|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Bet on NCAAFCollege football handicappers learned a lot more this past NCAAF betting weekend including the fact that the Texas Longhorns might be the best team in the land. College football has tended to focus on #1 Florida and #2 Alabama of the SEC while ignoring #3 Texas, which is coming off their best NCAAF betting performance of 2009.
The Longhorns blew out Missouri 41-7 as 14-point college football road favorites in a game that was far worse than the score indicated. The Longhorns moved at will and suffocated the Mizzou offense. Florida had a much tougher college football matchup than expected in their 29-19 win at Mississippi State that they failed to cover as 19-point chalks.
Alabama escaped with a blocked field goal at the gun in their 12-10 college football home win over Tennessee as 16.5-point favorites. Tennessee is improving every week under Lane Kiffin and is in position to make the college football post season.
Another team that gets overlooked in NCAAF betting are the TCU Horned Frogs who scored their most impressive college football betting payout of the year in a 38-7 blowout at BYU in a pick ‘em matchup. The Frogs are looking to be college football BCS busters and did themselves a lot of good with that win.
USC is hanging around the college football title game conversation but had a tough 42-36 home win over pesky Oregon State as 19.5-point chalks. Boise State has not taken their foot off the college football pedal as they destroyed Hawaii 54-9 as 24-point road favorites to rival TCU as another BCS buster.
Miami lost a costly 37-40 overtime decision to Clemson as 7-point home favorites in a game that could cost them the ACC and did cost them any shot at the national title. Clemson climbed right back into ACC contention. Pitt is quietly 7-1 and improving as they beat a solid South Florida team 41-14 as 6.5-point home favorites.
Cincinnati remains the favorite to beat out Pitt for the Big East title as they remained undefeated after a 41-10 win over Louisville as 17-point home favorites. You can’t forget about West Virginia in the Big East picture as they beat UConn 28-24 in come from behind fashion but failed to cover as 6.5-point home chalks.
Georgia Tech did not suffer the letdown that was feared in their 34-9 win at Virginia as 4-point favorites. Oregon has improved each week and hasn’t lost since their opener at Boise and dominated Washington 43-19 as 7.5-point road chalks.
The Big 12 North looks pathetic as Nebraska joined Mizzou, Kansas, and Colorado on the losing ledger and K-State incredibly leads the race. Nebraska was humiliated by Iowa State after committing 8 turnovers in their home loss while Kansas was clobbered 13-35 at home by an Oklahoma team that was 3-3 entering the game. K-State beat Colorado to take the North lead.
Michigan lost its third straight game and continues to get a reality check as Penn State manhandled them 35-10 as 4-point road favorites. Speaking of realty checks, Auburn lost their third straight as well as LSU beat them 31-10 as 8.5-point home chalks to remain in the SEC race.