|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Bet on NCAAFCollege football odds handicappers had plenty of lessons to draw on from the first full weekend of college football betting as the excitement and surprises were many. College football odds players got a great reminder of SEC superiority when South Carolina opened the college football betting season with a 7-3 upset win at NC State.
The non BCS schools picked up two impressive payoffs against the college football odds starting with Boise State’s 19-8 win over Oregon on Thursday night and then again from the Cowboy Classic in Dallas where BYU scored the first major college football betting upset of the season with a 14-13 win over Oklahoma. Notre Dame and Michigan quieted their online betting critics, at least for one week, as they both cruised to easy payoff wins in their openers. Notre Dame scored an impressive 35-0 home shutout win over Nevada while Michigan easily beat the college football odds with a 31-7 home win over Western Michigan. Notre Dame and Michigan meet this week in one of the biggest games on the college football odds board.
The Missouri Tigers showed college football odds critics that had them picked for the bottom of the Big 12 north division that they could be very wrong when they clobbered Illinois 37-9. It looks like Mizzou has evolved into a program that reloads instead of rebuilds. Speaking of teams that reload against the college football odds how about those USC Trojans? The Men of Troy blew out San Jose State 56-3 for an easy payoff as 34 point favorites. Freshman quarterback Matt Barkley was 15-19 for 233 yards with a touchdown pass and improved as the game went on.
Oklahoma State proved their worth against the college football odds with a 24-10 home win over Georgia which gives them a new found credibility with gamblers and poll voters. Ohio State had a huge scare against the college football odds as they barely got past Navy 31-27 as 22 point chalks. OSU may have been peaking ahead to this week’s matchup with USC. Iowa was another team with a near miss as they needed to block TWO field goal attempts at game’s end to escape with a 17-16 win over Northern Iowa.