A Crazy Weekend In College Football
November 18, 2013 in Sports News
College game day Saturday was packed with action such as we have not seen much of this football season. If you were betting the Over across the board, you must have done very well indeed. We saw some good underdog teams get wins and the BCS rankings were sent tumbling once again.
It would be impossible to calculate just how much money changed hands on the tipped pass play that won the game for the Auburn Tigers against the Georgia Bulldogs. The favored Tigers won the game and covered, but just barely. A total of 81 points were scored when the Over and Under was set at 64.5.
The Stanford Cardinals went down to Southern California to take on the Trojans of USC in a long standing instate rivalry as 3.5 point favorites and a top five national ranking. But, in a low scoring battle which went Under by 10 points, the underdog Trojans prevailed by a final score of 20-17. The dog and the under.
Even though some ‘experts’ were predicting that Duke might possibly beat the University of Miami at home, no one really believed them, at least they didn’t until the Blue Devils shut out the Hurricanes in the fourth quarter and put up 17 points to win the game outright after going in as 3.5 point underdogs. The 78 points put up by both teams went over the predicted total by 15 points.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Baylor Bears had combined to score 62 of the predicted 85 points before halftime, so the Over was a pretty safe bet. In the end the two high scoring teams had racked up 97 total points… way, way over! The Bears even covered the 26.5 points. The favorites and the over.
In yet another heartbreaker for the Gators, Florida lost to South Carolina, but not by enough for the Gamecocks to cover the 13.5 points they were laying and the 33 points scored by both sided didn’t even come close to the 42 point total.
The University of Illinois gave highly ranked Ohio State more than they bargained for on Saturday. The Buckeyes went into the contest as 32.5 point favorites but, no one expected the Illini to put up 35 points on Urban Meyer’s elite club. A total of 95 points went up on the scoreboard before it was all over topping the predicted totals by 35 points. The mighty Buckeyes did not cover.