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09/07/2013 02:46 AM

NCAAF

Week 2

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Saturday's NCAAF Top 25 betting cheat sheet: Afternoon action
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Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Wisconsin Badgers (-45)

If first-year head coach Gary Andersen can keep the Wisconsin defense performing on par with its running game, then Saturday's non-conference game against visiting Tennessee Tech could be just the latest in a long line of victories for the nation's 21st-ranked team. The Badgers ran for 393 yards last week in a 45-0 rout over Massachusetts, but more importantly, their new 3-4 defense shut out the Minutemen while holding them to 3.6 yards per play. "If I could characterize it in one word, it would be solid," defensive end Ethan Hemer said. "Guys made plays, caused turnovers. It was overall a pretty solid performance."

Tennessee Tech had an impressive showing of its own by posting a 63-7 victory over Cumberland of the NAIA. The margin of victory was its largest in a season opener. Sophomore Ladarius Vanlier had back-to-back touchdowns of more than 50 yards and quarterback Darian Stone passed for two scores and ran for two more while leading the offense to 505 total yards.

Key betting stat: Badgers are 1-6 ATS in their last seven non-conference games.

Southeastern Louisiana Lions at TCU Horned Frogs (-43)

Senior quarterback Casey Pachall will remain Texas Christian's starting quarterback despite a late-game switch in last week's loss to Louisiana State. Sophomore Trevone Boykin, who started nine games last year after Pachall left for an impatient rehab facility, could play wide receiver when the No. 24 Horned Frogs host Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday. "If anything we need to get the ball to (Boykin)," coach Gary Patterson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Sunday. "He played well as a wide receiver."

The Lions had a record day behind former Oregon quarterback Bryan Bennett but will have their hands full against a Horned Frogs' defense that has allowed 17 or fewer points eight times during an 11-game win streak in home openers. Patterson wouldn't divulge the availability for sophomore defensive lineman Devonte Fields, who was given a two-game suspension in May for breaking team rules. Fields is listed atop the team's depth chart and coaches are worried about the possibility of injury for next week's game against Texas Tech, but a decision will come from Patterson and TCU chancellor Victor Boschini.

Key betting stat: Horned Frogs are 0-5 ATS in their last five home games.

Florida Gators at Miami Hurricanes (+3, 48)

The state of Florida has produced some of the most bitter rivalries of the last generation in college football, and No. 9 Florida and No. 24 Miami are gearing up for another chapter on Saturday. The Hurricanes will host the Gators in what could be the last meeting for the foreseeable future, as Florida will lose a non-conference game in a proposed expansion to a nine-game SEC schedule. Miami and the Gators will both be putting strong defenses on display.

The Hurricanes are having a harder time finding their way into the top half of the Top-25 than in-state rivals Florida and Florida State, but showed plenty of promise in a Week 1 drubbing of Florida Atlantic. Miami sophomore running back Duke Johnson shouldered most of the offensive load and will be attacking a Florida defense that surrendered only 50 yards on the ground in its opening win over Toledo. Johnson racked up 186 yards despite sitting out most of the second half.

Key betting stat: Gators are 1-5 ATS in their last six non-conference games.

Oklahoma State Cowboys at Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (+26, 59.5)

It certainly did not take long for J.W. Walsh to earn the respect of Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy. After coming off the bench in the Cowboys’ season opener, Walsh will start at quarterback in Saturday’s game at UTSA. Gundy said earlier this week that Walsh, a sophomore, would likely play the entire game, leaving fifth-year senior Clint Chelf on the bench for 14th-ranked Oklahoma State.

Chelf played the first two series last week against Mississippi State before Gundy switched to Walsh, who completed 18-of-27 passes for 135 yards. Walsh also ran for 125 yards and a score, while Jeremy Smith added 102 rushing yards and a pair of TDs in the 21-3 victory. The Cowboys’ defense bottled up the Bulldogs and will look to do the same against the Roadrunners, who scored 21 unanswered points to win at New Mexico last week 21-13.

Key betting stat: Under is 21-7-1 in Cowboys' last 29 road games.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Louisville Cardinals (-41)

No. 8 Louisville looks feed off the momentum of its explosive season-opening victory as it hosts Eastern Kentucky on Saturday. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater became the first Player of the Week in American Athletic Conference history, rolling up 355 yards and tying a career high with five touchdown passes in the Cardinals' 49-7 trouncing of Ohio. Louisville coach Charlie Strong's first collegiate win came against the Colonels in 2010.

Eastern Kentucky entered the season following an 8-3 finish in 2012, tying for second in the Ohio Valley Conference with Tennessee-Martin. The Colonels cruised to a 38-6 win over Robert Morris last week in the debut for 11 starters. Quarterback Jared McClain, who was taking over for Eastern Kentucky's all-time passing leader T.J. Pryor, passed for two scores and ran for two more in the victory.

Key betting stat: Cardinals are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game.

South Carolina State Bulldogs at Clemson Tigers (-52.5)

Seven days after posting one of its biggest victories in recent memory, Clemson hopes to avoid a letdown against visiting South Carolina State on Saturday. The Tigers moved up to fifth in the national poll after edging previously No. 5 Georgia 38-35 in a Week 1 thriller. Tajh Boyd threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores in a win that “turned a lot of heads in college football,” according to the senior quarterback.

As Boyd continues his early-season push for Heisman Trophy consideration, the matchup with FCS foe South Carolina State presents an opportunity to rack up some impressive stats. The Bulldogs faced two FBS programs in 2012, losing to Arizona and Texas A&M by a combined margin of 126-14. In their 2013 season opener, South Carolina State held a slim halftime lead before falling to Coastal Carolina 27-20.

Key betting stat: Over is 7-1 in Tigers last 8 games in September.

San Diego State Aztecs at Ohio State Buckeyes (-27.5, 56)

Second-ranked Ohio State looks to stretch the nation’s longest winning streak to 14 games when it hosts San Diego State on Saturday. The Buckeyes defeated Buffalo 40-20 in their season-opening game and will have junior All-American cornerback Bradley Roby back from a one-game suspension due to a disorderly-conduct incident. San Diego State has just one victory in 32 road contests against ranked teams, and that victory occurred last season when the Aztecs won 21-19 at Boise State.

San Diego State got off to a poor start as it committed five turnovers and was drubbed at home 40-19 by FCS school Eastern Illinois. Buckeyes junior quarterback Braxton Miller, who finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy balloting last season, passed for 178 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 77 yards against Buffalo. Miller has 2,063 career rushing yards and needs 18 more to surpass Cornelius Greene (1973-75) as the most prolific running quarterback in Ohio State history.

Key betting stat: Aztecs are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games.

Oregon Ducks at Virginia Cavaliers (+22.5, 61)

No. 3 Oregon takes its high-powered offense on the road to Virginia on Saturday, the farthest east the Ducks have played since a 1977 trip to Georgia. The Ducks, who have never played an ACC team during the regular season, own the nation's longest road win streak at 15 games. The Ducks had eight touchdown drives last less than two minutes and racked up a school-record 772 yards against Nicholls State last week in Mark Helfrich's debut as head coach.

The Cavaliers got a taste of an up-tempo offense last week as BYU gained 362 yards on 93 plays. Oregon and BYU each averaged 16.7 seconds per play last Saturday, but the Ducks' speed still is unlike anything first-year Virginia defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta has seen. "The plays are similar, everybody runs the similar plays ... out of the spread offense," Tenuta said during this week's conference call. "There's a lot of similarities based on that aspect, but as far as the speed factor is concerned, in the last few years, no."

Key betting stat: Cavaliers are 1-7-1 ATS in their last nine home games.

South Carolina Gamecocks at Georgia Bulldogs (-3, 56)

Sixth-ranked South Carolina opens its SEC schedule Saturday with an opportunity to take a big step toward winning the East Division title as it visits No. 12 Georgia. Junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney struggled throughout the Gamecocks' season-opening 27-10 victory over North Carolina due to a stomach virus, looking nothing like the player who won the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year honor in 2012. South Carolina displayed a balanced offensive approach in scoring the game’s first 17 points and will look to continue that trend this week.

Georgia’s defense struggled in a 38-35 loss at Clemson, allowing 13 plays of at least 10 yards. The bad news was not limited to that side of the ball - junior wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell injured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee celebrating the Bulldogs’ first touchdown and will miss the rest of the season. Two areas of focus for Georgia this week will be better results on third down (4-for-14 in the opener) and playing smarter (nine penalties for 84 yards).

Key betting stat: Road team is 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight meetings.


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09/07/2013 02:47 AM

NCAAF

Week 2

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Saturday's NCAAF Top 25 betting cheat sheet: Evening action
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Syracuse Orange at Northwestern Wildcats (-17, 53)

Backup quarterback Trevor Siemian was the hero for Northwestern against Syracuse last season, and he may get a chance to squeeze the Orange again this weekend. In Northwestern’s 2012 season opener, Siemian came on for an injured Kain Colter and threw the game-winning touchdown pass with 44 seconds left, lifting his team to a 42-41 victory over the Orange. With Colter banged up again, Siemian could get the start for the No. 20 Wildcats on Saturday in their home opener versus Syracuse.

Northwestern is coming off a 44-30 victory at California in which the offense piled up 508 yards despite Colter suffering a concussion on the opening drive. Siemian came on to pass for 276 yards and a touchdown, while the Northwestern defense also made some big plays, including two interceptions returned for touchdowns by junior linebacker Collin Ellis. Syracuse fell to Penn State 23-17 last week in the debut of senior quarterback Drew Allen, a transfer from Oklahoma who was 16-of-37 for 189 yards and two interceptions against the Nittany Lions.

Key betting stat: Wildcats are 8-0 ATS in their last eight home games.

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles at Nebraska Cornhuskers (-28, 59.5)

Nebraska survived a scare from Wyoming in its season opener but should be able to celebrate a larger margin of victory when it hosts Southern Mississippi on Saturday. The No. 19 Cornhuskers allowed a stunning 602 yards in a 37-34 victory over Wyoming and strive for a much better performance against the Golden Eagles, who possess the nation’s longest losing streak at 13 consecutive games. Southern Miss lost 22-15 to Texas State in Todd Monken’s debut as coach.

The Golden Eagles outgained FCS school Texas State 400-207 but sabotaged themselves with six turnovers – four fumbles, two interceptions. Nebraska’s yardage allowed was its second-most ever in a victory (610 versus Ball State in 2007) as a young unit took its lumps against Wyoming and allowed eight plays of 20 or more yards. Senior quarterback Taylor Martinez bruised his left shoulder during the contest and is expected to be fully ready by kickoff.

Key betting stat: Golden Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last four vs. Big Ten.

Texas Longhorns at BYU Cougars (+7, 57.5)

No. 16 Texas set a school mark for total offense in its opener and now faces a tough defensive squad when it visits Brigham Young on Saturday. The Longhorns rolled up 715 yards in a 56-7 rout of New Mexico State and had four scoring plays of 50 or more yards for the first time in program history. Brigham Young finished third in total defense last season and allowed 223 yards and forced 13 punts in a season-opening 19-16 loss to Virginia.

The Cougars hope to have senior receiver Cody Hoffman on the field after he missed the opener with a hamstring injury. Hoffman had eight 100-yard receiving games last season and ranks third in BYU history in receiving touchdowns (28), fourth in career receptions (203) and fifth in receiving yardage (2,718). Texas has won 13 consecutive non-conference road games and is attempting to get back into the national championship discussion this season after going 22-16 over the last three years.

Key betting stat: Longhorns are 4-0 ATS in their last four non-conference games.

UAB Blazers at LSU Tigers (-34.5, 60.5)

No. 11 LSU will look to carry forward the offensive fortitude it displayed in last week’s season-opening 37-27 victory over TCU, but as the Tigers host UAB on Saturday, there will be a focus on eliminating the mistakes that kept the opener close. The Tigers gave up a kickoff return for a touchdown, set up another TCU score with a fumble at their 6-yard line and kept a drive alive with a roughing the passer penalty. “If we improve on our tackling, we minimize some of the penalties, we don’t turn the ball over, it could have been a much different game,” LSU coach Les Miles told reporters Tuesday.

The Tigers figure to have an easier time with a UAB squad that allowed 497 yards and blew a 14-point fourth-quarter lead in a 34-31 overtime loss to Troy in its season opener. The Blazers allowed 319 yards passing as Troy quarterback Corey Robinson set a NCAA record by completing 93.8 percent of his passes (30-for-32). LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger passed for 251 yards and a touchdown against TCU in Cam Cameron’s first game as offensive coordinator, and the Tigers’ defense surrendered only 259 yards.

Key betting stat: Over is 7-3 in Tigers' last 10 non-conference games.

West Virginia Mountaineers at Oklahoma Sooners (-21, 57.5)

No. 15 Oklahoma and visiting West Virginia enter Saturday's Big 12 opener after debuting new quarterbacks and improved defenses in season-opening wins last week. The Sooners, who posted their first shutout since 2010, pointed to a 2012 meeting with the Mountaineers as one of their defensive low points. "Between that night (a 50-49 road win) and what happened in the bowl game (a 41-13 loss to Texas A&M), it obviously convinced us that we needed to adjust our defense," defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said at Monday's press conference. "(We had to) be more flexible and more diverse and put more pressure on the quarterback."

West Virginia posted a second-half shutout in a rally against William & Mary after an inexperienced defense settled down. Junior quarterback Paul Millard has been tabbed the starter for the Mountaineers for the second straight week but junior backup Clint Trickett could figure in the offense attack. Oklahoma redshirt freshman Trevor Knight showed off more of his running ability than his arm in his debut.

Key betting stat: Mountaineers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall.

Sam Houston State Bearkats at Texas A&M Aggies (-37.5)

One week before its highly anticipated showdown with No. 1-ranked Alabama, seventh-ranked Texas A&M welcomes FCS opponent Sam Houston State to Kyle Field on Saturday. All eyes figure to be on Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, who tossed three touchdown passes in the second half of the Aggies’ 52-31 win over Rice last Saturday. The sophomore quarterback was also benched late in the game after drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for taunting.

Manziel’s antics overshadowed the Aggies’ season-opening win, which featured a shaky performance by the defensive unit. With five defensive starters suspended, Texas A&M allowed a surprising 509 yards of total offense against Rice. Two of the suspended players are due back against Southland Conference opponent Sam Houston State, which extended its home win streak to 15 games with a 74-0 victory over Houston Baptist last Saturday.

Key betting stat: Under is 8-2 in Aggies last 10 games following a SU win of more than 20 points.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Wolverines (-3.5, 50)

Notre Dame hasn't won at Michigan's "Big House" since 2005, a fact the 13th-ranked Fighting Irish need to remedy Saturday to keep their hopes of getting back to the national championship game alive. The 17th-ranked Wolverines seek their 400th victory at Michigan Stadium - and their 16th straight under coach Brady Hoke. Michigan has won six of its last seven home games versus Notre Dame, including three straight - one shy of its longest home win streak in the series.

The Wolverines hold a 23-16-1 edge in the series between the teams with the two best winning percentages in college football history. But the Irish defense dominated last year's matchup, intercepting Denard Robinson five times in a 13-6 victory. That sort of defensive performance would be even more impressive against this Michigan team, which rolled up 463 yards in a 59-9 win over Central Michigan last week.

Key betting stat: Home team is 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings.

Washington State Cougars at USC Trojans (-15.5, 53.5)

No. 22 USC hopes explosive tailback Silas Redd will be ready when it begins Pac-12 Conference play against visiting Washington State on Saturday. Redd missed last week's game at Hawaii, further hampering an offense in flux. The Trojans still haven't decided on a starting quarterback for Saturday with Max Wittek and Cody Kessler still battling for Matt Barkley's old job.

The Cougars opened the season with a hard-fought 31-24 loss at Auburn last week. Washington State surrendered a kickoff return for a touchdown and had its comeback hopes ended when Connor Halliday was picked off in the end zone with five minutes left. Washington State has lost 20 straight games to ranked opponents and hasn't beaten USC since 2002.

Key betting stat: Over is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.

San Jose State Spartans at Stanford Cardinal (-25, 48.5)

Stanford enters its season opener Saturday against visiting San Jose State as a heavy favorite, but the Spartans are very capable of making things interesting. San Jose State has won eight straight and 12 of its last 13 games, including a 24-0 win over Sacramento State in Week 1. The Spartans are unlikely to be overlooked by the fourth-ranked Cardinal, who won their fifth straight game in the series last season by a narrow 20-17 margin.

San Jose State’s upset hopes are fueled by senior quarterback David Fales, who is 12-2 as a starter and ended last season as the nation's most accurate passer. He’ll be tested by a Stanford defense that led the country in sacks last season and returns eight starters, including linebackers Shayne Skov and Trent Murphy. The Spartans’ running game could struggle without starting tailback Tyler Ervin, who hasn’t practiced since leaving last Thursday's game with a right foot injury.

Key betting stat: Spartans are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 meetings.

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09/07/2013 02:48 AM

NCAAF

Saturday, September 7

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Game of the Day: Notre Dame at Michigan
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Wolverines (-4, 50)

Notre Dame hasn't won at Michigan's "Big House" since 2005, a fact the 13th-ranked Fighting Irish need to remedy Saturday to keep their hopes of getting back to the national championship game alive. The 17th-ranked Wolverines seek their 400th victory at Michigan Stadium - and their 16th straight under coach Brady Hoke. Michigan has won six of its last seven home games versus Notre Dame, including three straight - one shy of its longest home win streak in the series.

The Wolverines hold a 23-16-1 edge in the series between the teams with the two best winning percentages in college football history. But the Irish defense dominated last year's matchup, intercepting Denard Robinson five times in a 13-6 victory. That sort of defensive performance would be even more impressive against this Michigan team, which rolled up 463 yards in a 59-9 win over Central Michigan last week.

TV: 8:12 p.m. ET, ESPN.

LINE: Michigan opened at -3.5 and has been bet up to -4.

WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the low-70s and there is a 29 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast. Wind will blow toward the north end zone of the Big House at 4 mph.

ABOUT NOTRE DAME (1-0): The Irish faced some turmoil in the offseason, most notably losing quarterback Everett Golson when he was suspended from the school for the fall semester. Tommy Rees stepped in under center and was effective in last week's 24-6 win against Temple, going 16-for-23 for 346 yards and three touchdowns. The defense, dominant during the undefeated regular season a year ago, picked up where it left off but will have its hands full with a Michigan team loaded with talent at the skill positions.

ABOUT MICHIGAN (1-0): The Wolverines' offense flourished last week under quarterback Devin Gardner, who was 10-of-15 for 162 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 52 yards and two scores. Gardner has accounted for at least two touchdowns in six straight games. The defense had a strong showing, as well, holding Central Michigan to 210 total yards and forcing two turnovers as the Wolverines aim for a third consecutive season ranking in the top 20 in the nation in total defense.

TRENDS:

* The Fighting Irish are 4-1 ATS in their last five versus the Big Ten.
* The over is 4-0 in the Wolverines' last four home games.
* The home team is 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings.
* The underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. Notre Dame is 11-0 when it does not commit a turnover under coach Brian Kelly, whose five-year contract extension was announced Saturday.

2. Michigan K Brendan Gibbons has made a school record-tying 14 consecutive field goals dating to last season.

3. Eighteen of the past 28 meetings have been decided by seven points or fewer

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09/07/2013 10:35 AM

Essential betting tidbits for Week 2 of college football

Below is a list of at least one betting tidbit for a plethora of matchups featuring two FBS schools on Saturday.

-Miami-Ohio gave up 374 yards in the second half last week to Marshall while only gaining 55 on offense. +17 at Kentucky this week.

-Penn State's offense managed just 57 yards rushing last week. Not much help for freshman QB Chistian Hackenburg. -24 vs. Eastern Michigan this week.

-Temple starting Quarterback Connor Reilly is expected to play but is nursing a sprained ankle. He led the owls in rushing yards last week at Notre Dame with 65. +3 vs. Houston.

-Kent State has covered the spread in the last four meetings with Bowling Green. +7 home dogs on Saturday.

-FCS McNeese State obliterated South Florida 53-21 last week. Bulls were 20.5-point faves. They are 23-point underdogs this week at Sparty, a swing of 43.5 points in spreads from Week 1 to 2.

-Michigan State wide receivers had six drops in Week 1 - a problem carried over from last season - as the offense struggled against Western Michigan.

-Oklahoma State opened as a 31.5-point road favorite at Texas Sam Antonio State and sharp action moved the line down as low as 26.5 by Friday afternoon.

-Cincinnati opened as a 12-point road favorite at Illinois and sharp action bet the line down to 7.5. Cincy has covered four in a rown and seven of eight going back to last season.

-The Gators have failed to cover in their last six games as favorites going back to last season. -3 on the road at Miami.

-Miami has scored at least 30 points in its last five games going back to last season.

-Big line moves in the Western Kentucky-Tennessee matchup. Line bet up to 13.5 from 9.5 and total bet up to 58 from 55.5.

-Middle Tennessee QB Logan Kilgore has a shoulder injury but is expected to play at North Carolina. All the early money us on the Blue Raiders though, moving the line from 21.5 to 17.5.

--Ball State started five new starters on the offensive line last week and gave up three sacks. -8 vs. Army.

-Mizzou has been bet up from -14.5 to -17 vs. Toledo. The Tigers have an off week next week before traveling to Indiana.

-Toledo's last seven games have played under the total. Missouri's last four have played over.

-Buffalo-Baylor is the highest total on the board of FBS matchups at 69 (dude).

-San Diego State lost to FCS Eastern Illinois last week at home as 14-point faves. A lot of sharp action came in on a quality Eastern Illinois team last week though so consider that for this week's game. Aztecs getting 28 points at Ohio State.

-Oregon gained 772 yards (500 on the ground) last week vs. FCS Nicholls State. -23 at Virginia.

-Air Force crushed Colgate by a score of 38-13 last week, but the Falcons lost Junior QB Kale Pearson to an ACL injury. Sophomore Jaleel Awini will start. +9.5 as the Falcons host Utah State Saturday.

-The under is 4-0 in the South Alabama Jaguars last four non-conference games. Total of 49 as the Jags are on the road to face Tulane.

-Wyoming racked up 602 yards of offense in Nebraska one week ago while Idaho surrendered 591 - 404 of which came through the air - in a loss to North Texas. The Cowboys are 28-point home faves.

-The Gamecocks are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six meetings with Georgia. The Bulldogs are 3.5-point faves.

-Memphis had a bye week to open the season the team has used that week off to better prepare for the Duke Blue Devils. Memphis are 4-point home dogs.

-Northwestern QB Kain Colter was injured last week versus Cal and is probable Saturday. But backup QB Trevor Siemian led Northwestern to a victory over Syracuse in the 2012 season opener. Northwestern is a 16.5-point home favorite against Syracuse Saturday.

-Seeing some sharp buy back on Idaho Saturday morning at Wyoming. Idaho quarterbacks coach was Wyoming running backs coach last season.

-Tulane has covered its last seven games going back to last season. 71% of the Covers Consensus is on the Green Wave today -6.5 vs. South Alabama.

-Nebraska gave up five touchdowns against Wyoming one week ago. Nebraska's defense was on the field for a total of 6 minutes and 41 seconds for those five TD drives. The Huskers are 28-point home faves against Southern Miss.

-LSU ended a streak of 331 straight carries without a fumble last week when the Tigers had one against TCU. -34.5 at home vs. UAB.

-The Kansas State Wildcats are 0-4 ATS in their last four games versus opponents from the Sun Belt Conference. They are 10.5-point faves against UL Monroe Saturday.

-For whatever it's worth, ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit said he'd be shocked if West Virginia can hang around with Oklahoma today. Sooners opened -19.5 and bet up to 21.5 by early Sat. morning.

-Tulsa's field goal woes carried over from last season when walk-on kicker Carl Salazar missed two of less than 40 yards in a 34-7 loss at Bowling Green. Freshman Daniel Schwarz was 12-of-18 last year and five of his six misses were from 36 yards or less. -10.5 at home vs. Colorado State.

-Tulsa only picked up 51 rushing yards in the opener, ranking them 110th in the nation. Tulsa is a 10.5-point home fave against Colorado State.
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09/07/2013 10:35 AM

Where the action is: Saturday's NCAAF line moves

Books and bettors are both getting a grip on the college football season, which means plenty of line movement in Week 2 of the season. We talk to sportsbooks about the biggest adjustments to the odds heading into the weekend:

South Florida Bulls at Michigan State Spartans – Open: -24.5, Move: -23

Michigan State is still ironing out the wrinkles and has some health issues heading into Week 2, which has trimmed this spread a touch.

“Doubtfuls for Michigan State have seen this line creep down, but still obviously strong to the Spartans,” Aron Black of Bet365.com tells Covers. “Money is still coming on them at the adjusted line.”

Oklahoma State Cowboys at Texas-San Antonio Road Runners – Open: +31.5, Move: 26.5

The Cowboys took a while to get going against Mississippi State in Week 1 but found their high-scoring form in the second half. Some markets opened this one way too high and since the adjustment, the majority of money is on OSU and could take this spread back up.

“Heavy action on Cowboys,” says Mike Perry of Sportsbook.ag. “On Friday, we moved OSU to -28 with 85 percent of cash on Oklahoma State.”

Toledo Rockets at Missouri Tigers – Open: -14.5, Move: -17.5, Move: -17

The Rockets are known for giving BCS programs a run for their money. This line jumped as many as three points, thanks to sharp money on Missouri, before bettors came back on Toledo, which is garnering 66 percent of the handle.

“Sharps are doing what sharps do in Week 2: touching double-digit dogs and smaller-market games,” says an oddsmaker with BetDSI.com.

Cincinnati Bearcats at Illinois Fighting Illini – Open: +12, Move: +7.5

The Bearcats beat up on Big Ten foe Purdue in Week 1 and opened as hefty favorites versus Illinois. However, early money made it clear the Illini have plenty of fight in them this weekend.

“Smart money says the opener gave too much to Cincy on the road,” says Black. “Although the line has gone to the Illini, the money is coming in now on the smaller spread on Cincinnati.”

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Tennessee Volunteers – Open: -9.5, Move: -13.5

Bettors expect a letdown from WKU after upsetting Kentucky in Week 1. Action has also bumped the total for this game from 55 to 58 points.

“Both sharp and public money is backing the Over Western Kentucky- Tennessee total, shooting from 55 to 58 with no buy back,” says BetDSI.com.

Oregon Ducks at Virginia Cavaliers – Open: +25.5, Move: +23.5, Move: 24.5

Some markets dropped the original line but most books opened Oregon -23 and have taken nothing but Ducks action, with sharp money getting a deal with Oregon on the road against a weaker ACC opponent.

“Ninety percent of money is on the Ducks,” says Perry. “This will be one of the five biggest decisions for the shop.”

Arkansas State Red Wolves at Auburn Tigers – Open: -13, Move: -10.5

Not everyone is buying into Auburn after its opening win over Washington State. The Tigers take on a dangerous Red Wolves squad, which has drawn the majority of spread bets and all the SU money, dropping from +390 to +330.

“Too much respect to Auburn with the early line,” says Black. “There has to be some respect given to a (ASU) team that went for 509 yards rushing last week.”

Idaho Vandals at Wyoming Cowboys – Open: -21.5, Move: -30, Move: -28.5

This line has moved as much as a full touchdown at some books while others opened Wyoming -27.5 and took sharp action on the home side, which pumped the line to -30. Wiseguys bought back the Vandals and has the line at -28.5 at most shops.

San Jose State Spartans and Stanford Cardinal – Open: -22, Move: -25.5

Stanford makes its debut against a familiar foe in SJSU. The Cardinal are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings with the Spartans, but just escaped with a 20-17 win as 25.5-point favorites last fall. While the spread has climbed at most shops, Sportsbook.com is taking big money on San Jose State.

“Sharp money on San Jose State moved the line from Stanford -27.5 to -26,” says Perry. “About 72 percent of cash is on San Jose State.”

Sam Houston State Bearkats at Texas A&M Aggies - Open: -46.5, Move: -37

This game stinks of lookahead for the Aggies, with Alabama waiting on next week’s schedule. Johnny Manziel was the brunt of media criticism all week after his antics during the limited performance versus Rice in Week 1. A dark cloud resounds over this BCS-versus-FCS matchup and bettors have moved this line nearly 10 points since post.

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09/07/2013 10:36 AM

College football betting weather report: Saturday's forecasts

Find out how weather will impact your college football bets for Saturday's matchups:

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Wisconsin Badgers (-45, 58.5)

The forecast in Madison is calling for temperatures in the high-70s and there is also a 42 percent chance of thunderstorms.

Bowling Green Falcons at Kent State Golden Flashes (+6.5, 44.5)

Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with a small 22 percent chance of rain in the forecast for Dix Stadium.

South Florida Bulls at Michigan State Spartans (-23, 43.5)

Rain looms in the forecast for this game in East Lansing as there is a 30 percent chance of showers in the forecast.

Florida Gators at Miami Hurricanes (+3, 48)

Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast.

South Carolina State Bulldogs at Clemson Tigers (-52.5, 58.5)

The forecast is calling for temperatures in the mid-80s with an outside possibility of rain at 20 percent.

Weber State Wildcats at Utah Utes (-23, 48.5)

There is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast for Salt Lake City with wind blowing across the field at 8 mph.

New Hampshire Wildcats at Central Michigan Chippewas (-3, 62)

Temperatures will be in the low-80s with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast.

Utah State Aggies at Air Force Falcons (+9.5, 59)

Temperatures will be in the low-80s but rain could threaten with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Wind will blow at 10 mph towards the north end zone of Falcon Stadium.

Idaho Vandals at Wyoming Cowboys (-28, 65.5)

Forecasts in Laramie are calling for temperatures in the low-80s with a 37 percent chance of thunderstorms.

Syracuse Orange at Northwestern Wildcats (-17, 53)

Temperatures will be in the low-80s and forecasts are calling for a 21 percent chance of thunderstorms.

James Madison Dukes at Akron Zips (-3, 52.5)

Temperatures will be in the high-70s in Akron, but the threat of thunderstorms exists as the game progresses with a 22 percent chance.

Texas Longhorns at BYU Cougars (+7, 57.5)

Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with wind blowing across the field at 6 mph. There is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast.

Prairie View A&M Panthers at Texas State Bobcats (-31, 55.5)

A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms looms early in this game, but should subside as the game progresses. Temperatures will be in the low-90s.

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at Texas Tech Red Raiders (-38, 74)

Temperatures will be in the high-80s with winds blowing towards the north end zone at 8 mph.

Nicholls State Colonels at Western Michigan Broncos (-28.5, 53.5)

There is a 20 percent chance of rain in the forecast for Nazareth. Temperatures will be in the low-80s.

UAB Blazers at LSU Tigers (-34.5, 62)

A 20 percent chance of rain could hit early in the game, but the threat will disappear as the game progresses.

Sam Houston State Bearkats at Texas A&M Aggies (-36.5, 69)

Temperatures will be in the low-90s with a 20 percent chance of rain looming around kickoff.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Wolverines (-4, 50)

This chapter in the rivalry could be wet one as there is a 29 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast at the Big House. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24254 Followers:32
09/07/2013 11:01 AM

Early Session of POD'S:

Saturday, September 7

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Miami (Ohio) - 12:00 PM ET Kentucky -17 500
Kentucky - Under 54 500

Eastern Kentucky - 12:00 PM ET Louisville -40.5 500 POD # 5
Louisville -

Norfolk State - 12:00 PM ET Norfolk State +40 500
Rutgers -

Eastern Michigan - 12:00 PM ET Penn State -24.5 500 POD # 4
Penn State - Over 49 500

Houston - 12:00 PM ET Temple +3 500
Temple - Under 67 500

Tennessee Tech - 12:00 PM ET Wisconsin -44 500
Wisconsin -

Missouri State - 12:00 PM ET Missouri State +24.5 500
Iowa -

Bowling Green - 12:00 PM ET Bowling Green -7 500
Kent State - Over 44.5 500

Indiana State - 12:00 PM ET Indiana State +17 500
Purdue -

Southeastern Louisiana - 12:00 PM ET Southeastern Louisiana +43 500
Texas Christian -

South Florida - 12:00 PM ET South Florida +23 500 POD # 3
Michigan State - Under 43.5 500

Cincinnati - 12:00 PM ET Illinois +7.5 500 POD # 6
Illinois - Over 54.5 500

Florida - 12:00 PM ET Miami +3 500
Miami - Under 47.5 500

Oklahoma State - 12:00 PM ET Texas-San Antonio POD # 2+27.5 500
Texas-San Antonio - Under 60 500

Western Kentucky - 12:21 PM ET Western Kentucky +13.5 500
Tennessee - Over 58 500

Middle Tennessee - 12:30 PM ET Middle Tennessee +17.5 500
North Carolina - Over 65 500

South Carolina State - 12:30 PM ET Clemson -52.5 500
Clemson -

Army - 1:00 PM ET Ball State -8.5 500 POD # 1
Ball State - Under 61.5 500

Western Carolina - 1:30 PM ET Western Carolina +42 500
Virginia Tech -

Maine - 2:00 PM ET Maine -3.5 500
Massachusetts -

Weber State - 2:00 PM ET Utah -22 500
Utah -

Chattanooga - 2:00 PM ET Georgia State +10 500
Georgia State -

Tennessee-Martin - 3:00 PM ET Boise State -34.5 500
Boise State -

New Hampshire - 3:00 PM ET Central Michigan -2.5 500
Central Michigan -

Toledo - 3:30 PM ET Toledo +17 500 POD # 8
Missouri - Over 66 500

Buffalo - 3:30 PM ET Baylor -27.5 500
Baylor - Over 69 500

Alcorn State - 3:30 PM ET Alcorn State +41.5 500
Mississippi State -

San Diego State - 3:30 PM ET Ohio State -28 500
Ohio State - Under 56 500

Oregon - 3:30 PM ET Oregon -23.5 500
Virginia - Over 61 500

Utah State - 3:30 PM ET Utah State -9.5 500 POD # 7
Air Force - Under 58.5 500

South Alabama - 3:30 PM ET Tulane -6.5 500
Tulane - Under 49 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24254 Followers:32
09/07/2013 03:03 PM

Afternoon Games:


Idaho - 4:00 PM ET Wyoming -28 500 POD # 2
Wyoming - Under 65.5 500

Old Dominion - 4:00 PM ET Maryland -19 500
Maryland -

South Carolina - 4:30 PM ET South Carolina +3.5 500 POD # 3
Georgia - Under 56 500

Duke - 4:30 PM ET Duke -4 500
Memphis - Over 54 500

Portland State - 5:00 PM ET California -27.5 500 POD # 1
California -

James Madison - 6:00 PM ET James Madison +3.5 500
Akron -

Syracuse - 6:00 PM ET Northwestern -16.5 500 POD # 5
Northwestern - Over 53 500

Navy - 6:00 PM ET Navy +13 500
Indiana - Under 68 500

Richmond - 6:00 PM ET North Carolina State -30.5 500
North Carolina State -

Southern Mississippi -6:00 PM ET Southern Mississippi +27.5 500
Nebraska - Under 59.5 500

UL Lafayette - 6:30 PM ET UL Lafayette +11 500 POD # 4
Kansas State - Over 61 500

Gardner Webb - 6:30 PM ET Marshall -42.5 500
Marshall -

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24254 Followers:32
09/07/2013 05:46 PM

Earlier Results From This Morning:

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

09/07/13 24-­8-­1 75.00% +­7600 Detail

09/06/13 2-­2-­0 50.00% -­100 Detail
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 33-­13-­1 71.74% +9350

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24254 Followers:32
09/07/2013 05:54 PM

Evenng POD'S:


Samford - 7:00 PM ET Arkansas -32.5 500
Arkansas -

Alabama-Birmingham - 7:00 PM ET Alabama-Birmingham +34.5 500
Louisiana State - Over 61.5 500

SE Missouri State - 7:00 PM ET SE Missouri State +49.5 500
Mississippi -

North Texas - 7:00 PM ET North Texas +4 500
Ohio - Under 58.5 500

West Virginia - 7:00 PM ET Oklahoma -21.5 500
Oklahoma - Under 56 500

Sam Houston State - 7:00 PM ET Texas A&M -35 500
Texas A&M -

Grambling State - 7:00 PM ET Grambling State +47 500
UL Monroe -

Stephen F. Austin - 7:00 PM ET Texas Tech -34.5 500
Texas Tech -

Savannah State - 7:00 PM ET Savannah State +51.5 500
Troy -

Nicholls State - 7:00 PM ET Western Michigan -28 500
Western Michigan -

Colorado State - 7:00 PM ET Tulsa -13 500
Tulsa - Over 54 500

Texas - 7:00 PM ET Texas -8 500
Brigham Young - Over 56 500

Prairie View A&M - 7:00 PM ET Prairie View A&M +31 500
Texas State -

South Dakota - 7:00 PM ET Kansas -28.5 500
Kansas -

Lamar - 7:00 PM ET Lamar +28.5 500
Louisiana Tech -

Arkansas State - 7:30 PM ET Auburn -10.5 500 POD # 1
Auburn - Over 61.5 500

Austin Peay - 7:30 PM ET Austin Peay +47 500
Vanderbilt -

Montana State - 8:00 PM ET Montana State +10 500
Southern Methodist -

New Mexico - 8:00 PM ET New Mexico +7 500
Texas El Paso - Over 51 500

Central Arkansas - 8:00 PM ET Colorado -13.5 500 POD # 2
Colorado -

Notre Dame - 8:00 PM ET Notre Dame +5 500 POD # 6
Michigan - Under 50 500

Minnesota - 8:00 PM ET Minnesota -16 500
New Mexico State - Over 52 50

Hawaii - 8:00 PM ET Hawaii +27 500 POD # 5
Oregon State - Under 56.5 500

UC - Davis - 9:05 PM ET Nevada -19.5 500
Nevada -

Cal. Poly - SLO - 10:00 PM ET Fresno State -28.5 500
Fresno State -

Washington State - 10:30 PM ET Washington State +14.5 500
Southern California - Over 53.5 500

Arizona - 10:30 PM ET UNLV +11.5 500 POD # 4
UNLV - Over 61.5 500

San Jose State - 11:00 PM ET San Jose State +24.5 POD # 3 500
Stanford - Under 49 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs: