12, 57) vs. Syracuse (Big Ten, 6:00 p.m. ET)
The Wildcats had one of the most impressive performances in the Big Ten in week one. They played a night game at Cal and had to play the majority of the game without their two top players, QB Kain Colter and RB Venric Mark; both of whom left the game in the first half with injuries. Northwestern was still able to rack up 508 yards and 22 first downs and two interception returns for touchdowns certainly helped the Wildcats’ cause. The defense struggled, however, allowing 548 total yards and 30 first downs to Cal’s high-octane offense. They won’t face another offensive scheme like that all year long, but Syracuse still represents a tough challenge. NU won at Syracuse last season, 42-41 with the game-winning touchdown scored with 44 seconds remaining. Syracuse lost a lot of firepower from last year’s squad, including head coach Doug Marrone. ‘Cuse lost at home to Penn State last week and had a shaky start for QB Allen, who completed just 16-of-37 passes with two interceptions. NU has covered 13 of its last 14 games and has won six straight home openers by 24 points per game.

Michigan (-3.5, 52) vs. Notre Dame (ESPN, 8:00 p.m.)
The Wolverines host the Fighting Irish in Ann Arbor as a 3.5 point favorite. The ESPN Gameday crew will be on location as this is the final meeting between these two rivals in Ann Arbor scheduled. Michigan had a thoroughly dominating performance against Central Michigan in week one. QB Gardner accounted for three touchdowns but did have two interceptions that should be worrisome. Michigan had +253 yards and +10 first downs, but that was rather easy after CMU lost its starting QB & RB. The defense kept the Chippewas out of the end zone and held them to nine total points. The competition steps up considerably this week as Michigan will take on one of the top defenses in the nation in 2012. Notre Dame also received strong play from QB Rees last week, who threw for 346 yards and three scores. The underdog has covered 14 of the last 17 meetings between these two. Notre Dame is also 6-1 ATS in its last seven as a road underdog.

Minnesota (-16.5, 51) @ New Mexico State (8:00 p.m. ET)
It was a big win, but the 51-23 score masked some of the issues Jerry Kill's team must address before the competition level improves. Three of Minnesota’s seven touchdowns against UNLV were non-offensive (Kickoff return, blocked field goal return, and interception return). The Gophers had -99 yards and -5 first downs. We might not get a good gauge on Minnesota this week as they take on another bottom feeder. New Mexico State surrendered 715 yards to Texas last week. The Aggies are just 4-12 ATS the last 16 games and have dropped four of the last five home openers by 17 points per game.

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09/05/2013 12:05 PM

Pac-12 Report - Week 2

September 5, 2013

It was an interesting opening week in the Pac-12 last weekend. The big shocker came in Corvallis, as Oregon State was stunned by FCS opponent Eastern Washington in a shootout. It might have also been a mild surprise when Washington easily dispatched then-Top 20 opponent Boise State by a 38-6 score. The Huskies can savor that victory for at least one more week, as they and UCLA are two Pac-12 teams with a bye already.

We'll get our first looks of the season at Arizona State and Stanford. Neither figure to lose their games straight-up, but it might be a stretch to cover big numbers at home given that their opponents each already have one game under their belts.

Last weekend, the league went 7-3 straight up and 6-4 ATS. The home teams were 5-2 straight up and ATS, while road teams were 2-1 straight up and ATS. The 'over' went 6-4 in Week 1, with the 'over' going 5-2 for the home teams.


Team SU Conference ATS Over/Under

Arizona 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-1

Arizona State 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

California 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-0

Colorado 1-0 0-0 0-1 1-0

Oregon 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0

Oregon State 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-0

Southern California 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

Stanford 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

UCLA 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0

Utah 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0

Washington 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-1

Washington State 0-1 0-0 1-0 0-1

Oregon at Virginia (ABC/ESPN2, 3:30 p.m. ET)
Oregon has few problems last week in their tune-up against an overmatched FCS opponent from Nicholls State. The Ducks will travel cross-country to Charlottesville, getting a little bit more of a test. Virginia knocked off Brigham Young by a 19-16 score, covering at home for the first time in nine games (1-7-1 ATS) at Scott Stadium. Oregon is 6-0 ATS in their past six road games against a team with a winning home record, and 8-0 ATS in their past eight games on grass. The Ducks are also 8-1 ATS in their past nine games overall. The total trends are rather contrasted, as the 'over' is 5-2 in Oregon's past seven road games, but the 'under' is 11-3 in UVA's past 14 home contests.

Hawaii at Oregon State (Pac-12 Network, 8:00 p.m. ET)
The Warriors hit the mainland for a battle between two teams looking for their first wins of the season. Hawaii kept it surprisingly close in a 30-13 home setback against Southern California. Meanwhile, Oregon State was shocked by FCS opponent Eastern Washington in a 49-46 setback. The Beavers showed off an impressive offense, led by QB Sean Mannion and WR Brandin Cooks, but their defense couldn't stop anyone. The Beavers are a nearly four-touchdown favorite, so the Warriors are likely to be a popular pick. Hawaii is 5-1 ATS in their past six games against Pac-12 opponents, including Week 1. They're also 8-3 ATS i ntheir past 11 road games against a team with a losing home record. The Beavers are 22-10-1 ATS in their past 33 games against a team with a losing record, but just 8-18-1 ATS in their past 27 games in the month of September.

Washington State at Southern California (FOX Sports 1, 10:30 p.m. ET)
The Cougars hit the road for a second straight week. Last week, they had a cross-country trek to Auburn, falling 31-24, but covering in an entertaining game. USC is back on the mainland after sleepwalking through a 30-13 win at Hawaii in the opener. The offense struggled at times, and WR Marqise Lee seemed to have trouble concentrating at times. USC is a little more than a two-touchdown favorite in this one, looking to snap a four-game ATS losing streak. USC is 2-5 ATS in their past seven conference games. Washington State is 5-0 ATS in their past five games against teams with a winning record, but just 1-3-1 ATS in their past five games in September.

San Jose State at Stanford (Pac-12 Network, 11:00 p.m.)
San Jose State opened their season with a 24-0 win against Sacramento State, but now they'll get a true measuring stick game against a Top 5 opponent. The one thing the Spartans have as an advantage over the Cardinal is having one game in tow. Stanford will be playing their first game of the season, so it might take them a little while to get their sea legs, while the Spartans have already worked together for 60 minutes in game conditions. San Jose State might be a popular selection considering they are 13-3 ATS in their past 16 road games, and 22-6 ATS in their past 28 games overall. They're also 19-7 ATS in their past 26 non-conference battles. However, Stanford is 8-2 ATS in the past 10 meetings in this series, and San Jose State has covered just once in the past eight trips to Palo Alto. The favorite is 8-2 ATS in the past 10 meetings in this series, with the home team covering eight of the past nine. That bodes well for Stanford, even as a near four-touchdown favorite.

Other Games
Sacramento State at Arizona State (*Thu., 10:00 p.m. ET )
Weber State at Utah (Pac-12 Network, 2:00 p.m. ET )
Portland State at California (Pac-12 Network, 5:00 p.m. ET)
Central Arkansas at Colorado (8:00 p.m. ET)
Arizona at UNLV (CBS SN, 10:30 p.m. ET)

UCLA, Washington

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09/05/2013 06:08 PM


Week 2

Thursday's NCAAF action: What bettors need to know

With the NFL season opener stealing the spotlight, Thursday's two college football contests are in the dark. That could mean added value with football bettors looking elsewhere for action. Here's a quick look at this pair of games:

FAU Owls at East Carolina Pirates (-20.5, 54)

The Owls expect to have freshman QB Greg Hankerson back under center after he left FAU’s 34-6 loss to Miami with a rib injury. Hankerson fell on the football while being tackled, leaving passing duties to sophomore Jaquez Johnson. Johnson, who started the game and split time with Hankerson, was 11 for 20 for 83 yards passing and added 30 yards rushing. Owls offensive coordinator Brian Wright will alternate between the two Thursday.

East Carolina won’t be rolling out the welcome mat for FAU in its first C-USA game. The Pirates put up 52 points in a warm-up win over Old Dominion in Week 1 (52-38) but failed to cover as 15-point home favorites. Quarterback Shane Carden set a school record with 447 yards passing (ECU had 481 total yards of offense) in that win, finding WR Justin Hardy for 191 of those gains and WR Davon Grayson for three touchdowns on four catches.

Key betting stat: Over is 6-1 in Pirates’ last seven games overall.

Sacramento State at Arizona State Sun Devils (-37)

Arizona State and Sacramento State will be looking for their first points of the season Thursday night, but only the host Sun Devils will be playing their opener. The FCS' Hornets are coming off a 24-0 loss at San Jose State, and the opposition doesn't get any easier with Arizona State. The Sun Devils are looking to build upon an 8-5 record in coach Todd Graham's inaugural season in the desert, and with 17 returning starters Arizona State plans to contend with nationally-ranked USC and UCLA in the Pac-12 South Division.

Of those returning starters, quarterback Taylor Kelly and defensive tackle Will Sutton stand out. Kelly had a breakout campaign as a sophomore last season, passing for 3,039 yards and 29 touchdowns against nine interceptions. Sutton is the reigning Pac-12 defensive player of the year after recording 63 tackles and 13 sacks in a dominant junior year.

Key betting stat: Over is 7-1 in Sun Devils' last eight Thursday games.

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09/05/2013 06:12 PM

Thursday, September 5

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Florida Atlantic - 7:30 PM ET East Carolina -20.5 500 POD # 3

East Carolina - Over 54 500 POD # 4

Sacramento State - 10:00 PM ET Arizona State -36 500 POD # 1

Arizona State - Over 49.5 500 POD # 2

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09/06/2013 12:04 PM

Wake Forest at Boston College

September 4, 2013

Match-up: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Boston College Eagles
Venue: Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (FieldTurf)
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013
Time/TV: 8:00 PM ET - ESPN2
Line: Boston College -3, Over/Under 48.5
Last Meeting: 2012, Wake Forest (-3.5) 28-14 vs. Boston College

There are not many wordsmiths around that can write a lede to get the casual football fan fired up for Friday's ACC showdown in Chestnut Hill between Boston College and Wake Forest. All I can say is there's a side and a total and, well, isn't that all we need?

As of Wednesday morning, most betting shops had Boston College (1-0 straight up, 0-1 against the spread) installed as a three-point home favorite with the total ranging from 48.5 to 50. Gamblers can back the Demon Deacons on the money line for a +135 return (risk $100 to win $135).

Wake Forest (1-0 SU, 0-1 ATS) opened the season with a 31-7 win over Presbyterian but failed to cover the number as a 38-point home favorite. The 38 combined points fell 'under' the 51-point total.

Senior quarterback Tanner Price threw for 219 yards and one touchdown without an interception. He also had a three-yard TD run. Price didn't have his favorite target, WR Michael Campanaro, due to a hamstring injury.

Campanaro was a second-team All-ACC selection last season despite missing a pair of games and parts of another. He finished 2012 with 79 catches for 763 yards and six TDs. Campanaro has been upgraded to 'probable' Thursday and is expected to start.

Jim Grobe's team produced 408 yards of total offense and limited Presbyterian to just 151 yards. The Deacs coughed up a pair of fumbles, but the defense created six turnovers and had three interceptions, including a 29-yard pick-six for sophomore linebacker Brandon Chubb.

The Steve Addazio Era at BC got off to a rough start as the Eagles trailed Villanova 14-7 at halftime in their opener last Saturday. But senior QB Chase Rettig led his team on a pair of third-quarter TD drives and BC eventually captured a 24-14 win in a non-covering victory as a 15-point favorite. The 38 combined points remained 'under' the 47.5-point total.

Rettig connected on 23-of-30 throws for 285 yards and two TDs without an interception. Senior WR Alex Amidon, a first-team All-ACC selection in 2012, hauled in 13 receptions for 146 yards, including a 49-yard scoring strike from Rettig. Senior RB Andre Williams rushed for 114 yards and one TD on 23 carries.

BC had 413 yards of total offense compared to 355 for 'Nova. The Eagles won the turnover battle 4-1, intercepting the Wildcats three times.

Since 2010, BC has limped to a 3-7 spread record in 10 games as a home favorite. Since 2007, Wake Forest has been abysmal as a road underdog, going 7-15 ATS.

From 2007-2010, BC won four in a row over Wake both SU and ATS. But the Deacs have won the last two encounters, including last year's 28-14 win as 3 ½-point home 'chalk.' The 42 combined points stayed below the 52.5-point total to produce the third consecutive 'under' in the head-to-head series.

Price torched the Eagles last year by completing 39-of-57 passes for 293 yards and three TDs. Campanaro had 16 receptions for 123 yards and three TDs.

Rettig threw for 357 yards and one TD in the losing effort, but he was intercepted three times. Amidon made 10 catches for 130 yards and one TD.

ESPN2 will provide television coverage at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.

**B.E.'s Bonus Nuggets**

--BC finished 2012 with a 2-10 SU record and a 4-8 ATS mark. The Eagles brought back eight starters on offense and 10 on defense.

--Wake went 5-7 both SU and ATS last season. The Deacs returned seven starters on offense and eight on defense.

--BC has lost WR Bobby Swigert to a season-ending injury. Swigert had 23 receptions for 268 yards and one TD last year. He had four catches for 56 yards in last year's loss to Wake. Swigert also had a 12-yard TD pass on a trick play.

--Florida starting OG Jon Halapio has officially been declared 'out' at Miami. RB Matt Brown will start but his cardio is a major question mark after he missed nearly all of August with a viral infection. The heat is obviously going to be major issue with the noon Eastern kickoff. Therefore, expect to see Mack Brown get the bulk of the carries for UF. Will Muschamp has indicated that true freshman Kelvin Taylor will see increased playing time. 'Baby Fred,' the son of the Gator legend, had fumbling issues during training camp and that's why he didn't play until late in the fourth quarter vs. Toledo. Taylor rushed five times for 43 yards against the Rockets, demonstrating an explosive burst through the hole similar to how his Pops used to do it at The Swamp from 1994-97.

--Kent St. RB Dri Archer has been upgraded to 'probable' vs. Bowling Green. He left last week's game with an ankle injury after rushing just three times for 10 yards. Archer rushed for 1,429 yards and 16 TDs last season, averaging 9.0 yards per carry.

--Middle Tennessee QB Logan Kilgore has been upgraded to 'probable' at North Carolina.

--Coaches on the Hot Seat:
1-Lame Chafin' (Southern Cal)
2-Bobby Hauck (UNLV)
3-Paul Pasqualoni (UConn)
4-Kirk Ferentz (Iowa)
5-Tim Beckman (Illinois)

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cnotes Posts:32113 Followers:37
09/06/2013 04:03 PM

Friday's games
Wake Forest/Boston College split last 10 games; Wake won last couple meetings, 27-19/28-14- they're 3-2 in last five visits here, with losses by 3-10 points. Underdogs are 6-4 vs spread in series, 3-2 here. Since '07, Deacons are 7-15 as road underdogs. BC has ten defensive starters back; they were down 14-7 at half to I-AA Villanova last week, won 24-14 in game, forcing four turnovers (TY 413-355). Eagles are 3-7 in last 10 tilts as a home favorite. Both teams have experienced QBs and three senior starters on offensive line.

Home side won both Central Florida-FIU games last two years; Knights avenged upset loss in '11 with 33-20 win (-17) LY (TY 431-306). Over last decade, UCF is 9-15 as road favorite, 2-5 last two years- they've got game at Penn State next week, will probably overlook this some. FIU is 9-6 as home dog since '06, but they were 1-4 LY- they lost seven starters on both sides of ball, including all five starters on OL. UCF has one of more underrated QBs in country (Bortles, 15 starts); they averaged 11.8 yards/pass attempt last week, converted 9-14 on third down in waxing Akron 38-7 (-23.5).

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cnotes Posts:32113 Followers:37
09/06/2013 04:05 PM

Short Sheet

Week 2

Friday, September 6, 2013

Wake Forest at Boston College, 8:00 ET ESPN2
Wake Forest: 25-11 Under after having a TO margin of +2 or better
Boston College: 2-11 ATS in the first half of the season

Write-In Game:

Central Florida at Florida International, 8:00 ET CBSSN
Central Flordia: 1-8 ATS off a home win
Florida Int: 10-1 Under at home after allowing 42+ points

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cnotes Posts:32113 Followers:37
09/06/2013 06:14 PM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

09/05/13 2-­2-­0 50.00% -­100 Detail
09/02/13 1-­1-­0 50.00% -­50 Detail
09/01/13 4-­0-­0 100.00% +­2000 Detail

Totals 7-­3-­0 70.00% +1850

Friday, September 6

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Wake Forest - 8:00 PM ET Wake Forest +3 500 POD # 2

Boston College - Under 48.5 500 POD # 3

Central Florida - 8:00 PM ET Central Florida -24.5 500 POD # 1

Florida International - Over 53 500 POD # 4

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cnotes Posts:32113 Followers:37
09/07/2013 02:30 AM


Short Sheet

Week 2

Saturday, September 7, 2013

#12 Florida at Miami FL, 12:00 ET ESPN
Florida: 20-7 Under off a SU home win / ATS loss
Miami FL: 8-0 ATS with a line of +3 to -3

Miami OH at Kentucky, 12:00 ET
Miami OH: 0-6 ATS as a road underdog
Kentucky: 21-9 Over at home after committing 1 or 0 turnovers

South Florida at Michigan State, 12:00 ET ESPNU
South Florida: 8-1 Under as an underdog
Michigan State: 0-8 ATS in home games

#13 Oklahoma State at Texas San Antonio, 12:00 ET FS1
Oklahoma State: 18-6 Under as a road favorite
Texas SA: 5-1 ATS off an ATS win

Houston at Temple, 12:00 ET
Houston: 10-23 ATS after scoring 42+ points
Temple: 30-16 ATS off an Under

(TC) North Texas at Ohio U, 7:00 ET
North Texas: 10-23 ATS after allowing 14 points or less
Ohio U: 21-8 SU at home after committing 1 or 0 turnovers

Middle Tennessee State at North Carolina, 12:30 ET
Mid Tenn State: 12-3 Over away off a win by 17+ points
North Carolina: 6-1 ATS off a road loss

(TC) Cincinnati at Illinois, 12:00 ET ESPN2
Cincinnati: 8-1 ATS with a total of 49.5 to 56 points
Illinois: 2-13 ATS after allowing 325+ passing yards

(TC) West Virginia at #16 Oklahoma, 7:00 ET FOX
West Virginia: 6-1 Over off a non-conference game
Oklahoma: 7-20 ATS after having 300+ rushing yards

(TC) #6 South Carolina at #11 Georgia, 4:30 ET ESPN
South Carolina: 6-0 ATS after allowing 14 points or less
Georgia: 8-1 Over in September

San Diego State at #3 Ohio State, 3:30 ET ABC | ESPN2
San Diego State: 13-4 ATS away after committing 14+ turnovers
Ohio State: 0-6 ATS at home off a home game

Utah State at Air Force, 3:30 ET CBSSN
Utah State: 7-0 ATS after forcing 1 or 0 turnovers
Air Force: 3-11 ATS in home games

South Alabama at Tulane, 3:30 ET
South Alabama: 2-10 ATS playing on artificial turf
Tulane: 16-4 ATS off a win by 21+ points

#2 Oregon at Virginia, 3:30 ET ABC | ESPN2
Oregon: 8-0 ATS in road games
Virginia: 1-8 ATS in September

Duke at Memphis, 4:30 ET
Duke: 5-1 ATS as a favorite
Memphis: 6-12 ATS as a home underdog of 3.5 to 7 points

Syracuse at #19 Northwestern, 6:00 ET BTN
Syracuse: 10-23 ATS away after allowing 100 or less rushing yards
Northwestern: 7-0 ATS in home games

Navy at Indiana, 6:00 ET BTN
Navy: 15-3 ATS as a road underdog of 7.5 to 14 points
Indiana: 4-13 ATS after having 525+ total yards

#15 Texas at BYU, 7:00 ET ESPN2
Texas: 6-0 Over away in the first half of the season
BYU: 10-1 ATS off a road loss by 3 points or less

UAB at #9 LSU, 7:00 ET ESPNU
UAB: 6-0 ATS off a SU loss / ATS win
LSU: 0-5 ATS off a combined score of 60+ points

(TC) Toledo at Missouri, 3:30 ET ESPNU
Toledo: 18-6 ATS after scoring 14 points or less
Missouri: 8-21 ATS off a win by 28+ points

Colorado State at Tulsa, 7:00 ET CBSSN
Colorado State: 1-8 ATS off a non-conference game
Tulsa: 6-0 ATS off a road game

(TC) Arkansas State at Auburn, 7:30 ET
Arkansas State: 10-2 ATS in road games
Auburn: 3-9 ATS off an Under

(TC) Army at Ball State, 1:00 ET
Army: 1-9 ATS in road games
Ball State: 13-4 ATS playing on artificial turf

(TC) Eastern Michigan at Penn State, 12:00 ET BTN
Eastern Michigan: 8-20 ATS off a home win
Penn State: 9-0 Under vs. non-conference opponents

(TC) Buffalo at #23 Baylor, 3:30 ET
Buffalo: 0-6 ATS off an Over
Baylor: 12-2 ATS in home games

(TC) Bowling Green at Kent State, 12:00 ET
Bowling Green: 6-0 Under in road games
Kent State: 8-1 ATS vs. conference opponents

(TC) Western Kentucky at Tennessee, 12:20 ET
Western Kentucky: 7-0 ATS off a SU win as an underdog
Tennessee: 6-1 Over off a non-conference game

(TC) Louisiana Lafeytte at Kansas State, 6:30 ET FS1
LA Lafayette: 11-2 Over off a road game
Kansas State: 29-15 ATS at home off a loss

#14 Notre Dame at #17 Michigan, 8:00 ET ESPN
Notre Dame: 15-5 ATS as a road underdog of 7 points or less
Michgian: 22-42 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 10 points

Hawaii at Oregon State, 8:00 ET
Hawaii: 7-0 Over off a non-conference game
Oregon State: 22-10 ATS at home off a home game

Minnesota at New Mexico State, 8:00 ET
Minnesota: 4-0 Under sa a road favorite of 14.5+ points
New Mexico State: 17-36 ATS after allowing 475+ total yards

(TC) Idaho at Wyoming, 4:00 ET
Idaho: 0-6 ATS off a road loss by 21+ points
Wyoming: 9-0 ATS after allowing 375+ rushing yards

New Mexico at UTEP, 8:00 ET
New Mexico: 9-1 ATS offa SU loss as a home favorite
UTEP: 1-8 ATS as a favorite

Washington State at #25 USC, 10:30 ET FS1
Washington State: 32-16 Over in September
USC: 3-11 ATS last 14 games overall

Arizona at UNLV, 10:30 ET CBSSN
Arizona: 15-5 Over on Saturdays
UNLV: 9-23 ATS off a loss by 28+ points

San Jose State at #5 Stanford, 11:00 ET
San Jose State: 6-0 Over off a home game
Stanford: 17-4 ATS on Saturdays

(TC) = Time Change

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