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09/27/2011 06:31 PM

Pac 12 Notebook

September 27, 2011

Week Four Rewind

The Pac 12 was filled with a mix of blowouts and exciting games this past weekend.

Oregon took care of Arizona by 25 points but give the Wildcats credit for not giving up. Trailing 35-3, Arizona cut the deficit to 11 points the third quarter before the Ducks pulled away. Anyone that watched the game saw a very undisciplined Wildcats team and one that could not tackle as they allowed 415 yards rushing on 47 carries (8.8 YPC).

USC outgained Arizona State 402-392 but a minus-4 margin in turnovers did the Trojans in. They trailed 21-9 at halftime but took the lead in the third quarter by a point before the Sun Devils scored the final 22 points to run away with it. USC didn't help itself by committing 10 penalties while going a paltry 1-9 on third down.

Washington and UCLA won their respective games by eight points.

UCLA nearly blew a 21-3 lead against Oregon State but it was able to hold on and save head coach Rick Neuheisel's job for at least one more week. Had the Bruins lost, he may have lost his job that night. The Beavers won the yardage battle 375-357 but they failed on two fourth down conversions in the fourth quarter at the UCLA 34 and 22-yard line.

The Huskies jumped ahead 21-10 but they could not hold their lead either as California stormed back to take the lead. Washington scored the game's final 10 points including a 70-yard touchdown pass with 12:13 left. The Golden Bears had a chance to tie and send the game into overtime but were stopped at the two-yard line with 21 seconds remaining.

In the only non-conference game, Colorado was no match for Ohio State, losing 37-17. The Buffaloes were outgained by only 22 total yards but 125 of their yards came in garbage time. Eight of Colorado's 12 drives consisted of three plays or fewer while the defense allowed just one three and out, the Buckeyes first possession of the game.

Heisman Hopeful Again?

No we are not talking about Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck who was off this past weekend. We are referring to Oregon running back LaMichael James who pretty much dropped out of the Heisman race after two games but has since reinserted himself.

After totaling 121 yards rushing against LSU and Nevada, James broke out with 204 yards on 12 carries against Missouri State. While that may not seem overly impressive since it was against a FCS school, he followed that up 288 yards on 23 carries against Arizona.

That impressive total was a school record and on the season, James is rushing for an unheard of 9.4 yards per carry.

"Defensively, we’re just not playing anywhere close to good enough to win against a good football team," Arizona head coach Mike Stoops said. "We can’t commit any more guys to the line of scrimmage and stop the run. I don’t know what else to say." That is not exactly confidence building coach speak.

Oregon is off this week.

Quarterback Conference

While the Pac 12 has the fifth fewest ranked teams of the six BCS conferences, one thing it does possess is a slew of solid quarterbacks.

Eight conference quarterbacks are ranked among the top 40 in the nation in passing efficiency. You would think Andrew Luck is leading the way but it is two quarterbacks from The Evergreen State.

Washington State's Marshall Lobbestael, who took over as the starter after Jeff Tuel was hurt, is sixth in the country as he has thrown for 959 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions while completing 62.4 percent of his passes.

Meanwhile Washington's Keith Price is not far behind at ninth as he has thrown for 983 yards on 67 percent completions to go along with 14 touchdowns and three picks. He is tied with Matt Schilz of Bowling Green for best in the nation with those 14 scoring strikes.

Good quarterbacking usually leads to a lot of offense and as a conference, the ‘over’ is now a profitable 17-12 on the season.

Game of the Week

Washington at Utah. It may not seem like game of the week material and quite frankly, it really isn't. However it is the only game in the Pac 12 this week that features two teams above .500. It is safe to say that ESPN's College Gameday will not be making the trip to Rice-Eccles Stadium.

However, this is Utah's first ever Pac 12 home game and a win here will setup a showdown with Arizona St. next week. The winner of that game will have the upper hand in the Pac 12 South.

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09/27/2011 06:35 PM

Games to Watch - Week 5

September 27, 2011

Saturday - Texas A&M at Arkansas (ABC/ESPN, 3:30 p.m. ET)

Matchup Skinny

This is the third game of a 10-year contract for these team to meet in Arlington. Why, you ask? Well, for starters, Jerry Jones is Arkansas' most famous alum and the school's biggest alumni base outside of the state is in Dallas. The Hogs have won the first two games by scores of 47-19 as 1 ½-point favorites in 2009 and 24-17 as five-point 'chalk' last year. As of Tuesday, most books had the Aggies installed as three-point favorites with a total of 62 ½. Mike Sherman's squad is hoping to bounce back from a 30-29 home loss to Oklahoma St. last week, as A&M allowed a 20-3 advantage at intermission to get away. Arkansas is also in bounce-back mode after suffering its first loss of the year at Alabama by a 38-14 count. On the injury front, the Razorbacks lost junior DE Tenarius Wright to a broken arm (4-6 weeks), but they might get back senior DE Jake Bequette, who has missed back-to-back games with a hamstring injury. Both teams have quality QBs and their play could very well be the difference in the game. Texas A&M senior Ryan Tannehill has a 6/4 TD-INT ratio, while Arkansas junior Tyler Wilson has seven TD passes compared to just three picks. The Hogs are 11-9 in 20 games as underdogs on Bobby Petrino's watch. As for A&M, it owns a 9-7 spread record as a home favorite under Sherman (1-2 ATS this season).




Saturday - Clemson at Virginia Tech (ESPN2, 6:00 p.m. ET)

Matchup Skinny

Clemson (4-0 straight up, 3-1 against the spread) is set to go on the road for the first time this year after collecting four straight win at home. The Tigers ended Auburn's 17-game winning streak in Week 3 and then took command of the ACC Atlantic with last week's 35-30 triumph over FSU as 2 ½-point favorites. Sammy Watkins, a true freshman wide receiver, is a candidate for ACC Player of the Year honors after snaring eight receptions for 141 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Seminoles. Tajh Boyd, a sophomore QB, is playing like a seasoned veteran with 13 TD passes compared to only two interceptions. Frank Beamer's team is off to a 4-0 start but it has failed to cover the number in three consecutive games. QB Logan Thomas, who has a 4/4 touchdown-to-interception ratio, is 'probable' with a sore shoulder. Dating back to 1998, the Hokies have won five in a row over Clemson both SU and ATS. The 'under' is on a 9-2 run in Va. Tech's last 11 games, but the 'over' is on a 5-0 surge for Clemson. As of Tuesday, most books were listing the Hokies as seven-point favorites with a total of 49. Gamblers can take Clemson on the money line for a plus-240 return (risk $100 to win $240).


Other Games to Watch

Matchup Skinny

Michigan State at Ohio State - As of Tuesday, most books had Ohio St. (3-1 SU, 2-2 ATS) listed as a three-point favorite with a total of 44. The Buckeyes have won seven in a row over the Spartans, going 5-1-1 ATS in the process. They won a 45-7 decision as 3 ½-point road favorites in East Lansing last year. Michigan St. (3-1 SU, 2-2 ATS) responded to its first loss (31-13 at Notre Dame in Week 3) by hammering Central Michigan 45-7 last Saturday. Le'Veon Bell ran for three TDs and the MSU defense limited CMU to merely 112 yards of total offense. During Mark Dantonio's tenure at MSU, the Spartans are 5-5 ATS as road underdogs. Both Big Ten rivals have seen the 'under' go 3-1 this year. Dating back to last season, the Buckeyes have watched the 'under' cash at a lucrative 6-1 clip.

Baylor at Kansas State - Baylor (3-0 SU, 2-0 ATS) will bring its Heisman Trophy candidate and an unbeaten record to Manhattan this Saturday for a key Big 12 matchup. Robert Griffin III is enjoying an amazing year to date, throwing for 962 yards and rushing for 167 yards. The junior signal caller has completed 85.4 percent of his passes with 13 TD passes without an interception. Griffin also has one rushing TD. He has more TD passes than incomplete passes. His favorite target is Kendall Wright, who has 31 catches for 420 yards and four TD grabs. Wright also has a TD pass. However, the Bears still leave a lot to be desired on the other side of the ball, giving up 48 points to TCU and 31 to Rice. Kansas St. (3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS) is coming off a huge win, going to Miami and emerging with a 28-24 win as a 12 ½-point underdog. K-St. is 5-2 both SU and ATS in its last seven games against Baylor, but the Bears won a 47-42 shoot-out last year in Waco. The 'over' has been a big money maker for both programs recently. The 'over' is on a 9-2 run in Baylor's last 11 outings, while the 'over' is 9-3 in the Wildcats' last 12 contests. On Tuesday, most books had Baylor favored by 3 ½ with a total of 63 ½.

Texas at Iowa State - Texas (3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS) had an open date following its 49-20 blowout win at UCLA that exacted a nice measure of revenge. The Longhorns finally got their offense going thanks to two TD passes from Case McCoy and a pair of TD runs from Foswhitt Whittaker. Texas freshman RB Malcolm Brown rushed 22 times for 110 yards and a score. Iowa St. (3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS) also enjoyed an open date after winning 24-20 at UConn. The Cyclones beat arch-rival Iowa 44-41 the previous week in a thrilling triple-overtime slugfest. As of Tuesday, most books had Texas favored by 9 1/2 with a total of 48. The 'under' is 4-1 in the last five head-to-head meetings between these Big 12 adversaries. Also, the 'under' is 2-1 for both teams through three games this season.

Auburn at South Carolina - This is a double-revenge game for the 4-0 Gamecocks, who let a double-digit lead get away in a 35-27 loss at Auburn last year. Then in the SEC Championship Game, the Tigers thumped South Carolina by a 56-17 count. But Auburn no longer has QB Cam Newton or DT Nick Fairley and that's why it was a 10-point underdog as of Tuesday. Steve Spurrier yanked QB Stephen Garcia in the fourth quarter of last year's loss on The Plains after he committed a pair of fourth-quarter turnovers. Might Garcia take the same treatment this week? He's off an awful four-interception performance in last week's 21-3 home win over Vandy. As of Tuesday, most books had South Carolina listed as a 10-point favorite with a total of 59 ½. Gamblers should check the status of AU tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen, who missed last week's 30-14 win over FAU with an ankle injury.




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09/27/2011 06:37 PM

News & Notes - Week 5

September 27, 2011

Week 5

Iowa used the hurry up offense to make a big comeback vs Pitt the previous week overcoming a 17 pt 4Q deficit. They stayed in the hurry up vs Louisiana Monroe. UI scored TD's on their first 2 drives and ULM went on a 57/14pl drive in between but settled for a 43 yd FG. Later ULM was SOD at the UI20 on a 4&4 dropped pass with 4:10 left in the half trailing 21-3 and UI marched 80/8pl getting a TD with 2:07 left in the half. That gave them a 28-3 lead with a 294-134 yd edge. ULM scored TD's on their opening two 3Q drives to make it 35-17 but UI scored a TD and a 32 yd FG on their next 2 drives to ice it...

Michigan State bounced back off the Notre Dame loss taking advantage of 4 Central Michigan turnovers. They led 7-0 after 1Q when CM was int'd on their next 3 poss. The 2nd of the int's, MSU ret'd directly for a 37 yd TD and they converted on the other two into a TD and a FG to lead 24-0. At the half MSU was up 31-0 and did have a 256-47 yd edge. CM had beaten MSU 29-27 on a last second FG when they last met in 2009. This time MSU finished with a 481-112 yd edge and ended the game at the CM26 taking a knee in the 45-7 win...

Memphis suffered another demoralizing defeat with the stadium half empty for Homecoming. They were mauled by SMU 42-0. UM got into the RZ once which was late 1H when they got to the 10 yd line but their 4th down pass fell incomplete. Taylor Reed started and hit 17-32-153. SMU scored TD's on their first 2 poss, fmbl'd at the UM37 then actually punted twice before going 47 (after 33 yd PR) and 44 yards for TD's to lead 28-0. They also got to the 20 and were int'd in the EZ and had a 302-117 yd edge at the half. SMU did only lead 28-0 after fumbling at the UM5 in the 3Q but went 88/15pl and got a 3&14 TD pass with 7:51 left then after a fmbl went 13/3pl for another TD to lead 42-0 with 6:10 left...

Quarterback Denard Robinson rushed for a season high 200 yds vs San Diego State but did hit just 8-17-93 yds passing. SDSt actually had a 20-18 FD edge and Michigan only a 413-376 yd edge. SDSt had won their first 3 games for the first time since 1981 but were matched up vs their former HC who knew them inside and out. UM led 21-0 at the half. In the 1H, SDSt fumbled at the UM39, was SOD on 4&3 at the UM29, had a FD to the UM18 called back on a hold and ended up punting. UM was int'd on their first two 3Q poss and missed a 40 yd FG then fmbl'd at their own 38 setting up the Aztecs only TD, 21-7 after 3Q's. SDSt was SOD on 4&2 at the UM43 and UM went 57/4pl for a TD with 6:29 left. The Aztecs fumbled at the UM33 and on 4&10 from the UM13 had the pass dropped at the 1 at the end...

Bernard Pierce set a school record with 5 rushing TD's as Temple, which gave Penn St a good fight the previous week, absolutely throttled Maryland leading 31-0 at the half and 38-0 before MD got a TD with 4:31 left to avoid a shutout. MD wore "wounded warrior" jerseys (black, yellow and red) and the profits from an action are donated to a wounded warrior project. QB O'Brien was sk'd for the first 3 times on the year. TU drove 74, 78, 7 (after punt blk), 93 and 66 yards for 4 TD's and a FG on their five 1H drives while MD punted on their first 4 poss and were SOD at the TU10 on their last. MD got an 80/8pl drive for a TD with 4:31 left to avoid the shutout and TU even finished with a 1st & gl at the 2 taking a knee...

Mohamed Sanu set a Rutgers school record with 16 rec's but for just 176 yards. Tyler Tettleton threw for 339 yards for Ohio while Rutgers only had a 410-404 yd edge they turned three 1H TO's into TD's for a 21-7 lead. Ohio fumbled at their own 29 setting up a 5pl drive for a TD and OU drove 26 yds for a TD after an int. OU fmbl'd at the RU37 with 5:43 left in the half trailing 14-7 and after RU got 1 FD & punted, OU not only fumbled the punt, but RU fell on it in the EZ for a TD and a 21-7 lead with 2:30 left in the half. OU pulled within 28-20 and had the ball at their 46 but fmbl'd again setting up a RU FG and RU then went 80/13pl with a substitution infraction on 4&1 giving RU a FD at the OU11 and they got an 11 yd TD pass on the next play to put it away 38-20 with 5:00 left. OU went 88/12pl getting a TD with 1:39 left...

Teams off losses have been pummelling their FCS opponents and Boston College did just that to Massachusetts, even though they only finished with a 389-313 yd edge. Kellen Pagel is the UMass QB and he is ex-NFL QB Mike Pagel's son. On his first pass on the first play of the game he was int'd and BC drove 47 yds for a TD. BC was up 17-0 when UM got a 100 yd KR TD to get within 17-7 but at the half BC had a 213-103 yd edge and led 24-7. BC got an 18 yd FR TD to go up 38-10 with 1:17 left in the 3Q and UM went 76/13pl. On 3&gl from the 1, Pagel was int'd and LB Pierre-Louis ret'd it 96 yds for a TD to make it 45-10 with 12:28 left. UMass gained 93 of their yards after that on their final 3 drives incl a 69/6pl garbage TD...

Ball State dominated as in the 1H they had a 333-101 yd edge. It was 7-0 when Army drove 48/12pl and missed a 32 yd FG. BS then went 80/6pl, 7/11pl, 17/6pl (after int) for TD's and went 56/11pl settling for a 21 yd FG on the final play of the half to lead 31-0. It was 45-7 after 3Q's and Army drove 80/10pl for a TD with 12:49 left and each team would get a TD in the final 3:00...

Toledo lost RB Adonis Thomas in the 1Q and was missing 4 starters on defense. UT appeared in control early leading 10-0 after 1Q but Syracuse took a 30-27 lead on a score and a missed xp which somehow was called good by the Big East officiating crew and was not overturned via replay with 2:22 left. UT's opening drive was 75/22pl and they settled for a 20 yd FG and later UT was SOD at the Syr 31. The game was tied at 13 and 20 and UT got a TD with 10:54 left to take a 27-23 lead. Syr punted but then took over with 6:51 left and went 71/10pl for a TD and the lead. UT, after a PF face mask, had a 1st & gl at the 9 threatening for the win but settled for the tying FG and OT and was int'd in OT while SU got a FG. The BE issued a formal statement 2 hours after the game admitting the officials erred on the xp call...

Georgia dominated Mississippi more than the final as they had 25-8 FD and 475-183 yd edges. UGA was int'd at the UM41 but still led 17-0 when QB Rebs Mackey lined up at WR and threw a 38 yd TD pass on a reverse. With just 1:26 left in the half, UGA was up comfortably, 24-7 when UM ran a reverse on the PR and went 81 yds for a TD to make it 24-13. In the 3Q UGA missed a 48, 48 and 35 yd FG's and Blair Walsh had 15 misses on 73 career FG's and had 3 misses here. UM was SOD on 4&10 at their own 33 and Walsh finally hit a 43 yd FG with 4:16 left for the 27-13 final margin...

The Irish had a 398-268 yd edge but only led at the half 7-6 because of a 79 yd Gray TD run. Notre Dame was int'd at the Pittsburgh 5 and missed a 39 yd FG on the 1H. They had a 258-143 yd edge. Pitt had its opening 3Q poss kept alive by roughing the P and they got a TD for a 12-7 lead. The next 4 poss were punts. The Irish took over with 11:28 left and went 85/11pl getting a TD and 2 pt conv with 6:48 left. Pitt got to the ND40 but on 4&25 fired incomplete with 2:24 left...

It was unusual to see that Miami, Ohio and Bowling Green combined for 60 points yet BG only had a 310-308 yd edge. BG got an 18 yd TD drive after a fumble and UM got a 6 yd IR TD in the 1H. BG blk'd a punt and rec'd at the 1 setting up a TD and led 20-17 at the half. BG opened it to 20-17 when UM got a TD with 11:03 left but BG fumbled the KO at their own 3 and faced a 2nd & 9 when Anthon Samuel set a school record with a 96 yd TD run. The TD was also a stadium record to put it away. UM's last shot ended on an int in the EZ with 2:20 left...

Florida State was off their big game vs Oklahoma which they had looked forward to for 9 months and also was starting backup QB Clint Trickett who looked pretty good. Trickett hit 24-38-336 yds in his first start. He led FSU 67/8pl for a 32 yd FG. Clemson went 80/7pl for a TD then roughing the P gave them a FD and they went 77/8pl for a TD. They were up 21-10 at the half with a 227-168 yd edge. FSU got a 25 yd IR TD on the 4th play of the 3Q to get back in it 21-17. After a punt CU went 70/12pl for a TD, 28-17 but FSU went 80/7pl to make it 28-23. CU got a 62 yd TD pass, 35-23 (13:06 4Q). FSU went 78/4pl for a TD, 35-30 (7:21). CU was SOD on 4&1 at the FSU24 (2:49). FSU got to the 37 but on 4&9 Trickett was sk'd with 1:37 left...

Oregon State fell to 0-3 for the first time since 1996. OSU did have an 85 yd PR TD just before the half to get back in this one. It was the 2nd longest PR in school history. OSU finished with 375-357 yd and 22-17 FD edges. They went on an 82/17pl drive to open but settled for a 25 yd FG. UCLA went 80/3pl for a TD then after an int went 46/7pl for a TD and after a fumble went 4 yards for a TD and led 21-3 with :32 left in the half UCLA punted and OSU got an 85 yd PR TD. At the half UCLA had a 209-138 yd edge and led 21-10. OSU pulled within to 21-19 but missed the 2 pt conv on the final play of the 3Q. UCLA got a TD with 6:15 left but the xp was blk'd leaving OSU within 8. They were SOD on 4&8 at the LA22 with 2:12 left and UCLA got 2 FD's and ran out the clock...

Tulane did not force Duke to punt until the 4Q and Duke finished with a 484-318 yd edge despite the fact TU drove 77/8 and 96/11 for TD's in the final 10:37 while Duke gained just 29 yards in that span after leading 48-13. TU was off an upset as a DD underdog on the road and wilted for the 2nd straight time in that situation...

Trent Richardson rushed for 126 yds and added 85 yds in rec plus 24 KR yds. Alabama had a 210-89 yd edge at the half over Arkansas but only led 17-7 but Maze got an 83 yd PR TD, Richardson took a screen pass 61 yds for a TD and Bama rolled to a 38-14 lead after 3Q's before playing conservative in the 4Q...

Houston rolled to a 56-0 rout of Georgia State. They had a 732-241 yd edge...

The UAB-East Carolina game was very interesting. EC turned it over 7 times but still managed a 28-23 win. UAB also had 3 TO's incl an int in the EZ in the 2Q. EC led 14-10 at the half when they gave up a 35 yd IR TD. The Pirates still appeared poised for the cover. They drove 62/6pl and 80/6pl for TD's, 28-17. UAB QB Ellis was ? coming in and was taken off on a backboard and backup QB Perry fumbled. EC took over at the 50 and drove 50/7pl but going in for the spread covering TD with 13:29 left, Dobson fumbled into the EZ for a TB. Perry led UAB 80/6pl incl a 51 yd pass and the TD made it 28-23 with 10:58 left. EC35 was driving for the clinching score and was at the UAB15 on 2&5 when they were int'd at the 9. UAB9 took over with 7:02 left at their own 9 and went 73/17pl. Looking for the game winning TD on 4&8 from the 18, they fired incomplete in the EZ with 2:22 left and EC got 1 FD and ran out the clock. EC did have a 542-400 yd edge...

Louisiana Tech had a costly int in the 4Q or would have upset Mississippi State. MSU had 10 pts via spec tms as they got their first PR TD S/'07. It was a 72 yd punt that Bumphis ret'd 82 yds for a TD in the 1Q. LT led 10-7 but MSU rallied to lead 17-10 at the half. MSU took a gamble in the 3Q going for it on 4&1 at their own 34 and was SOD and LT got a TD 6pl later to tie it but then LT fumbled a punt on their own 25 setting up a MSU FG and trailed 20-17. With 8:42 left, LT got a 28 yd FG to tie. They took over at their 20 with 6:50 left and got 3 FD's to the MSU20. On 3&5 from the 20, Isham floated a pass in the corner of the EZ which was int'd for a TB and the game went to OT. Isham tossed another int on the 2nd play of OT and MSU on 2&2 got a 17 yd TD pass to Perkins to pull out the win. LT had a 359-340 yd edge...

Western Michigan settled for too many FG's in the 1H. They had a 227-200 1H yd edge but missed a 44 yd FG, went on an 18pl drive and missed a wide open rec on 1st & gl settling for a 26 yd FG, missed another FG, this one from 49 yds and went on a 13pl drive and settled for a 24 yd FG. At the half they only led 13-10. Illinois battled back to lead 20-13 but WM tied it with 13:58 left. UI got a 21 yd FG with 8:14 left for the lead. WM punted with 5:59 left and IU did a good job getting 3 FD's before being SOD with 1:05 left and WM having no time-outs left. WM got 2 FD's but too many of the plays were in bounds and they ran out of time at the IU41...

Troy won its 6th straight vs Middle Tennessee despite being outgained 582-479 and not taking their first lead until 1:11 was left in the 3Q. They named the field at Veterans Memorial Stadium Larry Blakeney Field. MTSU led 28-24 when they settled for a 42 yd FG and missed it. Troy got a 75 yd TD pass on the next play and they forced 2 MTSU punts while scoring a TD and Troy led 38-28. MTSU got a TD with 3:18 left then forced a punt and got it back with 2:53 left and got to the Troy 35 but on 4&5 were int'd at the 17...

Kansas State delivered a big win with their outright upset over Miami, Florida. The Wildcats QB Collin Klein was very impressive hitting 12-18-133 while rushing for 93 incl a crucial 26 yd run on 2&29 pinned at their own 3. K-St led 14-3 at the half and missed a 46 yd FG to open the 3Q. They still led 21-10 but UM got some big plays like a 59 yd TD run by Miller and a 34 yd TD pass to Benjamin and took a 24-21 lead. KSU answered with an 80/8pl drive for a TD. Each team punted but KSU only got off a 20 yd punt with 3:52 left and UM was able to get down to the 2 yd line. On 4&gl from the 1 Harris took off to the left and was clearly down and it didn't even look like the ball ever crossed the goal line but he was awarded a TD. Replays marked the ball at the 1.5 yd line and KSU held on for the outright upset...

For the 3rd straight year Oklahoma State came back from a half time deficit. Brandon Weeden threw for a school record 438 yds and 2 scores. Texas A&M appeared in complete control scoring on 4 of their 1H poss while OSU had 3 punts. OSU scored TD's on their first 3 poss of the 3Q while A&M punted, fumbled at the OSU44, was int'd at their own 23, int'd at their own 34, and punted on their first 5 poss. They trailed 30-20 when they drove 80/15pl for a TD with 2:20 left. They forced a punt with 1:47 left but turned it over again on an int on 2nd & 9. On the last play of the game OSU with :05 left opted for Blackmon to race 39 yds into the EZ for a safety which skewed the rushing stats a little as they lost 55 yds on the final 4pl and made the final 30-29...

Unfortunately, Nevada could not hold on to a 28-13 lead mid3Q. Texas Tech on 4&4 with :36 left got a 4 yd TD pass to pull out the 1 pt win. Doege looked stymie as he took the snap on the final score, back peddled to the 17, scanned for an open rec, nobody to the middle, right looked left and found the TD. Nev alternated QB's Cody Fajardo and Tyler Lantrip but Fajardo's 139 yds rushing were a spark. TT was without top WR Moore for most of the game (inj'd ankle 1Q). The key to the game was that Nev went on an 83/12pl, 63/11pl and 78/12pl drives that resulted in 3 FG's of 31, 25 and 21 yds. Not only did they settle for those FG's, the missed the 13 yarder and lost by a point as TT on 4&gl from the 4 had the QB scramble back to the 17 before hitting a TD pass with :36 left and TT pulled out the win...

All week Tulsa QB GJ Kinne was doubtful to play and while he did play, he hit just 14-24-123 yards. TU did not cross midfield in the first 38:30 of the game. Boise State had a 307-90 yd edge at the half leading 27-0 and scored a TD to open the 3Q to lead 34-0. Kellen Moore's day was done and the backups played the rest where TU got 3 TD's after that including a 59/8pl drive for a garbage TD with 3:19 left making the game appear closer than it really was...

Baylor punted on their first poss vs Rice but scored TD's on the next 5 poss. They did have 2 short fields with a 28 yd PR setting up a 43 yd TD and a fumbled KR setting up a 21 yd TD drive. It was 35-17 when RJ3 fmbl'd at the end of a 26 yd run at the Rice4 with :36 left. BU had a 381-211 yd edge at the half and 673-416 yd edge for the game.

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09/27/2011 06:41 PM

College Notebook

September 27, 2011

Arizona State...Injuries have been piling up since the beginning of fall camp for the ASU defense, with starting DE Junior Onyeali (knee) the latest to miss action, although the Sun Devil "D" bucked up and forced four TOs in Saturday's rousing 43-22 win over Southern Cal, ASU's first over the Trojans since 1999.

Arizona... Things have gone pear-shaped in Tucson, as the Wildcats lost their eighth straight to a BCS foe last Saturday when Oregon romped 56-31. Of course UA has been in tough the past few weeks (Stanford, Oklahoma State, and Oregon), but the Cats are losing in the same manner, failing to generate much of an infantry diversion, held under 100 YR each of the past three games and unable to complement QB Nick Foles. Some desert observers believe backup Matt Scott, a better runner, might even be more effective than Foles, although HC Mike Stoops would like to redshirt Scott if possible and have him available for one more season at the helm in 2012.

Arkansas State... RS frosh RB Frankie Jackson, Red Wolves top rusher, left early in last week's game vs. Central Arkansas with a knee problem. His absence did not slow ASU in its 53-24 win over the Bears, with the Red Wolves gaining 646 total years. All-name backup RB Sirgregory Thornton chipped in with 120 YR and do-everything QB Ryan Aplin added another 87 YR in ASU's 398-yard ground assault vs. UCA.

Colorado... The Buffs aren't running the ball too well and continuing injuries on the OL aren't helping, with C Ryan Miller and LT Jack Harris both KO'd by ankle injuries for last week's game at Ohio State.

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Duke... RB Desmond Scott, the leading returning Blue Devil rusher with 511 YR in 2010, missed his third straight game with a leg injury. But Duke hardly missed him last Saturday vs. Tulane, dominating the Green Wave and scoring on its first eight possessions en route to a 48-27 win. The Devils amassed 166 YR (very good for them) in the rout.

Florida International... Golden Panthers were dealt a blow when QB Wesley Carroll had to leave last Saturday's game vs. UL-Lafayette with an ankle injury. RS frosh backup Jake Medlock was not too bad in relief, completing 17 of 27 passes for 224 yards, but also tossed a key pick in the final moments of 36-31 upset loss.

Florida State...Starting QB EJ Manuel missed last week’s game at Clemson with a shoulder injury suffered the week before vs. Oklahoma. The ‘Noles lost little in translation to RS frosh backup Clint Trickett, who completed 24 of 38 passes for 336 yards and 3 TDs, although it wasn't enough to prevent a 35-30 loss at Death Valley. FSU also gained only 31 YR vs. the Tigers.

Fresno State... Bulldog OL took some attrition last week at the Kibbbie Dome vs. Idaho when LG Matt Hunt and C Richard Helepiko both went down with ankle injuries. It didn't hurt the offense much vs. the Vandals as FSU scored 48 points and gained 519 yards, but both would be welcomed back for this week's revenge match vs. SEC Ole Miss is they could regain their fitness.

Hawaii... Slotback Jeremiah Ostrowski, who caught 19 passes in the first two games, remains sidelined with a foot injury. Note that QB Bryant Moniz hardly missed Ostrowski last week when tossing 7 TDP in the first half of an eventual 56-14 win over UC Davis.

Kentucky... HC Joker Phillips might be shortening the leash on QB Morgan Newton, completing only 52.6% of his passes while throwing 6 picks and just 5 TDs. Joker had seen enough last week vs. Florida and yanked Newton in the second half of the 48-10 blowout loss to Florida in favor of 6'4 true frosh Maxwell Smith, a California product. No word yet on what Joker might do for this week's game at high-flying LSU.

Louisville...HC Charlie Strong says that the starting QB job will return to junior Will Stein, perhaps as early as this week vs. Marshall, as he recovers from a sprained AC joint in his shoulder. Some Big East sources thought Strong might make the switch to athletic frosh Teddy Bridgewater, who came off the bench and played with his advertised flair in leading the Cards to a 24-17 win at Lexington on Sept. 17.

Memphis... Things are going from bad to worse for the Tigers, 42-0 losers to visiting SMU last week at the Liberty Bowl. Coach Larry Porter's most-explosive runner, Jerrell Rhodes, remains out with a knee injury, and he's now joined in the infirmary by top WR Marcus Rucker, whose 17 catches were by far and away the most on this year's Tiger team through three weeks but KO'd with a knee injury against the Ponies. The previous week, the beleaguered Porter had dismissed d.c. Jay Hopson and replaced him with defensive assistants Mike DuBose (former Bama HC) and Galen Scott, who both planned to "simply" the schemes for the stop unit. It didn't look like it did much good in last week's lopsided loss to the Mustangs.

Ole Miss... The natives are restless in Oxford, with a group of disgruntled Rebel backers taking out full-page ads in six papers in Memphis and Mississippi, expressing their displeasure at HC Houston Nutt. AD Pete Boone is also on record as saying he wants his team to display more "fire" after the recent loss at Vanderbilt. We're not sure he saw much in last week's 27-13 loss to visiting Georgia, a game in which Nutt alternated QBs Zack Stoudt and RS juco Randall Mackey, who fired the TD pass in Ole Miss' only offensive TD from scrimmage vs. the Bulldogs (the other score was on a punt return). Stoudt's recent stats tell the story, as he's completed just 20 of 49 passes with 6 picks over the last two games. SEC sources believe Nutt might simply opt to go with Mackey for this week's game at Fresno State.

North Carolina State... The Wolfpack has been struggling an things are not getting better with injuries piling up defensively. Hardest hit is the front seven, the line in particular, where DE Jeff Rieskamp (shoulder) and DT Brian Slay (ankle) were knocked out for the Kentucky game, joining another starter, MLB Terrell Manning (knee), on the sidelines during last week's 44-14 beating absorbed at Cincy. Each is likely to return within the next two weeks, however.

Nebraska... Star DT Jared Crick, who had started 31 straight games, traveled with the team but did not suit up last week at Wyoming due to an undisclosed injury. Check status for this week's Big Ten showdown at Wisconsin.

Nevada... The Wolf Pack Pistol uncovered a new component in last week's heartbreaking 35-34 loss at Texas Tech. But the defeat was not to be blamed on RS frosh CB Cody Fajardo, who provided a nice change-of-pace from starter Tyler Lantrip when running for 139 yards and passing for 59 more (and a TD) last Saturday at Lubbock. Look for HC Chris Ault to use Fajardo more as the season progresses.

New Mexico... After Saturday's 48-45 OT loss to FCS Sam Houston State, Lobo AD Paul Krebs canned HC Mike Locksley, whose 2+ year record in Albuquerque was 2-26. Also contributing to the ouster was the DWI arrest of a 19-year-old friend of the family who was driving a car registered to Locksley. That was the final straw for Krebs, who had negotiated a reduced buyout deal with the embattled Locksley in the offseason. "I didn't see any good ending to this story," said Krebs, who named d.c. George Barlow as the interim coach for the rest of the campaign. UNM's next game is the in-state battle hosting New Mexico State on Saturday night.

New Mexico State... QB Andrew Manley, who led the Aggies' surprise win at Minnesota Sept. 10, has been lost for the season with an ACL injury. Backup Matt Christian is no greenhorn, however, having started eight games LY. Christian was at the helm last Saturday at San Jose State and completed 16 of 27 passes, although SJSU broke its 13-game win streak at the expense of the Aggies, 34-24.

North Carolina... WE Eric Highsmith, the Heels' second leading receiver with 11 catches, was out of last Saturday's game at Georgia Tech with ankle problems.

Northwestern... QB Dan Persa, recovered from an Achilles tendon injury, is slated to get his first start of the season on Saturday at Illinois.

Ohio... Sr. RB Donte Harden, the leading Bobcat rusher with 214 yards thru the first three weeks, was out of last Saturday's loss at Rutgers due to a groin strain.

Oregon State... WR James Rodgers returned to the lineup for the first time in almost a year for last week's game vs. UCLA. Rodgers, who severely injured his knee in last year's wild win at Arizona, was back on the field vs. the Bruins, but RS frosh RN Andrew Agnew, who gained 223 YR in the opener vs. Sac State, remains out with a strained hamstring. The Beavers are struggling on both sides of the ball, however, including the DL, where both DT Castro Masaniai and DE Dominic Glover are dealing with suspensions.

Stanford... The Cardinal has been hit with a few injuries of note in the past week, with star LB Shayne Skov now done for the season with a knee injury, while WR Chris Owusu (shoulder) and TE Coby Fleener (concussion) are questionable for the game vs. UCLA this week.

TCU... Leading returning Frog rusher Ed Wesley missed his third straight game with shoulder issues last week vs. Portland State. But fear not, as the Frogs have rushed for at least 200 yards in each game of Wesley's absence, with Waymon Jones slamming for 136 yards in Wesley's place in Saturday's 55-13 romp past the Big Sky rep Vikings.

Texas... Junior QB Garrett Gilbert has been ruled out for the season with a shoulder injury, although he had already lost the starting job to RS soph Case McCoy.

Toledo... RB Adonis Thomas, leading Rocket rusher with 227 YR and 6.1 ypc, was KO'd early last Saturday at Syracuse with an arm injury.

Tulane... Leading returning receiver Ryan Grant remains out with a strained groin, and his absence might be starting to negatively impact QB Ryan Griffin, who completed no more than three passes to any pass catcher in last Saturday's 48-27 loss at Duke.

Tulsa... QB G.J. Kinne made a quick recovery from the knee injury he suffered the previous week at Oklahoma State, and was back in the Tulsa lineup for last week's 41-21 loss at Boise State.

UAB...QB Bryan Ellis suffered what appeared to be a serious head or back injury last Saturday at ECU, having to be carted off the Ficklen Stadium pitch on a flat board. Backup Jonathan Perry, a product of Baltimore Dunbar High, relieved Ellis and completed 9 of 16 passes in the process, although it wasn't enough in a 28-23 loss to the Pirates. Perry would seem likely to get the call for this week's game at Troy.

UCLA... HC Rick Neuheisel made the switch at QB prior to last week's game at Oregon State, benching oft-injured starter Kevin Prince in favor of longtime caddy Richard Brehaut, who had nonetheless started eight games over the past season-plus. Brehaut was serviceable at Corvallis vs. the Beavers, but hardly spectacular when completing only 7 passes in the 27-19 win. Some Westwood observers believe it's only a matter of time before Neuhseisel turns the offense over to true frosh Brett Hundley, a ballyhooed recruit from the Phoenix area who has been recuperating from a non-football knee injury suffered in the summer.

UTEP... With starting QB Nick Lamaison still out with a shoulder injury for last week's game at South Florida, HC Mike Price opted to start soph Carson Meger instead of RS frosh Jay Hall, who completed only 9 of 28 passes the previous week at NM State. Meger, the third Miner QB to start a game this season (and it's only September!), fared decently when completing 26 of 40 passes for 240 yards and 2 TDs, although his three picks proved costly in a 52-24 defeat at the hands of the Bulls.

Vanderbilt... The anemic Dore offense could only generate 77 yards in last Saturday's 21-3 loss to South Carolina. Starting QB Larry Smith was nicked in the second half with a minor knee injury and relinquished snaps to RS juco Jordan Rodgers, younger brother of Packer QB Aaron Rodgers, who was slightly more effective than Smith in the 18point loss. Smith completed 13 of 17 passes during his stint, but they only measured a collective 50 yards in an incredible display of "dinksmanship." Some Nashville sources expect Rodgers to supplant Smith as the starter in the near future.

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09/27/2011 06:44 PM

Nebraska preps for Big Ten debut

September 27, 2011


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - It is finally Nebraska-Wisconsin week after 13 months of anticipation since the Big Ten released the first football schedule to include the Cornhuskers.

The question is whether Saturday night's game between the two 4-0 teams in Madison, Wis., can live up to the hype.

The seventh-ranked Badgers did what they were supposed to against a soft nonconference schedule. They won by an average score of 49-9 with a defense that ranks in the top 10 in three of the four major categories and boast a rising star in quarterback Russell Wilson.

The No. 8 Huskers have been less impressive. They have won by an average of three touchdowns, but the defense has looked vulnerable and quarterback Taylor Martinez has been up and down.

With some 20,000 Husker fans expected to be in Madison for the game, coaches Bo Pelini of Nebraska and Bret Bielema of Wisconsin are taking different approaches in dealing with the buildup.

Pelini wouldn't bite when asked about the historical significance of Nebraska playing its first game as a Big Ten member against defending conference co-champion Wisconsin.

``None. It's the next game for us,'' he said Monday. ``It's just part of the process for us in what we're trying to accomplish as a team.''

While Pelini was playing a bit of defense against the hype, Bielema was embracing all that comes with the first game in Madison since 1962 to feature two teams ranked in the top 10.

``I told our team yesterday how many times can you as a player or a coach say that you're going to be involved with the start of league play in a new divisional alignment against an opponent the caliber of Nebraska and the tradition and history and everything that they bring with themselves - in addition to just being a really good football team this year?'' he said. ``I think Camp Randall should be rockin'.''

Wish Pelini good luck trying to downplay the game to his players.

Offensive linemen Jeremiah Sirles and Jermarcus Hardrick, and running back Rex Burkhead acknowledged that they've been talking about the trip to Wisconsin since last winter.

``You think about it all the time,'' Burkhead said.

Wisconsin's Wilson said he can feel the buzz in Madison.

``I think the level of excitement is extremely high,'' he said. ``We're definitely excited about it, but at the same time, you don't want to be too high about it.''

Though the Big Ten didn't have coaches fill out a preseason poll, media have tabbed Wisconsin as the heavy favorite to win the Leaders Division and Nebraska is a popular choice to win the Legends.

The form the Huskers have shown so far has made them a 10 1/2-point underdog Saturday. Every aspect of Nebraska's first four games has been nitpicked, all the way down to Martinez's unconventional throwing motion.

``Of course I take that as an insult,'' receiver Brandon Kinnie said. ``No respect. I'll take it and use it as motivation.''

Sirles said both teams are 4-0 and that's all that matters.

``No one at this point of the season has emerged as the greatest team in college football,'' he said. ``All the teams that are trying to be the greatest team in college football are 4-0, and we're 4-0. We're right in the thick of things of trying to get to where we want to be.''

Pelini said he can't shield his players from the hullabaloo surrounding the game, but he doesn't want them caught up in it.

``We have a really, really consistent approach around here. The No. 1 thing we have to do is take care of us. We need to get better,'' he said. ``I know you guys get sick and tired of hearing about it, but there is a process we go through and talk about on a daily basis that has nothing to do with hoopla, historical significance, your opponent, anything else.''

Bielema said the Badgers aren't perfect. Northern Illinois was tied with them late in the first quarter two weeks ago before Wisconsin rolled off 42 straight points, and the Badgers started slow against South Dakota before breaking open the game in the second quarter of a 59-10 win last week.

``Nothing on our schedule to this date will be Nebraska, I get it,'' he said.

Nebraska's Hardrick said the mood on the team changed immediately after it finished last week's 38-14 win at Wyoming.

``Everyone was hollering, `We're in the Big Ten now,''' he said. ``Everything in the nonconference doesn't matter now. Everybody has been ready to get into the Big Ten and make a statement. We've got a big game, the first Big Ten game, so it's a great chance to make a statement.''

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09/27/2011 06:46 PM

Auburn Tigers In SEC Showdown At Gamecocks

South Carolina has never beaten Auburn since joining the SEC.
If I told you there was a democrat in the White House and America was in the throes of an economic downturn the last time that South Carolina beat the Auburn Tigers on the gridiron, you might think it had happened recently. That's not the case, however, as the Gamecocks look to break a 78-year drought vs. Auburn this Saturday at home.

South Carolina will be looking for its first win in this series since 1933, and first since joining the Southeastern Conference football alignment in the 1992 season. Auburn has won all six battles since then, two coming last season on the way to a BCS title.

The college football odds say this is finally the year the losing skid ends. The Gamecocks opened -11½ with initial Auburn support driving that number down to 10. Saturday's total has risen from an initial 58-point mark to 59½.

Last December's SEC Championship saw the Tigers roll the Gamecocks, 56-17, behind Cam Newton's 6-TD performance. Auburn closed as just a 3½-point favorite in that game, and the shellacking only added insult to South Carolina's regular-season defeat at Auburn. Steve Spurrier's club committed four 4th-quarter turnovers in that contest to blow a 20-7 lead. Newton accounted for all five Tigers scores in the 35-27 win.

The two losses have Sir Big Spur – both the coach and the bird – wanting to turn the tables this time around.

South Carolina comes in 4-0 (2-2 against the spread) after topping Vanderbilt a week ago, 21-3. The Gamecocks covered the 15½ points, thanks entirely to the defense that held the Commodores offense to just 77 total yards. Yes, that's right, 77 yards. It's a tremendous effort regardless of the opponent, but especially noteworthy for an SC defense that had been allowing 372 yards per game in wins over East Carolina, Georgia and Navy.

Turnovers, specifically four interceptions thrown by Stephen Garcia, penalties and the inability to get Marcus Lattimore and the ground game going were the culprits for Spurrier's offense. Lattimore did score twice, once on the ground and the other as a receiver, but was held to just 77 yards rushing as he slipped to second in the nation with a 152.8 per game average.

Gene Chizik's kids come in off a bit of a lackluster performance of their own last week at home. Auburn (3-1 SU, 1-3 ATS) took just a 10-6 lead into intermission over Florida Atlantic who was getting 31 points in the contest. The Tigers failed to cover for a third time in four games this season, but did get the 30-14 victory.

The game was being played on the heels of a 38-24 whipping at Clemson the week before, a loss that broke the school's 17-game win streak. Auburn only topped the Owls by a 315-307 margin on offense and gained 100 yards less on the ground than the week before against Clemson.

Auburn's running game could get healthy this week against a USC defense that is 61st in rushing yards allowed per game (137.7). The Carolina pass defense is letting opposing QB's get out of the game with a rating near 128, so Barrett Trotter's performance could mean the difference in an Auburn cover, if not outright upset.

That is if Chizik's defense doesn't impersonate a sieve like it has so far. Auburn is giving up over 226 yards per game on the ground, 112th in the country, and ranks 90th against the pass (251 YPG). It's no wonder opponents are averaging 31 points each contest.

Garcia ranks dead last out of 100 qualifying college passers with a 110.90 rating, making South Carolina's ability to exploit Auburn's run defense the most crucial aspect of this game for the Gamecocks and their backers. Leaving it in the hands of Garcia and the USC passing attack is likely to extend the losing streak to 79 years.

The two finalists from last year's SEC title tilt kick things off from Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia at 3:30 p.m. (ET) with CBS handling the broadcast.

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09/27/2011 06:47 PM

Boise State Bucking For Revenge Against Nevada Wolf Pack

The road team has covered four of the last five in this series.
Boise State has likely been waiting for this moment since last November. This Saturday, the Broncos will host the Nevada Wolf Pack at 2:30 p.m. (ET) in Bronco Stadium televised by VERSUS.

The undefeated Broncos are currently 27½-point favorites on the Don Best odds screen with a total of 62½.

Obviously, this game is not expected to be as closely contested as their last meeting with the Broncos ranked No. 7 on the Don Best Linemakers Poll. but revenge will certainly be on the minds of everyone in the Boise State program.

It was against the Wolf Pack last year that the efficient Broncos kicker Kyle Brotzman missed two field goals inside of 30 yards, one at the end of regulation and the other in overtime, crushing the hopes of BSU. Not only were the Broncos' national title chances kicked away by Nevada, but that also led to sharing the WAC title as well.

Sharing a WAC title this year won't be an issue for Boise State after moving to the Mountain West Conference. The other big difference for this matchup is that Nevada no longer has standout quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The Broncos still have their man at QB and he has had an outstanding start to the 2011 season. Through three games, Kellen Moore has thrown for almost 1,000 yards, 12 touchdowns against two interceptions, and owns a 79 percent completion percentage.

He is also spreading the ball around. Four players on the team have double-digit receptions and none have caught more than 16, and five players have over 100 receiving yards. Touchdowns are a different story as wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker has 11 total catches with six of those being TDs.

Nevada is 1-2 on the year and coming off of an interesting game in Lubbock last week. Starting quarterback Tyler Lantrip was replaced by redshirt freshman Cody Fajardo who was extremely impressive on the ground and seemed to provide life for the Wolf Pack offense. Fajardo had 10 carries for 139 yards and two touchdowns along with a passing TD.

It still wasn't enough and Texas Tech rallied from 14 down in the second half for a 35-34 victory.

Running back Mike Ball also had 139 yards running the ball and the Wolf Pack are seventh in rushing in the nation.

Lantrip was not too bad either, going 11-for-18 and a throwing a TD. On the year, however, he has four interceptions and two touchdowns. A starting quarterback may not be named until Friday, although a reasonable expectation might be that Lantrip starts with Fajardo coming in for a change of pace. Head coach Chris Ault is comfortable with a two-quarterback system.

Boise State has been favored in each of the last 10 clashes with Nevada, winning nine straight up and going 7-3 against the spread. Meanwhile, the road team is 4-1 ATS in their last five matchups, the one failure to cover coming in the game last season when the Broncos were laying 14 on the road..

Early weather reports do not appear to show an issue as the forecast is for partly cloudy skies.

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09/27/2011 06:49 PM

Kentucky Wildcats Visit LSU Tigers In SEC Clash

Kentucky upset LSU four years ago, but the Tigers won the BCS title anyway.
The Kentucky Wildcats (2-2, 0-1 SEC) and LSU Tigers (4-0, 1-0 SEC) will have a good old-fashioned Southeastern Conference battle from Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Saturday afternoon.

Kickoff is scheduled for 12:20 p.m. (ET) and the game can be seen on ESPN3 and on PPV.

LSU will only be looking for one thing when these two teams meet in Louisiana on Saturday and that is revenge. Kentucky knocked off LSU 43-37 in overtime back in 2007, though the Tigers rebounded to go on and win the National Championship that season.

Les Miles' club opened up as a 28-point favorite against Kentucky and is now as high as 29½ and 30 at various college football betting shops. The initial total of the game was 46 and is now as high as 47.

The Tigers are 9-7 ATS in their last 16 games when favored by 25 points or more dating back to 2006.

Kentucky looked extremely outmatched in its conference home opener against the Florida Gators last Saturday. Florida won the game 48-10, covering the 17½-point spread very easily.

The Wildcats have covered five of their last seven meetings with LSU dating back to 1998 and the home team in this series is 6-0 ATS in their last six meetings.

LSU has won its last 14 games straight up at home in “Death Valley,” where opposing teams really struggle on the offensive side of the ball. The Tigers' last home loss came in 2009 at the hands of Florida, 13-3.

The Wildcats' two victories this year have come against non-threatening opposition in Central Michigan and Western Kentucky. LSU on the other hand has beaten three top teams – West Virginia, Mississippi State and Oregon – with two of the contests on the road and one at a neutral site.

Kentucky quarterback Morgan Newton has already thrown six interceptions to only five touchdown passes through four games. Newton is also ranked 10th in the SEC in total passing yards this season.

LSU’s defense will have to make sure it shuts down Kentucky’s top receiving threat La’Rod King. The 6-foot-4 junior already has 19 receptions for 276 yards. His four receiving TDs are tied for the SEC lead.

LSU (117.9 points) moved up one spot to No. 3 in this week's Don Best Linemakers Poll following the dominating 47-21 win at West Virginia.

The Tigers are currently ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press College Football Poll, followed by Oklahoma and Alabama. Kentucky is not ranked in the top 40 on the Don Best Linemakers Poll and is last in the SEC West.

The Wildcats are 0-6 ATS in their last six games as a road underdog and will have their hands full with one of the most powerful rush defenses in the nation (53.2 rush yards per game and 1.9 yards per rush). Miles will simply not allow LSU to overlook Kentucky in this SEC game early in the year.

Early weather forecasts show a perfect day for football with mostly sunny skies and a high around 82 degrees.

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09/27/2011 06:51 PM

NCAAF
Long Sheet


Week 5

Thursday, September 29

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S FLORIDA (4 - 0) at PITTSBURGH (2 - 2) - 9/29/2011, 8:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 2-0 against the spread versus S FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 2-0 straight up against S FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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HOUSTON (4 - 0) at UTEP (2 - 2) - 9/29/2011, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
HOUSTON is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in road games after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins over the last 3 seasons.
HOUSTON is 25-42 ATS (-21.2 Units) in road games against conference opponents since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
UTEP is 1-1 against the spread versus HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
UTEP is 1-1 straight up against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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Friday, September 30

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UTAH ST (1 - 2) at BYU (2 - 2) - 9/30/2011, 8:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
UTAH ST is 2-0 against the spread versus BYU over the last 3 seasons
BYU is 1-1 straight up against UTAH ST over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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09/27/2011 06:52 PM

Saturday, October 1

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AIR FORCE (2 - 1) at NAVY (2 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 12:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NAVY is 120-85 ATS (+26.5 Units) in all games since 1992.
NAVY is 120-85 ATS (+26.5 Units) in all lined games since 1992.
NAVY is 13-2 ATS (+10.8 Units) against Mountain West conference opponents since 1992.
NAVY is 112-77 ATS (+27.3 Units) when playing on a Saturday since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
NAVY is 1-0 against the spread versus AIR FORCE over the last 3 seasons
NAVY is 1-1 straight up against AIR FORCE over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NORTHWESTERN (2 - 1) at ILLINOIS (4 - 0) - 10/1/2011, 12:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NORTHWESTERN is 36-17 ATS (+17.3 Units) as an underdog of 3.5 to 10 points since 1992.
ILLINOIS is 9-21 ATS (-14.1 Units) as a favorite of 3.5 to 10 points since 1992.
ILLINOIS is 44-66 ATS (-28.6 Units) in home games since 1992.
ILLINOIS is 44-66 ATS (-28.6 Units) in home lined games since 1992.
ILLINOIS is 59-89 ATS (-38.9 Units) in games played on turf since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
ILLINOIS is 1-1 against the spread versus NORTHWESTERN over the last 3 seasons
ILLINOIS is 1-1 straight up against NORTHWESTERN over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MINNESOTA (1 - 3) at MICHIGAN (4 - 0) - 10/1/2011, 12:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MICHIGAN is 75-104 ATS (-39.4 Units) as a favorite since 1992.
MICHIGAN is 0-8 ATS (-8.8 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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WAKE FOREST (2 - 1) at BOSTON COLLEGE (1 - 3) - 10/1/2011, 12:30 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON COLLEGE is 2-0 against the spread versus WAKE FOREST over the last 3 seasons
BOSTON COLLEGE is 2-0 straight up against WAKE FOREST over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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RUTGERS (2 - 1) at SYRACUSE (3 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 12:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
SYRACUSE is 2-0 against the spread versus RUTGERS over the last 3 seasons
SYRACUSE is 2-0 straight up against RUTGERS over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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TOLEDO (1 - 3) at TEMPLE (3 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 12:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TEMPLE is 9-2 ATS (+6.8 Units) when playing on a Saturday over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
TEMPLE is 1-0 against the spread versus TOLEDO over the last 3 seasons
TEMPLE is 1-0 straight up against TOLEDO over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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BOWLING GREEN (3 - 1) at W VIRGINIA (3 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOWLING GREEN is 16-5 ATS (+10.5 Units) as an underdog of 10.5 to 21 points since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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IDAHO (1 - 3) at VIRGINIA (2 - 2) - 10/1/2011, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
IDAHO is 30-52 ATS (-27.2 Units) after playing a conference game since 1992.
IDAHO is 19-35 ATS (-19.5 Units) off a loss against a conference rival since 1992.
IDAHO is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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BUFFALO (1 - 3) at TENNESSEE (2 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 12:30 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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TULANE (2 - 2) at ARMY (1 - 3) - 10/1/2011, 12:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TULANE is 8-19 ATS (-12.9 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
TULANE is 8-19 ATS (-12.9 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
TULANE is 61-94 ATS (-42.4 Units) as an underdog since 1992.
TULANE is 5-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) in games played on turf over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ARMY is 1-1 against the spread versus TULANE over the last 3 seasons
ARMY is 1-1 straight up against TULANE over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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PENN ST (3 - 1) at INDIANA (1 - 3) - 10/1/2011, 12:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PENN ST is 31-16 ATS (+13.4 Units) as a favorite of 10.5 to 21 points since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
INDIANA is 1-1 against the spread versus PENN ST over the last 3 seasons
PENN ST is 2-0 straight up against INDIANA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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GEORGIA TECH (4 - 0) at NC STATE (2 - 2) - 10/1/2011, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
GEORGIA TECH is 47-29 ATS (+15.1 Units) in weeks 5 through 9 since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
NC STATE is 1-0 against the spread versus GEORGIA TECH over the last 3 seasons
NC STATE is 1-0 straight up against GEORGIA TECH over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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W MICHIGAN (2 - 2) at CONNECTICUT (2 - 2) - 10/1/2011, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CONNECTICUT is 74-49 ATS (+20.1 Units) in all games since 1992.
CONNECTICUT is 74-49 ATS (+20.1 Units) in all lined games since 1992.
CONNECTICUT is 64-41 ATS (+18.9 Units) when playing on a Saturday since 1992.
CONNECTICUT is 59-38 ATS (+17.2 Units) in games played on a grass field since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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AKRON (1 - 3) at E MICHIGAN (2 - 2) - 10/1/2011, 1:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
E MICHIGAN is 1-0 against the spread versus AKRON over the last 3 seasons
AKRON is 1-0 straight up against E MICHIGAN over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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CINCINNATI (3 - 1) at MIAMI OHIO (0 - 3) - 10/1/2011, 1:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
MIAMI OHIO is 1-1 against the spread versus CINCINNATI over the last 3 seasons
CINCINNATI is 2-0 straight up against MIAMI OHIO over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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KENT ST (1 - 3) at OHIO U (3 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 2:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
KENT ST is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) when playing on a Saturday over the last 2 seasons.
OHIO U is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) against conference opponents over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
KENT ST is 2-0 against the spread versus OHIO U over the last 3 seasons
KENT ST is 2-0 straight up against OHIO U over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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TEXAS TECH (3 - 0) at KANSAS (2 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 12:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
KANSAS is 18-7 ATS (+10.3 Units) when playing with 2 weeks or more of rest since 1992.
TEXAS TECH is 52-33 ATS (+15.7 Units) in weeks 5 through 9 since 1992.
TEXAS TECH is 84-60 ATS (+18.0 Units) against conference opponents since 1992.
TEXAS TECH is 112-83 ATS (+20.7 Units) when playing on a Saturday since 1992.
TEXAS TECH is 86-56 ATS (+24.4 Units) in games played on turf since 1992.
TEXAS TECH is 49-30 ATS (+16.0 Units) in October games since 1992.
KANSAS is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS is 49-73 ATS (-31.3 Units) as an underdog since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
TEXAS TECH is 1-0 against the spread versus KANSAS over the last 3 seasons
TEXAS TECH is 1-0 straight up against KANSAS over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NEVADA (1 - 2) at BOISE ST (3 - 0) - 10/1/2011, 2:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOISE ST is 20-9 ATS (+10.1 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
BOISE ST is 68-35 ATS (+29.5 Units) after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins since 1992.
BOISE ST is 40-22 ATS (+15.8 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1992.
BOISE ST is 19-8 ATS (+10.2 Units) in home games in weeks 5 through 9 since 1992.
BOISE ST is 20-9 ATS (+10.1 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
BOISE ST is 79-44 ATS (+30.6 Units) as a favorite since 1992.
BOISE ST is 49-24 ATS (+22.6 Units) in home games since 1992.
BOISE ST is 49-24 ATS (+22.6 Units) in home lined games since 1992.
BOISE ST is 69-40 ATS (+25.0 Units) when playing on a Saturday since 1992.
BOISE ST is 61-31 ATS (+26.9 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest since 1992.
BOISE ST is 62-37 ATS (+21.3 Units) in games played on turf since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
NEVADA is 2-0 against the spread versus BOISE ST over the last 3 seasons
BOISE ST is 1-1 straight up against NEVADA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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WASHINGTON ST (2 - 1) at COLORADO (1 - 3) - 10/1/2011, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
COLORADO is 31-53 ATS (-27.3 Units) in weeks 5 through 9 since 1992.
COLORADO is 28-49 ATS (-25.9 Units) in October games since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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N ILLINOIS (2 - 2) at C MICHIGAN (1 - 3) - 10/1/2011, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
N ILLINOIS is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
N ILLINOIS is 1-0 against the spread versus C MICHIGAN over the last 3 seasons
C MICHIGAN is 1-1 straight up against N ILLINOIS over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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UCLA (2 - 2) at STANFORD (3 - 0) - 10/1/2011, 10:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
STANFORD is 19-9 ATS (+9.1 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
STANFORD is 19-9 ATS (+9.1 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
STANFORD is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
STANFORD is 2-0 against the spread versus UCLA over the last 3 seasons
STANFORD is 2-0 straight up against UCLA over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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TEXAS (3 - 0) at IOWA ST (3 - 0) - 10/1/2011, 7:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
IOWA ST is 1-0 against the spread versus TEXAS over the last 3 seasons
IOWA ST is 1-0 straight up against TEXAS over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MICHIGAN ST (3 - 1) at OHIO ST (3 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OHIO ST is 12-4 ATS (+7.6 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
OHIO ST is 35-20 ATS (+13.0 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1992.
OHIO ST is 12-4 ATS (+7.6 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
OHIO ST is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
OHIO ST is 10-1 ATS (+8.9 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
OHIO ST is 10-1 ATS (+8.9 Units) in home lined games over the last 2 seasons.
OHIO ST is 89-61 ATS (+21.9 Units) against conference opponents since 1992.
OHIO ST is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) in home games when playing on a Saturday over the last 2 seasons.
OHIO ST is 16-6 ATS (+9.4 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 3 seasons.
OHIO ST is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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ALABAMA (4 - 0) at FLORIDA (4 - 0) - 10/1/2011, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ALABAMA is 34-18 ATS (+14.2 Units) in road games after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins since 1992.
ALABAMA is 18-8 ATS (+9.2 Units) when playing on a Saturday over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ALABAMA is 2-0 against the spread versus FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
ALABAMA is 2-0 straight up against FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MARSHALL (1 - 3) at LOUISVILLE (2 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MARSHALL is 26-49 ATS (-27.9 Units) in road games since 1992.
MARSHALL is 26-49 ATS (-27.9 Units) in road lined games since 1992.
MARSHALL is 24-43 ATS (-23.3 Units) in road games when playing on a Saturday since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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TEXAS A&M (2 - 1) vs. ARKANSAS (3 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 3:30 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
ARKANSAS is 2-0 against the spread versus TEXAS A&M over the last 3 seasons
ARKANSAS is 2-0 straight up against TEXAS A&M over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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ARIZONA (1 - 3) at USC (3 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ARIZONA is 61-89 ATS (-36.9 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
USC is 1-1 against the spread versus ARIZONA over the last 3 seasons
USC is 1-1 straight up against ARIZONA over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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WASHINGTON (3 - 1) at UTAH (2 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 33-52 ATS (-24.2 Units) in weeks 5 through 9 since 1992.
WASHINGTON is 58-88 ATS (-38.8 Units) after playing a conference game since 1992.
UTAH is 26-11 ATS (+13.9 Units) when playing with 2 weeks or more of rest since 1992.
UTAH is 26-13 ATS (+11.7 Units) after a bye week since 1992.
UTAH is 21-37 ATS (-19.7 Units) as a favorite of 3.5 to 10 points since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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SAN JOSE ST (1 - 3) at COLORADO ST (3 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 4:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAN JOSE ST is 8-19 ATS (-12.9 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
SAN JOSE ST is 18-34 ATS (-19.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1992.
SAN JOSE ST is 8-19 ATS (-12.9 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
SAN JOSE ST is 8-18 ATS (-11.8 Units) when playing on a Saturday over the last 3 seasons.
SAN JOSE ST is 3-12 ATS (-10.2 Units) after playing a conference game over the last 3 seasons.
SAN JOSE ST is 5-17 ATS (-13.7 Units) in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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OREGON ST (0 - 3) at ARIZONA ST (3 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 10:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ARIZONA ST is 22-10 ATS (+11.0 Units) as a favorite of 10.5 to 21 points since 1992.
ARIZONA ST is 27-13 ATS (+12.7 Units) in home games in weeks 5 through 9 since 1992.
ARIZONA ST is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) in home games against conference opponents over the last 3 seasons.
ARIZONA ST is 59-38 ATS (+17.2 Units) in home games when playing on a Saturday since 1992.
ARIZONA ST is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) in home games after playing a conference game over the last 3 seasons.
OREGON ST is 50-31 ATS (+15.9 Units) in weeks 5 through 9 since 1992.
OREGON ST is 89-63 ATS (+19.7 Units) against conference opponents since 1992.
OREGON ST is 86-54 ATS (+26.6 Units) after playing a conference game since 1992.
OREGON ST is 45-26 ATS (+16.4 Units) in October games since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
OREGON ST is 2-0 against the spread versus ARIZONA ST over the last 3 seasons
OREGON ST is 2-0 straight up against ARIZONA ST over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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BAYLOR (3 - 0) at KANSAS ST (3 - 0) - 10/1/2011, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BAYLOR is 36-58 ATS (-27.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1992.
BAYLOR is 61-86 ATS (-33.6 Units) against conference opponents since 1992.
BAYLOR is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) as a road favorite since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
KANSAS ST is 1-0 against the spread versus BAYLOR over the last 3 seasons
BAYLOR is 1-0 straight up against KANSAS ST over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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BALL ST (3 - 1) at OKLAHOMA (3 - 0) - 10/1/2011, 7:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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HAWAII (2 - 2) at LOUISIANA TECH (1 - 3) - 10/1/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
HAWAII is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) as a road underdog of 3.5 to 7 points since 1992.
LOUISIANA TECH is 15-5 ATS (+9.5 Units) in home games after 2 or more consecutive straight up losses since 1992.
HAWAII is 13-5 ATS (+7.5 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
HAWAII is 13-5 ATS (+7.5 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
HAWAII is 12-4 ATS (+7.6 Units) when playing on a Saturday over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
LOUISIANA TECH is 1-1 against the spread versus HAWAII over the last 3 seasons
LOUISIANA TECH is 1-1 straight up against HAWAII over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MISSISSIPPI ST (2 - 2) at GEORGIA (2 - 2) - 10/1/2011, 12:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
GEORGIA is 25-42 ATS (-21.2 Units) in home games against conference opponents since 1992.
GEORGIA is 13-27 ATS (-16.7 Units) in home games off a win against a conference rival since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
MISSISSIPPI ST is 1-0 against the spread versus GEORGIA over the last 3 seasons
MISSISSIPPI ST is 1-0 straight up against GEORGIA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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AUBURN (3 - 1) at S CAROLINA (4 - 0) - 10/1/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
AUBURN is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
AUBURN is 2-0 against the spread versus S CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
AUBURN is 2-0 straight up against S CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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RICE (1 - 2) at SOUTHERN MISS (3 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
RICE is 25-43 ATS (-22.3 Units) in games played on a grass field since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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CLEMSON (4 - 0) at VIRGINIA TECH (4 - 0) - 10/1/2011, 6:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
VIRGINIA TECH is 36-14 ATS (+20.6 Units) as a favorite of 3.5 to 10 points since 1992.
VIRGINIA TECH is 127-97 ATS (+20.3 Units) in all games since 1992.
VIRGINIA TECH is 73-49 ATS (+19.1 Units) after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins since 1992.
VIRGINIA TECH is 127-97 ATS (+20.3 Units) in all lined games since 1992.
VIRGINIA TECH is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
VIRGINIA TECH is 86-55 ATS (+25.5 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest since 1992.
VIRGINIA TECH is 107-75 ATS (+24.5 Units) in games played on a grass field since 1992.
CLEMSON is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) as a road underdog of 3.5 to 7 points since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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NEW MEXICO ST (1 - 3) at NEW MEXICO (0 - 4) - 10/1/2011, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NEW MEXICO ST is 12-28 ATS (-18.8 Units) as a favorite since 1992.
NEW MEXICO ST is 27-51 ATS (-29.1 Units) after playing a conference game since 1992.
NEW MEXICO ST is 19-35 ATS (-19.5 Units) off a loss against a conference rival since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
NEW MEXICO is 1-1 against the spread versus NEW MEXICO ST over the last 3 seasons
NEW MEXICO ST is 2-0 straight up against NEW MEXICO over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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N CAROLINA (3 - 1) at E CAROLINA (1 - 2) - 10/1/2011, 8:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
N CAROLINA is 2-0 against the spread versus E CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
N CAROLINA is 2-0 straight up against E CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NEBRASKA (4 - 0) at WISCONSIN (4 - 0) - 10/1/2011, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WISCONSIN is 9-2 ATS (+6.8 Units) after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins over the last 2 seasons.
NEBRASKA is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in road games in games played on turf over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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KENTUCKY (2 - 2) at LSU (4 - 0) - 10/1/2011, 12:20 PM
Top Trends for this game.
KENTUCKY is 3-12 ATS (-10.2 Units) as a road underdog of 21.5 or more points since 1992.
LSU is 17-32 ATS (-18.2 Units) in home games after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins since 1992.
LSU is 48-72 ATS (-31.2 Units) in home games since 1992.
LSU is 48-72 ATS (-31.2 Units) in home lined games since 1992.
LSU is 25-49 ATS (-28.9 Units) in home games against conference opponents since 1992.
LSU is 35-56 ATS (-26.6 Units) in home games when playing with 6 or less days rest since 1992.
LSU is 48-72 ATS (-31.2 Units) in home games in games played on a grass field since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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NOTRE DAME (2 - 2) at PURDUE (2 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NOTRE DAME is 4-14 ATS (-11.4 Units) as a favorite over the last 3 seasons.
NOTRE DAME is 22-10 ATS (+11.0 Units) in road games in weeks 5 through 9 since 1992.
NOTRE DAME is 20-7 ATS (+12.3 Units) in road games in October games since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
PURDUE is 1-0 against the spread versus NOTRE DAME over the last 3 seasons
NOTRE DAME is 2-0 straight up against PURDUE over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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OLE MISS (1 - 3) at FRESNO ST (2 - 2) - 10/1/2011, 9:15 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OLE MISS is 6-15 ATS (-10.5 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 3 seasons.
FRESNO ST is 28-49 ATS (-25.9 Units) in weeks 5 through 9 since 1992.
FRESNO ST is 26-43 ATS (-21.3 Units) in October games since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
OLE MISS is 1-0 against the spread versus FRESNO ST over the last 3 seasons
OLE MISS is 1-0 straight up against FRESNO ST over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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ARKANSAS ST (2 - 2) at W KENTUCKY (0 - 3) - 10/1/2011, 4:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ARKANSAS ST is 2-11 ATS (-10.1 Units) as a road favorite since 1992.
ARKANSAS ST is 12-25 ATS (-15.5 Units) in road games against conference opponents since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
W KENTUCKY is 2-0 against the spread versus ARKANSAS ST over the last 3 seasons
W KENTUCKY is 1-1 straight up against ARKANSAS ST over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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DUKE (2 - 2) at FLA INTERNATIONAL (3 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 7:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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UAB (0 - 3) at TROY (1 - 2) - 10/1/2011, 7:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
TROY is 1-1 against the spread versus UAB over the last 3 seasons
TROY is 1-1 straight up against UAB over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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FLA ATLANTIC (0 - 3) at LA LAFAYETTE (3 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
FLA ATLANTIC is 8-19 ATS (-12.9 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
FLA ATLANTIC is 8-19 ATS (-12.9 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
FLA ATLANTIC is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) when playing on a Saturday over the last 2 seasons.
FLA ATLANTIC is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 2 seasons.
FLA ATLANTIC is 5-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.
LA LAFAYETTE is 6-16 ATS (-11.6 Units) in home games in weeks 5 through 9 since 1992.
LA LAFAYETTE is 35-54 ATS (-24.4 Units) in games played on a grass field since 1992.
LA LAFAYETTE is 5-15 ATS (-11.5 Units) in home games in October games since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA LAFAYETTE is 1-1 against the spread versus FLA ATLANTIC over the last 3 seasons
FLA ATLANTIC is 2-0 straight up against LA LAFAYETTE over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MEMPHIS (1 - 3) at MIDDLE TENN ST (0 - 3) - 10/1/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MEMPHIS is 8-19 ATS (-12.9 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 8-19 ATS (-12.9 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 7-18 ATS (-12.8 Units) as an underdog over the last 3 seasons.
MIDDLE TENN ST is 13-3 ATS (+9.7 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
MIDDLE TENN ST is 1-1 against the spread versus MEMPHIS over the last 3 seasons
MIDDLE TENN ST is 1-1 straight up against MEMPHIS over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NORTH TEXAS (1 - 3) at TULSA (1 - 3) - 10/1/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NORTH TEXAS is 2-14 ATS (-13.4 Units) as an underdog of 21.5 to 31 points since 1992.
TULSA is 24-43 ATS (-23.3 Units) after 2 or more consecutive straight up losses since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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SMU (3 - 1) at TCU (3 - 1) - 10/1/2011, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TCU is 28-14 ATS (+12.6 Units) in home games after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins since 1992.
TCU is 88-63 ATS (+18.7 Units) in games played on a grass field since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
SMU is 2-0 against the spread versus TCU over the last 3 seasons
TCU is 2-0 straight up against SMU over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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