College Football Week 5 Betting Recap

Week 4 College Football Betting Recap

Week 5 of college football was not good for 4 Top 10 teams that lost and also OVER bettors as only 12 of 58 games went OVER the number. The dogs had a winning record for the second week. Let’s do a quick recap.

Favorites went 45-15 straight up and 27-32-1 ATS.

Home teams went 35-25 straight up and 24-35-1 ATS.

The OVER/UNDER went 12-45-1 .

The top 25 went 15-7 straight up in week 5 and 10-12 ats (Utah, USC and Oklahoma St had byes). The OVER/UNDER went 6-16. The 7 losing teams included Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Georgia, Miss St and West Virginia all lost to other Top 25 teams. UCLA and Wisconsin also lost.

POWER 5 CONFERENCE RECAP

ACC

 

BEST WIN: The #12 Clemson Tigers hosted #6 Notre Dame in hurricane conditions. Clemson got out to a fast start scoring touchdowns on their first 2 drives then played defensive the entire game in worsening conditions. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly had an awful game. The Irish scored a TD to open the fourth and cut the lead to 21-9. Watching live we wondered why he would go for 2 in that spot and not wait until their next touchdown. If Clemson got another field goal (which they did) they would need two touchdowns anyway. That led to Notre Dame having to go for 2 again with 7 seconds left which Kelly called a quarterback keeper and it failed miserably. Bad coaching, his players deserved better.

WORST LOSS: NC State was undefeated at home hosting Louisville as 3 point favorites. They proved when you open up with 4 FCS schools and win and cover easily in all 4 you aren’t doing yourselves any favors. When the real competition started on Saturday they weren’t ready. Getting completely shutdown losing 20-13 as 3 point favorites.

BAD BEAT: Clemson led 21-3 after 3 quarters. Their backers had to feel pretty good about laying 3 points. The Tigers had so many chances to put the Irish away and cash those tickets. It didn’t happen until 7 seconds left when they stuffed the 2 point conversion while leading 24-22. At that point Clemson backers were cheering for the Irish to convert to force OT. BAD BEAT!

BIG 10

 

BEST WIN: The Iowa Hawkeyes went on the road to Wisconsin and used the running game to control the clock and a suffocating defense that held The Badgers to just 2 field goals winning 10-6 as 5 point dogs to remain undefeated.

WORST LOSS: Maryland went 1-18 on 3rd down conversions and managed only 105 total yards getting embarrassed 28-0 to Michigan at home as 14 point dogs.

BAD BEAT: NONE

BIG 12

 

BEST WIN: In a matchup of undefeated teams The Oklahoma Sooners got over 300 yards passing and 3 TD’s from Baker Mayfield in a 44-24 home win against West Virginia as 6.5 point favorites, proving they are contenders in The Big 12 along with Baylor and TCU.

WORST LOSS: Another week another embarrassment for coach Charlie Strong and Texas. The Longhorns gave up 30 first quarter points and trailed TCU 37-0 at halftime. During halftime a freshman corner retweeted an invitation to transfer to A&M. The Longhorns went on to lose 50-7 as 14 point dogs. At least they scored with 5 minutes remaining to avoid the school’s first shutout in 100 years.

BAD BEAT: NONE

PAC 12

 

BEST WIN: 1 week after getting crushed at home to USC, Arizona St went on the road to #7 UCLA and led 15-10 at halftime. They used a dominating 14-0 3rd quarter to extend a lead they wouldn’t relinquish winning 38-23 as 13 point dogs.

WORST LOSS: The Arizona Wildcats went to Stanford to prove that last weeks 26 point loss to UCLA was a fluke. Well Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan threw for over 200 yards and Arizona allowed over 300 yards rushing as The Wildcats were destroyed 55-17 as 12 point dogs.

BAD BEAT: Arizona St was leading UCLA 29-23 with under 5 minutes to go and the UNDER 61 looked safe. A UCLA safety made it 31-23 and UNDER bettors started getting nervous. They became livid when instead of bringing down RB Kalen Ballage with seconds left, 6 UCLA defenders kept him upright trying to strip the ball and Ballage carried all of them into the end zone from 23 yards out making the total a PUSH with 40 seconds left.

SEC

 

BEST WIN: Alabama was an underdog for the first time in 6 years Saturday at #8 Georgia. Playing in a steady downpour was right in Bama’s wheelhouse though. They used a crushing 2nd quarter that included a 30 yard run by Derrick Henry, a blocked punt, and a 45 yard TD pass to score 21 points in the quarter taking the lead in a game that was’t close, winning 38-10 as 1 point dogs.

WORST LOSS: Ever since going into Alabama and upsetting The Crimson Tide, Ole Miss seemed like they were sleepwalking and uninterested, thinking they could just show up and beat anybody. WRONG! They went into The Swamp and were Smacked by Florida 38-10. QB Will Grier threw for 4 TD passes as the Gators stayed undefeated, winning as 7 point dogs.

BAD BEAT: San Jose St traveled to take on Auburn with a total of 55. Those who had the UNDER looked safe with 5 minutes left and Auburn leading 28-14. 3 minutes later both teams had scored TD’s to make the final 35-21 and a winning ticket for OVER bettors.