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Oregon State has been one of the biggest surprises of the season thus far. The Beavers are 7-1 and ranked 11th in the nation. Mike Riley’s team will have a tough test this weekend as they travel to take on the Stanford Cardinal. Stanford is 5-0 at home this year, and the Cardinal are ranked 14th in the country.
Arkansas expected to be in the national title picture this year, but everything went wrong in the offseason and that has continued right through the season. John L. Smith has become one of the least popular men in Arkansas, and the team is now 4-5. South Carolina has fallen on some hard times of late, but they are still 7-2 and ranked eighth in the nation. Steve Spurrier’s team looks to pick up another win this Saturday.
Two teams that are in dire need of a win are going to meet in NCAA football betting action on Friday night in Week 11 of the season, as the Pittsburgh Panthers take on the Connecticut Huskies.
The Panthers certainly slotted last week’s game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish into the loss column before it got started, but the way that things went down at the end have to have you questioning whether they are going to be able to get off of the mat to finish the season.
Here at Bang the Book, we have all of the top matchups of the 2012 NCAA football betting campaign covered! Today, we’re taking a look at the best matchups for Week 11!
The Crimson Tide have played a lot of great teams this year, including Mississippi State, LSU, and Michigan. However, of all of those battles – and yes, that includes the meeting with the Bayou Bengals – this is the one which is considered the toughest game. Had you factored out home field advantage, the oddsmakers estimated LSU to be approximately 12 points worse than Alabama. This week? The difference is just 10.5 points.
The clubs that could be in the ACC Championship Game for the second time in the last three years will meet in Blacksburg on ESPN’s Thursday Night Football betting festivities, when the Florida State Seminoles travel to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies.
About the only solace the fans of the Seminoles can take right now is that they probably weren’t going to be in the National Championship Game regardless of whether they beat the NC State Wolfpack or not.
Wednesday night’s college football betting affair in the MAC is going to be an interesting tussle for sure, as the Ohio Bobcats host the Bowling Green Falcons in a battle in the MAC East.
Bowling Green has an opportunity to get to the MAC Championship Game if it can win out, but it is going to be tough as could be in spite of its five-game winning streak.
Two of the top teams in the MAC are going to be involved in a great Tuesday night college football betting battle this week when the Ball State Cardinals take on the Toledo Rockets.
The MAC has a history of just not getting all that many teams in bowl games. This year is going to be an exception to that thanks to the fact that North Carolina, Ohio State, and Penn State are all ineligible for bowl games, but there will still be at least one,
Reser Stadium will be backing its Oregon State Beavers on Saturday night in college football betting action against the Arizona State Sun Devils.
The Sun Devils may turn into the beneficiaries of the USC Trojans’ bad fortune. They are one of the three teams in the Pac-12 South that probably essentially control their own destiny for getting into the Pac-12 Championship Game, though there is clearly still a lot of football to be played. Win this game, and even a loss to the Men of Troy might not prove to be damning when the two teams meet in LA in a few weeks.
The Kansas State Wildcats look to take one more step towards the BCS National Championship Game on Saturday night in college football betting action at home against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
The Cowboys were in the spot of the Wildcats last year, as they were ranked No. 2 in the nation for a good chunk of the time in the BCS Rankings before getting bounced in a game not all that much different from this one.
Last year, it was the “Game of the Century” the first time around when the LSU Tigers beat the Alabama Crimson Tide. The second time around, the game had all of the pomp and circumstance surrounding one of the biggest showdowns ever, but the 21-0 blowout was never really all that close. Now, it’s Round 3 over the course of the last 12 months for these two teams, and the action for college football betting fans is as good as it will ever be on Saturday.