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10/03/2013 11:56 PM

NCAAF
Short Sheet

Thursday, October 3

Texas at Iowa State, 7:30 ET
Texas: 5-1 ATS after a bye week
Iowa State: 2-8 ATS after having lost 2 out of their last 3 games

Western Kentucky at UL-Monroe, 7:30 ET
Western Kentucky: 11-2 ATS in road games
UL-Monroe: 1-5 ATS after a loss by 17 or more points

UCLA at Utah, 10:00 ET
UCLA: 21-39 ATS in road games off a home win
Utah: 11-2 ATS in home games off an upset win as an underdog


Friday, October 4

BYU at Utah State, 8:00 ET
BYU: 0-6 ATS off a home win
Utah State: 10-1 ATS as a favorite

Nevada at San Diego, 9:00 ET
Nevada: 0-7 ATS after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins
San Diego: 32-17 UNDER in October games

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10/04/2013 08:44 AM

Spurrier says Gamecocks QB Shaw will start

South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw will start against Kentucky on Saturday despite spraining his right shoulder last week against UCF, Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier said.

"Looks like Connor is going to be fine," Spurrier said Wednesday. "He was throwing the ball very well today. So it looks like he'll be the starter."

Spurrier had said Shaw could miss 2-3 weeks after the senior went down in the first quarter last Saturday.

Instead, Shaw appears ready to start, although Spurrier said redshirt junior Dylan Thompson will also play after taking over for Shaw during the UCF game and leading the Gamecocks to a win.

Thompson will "probably go in about the third or fourth possession, somewhere around there," Spurrier said.

"They both deserve to play," the coach said. "We'll send them both out there and go from there."

Shaw has passed for 665 yards and six touchdowns this season without throwing an interception for the 13th-ranked Gamecocks (3-1). Thompson has thrown for 365 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

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10/04/2013 03:02 PM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

10/03/13 5-­1-­0 83.33% +­1950 Detail

Totals 5-­1-­0 83.33% +1950


Friday, October 4

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Brigham Young - 8:00 PM ET Utah State -6 500 POD # 1

Utah State - Over 57 500 POD # 4


Nevada - 9:00 PM ET San Diego State -5.5 500 POD # 3

San Diego State - Over 58 500 POD # 2

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10/05/2013 02:32 AM

NCAAF
Short Sheet

Week 6

Saturday, October 5

Air Force at Navy, 11:30 AM ET
Air Force: 11-26 ATS off a road loss against a conference rival
Navy: 14-3 ATS against Mountain West conference opponents

Michigan State at Iowa, 12:00 ET
Michigan State: 11-3 UNDER when playing on a Saturday
Iowa: 65-44 UNDER (+16.6 Units) after 1 or more consecutive straight up wins

Maryland at Florida State, 12:00 ET
Maryland: 7-0 ATS in road games after 2 consecutive covers as a favorite
Florida State: 0-6 ATS after 4 or more consecutive straight up wins

Georgia Tech at Miami FL, 3:30 ET
Georgia Tech: 2-10 ATS after playing 2 straight conference games
Miami FL: 6-0 ATS after a win by 21 or more points

Clemson at Syracuse, 3:30 ET
Clemson: 15-5 ATS after a win by 35 or more points
Syracuse: 0-8 ATS after 2 consecutive game where they committed no turnovers

Illinois at Nebraska, 12:00 ET
Illinois: 19-5 UNDER after scoring 24 points or more in the first half last game
Nebraska: 32-51 ATS off a home win by 17 points or more

North Texas at Tulane, 3:30 ET
North Texas: 6-0 ATS when the total is between 49.5 and 56
Tulane: 11-26 ATS after allowing 100 or less rushing yards last game

Georgia at Tennessee, 3:30 ET
Georgia: 22-10 ATS in road games off a home win against a conference rival
Tennessee: 0-6 ATS in home games off 1 or more straight overs

Arkansas at Florida, 7:00 ET
Arkansas: 1-8 ATS in road lined games
Florida: 17-5 ATS after allowing 75 or less rushing yards in 2 straight game

LSU at Mississippi State, 7:00 ET
LSU: 2-10 ATS after allowing 24 points or more in the first half last game
Mississippi State: 6-0 ATS in home games after 1 or more consecutive wins

Rice at Tulsa, 3:30 ET
Rice: 6-0 ATS when the line is +3 to -3
Tulsa: 1-13 ATS after 2 straight losses by 17 or more points

TCU at Oklahoma, 7:00 ET
TCU: 34-15 ATS when the total is between 42.5 and 49
Oklahoma: 16-30 ATS after playing 2 straight non-conference games

Kansas State at Oklahoma State, 3:30 ET
Kansas State: 14-4 ATS against conference opponents
Oklahoma State: 29-12 OVER in home games after playing a conference game

Minnesota at Michigan, 3:30 ET
Minnesota: 27-13 OVER after being outrushed by 125 or more yards last game
Michigan: 24-10 OVER after a bye week

Rutgers at SMU, 12:00 ET
Rutgers: 19-8 UNDER in all lined games
SMU: 10-2 UNDER after 3 or more consecutive ATS losses

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10/05/2013 02:35 AM

NCAAF
Armadillo's Write-Up

Week 6

Saturday's games
Top 13 games

Iowa won five of last seven games with Michigan State, in series where favorites covered four of last five played here. Spartans' 27-21 win here in 2011 was their first in last six visits to Iowa City. State won eight of last ten Big Dozen road games, covering four of last five as a underdog on road. Dogs are 5-2 vs spread in Iowa's last seven conference home tilts. State was held under 300 TY in all three I-A games, losing 17-13 in only road game, at Notre Dame (+4.5). Hawkeyes allowed total of 10 points and 20 first downs in last two games, winning 59-3/23-7.

Florida State won its last six games with Maryland (4-2 vs spread) with Seminoles winning last eight played here by average score of 39-18 (6-2 vs spread). FSU won last seven ACC home games, covering five of last six, with average score in those six games 46-11. Maryland is improved this year, scoring 39.8 ppg in 4-0 start, including 37-0 win over a West Virginia they've struggled with in past, but this is still step up in class for Terps, who are 12-14-1 as road dog since '07, 5-5 under Edsall. FSU is averaging 50.3 ppg and 546.3 ypg vs I-A teams.

Clemson makes first visit to Syracuse to face its new conference rival; Tigers won their first two ACC games 26-14/56-7 and also beat Georgia at home; they're 5-3 last eight games as a road favorite. Syracuse is 1-2 vs I-A teams, beating Tulane easily after losing 23-17 to Penn State on a neutral field, then getting since '07, Orange is 8-14-1 as a home underdog. Clemson has good balance on offense, running for 166+ yards in every game, passing for 3-7 ypg vs I-A opponents.

Georgia won 44-41 vs LSU last week, giving up 372 passing yards but doing enough to win; quick turnaround to face Tennessee squad they've beaten last three times by 7-8-27 points. Dawgs lost 38-35 at Clemson in only road game this year; they're 7-4 in last 11 games as road favorite. Tennessee is rebuilding- they've allowed 393/392 yards in wins against WKU/South Alabama-- Oregon/Georgia beat them 59-14/31-17, but they were road games. Since 2007, Vols are 1-9 as home underdogs- QBs had hard time in losses, completing just 29-63 passes vs Oregon/Florida.

Florida only threw ball 18 times with backup QB Murphy in 24-7 win at Kentucky last week; they've won last six games with Arkansas, going 3-1 vs spread in last four. Defense hasn't allowed more than 66 yards on ground, while holding three of four opponents under 50% passing- they are 5-8 as home favorites under Muschamp. Razorbacks lost last couple games to Rutgers/Texas A&M; Aggies had 262 yards rushing, 261 thru air last week. Arkansas is 1-6 in last seven games as a road dog. Bielema was 3-1 in his last four games as a road underdog at Wisconsin.

Oklahoma (-5.5) beat TCU 24-17 in Fort Worth LY, outgaining Frogs by 71 yards; Sooners are off 35-21 win (-3.5) at Notre Dame, where they scored two quick TDs in first 5:00, then held Irish off, running ball for 238 yards, passing for 212. Oklahoma is 7-8 in last 15 games as a home favorite, 2-1 this year. Horned Frogs covered six of last eight games as a road underdog; both their losses this season (LSU/Texas Tech) are by 10 points, with TCU outgaining Tech by 65 yards. Frogs have nine starters back on defense. Oklahoma QB Bell is making just his third career start.

Oklahoma State won three of last four games with K-State, gaining 500+ TY in all four games, but they lost 44-30 in Manhattan LY; Wildcats lost last three visits to Stillwater, losing by 7-2-5 points. Average total in last four K-State visits here is 78.5. Since 2008, OSU is 23-7-1 as favorite at home. Wildcats are 10-3 as road underdogs since Snyder returned as HC at K-State, but they lost by 10 at Texas last game and also lost at home to I-AA North Dakota State- they allowed 215-227 rushing yards in the two losses. Dogs are 4-2 vs spread in last six series games.

Vanderbilt (+7) won 19-15 at Missouri LY, despite being outgained by 100 yards; Tigers completed just 14-40 passes. Commodores are 0-2 in SEC play, allowing 35-39 points- they're still 10-8 against spread under Franklin in league games, but 8-1 overall as a home favorite. 4-0 Mizzou is scoring 45.5 ppg, but its only road win was 45-28 (-2.5) at Indiana, in game where Tigers outgained IU by 148 yards but allowed 377 yards in air. Mizzou is 6-3 in last nine games as a road underdog- they're 7-10 vs spread iin conference play the last two seasons.

Stanford won six of last eight games with Washington, but was upset LY in Seattle, 17-13; favorites are 3-1 vs spread in last four series games. Huskies lost three of last four visits here, losing 65-21/34-14 in last two trips. Cardinal is 2-6 in last eight games as a home favorite, but is 14-7 vs spread in Pac-12 games under Shaw. U-Dub has 18 starters back- they beat Illinois 34-24 (-10.5) in Chicago; since '07, Huskies are 8-17 as road underdogs- they have 244+ rushing yards in every game. Stanford gave up 689 passing yards in last two games, but had big leads both games.

Auburn won seven of last nine games with Ole Miss, with average total of 65 in last four games; favorites are 6-3 vs spread in last nine. Rebels lost last four visits here, all by 13+ points- they're 5-1 vs spread after a loss, under Freeze. Ole Miss got held to 46 rushing yards in 25-0 loss at Alabama last week; Rebels had 200+ rushing yards in last five games vs Auburn. Tigers allowed 430 rushing yards in splitting pair of SEC tilts; since '09, they're 5-3 as home underdogs. New QB Marshall completed only 58% passes in his first four college starts for Auburn.

Arizona State is playing 4th tough opponent in row without a Saturday off; look for Notre Dame to pound ball vs ASU defense that has to be a little tired after giving up 231-240-247 rushing yards in last three games. Since 2005, Irish are 13-8 as road underdogs- they ran ball for 220 yards in loss to Oklahoma last week, after averaging only 89.7 ypg on ground in previous three games. Sun Devils got whacked 42-28 at Stanford in only road game this year; this game is at neutral Dallas site. Two teams teams that beat ND this year gained 460/450 TY, scored 41-35 points.

Ohio State won four in row, nine of last ten games vs Northwestern, as Wildcats were outscored by average score of 51-9 in last four meetings. Buckeyes won four of last five visits to Evanston, winning 45-10/54-10 in last two. OSU is 0-4 vs spread in last four tries as a Big Dozen road favorites- they covered only road game this year 52-34 (-14) over Cal in Berkeley. Wildcats covered only once in last five games as a Big Dozen home dog; they also won at Cal this season, beating Bears 44-30 (-5.5) in its season opener- they've run ball for 200+ yards in all four '13 games.

Penn State won its last 12 games with Indiana, but covered only two of last six vs Hoosiers; Lions won their last five visits here, but only one of those five wins was by more than six points. Indiana is 1-3 vs spread in series when spread was single digit; they've lost 10 of last 11 Big Dozen home games, with three of last four losses by 6 or less points. Penn State is 11-4 in last 15 games as a road favorite, but this first true road game for frosh QB Hackenberg, who completed 62% of passes thru first four college games. Penn State did beat Syracuse 23-17 on a neutral field.

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10/05/2013 02:36 AM

Essential betting tidbits for Week 6 of college football

We dug up these vital betting tidbits for some of Saturday's college football action that will help you make the right call before kickoff.

- The Air Force Falcons face the Navy Midshipmen in early action with the latter as 11.5-point home faves. The Falcons are 1-9 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

- The Florida State Seminoles ride an eight-game winnings streak against ACC opposition into Saturday's matchup with the Maryland Terrapins. The 'Noles are 15.5-point home faves.

- The Penn State Nittany Lions are one of 12 schools that have scored on 100 percent of their possessions inside the red zone.

- The aforementioned Nittany Lions travel to Indiana to face the high-octane Hoosiers. The over is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings in Indiana and the total for Saturday's game is 65.5.

- Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater tossed five TDs en route to a 45-17 victory over Temple last season. Teddy and the Cards are 32-point road faves Saturday.

- The Virginia Cavaliers’ defense leads the nation with 8.5 three-and-outs per game, and Virginia has registered 3.25 sacks per contest (tied for 10th nationally). The Cavaliers are 5.5-point home faves against Ball State Saturday.

- The Buffalo Bulls are 4-0 O/U on the season. They host Eastern Michigan with a total of 54.

- The Kansas Jayhawks host the Texas Tech Red Raiders Saturday. The Raiders are 16.5-point road faves Saturday and are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings at Kansas.

- When Rutgers rushes for 150 yards or more, it is 34-8 since 2006.

- SMU is ranked 46th in the country, allowing 140 rushing yards per game. The Scarlet Knights are 4.5-point road faves at SMU Saturday.

- No. 1 Alabama faces Georgia State Saturday. The last time these two programs met was in 2010 with 'Bama prevailing 63-7 as 44-point faves. The Tide are 54.5-point home faves this time around.

- The UNC Tar Heels are at Virginia Tech where the under is 4-0 in the previous four meetings. Total for this one is 46.

- The Central Michigan Chippewas (0-4 ATS) are one of eight teams that have yet to cover a spread this season. They'll look to break that streak at Miami (Ohio) as 3-point road faves.

- Army is at Boston College Saturday with a total of 50.5. The two programs are 4-0 O/U in their last four meetings with available totals.

- The Troy Trojans are one of two programs sporting 5-0 O/U records. There is a total of 62.5 with South Alabama in town Saturday.

- Marshall is 11th in the nation converting 54 percent of its third down conversions.

- Ohio is at Akron Saturday. The Bobcats have won five straight meetings and have covered the spread in four of those five matchups. The Zips are 5-point home dogs.

- UAB's defense allows 7.7 yards per play, ranking the school third from the bottom in that category. The Blazers are 3.5-point home faves versus Florida Atlantic Saturday.

- The underdog is 7-0 ATS in the last seven meetings between Western Michigan and Toledo. The Rockets are 21.5-point home faves Saturday.

- The Georgia Bulldogs are in Knoxville to face the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday. Tennessee hasn't beaten a ranked opponent knocking off No. 21 South Carolina in 2009, and they haven't topped a top-10 team since they beat No. 10 Georgia in 2006.

- Michigan has won 17 in a row at home — the longest active streak among BCS conference schools. The Wolverines are 19-point home faves against Minnesota.

- The Over is 5-1 in the previous six matchups when Rice is at Tulsa. Saturday's total is 54.5.

- The North Texas Mean Green quarterbacks - Derek Thompson, Dajon Williams and Andrew McNulty - have combined to complete 68.9 percent of their passes. As a team, that ranks the Mean Green 12th nationally. The Mean Green are 3-point road faves at Tulane.

- The NC State Wolfpack are 0-8 ATS in their last eight games at Wake Forest. State will give it another go as 7.5-point road faves Saturday.

- The Syracuse Orange beat standout quarterbacks Geno Smith of West Virginia in 2011 and Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater last year at the Carrier Dome. Saturday sees Tajh Boyd and Clemson in town favored by a pair of touchdowns.

- Bowling Green tossed a 24-0 shutout at UMass last season and covered as 19.5-point faves. This year, the Falcons are 26.5-point home faves with UMass visiting.

- The Northern Illinois Huskies have defeated Kent State in the previous six meetings are are 5-0-1 ATS in that stretch. The Huskies are 9-point road faves Saturday.

- The Miami Hurricanes are Saturday's top consensus pick at 78.23 percent as 5.5-point home faves against Georgia Tech.

- The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 home games. They are 7.5-point home dogs versus East Carolina.

- The Oklahoma State Cowboys are riding a seven game ATS winning streak at home. They are favored by 13.5 with Kansas State visiting.

- Cal is tops in the country running an average of 98 plays per game.

- The Washington State Cougars are 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings at Cal. The Cougars are 1.5-point road faves.

- The lowest scoring team in the country? That would be Florida International, who is averaging a microscopic 3.3 points per game.

- Central Florida has scored 32 points or more in each of the last four games against Memphis. Total of 48 Saturday.

- Fresno State leads the series with Idaho 10-4 and won the most-recent meeting – a 48-24 victory in 2011 when Derek Carr passed for 371 yards and five touchdowns. State is a 27-point road fave Saturday.

- Twenty-six of Oregon's 31 offensive touchdowns have come on drives of fewer than two minutes.

- The Oklahoma Sooners defense is allowing just 12 points per game, which ranks them sixth nationally. The Sooners are 9.5-point home faves against TCU.

- The Under is 9-1 in the Texas State Bobcats last 10 road games. The total at Louisiana Lafayette is 55.

- The LSU Tigers are 8-1 ATS in the last nine games at Mississippi State. The Tigers are 9.5-point road faves Saturday.

- Florida Gators QB Tyler Murphy finished 15-of-18 for 156 yards, one TD and one pick in his start against Kentucky last week. It was his first start under center since the Gators lost starting QB Jeff Driskel for the season. It was also the Gators first ATS win of the season. The Gators are 13-point home faves against Arkansas Saturday.

- Cincinnati is 4-0 ATS in their last four games at South Florida. The Bearcats are 12-point road faves Saturday.

- Auburn just can't string together back-to-back ATS wins. The Tigers are 0-9 ATS in their last nine games following an ATS win. They covered as 17-point dogs against LSU in their last game and are 3-point home dogs against Ole Miss Saturday.

- The road team is 5-0 ATS in the last five games in the Rio Grande Rivalry between New Mexico and New Mexico State. The Lobos are 11-point home faves this time around.

- Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly has thrown for more than 300 yards in each of the Sun Devils’ first four games. The Notre Dame defense allows 230 yards passing per game and are 6-point home dogs against the Sun Devils.

- Louisiana Tech is one of five programs with an O/U record of 0-5. They have a total of 60 when they travel to UTEP Saturday.

- The over is 6-0 in the last six meetings between Kentucky and South Carolina. The total for Saturday's matchup is 54.

- Missouri and No. 1 Alabama are the only two undefeated SEC teams. The Tigers put that perfect record on the line at Vanderbilt - who is a 1-point home dog Saturday.

- The Baylor Bears lead the nation in scoring, averaging a whopping 70 points per game. The Bears host West Virginia with a total of 69.5.

- The Mountaineers have not played over the total yet this season (0-5 O/U).

- The home team is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings between Ohio State and Northwestern. The Wildcats are 7-point home dogs Saturday.

- Stanford is 32-3 at Stanford Stadium since the final home game of 2007. The Cardinal are 7.5-point home faves against the Washington Huskies.

- The San Jose State Spartans are 14-3 ATS in their previous 17 road games. The Spartans are 5-point road faves at Hawaii Saturday night.

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10/05/2013 02:37 AM

NCAAF

Saturday, October 5

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Where the action is: Saturday's NCAAF line moves
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The odds are jumping all over the NCAAF Week 6 board, especially in Big Ten matchups. We talk with sportsbooks about the biggest line adjustments, betting trends and where the odds will end up come kickoff Saturday:

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Miami Hurricanes – Open: -4.5, Move: -7

Early money came in strong on Miami and forced books to jump right over the dead number of -5 and go straight to -6. That massive move didn’t stop the action on the Hurricanes and some books have gone as high as a touchdown on this ACC contest.

“With over 90 percent of the action on the Hurricanes, we reluctantly went to Miami -7 in hopes of seeing some kind of buyback as well as stopping our bettors from just hammering Miami because our liability on this game is significant,” Michael Stewart of CarbonSports.ag, tells Covers. “But there’s no question, our sharper players are going to take the seven in this game.”


Illinois Fighting Illini at Nebraska Cornhuskers – Open: -10, Move: -8.5

The status of Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez has shrunk this Big Ten line. Martinez is going to miss Saturday’s home game, leaving the Huskers to go with redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr. under center.

“Even if (Martinez) played, he would be playing hurt,” Aron Black of Bet365.com, tells Covers. “Turf toe is not an easy thing to just ignore. Action has liked Illinois plus the points since release and with the recent news the total has gone to a low of 59.5 and back to 60 but is still getting played Over.”


Georgia State Panthers at Alabama Crimson Tide – Open: 57, Move: 54

Surprisingly, bettors are siding with the Panthers against the defending national champs. Alabama’s defense has lost a bit of its luster and the early action isn’t sold on the Tide covering this massive pointspread.

“With this spread in the 50s, we can move this game as aggressively as we want without worrying about it landing,” says Stewart.


Minnesota Golden Gophers at Michigan Wolverines – Open: -20.5, Move: -18.5

Michigan is coming off a bye after two less-than-impressive outings versus Akron and UConn, failing to cover the spread in both contests. Minnesota had its undefeated streak snapped at home to Iowa last weekend, a game in which the betting public was all over the underdog Hawkeyes.

“Action has been on Minnesota plus the points before moves, but Michigan is a banker for the weekend on a lot of parlay tickets,” says Black.


Penn State Nittany Lions at Indiana Hoosiers – Open: +4.5, Move: +3.5

Sharp money swayed this line Wednesday, coming in hard on the home underdog and forcing this line to move a point. The sharps have been pounding Indiana while the public is balancing that action with money on PSU, making this a Sharps-vs.-Squares Big Ten battle.

“With 75 percent of the action backing Penn State, we might consider going back to +4 but at this point we want to write more Penn State tickets because we respect the Indiana side,” says Stewart.

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10/05/2013 02:39 AM

NCAAF

Saturday, October 5

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Saturday's NCAAF Top 25 betting cheat sheet: Afternoon action
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Maryland Terrapins at Florida State Seminoles (-15.5, 56.5)

The Terrapins are 0-11 at Florida State and just 2-21 overall against the Seminoles, including a 41-14 setback at home last season. But after surrendering at least 40 points in three straight games to close out the 2012 campaign, Maryland remade itself into a defensive powerhouse thanks in part to the play of linebackers Marcus Whitfield and Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil.

In two games against ACC teams, Florida State QB Jameis Winston totaled 686 yards passing and eight touchdowns with just one interception. The Seminoles had three different receivers go over 90 yards in the win over Boston College and are averaging 239.5 yards on the ground to keep defenses honest.

LINE: The Noles opened as 15-point faves and have been bet up to 15.5. The total opened at 57 and is down to 56.5.

WEATHER: There is a 25 percent chance of thunderstorms and wind will blow toward the NW endzone at 6 mph.

TRENDS:

* Terrapins are 6-0 ATS in their last six games overall.
* Terrapins are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Florida State.
* Seminoles are 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games.


Louisville Cardinals at Temple Owls (+32, 58)

Teddy Bridgewater looks to match last season’s performance against Temple when No. 7 Louisville opens its American Athletic Conference campaign by visiting the struggling Owls on Saturday. Bridgewater recorded a career-high five touchdown passes in a 45-17 rout of Temple in 2012 and equaled that effort against Ohio in the 2013 opener.

The Owls have lost the last three games by a total of 12 points and still kept the scoring against to an average of 26.5 overall despite giving up a lot of yardage. First-year starter Connor Reilly needs to improve his 52.5 completion percentage, but he has five players with at least 10 receptions.

LINE: The Cards opned as 33-point faves and are now 32. The total has remained at 58.

WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with partly cloudy skies.

TRENDS:

* Cardinals are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
* Owls are 0-5 ATS in their last five home games.
* Over is 7-2-1 in Owls last 10 home games.


Texas Tech Red Raiders at Kansas Jayhawks (+17, 53.5)

The Red Raiders are averaging 520 yards of offense and 38.8 points a game while the defense is holding opponents to an average of 13.3 points through four games this season, tied for 10th best in the FBS.

The Jayhawks open conference play looking to snap a 21-game losing streak in the Big 12. They ended another long skid — 22 losses in a row against FBS opponents — in their previous game, beating Louisiana Tech 13-10 on Sept. 21 on Matthew Wyman's 52-yard field goal as time expired.

LINE: Tech opened at -16 and is currently -17. The total opened at 54 but is down to 53.5.

WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the mid-50s and wind will blow across the field at 13 mph.

TRENDS:

* Red Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings in Kansas.
* Road team is 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings.
* Over is 6-1 in Jayhawks last seven games following a bye week.


Illinois Fighting Illini at Nebraska Cornhuskers (-10, 59.5)

Offensive coordinator Bill Cubit's unit is performing at a record-setting clip, as the Illini's 161 points are its most ever through four games — and the record through five games is 193 in 1903. Illinois averages 478.5 yards and 40.3 points with quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase (1,162 yards passing, 12 TDs, three INTs) leading the revival.

The Huskers had a week off after trouncing South Dakota State 59-20 on Sept. 21, but the extra time might not have been enough to nurse quarterback Taylor Martinez back to health. The senior is considered day-to-day with turf toe, but senior Ron Kellogg III and freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr. filled in admirably against the Jackrabbits.

LINE: The Huskers opened as 10-point home faves. The total opened at 61 and is down to 59.5.

WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the low-50s and wind will whip across the field at 20 mph.

TRENDS:

* Fighting Illini are 0-6 ATS in their last six road games.
* Over is 4-1-1 in Cornhuskers last six home games.
* Cornhuskers are 18-4-2 ATS in their last 24 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.


Georgia State Panthers at Alabama Crimson Tide (-55, 61)

Panthers senior wide receiver Albert Wilson is off to a strong start with 22 catches for 457 yards and four touchdowns, and currently leads all active FBS players in yards per catch with a 19.6 career average. Wilson also ranks fourth among active FBS players in all-purpose yards.

The Crimson Tide, who enter this game on a seven-game win streak, are a combined 26-3 against their final eight opponents in the previous five seasons, including a 63-7 win over Georgia State in 2010.

LINE: The Tide opened as 55.5-point faves and are now -55. The total opened at 59.5 and is up to 61.

WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with partly cloudy skies.

TRENDS:

* Crimson Tide are 1-4 ATS in their last five vs. S-Belt.
* Under is 6-1-1 in Crimson Tide last eight home games.
* Under is 6-2 in Crimson Tide last eight vs. S-Belt.


Georgia Bulldogs at Tennessee Volunteers (+10, 64)

The Bulldogs have played one of the most challenging schedules in the nation thus far - facing three top-10 opponents - but have come through the brutal stretch in good shape. The offense has shined despite the stiff competition, averaging 41.2 points and 554 yards (sixth in the nation), but could be without leading rusher Todd Gurley (ankle).

Tennessee has won four straight at home, but it had plenty of trouble putting away South Alabama in a 31-24 victory last week. First-year coach Butch Jones accentuated the positive at Monday's media day - focusing on the success of the running game, the discipline in terms of penalties and the defense's penchant for forcing turnovers - but the Volunteers are still looking for a signature win.

LINE: The Bulldogs opened as 10.5-point road faves but are now -10. The total opened at 63.5 and is up to 64.

WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with partly cloudy skies.

TRENDS:

* Bulldogs are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six conference games.
* Volunteers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games.
* Over is 6-0 in Bulldogs last six games overall.


Minnesota Golden Gophers at Michigan Wolverines (-19, 50)

The Golden Gophers opened the season with four nonconference wins before falling to Iowa at home, 23-7, last week in their Big Ten opener. Minnesota, which is just 118th in the FBS in passing at 111.2 yards per game, relies heavily on a rushing attack that averages 231.8 yards per game, 23rd-best in the FBS.

No. 17 Michigan aims to move past two subpar performances when it hosts Minnesota in its Big Ten opener Saturday. After two impressive wins to open the season, the Wolverines struggled to put away Akron (28-24) and Connecticut (24-21) — a team that has since fired its coach.

LINE: Michigan opened -21 and is currently -19. The total opened at 50.

WEATHER: There is a 43 percent chance of thunderstorms.

TRENDS:

* Favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings.
* Golden Gophers are 0-5 ATS in their last five meetings.
* Over is 9-1-1 in Wolverines last 11 games following a bye week.


Clemson Tigers at Syracuse Orange (+13.5, 64)

Tigers QB Tajh Boyd leads an offense that averages 491.8 yards and 43 points, supported by dangerous wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Boyd has thrown nine touchdown passes without an interception in four consecutive wins for the Tigers.

Syracuse has posted two straight victories going into its first-ever ACC game. The Orange beat standout quarterbacks Geno Smith of West Virginia in 2011 and Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater last year at the Carrier Dome.

LINE: Clemson opened as 13.5-point road faves. The total is 64.

WEATHER: N/A

TRENDS:

* Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games.
* Orange are 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven home games.
* Under is 13-3 in Orange last 16 games following a bye week.


Northern Illinois Huskes at Kent State Golden Flashes (+9, 62.5)

No. 23 Northern Illinois takes its high-powered offense and undefeated record on the road once again, traveling to Kent State for its Mid-American Conference opener. The Huskies, coming off a 55-24 rout at Purdue, have a national-best 17 straight wins in conference play, with their last league loss coming in October 2011.

The Golden Flashes had a bit of their flash back last week when senior running back/receiver Dri Archer played his first full game after being slowed by an ankle injury. Archer's big-play ability showed as he had two plays of over 30 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown reception.

LINE: Kent State opened as 9.5-point home dogs and are now +9. The total opened at 62.5.

WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms.

TRENDS:

* Huskies are 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 conference games.
* Favorite is 4-1-1 ATS in their last six meetings.
* Huskies are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six meetings.


Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Miami Hurricanes (-5.5, 55)

Sophomore quarterback Vad Lee shined in the Yellow Jackets’ first three games – all victories – but he struggled mightily against the Virginia Tech Hokies, completing just seven passes while throwing two interceptions and losing a fumble. Georgia Tech ranks 10th nationally with 291.3 rushing yards per game.

Miami pens its conference slate against the Yellow Jackets and brings a six-game winning streak into the matchup. The Hurricanes have breezed through most of their early-season schedule - other than a five-point victory against Florida - and outscored their other three opponents 160-34.

LINE: The Canes opened as 4.5-point faves and are up to -5.5. The total opened at 55.5 and is now 55.

WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms.

TRENDS:

* Hurricanes are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 conference games.
* Under is 4-0 in the last four meetings in Miami.
* Yellow Jackets are 0-4 ATS in their last four meetings.


Kansas State Wildcats at Oklahoma State Cowboys (-14, 59.5)

The Wildcats finished first in the conference in scoring and rushing defense and third in total defense last season, but rank seventh or worse in all three categories this season. All three areas figure to be tested by the Cowboys, who rank second in the league in scoring and are one of five Big 12 teams averaging at least 474 total yards.

Coming off an uncharacteristic loss in its conference opener versus West Virginia, No. 20 Oklahoma State seeks it first Big 12 victory of the season on Saturday when it hosts Kansas State. Working in the Cowboys’ favor this weekend is the fact that coach Mike Gundy’s teams have fared well in regular-season games following a loss (13-2 since the start of 2007).

LINE: The Cowboys opened as 15-point faves and are now -14. The total opened at 57.5 and is up to 59.5.

WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with wind blowing across the field at 10 mph.

TRENDS:

* Cowboys are 7-0 ATS in their last seven home games.
* Under is 7-1 in Wildcats last eight road games.
* Over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings.


Fresno State Bulldgos at Idaho Vandals (+27, 67)

The No. 21 Bulldogs are 4-0 for their best start since the 2001 squad quarterbacked by David Carr won its first six games. Now it is senior Derek Carr as the star attraction and the younger brother of the Fresno State legend has thrown 14 touchdown passes for an offense that ranks 12th nationally by averaging 44 points per game.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Chad Chalich is showing a lot of promise as both a passer (1,111 yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions) and runner (team-best 202 yards). Chalich had 424 yards of total offense -- eighth-best in program history – in the victory over Temple by throwing for 310 yards and rushing for 114.

LINE: The Bulldogs opened as 24-point road faves are are now -27. The total opened at 65 and is up to 67.

WEATHER: N/A

TRENDS:

* Bulldogs are 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall.
* Road team is 5-0 ATS in their last five meetings.
* Favorite is 5-2 ATS in their last seven meetings.


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10/05/2013 02:40 AM

NCAAF

Saturday, October 5

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Saturday's NCAAF Top 25 betting cheat sheet: Evening action
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Oregon Ducks at Colorado Buffaloes (+38.5, 69)

De'Anthony Thomas, the speedy Ducks junior running back who has six touchdowns while averaging eight yards per carry, is doubtful with an ankle injury. The junior was hurt on the opening kickoff of last week's 55-16 victory over California and did not return, and with No. 18 Washington up next, it would seem Oregon - a 38-point favorite - will not rush him back.

Colorado struggled to contain Oregon State's relentless passing attack in a 44-17 loss last week and is expected to have an even harder time dealing with Ducks dual-threat quarterback Marcus Mariota. The Buffaloes may have found a way to improve on their 103rd-ranked rushing attack as freshman Michael Adkins II rushed for 98 yards against Oregon State in his collegiate debut.

LINE: The Ducks opened -38 and are now -38.5. The total opened at 70 and is down to 69.

WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the high-40s with clear skies.

TRENDS:

* Ducks are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 road games.
* Buffaloes are 7-18 ATS in their last 25 games overall.
* Over is 35-17 in Ducks last 52 games overall.


Arkansas Razorbacks at Florida Gators (-11.5, 43)

Arkansas has never had much success against Florida losing eight of their nine previous matchups. Their last game was in 2009 when then-No. 1 Florida needed a field goal with nine seconds left to pull out a 23-20 win. The Razorbacks have dropped two straight after a soft opening schedule, and their powerful rushing game will get a stern test from Florida's top-ranked run defense.

The Gators enter the contest ranked second in the nation total defense but could be without star lineman Dominique Easley and cornerback Marcus Roberson, both of whom are battling knee injuries. Replacing Jeff Driskel, who broke his leg, QB Tyler Murphy completed his first 13 passes last week and finished 15-for-18 for 156 yards.

LINE: The Gators opened at -10 and are currently -11.5. The total opened at 43.

WEATHER: There is a 17 percent chance of rain in the forecast and wind will blow across the field at 6 mph.

TRENDS:

* Razorbacks are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 road games.
* Razorbacks are 1-4 ATS in their last five meetings in Florida.
* Favorite is 6-2 ATS in their last eight meetings.


TCU Horned Frogs at Oklahoma Sooners (-10, 46.5)

The TCU defense has piled up a Big 12-leading 15 sacks and has allowed 59 total rushing yards over the past two games. Sophomore quarterback Trevone Boykin has passed for 625 yards and four touchdowns and has 158 yards on the ground.

The Sooners are allowing 12 points per game – sixth-best nationally – and sophomore middle linebacker Frank Shannon (team-best 27 tackles) and Corey Nelson (21) are leading the charge. Oklahoma leads the series 8-4, including a 24-17 road victory last season.

LINE: Oklahoma opened as a 10.5-point fave and is now -10. The total is 46.5.

WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the high-50s with clear skies.

TRENDS:

* Horned Frogs are 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
* Sooners are 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games.
* Over is 7-2 in Sooners last nine conference games.


LSU Tigers at Mississippi State Bulldgos (+9.5, 55.5)

The Tigers have recorded more than 400 yards of total offense and scored 30 or more points in each of their first five games for the first time in school history. However, Les Miles’ biggest concern entering this contest has to revolve around a defense that blew a number of coverages due to communication errors on the field and the sideline in the loss to Georgia.

The Bulldogs responded in emphatic fashion to their loss at Auburn on Sept. 14, using a 35-point second quarter to rout Troy 62-7. Mississippi State has outscored its two opponents at home (Alcorn State and Troy) by an 82-7 margin in the first half, including a 58-0 advantage in the second quarter.

LINE: LSU opened as a 10-point road dog and is now -9.5. The total opened at 54.5.

WEATHER: There is a 55 percent chance of rain in the forecast.

TRENDS:

* Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a bye week.
* Over is 5-0 in Tigers last five games overall.
* Tigers are 8-1 ATS in their last nine meetings in Mississippi State.


Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (+5.5, 62)

Junior quarterback Taylor Kelly has thrown for more than 300 yards in each of the Sun Devils’ first four games, and junior college transfer Jaelen Strong has made an immediate impact with 433 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

The Fighting Irish defense hasn’t been as impressive as last season, but linemen Stephon Tuitt and Louis Nix remain among the best in the country. Linebacker Jarrett Grace has a team-high 37 tackles for Notre Dame, which could struggle to slow down an Arizona State team averaging 44.3 points per game.

LINE: The Irish opened as 5.5-point home dogs. The total opened at 62.

WEATHER: N/A

TRENDS:

* Fighting Irish are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
* Over is 5-1 in Sun Devils last six non-conference games.
* Under is 8-2 in Fighting Irish last 10 games following a ATS loss.


Kentucky Wildcats at South Carolina Gamecocks (-21, 54)

Kentucky faces its third straight nationally ranked foe after losses to Louisville and Florida. The Wildcats have been juggling quarterback duties between Maxwell Smith and Jalen Whitlow, with both showing varying degrees of effectiveness. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops would like to go with one signal caller, but is not in a rush to make that call.

South Carolina has only one home game in October, so the No. 12 Gamecocks know they need to get a win over visiting Kentucky on Saturday to make their hopes for a Southeastern Conference Eastern Division crown easier. The Gamecocks struggled a bit against Central Florida last week, thanks in part to a shoulder injury to starting quarterback Connor Shaw, who may be back against the Wildcats.

LINE: The Gamecocks opened as 21-point home faves. The total opened at 55 and is down to 54.

WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with clear skies.

TRENDS:

* Wildcats are 0-4 ATS in their last four conference games.
* Over is 6-0 in the last six meetings in South Carolina.
* Favorite is 6-2 ATS in their last eight meetings.


West Virginia Mountaineers at Baylor Bears (-28, 69)

West Virginia stumbled out of the gate this season, but turned heads last week when it upset then-No. 11 Oklahoma State at home. Making his first start, Florida State transfer quarterback Clint Trickett threw for 309 yards as the Mountaineers rebounded from an ugly 37-0 loss at Maryland the week before. Trickett, however, injured his shoulder late in the game and is questionable for Saturday.

Baylor averages a gaudy 751.3 yards of offense and 69.7 points, but has played the likes of Wofford, Louisiana-Monroe and Buffalo. The Bears' defense is has allowed just 23 points thus far.

LINE: The Bears opened at -27 and are currently -28. The total opened at 68.5 and is now 69.

WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the low-70s and wind will blow across the field at 11 mph.

TRENDS:

* Under is 8-0 in Mountaineers last eight games overall.
* Over is 20-5-1 in Bears last 26 conference games.
* Bears are 15-2 ATS in their last 17 home games.


Ohio State Buckeyes at Northwestern Wildcats (+7, 61)

No. 3 Ohio State attempts to remain undefeated under second-year coach Urban Meyer and stretch the nation’s longest winning streak to 18 games. Ohio State leads the series 59-14-1 and has won the last four meetings.

The two-quarterback system of senior Kain Colter (237 rushing yards, 77.1 percent completion percentage) and junior Trevor Siemian (67.1 completion percentage for 671 yards and four touchdowns) is clicking as the Wildcats are averaging 41.3 points per game.

LINE: The Buckeyes opened as 5.5-point road faves and are now -7. The total opened at 59 and is up to 61.

WEATHER: There is a 56 percent chance of thunderstorms. Wind will blow toward the north endzone at 13 mph.

TRENDS:

* Wildcats are 6-0 ATS in their last six conference games.
* Buckeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last four meetings.
* Over is 4-1 in the last five meetings.


Washington Huskies at Stanford Cardinal (-7.5, 52)

Huskies RB Bishop Sankey ranks first in the nation with 151.8 rushing yards per game and senior quarterback Keith Price ranks 12th in pass efficiency for the Huskies, who haven't trailed all season.

Stanford’s stellar offensive line has helped the Cardinal out rush their last two opponents – Washington State and Arizona State – by a 478-101 margin. The defense is led by linebacker Shayne Skov and linebacker Trent Murphy, who returned an interception for a touchdown last week against the Cougars.

LINE: Stanford opened as a 6.5-point fave and is now -7.5. The total opened at 52.5 and is down to 52.

WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with clear
skies.

TRENDS:

* Huskies are 1-7 ATS in their last eight road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
* Under is 7-2 in the last nine meetings.
* Huskies are 1-4 ATS in their last five meetings.


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10/05/2013 02:42 AM

NCAAF

Saturday, October 5

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Washington at Stanford: What bettors need to know
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Washington Huskies at Stanford Cardinal (-7, 52.5)

Stanford aims for its 13th straight win Saturday when the fifth-ranked Cardinal host No. 18 Washington, which is 4-0 for the first time since 2001. The Huskies defeated Stanford 17-13 a year ago in Seattle, but the Cardinal offense has undergone a transformation this season while scoring at least 34 points in each of its first four games. “They’re not nearly as one-dimensional as they were maybe a year ago,” said Washington coach Steve Sarkisian. “We’re going to have to defend everything.”

The Huskies lead the Pac-12 in total defense and will be tested by a Stanford offense that is led by junior quarterback Kevin Hogan, who is 9-0 as a starter. Hogan threw for three touchdowns in last week's 55-17 victory over Washington State and Devon Cajuste added 115 receiving yards, including two long touchdown catches. The Huskies are coming off a 31-13 win over Arizona last Saturday, when junior running back Bishop Sankey had a school-record 40 carries for 161 yards and a score.

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN.

LINE: Stanford opened at -6.5 and has been bet up to -7. Total steady at 52.5.

WEATHER: Temperatures in the mid 70s with clear skies and winds blowing north at 5 mph.

ABOUT WASHINGTON (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12, 3-1 ATS): Sankey ranks first in the nation with 151.8 rushing yards per game and senior quarterback Keith Price ranks 12th in pass efficiency for the Huskies, who haven't trailed all season. While the offense has lived up to expectations, the much-improved defense has been critical to Washington's early success. Safety Sean Parker and linebackers Princeton Fuimaono and Shaq Thompson lead the defense, which is allowing just 3.8 yards per play this season --third-best in the nation.

ABOUT STANFORD (4-0, 2-0, 2-2 ATS): Preseason All-American David Yankey missed last week’s rout of Washington State to attend to a family situation, but he’ll be back at left guard this Saturday. Stanford’s stellar offensive line has helped the Cardinal out rush their last two opponents – Washington State and Arizona State – by a 478-101 margin. The defense is led by linebacker Shayne Skov and linebacker Trent Murphy, who returned an interception for a touchdown last week against the Cougars.

TRENDS:

* Under is 7-2 in the last nine meetings.
* Huskies are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five meetings in Stanford.
* Huskies are 1-4 ATS in their last five meetings.
* Cardinal are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 conference games.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. The Cardinal is 32-3 at Stanford Stadium since the final home game of 2007.

2. Washington is outscoring opponents 73-12 in the first half this season.

3. Stanford is 25-1 under coach David Shaw when it gains more rushing yards than its opponent.


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NCAAF

Saturday, October 5

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Arizona State vs. Notre Dame: What bettors need to know
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Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (+6, 62)

Arizona State looks to become the first team to defeat USC and Notre Dame in consecutive weeks on Saturday when the 24th-ranked Sun Devils face the Fighting Irish at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Notre Dame likely needs to win its remaining seven contests to reach a BCS bowl, while Arizona State hopes to build on its impressive 62-41 win over the Trojans last Saturday. The Sun Devils generated 612 yards of offense against USC, and they’ll seek to continue that pace against a Notre Dame defense that struggled in losses to Michigan and Oklahoma.

The Sun Devils’ balanced attack is led by senior running back Marion Grice, who leads the FBS in scoring this season with 12 touchdowns and has scored 31 in 17 games. “He’s just phenomenal,” Arizona State coach Todd Graham said. “He has this way of eluding people very smoothly to get to the end zone. He’s a unique back.” In order to keep the Sun Devils’ offense off the field, the Fighting Irish need strong performances from running backs Amir Carlisle, Cam McDaniel and George Atkinson III, who is averaging more than seven yards per carry.

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, NBC.

WEATHER: N/A

LINE: Arizona State opened -6.5 and has been bet down as low as -5.5. The total opened 62 and has remained steady.

ABOUT ARIZONA STATE (3-1, 2-2 ATS): Junior quarterback Taylor Kelly has thrown for more than 300 yards in each of the Sun Devils’ first four games, and junior college transfer Jaelen Strong has made an immediate impact with 433 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Safety Alden Darby had two interceptions and seven tackles against USC, but the Sun Devils’ run defense ranks 11th in the Pac-12. All-American defensive lineman Will Sutton, who had 13 sacks last season, is off to a slow start while dealing with constant double-teams.

ABOUT NOTRE DAME (3-2, 0-4-1 ATS): The Fighting Irish defense hasn’t been as impressive as last season, but linemen Stephon Tuitt and Louis Nix remain among the best in the country. Linebacker Jarrett Grace has a team-high 37 tackles for Notre Dame, which could struggle to slow down an Arizona State team averaging 44.3 points per game. The Fighting Irish need a bounce-back effort from quarterback Tommy Rees, who threw two interceptions on his first three passes last week in a 35-21 loss to Oklahoma.

TRENDS:

* Sun Devils are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
* Fighting Irish are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
* Over is 4-0 in Sun Devils' last four neutral site games.
* Under is 19-7 in Fighting Irish's last 26 vs. Pac-12.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. Notre Dame is 12-0 under coach Brian Kelly when it does not commit a turnover.

2. Arizona State is 10-0 under Graham when leading at halftime.

3. Notre Dame has won nine of its last 10 regular-season games at an NFL stadium since 1995.

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NCAAF

Saturday, October 5

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Ohio State at Northwestern: What bettors need to know
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Ohio State Buckeyes at Northwestern Wildcats (+7, 61)

No. 3 Ohio State attempts to remain undefeated under second-year coach Urban Meyer and stretch the nation’s longest winning streak to 18 games when it visits No. 15 Northwestern on Saturday night. The Buckeyes have won 28 of the past 29 meetings with the Wildcats, but a rising Northwestern program is a bona fide threat to upset Ohio State. The Wildcats are attempting to start 5-0 for the second straight season and fourth time in six years.

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is well aware of what’s at stake against the powerful Buckeyes. “When you play a team that’s ranked in the Top 5 that’s playing as well as they are, it’s an incredibly difficult challenge for us,” Fitzgerald said. Ohio State is coming off a 31-24 victory over Wisconsin that featured the return of star quarterback Braxton Miller from a knee injury. The Buckeyes suffered a huge blow against the Badgers by losing standout safety Christian Bryant to a season-ending broken ankle.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, ABC.

LINE: Ohio State opened -5.5 and moved to -7. Total opened 59 and moved to 61.

WEATHER: Temperatures in high 60s with 74 percent chance of thunder showers, winds SSW at 12 mph.

ABOUT OHIO STATE (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten Leaders, 3-1-1 ATS): Miller was solid in his return from a Sept. 7 injury by passing for 198 yards and four touchdowns while adding 83 rushing yards against Wisconsin. The offense is averaging 48.2 points per game despite the period without Miller and senior Corey “Philly” Brown (24 receptions, 254 yards) and junior Devin Smith (20 for 331) each have five touchdown receptions, while senior Jordan Hall has rushed for 427 yards and eight scores. Junior outside linebacker Ryan Shazier has a team-leading 37 tackles – including a Big Ten-leading seven tackles for loss – and junior cornerback Bradley Roby has two of the Buckeyes’ six interceptions.

ABOUT NORTHWESTERN (4-0, 0-0 Big Ten Legends, 2-2 ATS): The Wildcats expect senior Venric Mark (1,366 yards in 2012) to return from a three-game absence due to a leg injury to team with junior Treyvon Green, who has averaged seven yards per carry while rushing for 404 yards and five touchdowns. The two-quarterback system of senior Kain Colter (237 rushing yards, 77.1 percent completion percentage) and junior Trevor Siemian (67.1 completion percentage for 671 yards and four touchdowns) is clicking as the Wildcats are averaging 41.3 per game. Northwestern has intercepted 10 passes – four returned for touchdowns – with junior safety Ibraheim Campbell having a team-leading three picks and junior outside linebacker Collin Ellis and sophomore defensive end Dean Lowry each having two.

TRENDS:

* Buckeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last four meetings.
* Favorite is 4-0 ATS in their last four meetings.
* Over is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
* Home team is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. Ohio State leads the series 59-14-1 and has won the last four meetings. Northwestern’s last victory over the Buckeyes was in 2004.

2. Northwestern has 19 interceptions over its last seven games.

3. The Buckeyes have been dominant in the first quarter, outscoring opponents 116-21.

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