COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 BETTING RECAP

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 BETTING RECAP

Week 1 is in the books with The Ohio State Buckeyes Monday night win at Virginia Tech. Let’s do a quick recap.

Favorites went 71-11 straight up and 43-37-2 against the spread.

Home teams went 61-17 straight up and 47-29-2 ATS.

There were 4 neutral site games with the favorites going 3-1 straight up and 2-2 against the spread.

Top 25 teams went 11-10-2 ATS and the over under went 7-10. (The Georgia game was an unofficial betting outcome due to being called because of  lightning under the 55 minute mark. LSU’s game against McNeese State was postponed with no makeup date as of yet. Alabama beat Wisconsin and covered the spread in the only matchup between 2 Top 25 teams)

POWER 5 CONFERENCE RECAP

ACC

BEST WIN: Georgia Tech closed as 41 point favorites over Alcorn State and just poured it on from start to finish, scoring 34 1st quarter points and rushing for 476 yards on their way to 69-6 win and easy cover.

WORST LOSS: North Carolina had the ball on the 8 yard line down by 4 in the closing minutes as 2 point dogs. UNC quarterback Marquise Williams threw a pick in the end zone to seal the 17-13 loss and North Carolina betters shaking their heads.

BAD BEAT: Miami was favored by 38.5 over Bethune Cookman and leading 38-0 the entire 4th quarter. Miami played all their backups and showed no sign of even trying and Bethune backers seemed destined for a win. That is until The Wildcats turned the ball over on downs at midfield with about 4 minutes left. 4 runs later and The Hurricanes were in the end zone to finish a 45-0 win.

BIG 10

BEST WIN: Northwestern hosted Stanford and used an amazing defensive performance to stun The Cardinal winning 16-6 as 10 point dogs.

WORST LOSS: Penn State traveled to Temple and their offensive line was atrocious. Temple sacked Christian Hackenberg 10 times and Temple beat Penn St 27-10 for their first win over Penn St in 74 years. Penn St was a 14 point favorite.

BAD BEAT: Nebraska vs BYU. O/U 59.5. Before the last play of the game Nebraska held a 28-27 lead on BYU and UNDER bettors were sitting pretty. A 42 yard Hail Mary by backup quarterback Tanner Mangum gave BYU a 33-28 win and heartbreak for UNDER bettors.

BIG 12

BEST WIN: West Virginia backers had an easy day Saturday as WVU made up the 16 point spread by halftime and scored 4 2nd half touchdowns for a 44-0 shutout win and easy cover.

WORST LOSS: Kansas hosted FCS school South Dakota St. The Jayhawks opened as 5.5 point favorites, saw the line fall to 1.5 and lost the game outright on a botched spike to stop the clock.

BAD BEAT: Texas Tech  was favored by 14.5 over Sam Houston State and were winning 59- 31 to start the 4th quarter. They took their foot off the gas as Sam Houston St scored 2 fourth quarter touchdowns (the 2nd one with 3 minutes left) to lose 59-45 and some Tech backers must of wanted to  break their TV’s.

PAC 12

BEST WIN: Utah hosted Michigan and Jim Harbaugh as 5 point favorites and ruined Harbaugh’s debut and covered the spread winning 24-17.

WORST LOSS: There was a few different places we could of gone here as the conference didn’t have a good week. Stanford’s loss to Northwestern and Arizona St getting beat soundly by Texas A&M were both bad. The worst had to be Washington State losing straight up to FCS school Portland State 24-17 as 31 point favorites. The few Portland State money line backers were ecstatic. $100 bet netted you almost 6 grand.

BAD BEAT: UCLA was favored by 18 against Virginia and leading 34-9 in the closing minutes. Virginia threw a meaningless TD pass with 3 minutes left for a final score of 34-16 and a push that must of felt like kissing your sister.

SEC

BEST WIN: Alabama is up to their old tricks stomping fellow Top 25 team Wisconsin 35-17 as 12 point favorites.

WORST LOSS: This was an easy selection as only 1 team in the conference lost in week 1. Vanderbilt lost 14-12 as 2 point dogs.

BAD BEAT: This was easily the worst Bad Beat in college football in week 1. Georgia was favored by 35 and a total of 57. Georgia backers on the spread were sitting pretty and the total was already OVER when the game was called with just under 6 minutes left and Georgia up 51-14. Sports books don’t consider a game official until it gets to the 55 minute mark. Seconds away from cashing turned into everyone getting a refund.