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The college football season is in full swing and the games are getting better and better. In Week 5 of the college football season one of the best games was easily the scoring fest between the Baylor Bears and the West Virginia Mountaineers. This back-and-forth game featured plenty of scoring as both offenses scored with ease and put up record numbers.
West Virginia won the game and quarterback Geno Smith burst onto the Heisman Trophy scene with is remarkable day. His numbers were awe inspiring and this performance will be hard to duplicate in the future. While the performance was awesome, it is important to not get caught up in the score because in reality defenses win ballgames.
The Big 12 continues to dominate the national rankings with five teams in the latest AP poll. Kansas State leads the way at No.7 with West Virginia a close second at No.8. Texas falls just outside the top 10 at No.11 followed by TCU at No.15 and Oklahoma at No.17. Baylor was briefly ranked No.25 but was knocked out of the rankings after a wild loss to the Mountaineers last week. The following is a look at a couple of the top matchups this week in the Big 12 along with the opening spreads as provided by WagerWeb.
Conference play is in full swing in the SEC with a couple of huge showdowns on this upcoming Saturday’s slate. There are still six teams in the conference ranked in the AP Top 25 starting with 5-0 Alabama. LSU fell another notch to No.4 while Georgia held steady at No.5 and South Carolina remained ranked No.6. Florida moved into the top 10 at No.10 and the final SEC team in the poll is Mississippi State at No.20. The following is a look at a couple of the top matchups for Week 6 in the SEC along with betting lines as provided by Bookmaker.
When the College Football Week 6 Odds were released all eyes were on the SEC.
The SEC is arguably the best football conference in college football and often gets plenty of media attention, but this week they deserve it. With some of the top teams facing off in Week 6, many of the football betting fans rushed to the sportsbooks on Sunday to see what they opening lines were on these two quality matchups for Week 6.
After another great week of the college football betting season, we are back for Week 6, as we look at the top teams, players, and trends of note for the this week on NCAA football schedule.
There is a new clear cut favorite on the odds to win the Heisman Trophy this year, and that man is QB Geno Smith for the West Virginia Mountaineers. Smith threw for a whopping 656 yards and eight scores in last week’s win over the Baylor Bears. Now, he has his biggest challenge of the year to date, and maybe his biggest challenge period.
The newly anointed No. 2 team in the country will engage in NCAA football betting action in the final kickoff of the night on Saturday, when the Oregon Ducks battle the Washington State Cougars.
The Ducks are flying all over the field, but it was their defense that made headlines last week when they shut out the Arizona Wildcats 49-0. It was one of the most impressive displays that any team has come up with this year, though both the Cats and the Ducks know that there should have been a heck of a lot more on the board in terms of points.
Big Ten foes that very well could be playing in the conference title game this year will meet for the second time ever and the first in Lincoln on Saturday night, where the Nebraska Cornhuskers will take on the Wisconsin Badgers.
The truth of the matter is that the season starts right now for the Badgers. All that we learned in the first month of the year about Wisky is that it just isn’t all that great.
The early advantage in the Big XII will be handed out on Saturday night at Boone Pickens Stadium, where the college football odds will be contested between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns.
The Horns have been awesome all year long, but this is really going to be their first massive test. Head Coach Mack Brown will be quick to point out the fact that the Ole Miss Rebels team that his squad blew out two weeks ago is a 3-1 team and the Wyoming Cowboys that his team beat to start the year did win eight games in 2011.
Steve Spurrier and his South Carolina Gamecocks are all the way up to number six in this week’s college football rankings. The Gamecocks looked shaky in the season opener at Vanderbilt, but they have gotten stronger each game and last week’s 31-10 win over Missouri was impressive. Kentucky is just 1-3 so far this year, but they have given South Carolina and some other big SEC schools trouble at home over the past few seasons.
Ohio State is currently serving a postseason ban as a result of NCAA sanctions but do not tell that to Urban Meyer. The new Buckeye head coach has his team heading into this matchup with a 4-0 straight-up record that includes a 35-28 victory over California as a 17-point home favorite in Week 3 and last Saturday’s 29-15 romp over UAB as a 35.5-point favorite at home. This Saturday will be the first true test to see just how good his team actually is after it failed to cover a hefty spread in its last three games.