– The current 4-team playoff projection: Alabama, Florida State, Oregon, TCU.
– FSU remains unbeaten on the season but fell to just 3-9 ATS after beating Florida 24-19. Only 1 team (2007 LSU) has won national title with losing record ATS in past 17 seasons.
– Western Kentucky and Marshall went under the radar this weekend but provided plenty of entertainment. The “Over 76.5” cashed with 7:23 left in the 2nd quarter and Western Kentucky ended up winning 67-66 in overtime. Via Covers.com, Marshall and Western Kentucky’s 91 1st half points were just three shy of record in one half (N. Texas & Navy had 94 in ‘07).
– UNLV HC Bobby Hauck will resign on Monday after 5 seasons with the school. Hauck went 15-49 SU and 29-33-2 ATS in his time there.
– Nebraska HC Bo Pelini has been removed. He went 47-44-2 ATS and 66-27 SU in 7 seasons at Nebraska.
– Despite potentially going 6-7 with a loss to Boise in the MWC Title Game, Fresno State will be eligible for a bowl.
– Buffalo went 5-6 this season and had their game vs. Kent State cancelled due to weather, leaving them without a last potential win to get them to a bowl.
Via our Bet Labs software:
– The 11 schools that failed to win more than 3 games ATS last season (30-100 combined ATS) are now 69-59 ATS this season.
– The last 4 meetings between Baylor and Texas Tech have had an average closing OU of 81.375. All 4 games went over the total by 17.63 ppg.
Heisman Trophy Odds (via TopBet):
Marcus Mariota -1000
Melvin Gordon +500
Trevone Boykin +5,000
Amari Cooper +7,500
JT Barrett +10,000
Jameis Winston +20,000
Alabama +150 | +800 on October 13
Oregon +250 | +2,500 on October 6
TCU +450 | +17,500 on August 23
Baylor +850 | +3,000 on November 3
Florida St +900 | +850 on November 10
Ohio St +1,500 | +3,000 on September 8
Missouri +2,500 | +100,000 on October 27
Wisconsin +3,500 | +100,000 on October 20
Arizona +4,000 | +30,000 on November 24
GA Tech +4,500 | +100,000 on October 13
Kansas St +4,500 | +30,000 on November 17
Miss St +10,000 | +12,000 on September 15
Florida St -160 | -250
Georgia Tech +145 | +3300
Alabama -560 | +120
Missouri +435 | +3300
Wisconsin -190 | +240
Ohio St +165 | +225
Oregon opened -13.5 at Pinnacle vs. Arizona in the Pac-12 Title Game and despite receiving 60% of early bets, have not moved off that number.
BetOnline opened Alabama at -1.5 (!!!!!!) for some reason but quickly moved to -10. The Line History for that game is shown below:
Ohio State (+4) will take on Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game without starting QB JT Barrett due to a fractured ankle. Ohio State had already lost Heisman hopeful Braxton Miller before the season, and will start Cardale Jones on Saturday.
The team everyone loves to hate, Florida State, opened -4 for the ACC Title Game vs. Georgia Tech but have moved to -3. Their poor ATS record and hype surrounding the team has deterred sharp bettors on taking the Seminoles, but they continue to win games.
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