College Football Week 13 Betting News and Notes

College Football Week 13 Betting News and Notes

College Football Week 13 Opening Lines
By: David Purdum
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The two most meaningful games on a fantastic college football slate didn’t have point spreads when the Las Vegas Wynn sports book posted the opening numbers Sunday afternoon.

But they will soon.

The Notre Dame-Southern Cal game opened off the board, with Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley questionable with a shoulder injury.

Barkley was ruled out with an AC sprain later Sunday night. Redshirt freshman Max Wittek will make his first collegiate start against a stiff Notre Dame defense.

Veteran Vegas oddsmaker Kenny White, one of The Linemakers on Sporting News, estimates Barkley is worth 4.5 points to the spread. Last week, Southern Cal was listed as a 3-point favorite over Notre Dame at the LVH SuperBook.

Florida vs. Florida State also opened off the board, with Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel nursing a sprained right ankle. The Orlando Sentinel reported Sunday night that Driskel was off crutches, and coach Will Muschamp planned to see how Driskel moved in practice early in the week before making a decision.

White estimated Driskel is worth 1.5 points to the line. The Gators were 7-point underdogs to the Seminoles last week at the SuperBook.

Notable college football opening lines (courtesy of the Las Vegas Wynn).

Thursday

TCU at Texas (-7.5)

Friday

LSU (-13) at Arkansas

Washington (-11) at Washington State

Arizona State at Arizona (-2)

Saturday

Michigan at Ohio State (-5.5)

Georgia Tech at Georgia (-14.5)

Virginia at Virginia Tech (-9)

Wisconsin at Penn State (-2.5)

Texas Tech at Baylor (-1)

Auburn at Alabama (-34.5)

Mississippi State (-1) at Mississippi

Stanford at UCLA (-1)

Oklahoma State at Oklahoma (-8.5)

Missouri at Texas A&M (-17.5)

Oregon (-10.5) at Oregon State

South Carolina at Clemson (-4)

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Games to Watch - Week 13
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Notre Dame at Southern California

From South Bend to South Beach? Within about a thirty minute span late Saturday night this game got vaulted to the top of the list. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are officially the top-ranked team in the country for the first time since color TV was invented…or at least shortly thereafter. No more "eye ball" tests needed; a win over USC and the Irish are playing for the National Championship. That loud crash you heard on Saturday night was Rick Reilly's email server by the way. The biggest question in this game is the health of Trojans QB Matt Barkley. It appears he is out for not only this game but has thrown his last pass ever at USC due to an apparent separated shoulder he suffered at the end of the UCLA game. Truth be told, even with Barkley the Trojans weren't nearly what they were advertised this season and now it looks like they will have to go with freshman Max Wittek against the number one scoring defense in the country. Max Wittek, meet Manti Te'o…Good luck with that. This is the 83rd meeting between these two schools and Notre Dame leads the all-time series 43-35-5. While USC won last year and has claimed eight out of the past nine in the series, Notre Dame actually won the last the time they met in The Coliseum, 20-16 in 2010. If the Irish can replicate that outcome they are headed to Miami to face (insert SEC team here) for a chance at their first National Championship in 24 years. Due to the Barkley injury there is no line currently on this game but he Irish will be road favorites and if quarterback Everett Golson and running back Cierre Wood can put points on the board against a very bad USC defense, Manti Te'o and the stout Irish defense should have no trouble stopping a USC offense with Max Wittek at the helm. Then again, Irish fans may want to wait until the game is played before they start making hotel reservations in South Beach…just ask Oregon and Kansas State fans.

Oregon at Oregon State

I've said all year I thought Oregon was the best team in the country. Let's just say I'm not quite so convinced anymore. Saturday night was by far the worst Oregon has looked not only this year, but in the past 4 years. With that said I'm not completely convinced they were exposed as some are suggesting. I think it had more to do with the QB Mariota being a true freshman, playing in primetime, a national championship game in their sights and they simply choked under the pressure. They're 18/19/20 year old kids, it happens. And of course playing a very good team in Stanford didn't help. This week they play another quality team with a solid defense in Oregon State, and this one is on the road. If the Ducks offense gets shut down again then they were simply a flashy show for 10 weeks. If they roll through OSU then the Stanford game was simply a fluke. Again, it happens. Either way, this is still a big game for Oregon as they try to keep their now faint National Championship hopes alive as a 10-point road favorite against The Beavers.

South Carolina at Clemson

The Palmetto state rivalry game has always been one of the more underrated nationally. Clemson has the all-time edge at 65-40-4; however The Gamecocks have won the last three, including 34-13 last year in Columbia and none of the games have been close as South Carolina has outscored its rival 97-37. This year they meet with a combined 19-3 record and a possible BCS at-large berth on the line. While both teams have had successful years, you talk about a clash of two different styles of football; this could be the most entertaining game of the entire weekend. Clemson throws for over 330 yards per game and averages 45 points a game, while South Carolina gives up a very stingy 17 points per game. However with the 'Ole Ball Coach on the sideline South Carolina is perfectly capable of keeping up with the Clemson offense if they need to. As a 4-point home favorite Clemson looks to regain interstate supremacy in a rivalry they owned for the better part of 20 years.

Florida at Florida State

I know some of you are thinking this game should be higher up on the list and the fact that these two teams are both 10-1 and have a very outside shot at the National Championship would normally make it. However the Florida offense is literally unwatchable and with quarterback Jeff Driskel questionable going up against a Seminole defense that allows 13 points per game this one could be almost unwatchable. Throw in the fact that the Florida defense allows even fewer points per game (12) and the first one to score a touchdown may automatically win. Florida leads the all-time series 33-21-2 but has dropped the last two by scores of 31-7 and 21-7 after winning six in a row. Due to the Driskell injury there is currently no line on the game.

TCU at Texas

Despite being blown out of Cotton Bowl stadium by OU earlier in the year and Texas fans calling for Mack Brown's head as little as three weeks ago, Texas still has an outside shot at finishing 10-2 and an at-large BCS bowl berth with a win Thursday night over TCU and an upset over Kansas St the following Saturday. This is a rivalry renewed from the old SWC days although TCU in Austin was just 1-28 all-time with 15 straight losses. Texas is an 8-point Thanksgiving night favorite.

Georgia Tech at Georgia

Don't look now but all of the sudden the Georgia Bulldogs are two wins away from playing for the National Championship. Granted one of those is against Alabama in the SEC championship game in two weeks but they have to get by their interstate rivals first. As a 14-point home favorite The Dawgs shouldn't have much trouble on paper, but if they sleep on the Yellow Jackets offense for one second that game against Bama may not mean quite as much. UGA leads this Peach State rivalry 62-39-5 all-time, including 10 of the last 11.

Michigan at Ohio State

Last year, Michigan, behind first-year coach Brady Hoke, snapped a seven-game losing streak in the series with a 40-34 win in Ann Arbor. This year Urban Meyer gets his first taste of "The Game" as it's known in the Midwest. Ohio State has won the last five meetings in Columbus and come into to this game with a perfect season on the line as well. With no post season allowed for the Buckeye's this is their last game of the season and beating hated Michigan would be the perfect way to cap off a 12-0 start to the Urban Meyer era. And on the flip side, nothing would give the Wolverine faithful greater pleasure than upsetting the hated Buckeyes and wrecking their perfect season. Ohio State opens as a small 6-point home favorite.

Stanford at UCLA

After pulling off an improbable road win in Eugene over the weekend, The Cardinal now travel to the Rose Bowl with a chance to win the PAC-12 North. Stanford just shut down the prominent Oregon running attack, now they face Jonathan Franklin and a UCLA offense that rushes for over 200 yards per game. This game means much more to Stanford than it does UCLA as UCLA has already wrapped up the PAC-12 South with an impressive victory over USC over the weekend but a Cardinal victory would wrap up the PAC-12 North. A Stanford victory would actually pit these two against each other 6 days later in the PAC-12 Championship with a spot in the Rose Bowl on the line. Stanford is a small 1-point favorite and would love nothing more than to face them in back to back games.

Auburn at Alabama

The winner of this game has gone on to win the BCS National Championship in each of the last three seasons, and this year that streak may extend to four in a row. Bottom line, Alabama will win this game and win this game with ease as a 31-point favorite, but after what happened last weekend to Kansas State and Oregon this year's Iron Bowl all of the sudden matters again in the big picture.

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Play On - Kent State
By Marc Lawrence
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APOLLO 17

When U.S. space shuttle Apollo 17 returned safely to earth December 19, 1972 after landing on the moon, it was the sixth and last Apollo mission in which humans walked on the lunar surface.

Safe to say that after over 300 hours of elapsed time, the performance of the spacecraft was excellent for all aspects of the mission.
   
The Apollo program totaled 17 missions in all and included the only 12 humans to have ever set foot on another solar system body. Total funding of the Apollo program was $20.4 billion dollars, which by today's government bailout standards appears to be a bargain.

In the world of college football, teams returning home for a season ending conference affair with a crew of 17 or more returning starters have been especially adept in these games when seeking revenge as they have logged a 35-22-1 ATS record in these games since 1990 - provided they are not taking on angry foe off a straight up favorite loss in its last game.

Closing out this year's campaign we find Kent State (10-1), Memphis (3-8) and Tennessee (4-7) preparing for splashdown.

Better yet, if they own a .400 or greater record they improve to 26-10-1 ATS. With that you can eliminate the Tigers and the Vols from the list above to find this year's qualifier.

And best of all, if these same .400 or greater teams average 130 or more rushing YPG on the season they rocket to 22-4 ATS in these games, winning 19 of the 26 games in straight-up fashion. Look for Kent State to put the final wraps on a successful journey when they return home for the final time this Saturday.

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CFB: Streaks, Tips, Notes
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Auburn at Alabama

The Crimson Tide (10-1, 5-6 ATS) are a massive -31.0 point favorites when they close regular season hosting Auburn Tigers (3-8, 4-7 ATS). Alabama certainly has the ability to blow out a weaker opponents at home. Although, Crimson Tide have a losing ATS record overall on the season, have failed to cover for three straight weeks they won't take their foot off the gas pedal in this one knowing they once again have a shot at the BIG GAME. Alabama wins this game with ease. Keep in mind, 'Bama has covered 8-of-10 laying 20 to 40 points, Auburn is on a 0-6 (1-5 ATS) ATS road slide, 2-7 ATS skid vs the conference and have cashed a single ticket last seven taking 20 to 35 points (1-6 ATS).

Georgia Tech at Georgia

Dawgs are two wins away from from a possible birth in the BCS Championship. That is, if Dogs can get past Georgia Tech this weekend and Alabama in the SEC Championship. Dawgs shouldn't have much trouble in the regular season finale vs Georgia Tech. Dawgs have been stunk only once by Yellow Jackets the past eleven meetings (10-1, 7-3-1 ATS). DAWGS QB Aaron Murray picking Tech apart in last season's 31-17 win, throwing for 252 yards and four TDs has a repeat performance. See you in Atlanta 'Bama'

Notre Dame at USC

One win away from playing for the BCS title Irish (11-0, 6-5 ATS) should be feeling pretty confident as they're catching a reeling USC squad that has lost three of four including a 38-28 loss to UCLA most recently. Trojans (7-4, 3-8 ATS) a major disappointment this season will also be without quarterback Matt Barkley out with a shoulder injury. Good news for Notre Dame, Barkley had beaten Irish twice. No 'Luck of the Irish' needed here, USC freshman Max Wittek won't solve the nations number one scoring defense (10.1 PPG). Notre Dame's QB Everett Golson and RB Cierre Wood will shred Trojans poor defense allowing 392.2 total yards split between 241.7 in the air, 150.5 on the ground. Irish winning here at 'The Coliseum' back in '2010 (20-16) have a repeat performance and will head to Miami to face either 'Bama or DAWGS.

South Carolina at Clemson

South Carolina Gamecocks with one of the top defenses in the nation surrendering 17.5 points/game on 310.8 total yards try to slow down Clemson Tigers' fourth-ranked scoring offense which racks up 44.6 PPG on a whopping 535.6 yards/game. South Carolina is ridding a three game winning streak and has won the past three meetings with Tigers. But, without ballcarrier Marcus Lattimore and QB Connor Shaw dealing with a sore foot the Gamecocks may be hard pressed to land enough blows to topple Clemson in it's own back yard. The way Tigers' QB Tajh Boyd is playing down the stretch and off his epic performance last week tossing 5 touchdowns, rushing for three more in guiding an offense that amassed 754 yards, 62 points the scales are in Clemson's favor. Consider sticking with Tigers winners of seven straight overall (6-1 ATS) and thirteen consecutive at home (8-5 ATS).

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Top Five Games of  Rivalry Week 2012
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Rivalry Week (or two weeks, if you believe ESPN) is always one of the most exciting times of the year in sports. These five matchups are the best of the week and to give you an idea of how packed the schedule is, Michigan versus Ohio State doesn’t even make the list.

Oregon Ducks @ Oregon State Beavers

The Ducks were upset 17-14 by Stanford in overtime at home to fall to fifth in the rankings but they can still win the Pac-12 North if they win at Oregon State. The Cardinal would have to help them out with a loss at UCLA. Stranger things have happened and the Ducks should come flying out of the gate in Corvallis.

The Beavers sit at No. 16 in the polls after rolling over California 62-14 and Sean Mannion threw four touchdown passes in his first start since a knee injury sent him to surgery. After three wins last season, Oregon State has a chance to reach the 10-win mark for the first time since 2006.

Oregon has won the last four editions of the “Civil War”, including two straight in Corvallis.

Florida Gators @ Florida State Seminoles

The sixth-ranked Gators blanked Jacksonville State 23-0 in Gainesville and are now third in the nation in points allowed. However, Florida can’t leapfrog Georgia for the SEC East as the Bulldogs have a better conference record.

The No. 10 ‘Noles walloped Maryland 41-14 on the road to book their place in the ACC title game but they’ll be left to rue a September loss at North Carolina State that effectively ended their BCS-title chances.

Overall, the Seminoles have won the last two meetings but the Gators had won the previous six.

Oklahoma State Cowboys @ Oklahoma Sooners

The No. 24 Cowboys used big passing plays to thump Texas Tech 59-21 in their home finale but if their defense could have held up in losses to Arizona, Texas and Kansas State, they could be playing for more. OSU gave up 41 points or more in each of those three losses.

The Sooners are 14th in the country after outlasting West Virginia 50-49 and Landry Jones came up huge in the clutch, which is something that he hasn’t done often in the past. The Big 12 title is still within reach if Kansas State continues to stumble down the stretch.

Even though the Cowboys romped over OU last year, the Sooners have still won eight of the last 10. The Cowboys have lost four straight in Norman.

South Carolina Gamecocks @ Clemson Tigers

The 13th-ranked Gamecocks needed a big fourth quarter to beat Wofford 24-7 as it looked like they were already looking ahead to this bitter rivalry game. South Carolina depends heavily on a defense that is 13th nationally in points against – especially with running back Marcus Lattimore on the shelf.

Clemson is one spot ahead of their rivals in 12th after holding off North Carolina State for a 62-48 victory. Quarterback Tajh Boyd went off, accounting for a Clemson-record 529 yards and eight touchdowns for the Tigers.

The Tigers have lost three in a row to the Gamecocks, who have won two of the last three at Clemson.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ USC Trojans

The Fighting Irish rose to the top of the rankings after a 38-0 shutout of Wake Forest and combined with losses by Oregon and Kansas State, Notre Dame is No. 1 in the rankings for the first time since November 1993.

The Trojans fell out of the Top 25 after a 17-0 first-quarter deficit turned into a 38-28 loss at UCLA and they’ve lost four games in a campaign for the first time since 2009; however, it’s the third time in four seasons that USC has lost four Pac-12 games in a year.

Notre Dame is on the road at USC where they’ve lost six of the last eight. The Trojans have won nine of the last 10 in this historic rivalry but will be shorthanded without star quarterback Matt Barkley.

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ACC Report - Week 13
By Joe Williams
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We're heading into the final week of regular season play in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and it's like the grand finale at a July 4th fireworks show. The top two games in particular will have national interest, and some of the other regional rivalries are very, very important to the on-field combatants, as well as the fans. This should be a very fun weekend.

South Carolina at Clemson

The war of words has been going on all week, and one of my favorite quotes of the year popped up again this week. "South Carolina has mouths like Alabama, and a trophy case like Vanderbilt." - unnamed. The Palmetto State rivalry is alive and well, and will certainly be heated in the upstate Saturday night. The Gamecocks have seemed to shake off the loss of RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) surprisingly well. They finished that game with a win against Tennessee, and rattle off two straight against Arkansas and Wofford. But, what they didn't see the past two weeks is a blitzkreig offense like the Tigers employ. Clemson has a quick strike passing attack, and a very good running game, which could give South Carolina fits all evening. USC has failed to cover in three of their past four games, while Clemson has covered seven of their past eight games, barely missing the number last week by a mere one point. The Gamecocks have covered five of the past six in this series, but the home team is also 4-1 ATS in the past five meetings. Give the slight edge to Clemson, who will likely be engaged in a very close battle for most of the game until pulling away late.

Florida at Florida State

In most weeks, this battle of Top 10 teams would get top billing, and it still might from many others. Still, when I think ACC, I tend to think Clemson well before Florida State, and all things equal, I think both rivalry games will be fierce. Really, they're both five-star, prime matchups. The Gators are 4-1 ATS in their past five road games, but they are just 1-4 ATS in their past five non-conference tilts, and 0-4 ATS in their past four games overall. The Seminoles haven't been much better, going 2-6 ATS against the number in their past eight games, and 2-6 ATS in their past eight home contests against a team with a winning road record. In this series, the favorite is an impressive 13-3 ATS in the past 16 meetings, and the home team is 13-5 ATS in the past 18 meetings. That points to a potential FSU cover, as does the fact Florida is just 2-6 ATS in their past eight matchups with the 'Noles. The under might also be a good play. The under is 6-0 in Florida's past six non-conference games, and the under is 9-1 in Florida's past 10 against ACC opponents. The under is 13-3 in FSU's past 16 battles against SEC teams, and the under is 11-1 in FSU's past 11 non-conference games. The under is also 7-1 in the past eight meetings between the sides in Tallahassee, and 7-1 in the past eight meetings overall.

Georgia Tech at Georgia

Even a month ago, Georgia Tech did not look like a bowl-bound team, but they have secured a spot in the ACC Championship Game, representing the beleaguered Coastal Division, and they are now bowl eligible with six wins. They're certainly love to keep building their resume with a signature win over their bitter rivals from Athens, though. GT is 4-1 ATS in their past five games overall, although just 1-4 ATS in their past five against non-conference foes. Georgia is 9-3-1 ATS in its past 13 matchups against ACC opponents, but just 3-7 ATS in the past 10 home games. UGA is also an uninspiring 0-4 ATS in their past four non-conference battles. Georgia Tech is 3-0-1 ATS in the past four meetings at Sanford Stadium, and the road team is 12-3-1 ATS in the past 16 meetings.

Miami at Duke

Until a couple of weeks ago, this game was shaping up as the play-in game for the ACC Championship Game berth from the Coastal Division. But Miami has banned themselves from a bowl a second consecutive season, and Duke had their doors blown off by Georgia Tech last week, giving the Yellow Jackets a ticket to postseason play. Duke is already bowl eligible, and can greatly improve their standing with a win Saturday. The Hurricanes have covered five straight games, and they are 12-2 ATS in their past 14 ACC battles, but it will be interesting to see how the kids respond after having their bowl game taken away. Miami is also 7-2 ATS in their past nine road games. Duke has been no slouch at home, either. The Blue Devils are 8-1 ATS in their past nine games at Wallace Wade Stadium, losing their last game against the number on a chilly night Nov. 3 against a high-powered Clemson offense. The Blue Devils are 1-4 ATS in their past five ACC games, and 1-6 ATS in their past six games in the month of November. As such, Miami is installed as about a one-touchdown favorite.

Vanderbilt at Wake Forest

Wake Forest can still gain bowl eligibility with a win, but they have a tall order against a very talented Vanderbilt team visiting BB&T Field Saturday. The Commodores have covered four straight games, and they are 5-2 ATS in the past seven games against teams with a losing record. The 'Dores are just 2-5 ATS in their past seven games against ACC opponents, however. The Deacs haven't been great lately, but they are 5-2 ATS in their past seven matchups with SEC opponents. However, they are 0-5 ATS in their past five games against a team with a winning record. All signs point to a Vanderbilt win and cover, especially since the road team is 4-1 ATS in the past five meetings between these sides.

Maryland at North Carolina

The Terrapins face a 25-point deficit in their final game of the season, and the Tar Heels also wrap up their regular season due to a postseason ban. The Terps are just 6-16 ATS in their past 22 games, and 3-10 ATS in their past 13 ACC battles. Meanwhile, the Tar Heels are 7-1 ATS in their past eight home battles. Those facts might convince you UNC will win in a blowout, but the Terps are 8-1 ATS in the past nine meetings in this series, and 4-1 ATS in the past five trips to Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill.

North Carolina State at Boston College

Somehow, the Wolfpack is eligible for a bowl game, although the feeling around Raleigh is that head coach Tom O'Brien might have just this game, and the mid-tier bowl, before he is searching for another job. A loss to his previous employer at home this weekend would really get the natives in a tizzy. Boston College is 5-1 ATS in the past six games in November, although they are 2-5 ATS in their past seven ACC battles, and 0-5 ATS in their past five road games. N.C. State is 6-1 ATS in the past seven home games against a team with a losing record, and 8-3-1 ATS in the past 12 games overall at Carter-Finley Stadium. However, they are 8-17 ATS in their past 25 games against a team with a losing record. In this series, though, the home team is 7-0 ATS in the past seven matchups.

Virginia at Virginia Tech

The battle of Virginia is usually a fierce game, and this year will be no different. However, it is more because each team is rather mediocre, and evenly matched. Virginia can deal their rivals a huge blow, dropping the Hokies to 5-7 and thus out of the bowl picture. Virginia, however, is just 1-4 ATS in their past five road games, and 1-7 ATS in their past eight conference games. In addition, the Cavaliers are an abysmal 1-11-1 ATS in their past 13 games overall. Virginia Tech has been equally poor against the number, going 1-7 ATS in their past eight games against a team with a losing record, and 3-7-1 ATS in their past 11 games at Lane Stadium. The Cavaliers are just 1-7 ATS in the past eight meetings in this series, and 1-4 ATS in the past five trips to Blacksburg. The favorite is also 9-1 ATS in the past 10 matchups. Looking at the total, the under is 5-0 in the past five battles at Lane Stadium, and the under is 17-8 in the past 25 for UVA, and 6-2-1 in Virginia Tech's past nine games against a team with a losing record.

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Pac-12 Report - Week 13
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Stanford at UCLA

This game should be very entertaining, as it is one of two weekend matchups featuring a battle of Top 20 teams. Stanford is 7-2 ATS in their past nine games against teams with a winning record, and they are coming off a huge upset last week at Eugene, shocking Oregon on the road. UCLA thumped their cross-city rivals, USC, moving to 5-1 ATS in their past six games against teams with a winning record. The Bruins are 7-2 ATS in their past nine home games, so something has to give. In the past six matchups, the favorite is 5-1 ATS. In the past nine matchups, the home team is 7-2 ATS. Lastly, Stanford is 10-4 ATS in the past 14 meetings overall. Looking to the total, the under is 5-0 in Stanford's past five road games, and 5-1 in their past six overall. However, the over is 4-0 in UCLA's past four, and 5-1 in their past six games against a team with a winning record. You might want to shy away from a total play.


Notre Dame at Southern California

The new No. 1 team in the land, Notre Dame, will play for all the marbles if they can get by a wounded, yet still dangerous, USC team at the Coliseum. However, QB Matt Barkley will not play for the Trojans due to injury, so all signs point to the Irish. Notre Dame is just 1-4 ATS in its past five battles with Pac-12 teams, including a failure to cover earlier in the year in South Bend against Stanford. USC is 5-2 ATS in their past seven home games, and 7-3 ATS in the past 10 battles against Independents. Of course, all of that can be thrown out the window with Barkley sidelined. The Trojans are 1-5 ATS in their past six games against a team with a winning record. Notre Dame is 3-7 ATS in the past 10 meetings, and the Irish are 1-4 ATS in the past five meetings at the Coliseum. Still, ND looks primed and ready to buck each of those trends. They're favored by just five in a game they could potentially win by blowout with no Barkley on the other side.

Oregon at Oregon State

It's time for the latest installment of the 'Civil War', and this is always an entertaining game. This had national implications until a couple of weeks ago. Oregon State had legitimate national title hopes until QB Sean Mannion (knee) went down to injury last month, and then rushed to come back too soon at Washington. That game in Seattle was disastrous, and knocked the Beavs from the ranks of the unbeaten. Since, they lost again, and now are simply fighting to hang onto a top-tier bowl invite. The Ducks also had their national championship hopes dashed by Stanford, who has beaten each of these teams. The Ducks are 4-0 ATS in their past four road games against a team with a winning home record, and 7-1 ATS in their past eight road games. In addition, UO is 5-1 ATS in their past six overall, and 5-1 ATS in their past six Pac-12 games. The Beavers are 6-1-1 ATS in their past eight battles, and 5-1 ATS in their past six at Reser Stadium. In addition, OSU is 8-3-1 ATS in the past 12 games overall. If you're looking for a trend, as the info above doesn't seem to favor one team or the other. The following trends don't offer any help, either. The road team is 5-0-1 ATS in the past six meetings, but the underdog is 4-1-1 ATS during the same span. Maybe steer clear of this one, or put a little cheddar on Oregon State to keep it close.

Arizona State at Arizona

In the best game of the Pac-12 undercard, we get the battle of Arizona. The Sun Devils limp in, going 1-4 ATS in their past five games (and conference games), and 0-4 ATS in their past four battles against teams with a winning record. Meanwhile, Arizona is 5-0 in their past five appearances on Friday. In this season, the dog is 7-1 ATS in the past eight meetings, while the road team is 5-2 ATS in the past seven. Lastly, the Sun Devils are 6-2 ATS in their past eight trips down Interstate 10 to Tucson. The head-to-head trends seem to favor AZ State, a slight three-point dog, although the public is on the homestanding Wildcats by nearly a two-to-one margin. Hmm.

Washington at Washington State

I've watched many an installment of the 'Apple Cup', going back to the days when Drew Bledsoe, Mark Brunell, Jason Gesser, Ryan Leaf, Warren Moon, Mark Rypien and Jack Thompson were under center for each of the sides. All, a 'Throwin' Samoan' reference. Gotta love ol' Jack Thompson. The days have brightened from U-Dub after an ugly past few years, as the Huskies are back in the Top 25 and on the come. There is still an overcast sky in Pullman, as the sun is not yet shining on the Palouse. With the hiring of Mike Leach, one figured a quick turnaround might be in order, but there are questions from a departed Marquess Wilson about player abuse, something which hastened Leach's departed at Texas Tech. We'll see what happens. This game doesn't figure to be too close. The Huskies are 4-0 ATS in their past four Pac-12 games, and 4-0 ATS against a team with a losing record. However, WaZu is 4-0 ATS in their past four games against a team with a winning record, rising to the occasion when a more talented team is on the other side. In addition, visitors with a winning road record are just 5-12 ATS in the past 17 trips to Pullman. The Huskies are 5-1 ATS in the past six installments of the Apple Cup, and 9-3 ATS in the past 12 meetings. However, the underdog is 12-5 ATS in the past 17 meetings.

Utah at Colorado

The two most recent additions to the Pac-12 wrap up their disappointing seasons in Boulder. The Utes are 4-0 ATS in their past four road games against a team with a losing record, but they are just 1-4 ATS in their past five road games overall. Colorado is 2-5 ATS in their past seven against teams with a losing record, and just 8-23-1 ATS in the past 32 overall. In addition, Colorado is just 7-21 ATS in their past 28 conference battles. While Colorado has been horrendous, not quite sure a four-win Utah squad is worthy of a 23-point spread on the road. Still, might be best to shy away from this one. One thing is for certain, a lot of bad football will be played Friday afternoon at Folsom Field.

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College Football Top 25 Betting Cheat Sheet: Week 13
By Covers.com

If you're looking to get some action down but only have a few minutes to handicap, let our Top 25 cheat sheet help you out. We grabbed some quick-hitting betting info on each of the Top 25 matchups with odds available in Week 13 of the season:

Ohio at (23) Kent State (-9.5, 60)

The Golden Flashes are riding a program-best nine-game winning streak with a date in the MAC championship game on the horizon. Junior Dri Archer rushed for a career-high 241 yards and two touchdowns last week against Bowling Green. Kent State has rushed for more than 200 yards on seven occasions this season and now takes on an Ohio rush defense that isn’t exactly stellar, allowing an average of 161.4 yards per game. The Golden Flashes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, while the Bobcats are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games.

(14) Nebraska at Iowa (15, 52)

Nebraska can play for the Big Ten title in only its second year in the conference with a road victory Friday against Iowa. But they’ll have to do it without star RB Rex Burkhead, who will miss his fourth straight game because of a left knee injury. The Hawkeyes allowed Michigan to score on its first six possessions during a 42-17 drubbing last week. Their 23.8 points-against average ranks a respectable 40th, but they've yielded 31.8 during their current five-game losing streak. Iowa is 0-5 ATS in its last five games overall, while Nebraska is 3-0-1 against the number in its last four contests.

(7) LSU at Arkansas (12.5, 51)

The Tigers likely won’t have a return trip to the BCS championship game but have a good chance to play in a BCS bowl if they can get past the Razorbacks. LSU should have no problem stopping an Arkansas team that ranks 90th in the nation in scoring offense but its vaunted defense allowed a season-high 35 points to Ole Miss last week at Death Valley. Arkansas has surrendered 83 points in back-to-back losses. The Razorbacks gave up 505 total yards to Mississippi State in a 45-14 loss last weekend, including 203 on the ground. The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings between the schools.

(25) Washington at Washington State (13.5, 51)

Washington rode its impressive defense to a 38-3 triumph last week over lowly Colorado. Huskies QB Keith Price matched a school record by tossing five touchdowns in the contest - including four in the second half to lead his team to a fourth straight win overall. A defensive effort was certainly lacking last week for Washington State, which suffered its eighth straight loss with a 46-7 setback against Arizona State. The Huskies are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 5-1 against the number in their last six trips to Washington State.

Arizona State at (24) Arizona (-3, 69)

The Sun Devils snapped a four-game losing skid and became bowl eligible with last Saturday’s 46-7 victory over Washington State, while Arizona is coming off a 34-24 win over Utah. The Wildcats rank second in the Pac-12 in total offense, while Arizona State boasts the second-best defense. Arizona sophomore Ka’Deem Carey leads the nation with 1,585 yards rushing, including 570 over the last two games. But the Sun Devils’ defense held Washington State to only one rushing yard last week. The under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between the schools.

Georgia Tech at (3) Georgia (-14, 63.5)

The Bulldogs prepared for Tech’s triple option with a 45-14 win last Saturday over Georgia Southern, which runs the exact same offense. And after a slow start, the Georgia defense has lived up to expectations, yielding just 33 points over its last four games. The Bulldogs have won 10 of the last 11 meetings, with Tech’s lone victory coming in Athens in 2008. Georgia has played under the total in its last five games overall.

Connecticut at (20) Louisville (-11.5, 45.5)

The Cardinals lost both a game and leading rusher Senorise Perry to a season-ending knee injury at Syracuse on Nov. 10, but still control their own destiny to a BCS Bowl with two victories. Jeremy Wright will get some additional carries with Perry out and he has been no slouch. Wright has rushed for 680 yards and nine touchdowns, just slightly behind Perry in both categories. The Cardinals have allowed an average of 30.6 points over their last five games. But the Huskies’ offense has been dreadful over its past three road games, averaging just 6.3 points per contest. Connecticut is 0-3-1 ATS in its last four games away from home.

(19) Michigan at Ohio State (-3.5, 55)

The Buckeyes are one of two teams in the FBS entering the weekend undefeated (along with Notre Dame) and will challenge a stout Wolverines defense with Braxton Miller and the spread offense. Michigan has not faced a quarterback as dynamic as Miller, who has guided his team to the top scoring offense in the Big Ten at 38.2 points. Wolverines’ coach Brady Hoke has suggested that QB Denard Robinson (elbow) may be able to throw some passes this week, though Devin Gardner will likely start under center. Michigan is 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings.

(18) Rutgers at Pittsburgh (-2, 43.5)

There’s a lot at stake for this Big East conference clash. Rutgers can clinch at least a share of its first Big East title with a win at Pittsburgh on Saturday. And Pitt needs to beat Rutgers and win at South Florida next week to become bowl-eligible. Rutgers has been relying on its defense - ranked fourth in the country in points allowed - all season, and that was the case in last week's 10-3 victory over Cincinnati. The Scarlet Knights, who allow 12.5 points per game, had a shutout going until the Bearcats kicked a field goal with 11 seconds remaining. Rutgers is 7-1 ATS in its last eight overall and a perfect 4-0 ATS in its last four road games.

(5) Oregon at (15) Oregon State (9.5, 65)

Oregon’s perfect season was derailed in overtime by Stanford on Nov. 17 and now the Ducks have to beat Oregon State and have UCLA knock out Stanford to reach the conference championship game. The Ducks had scored 42 points or more in 13 straight games – an NCAA record – before tallying just 14 in the loss to Stanford. The Beavers have a stout defense that ranks second in the Pac-12 in scoring defense (18.6) and has intercepted 17 passes this season. The Ducks are 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games.

(21) Oklahoma State at (13) Oklahoma (-7, 71.5)

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will try to keep their Big 12 title hopes alive when they meet in the Bedlam game. The Sooners, who are coming off a 50-49 victory over West Virginia as Landry Jones threw for a school-record 554 yards and tied his own school record with six touchdown passes, will be hard-pressed to stop the Cowboys' potent offense. Oklahoma State has put up 114 points over its last two games, both victories. But the Cowboys are 0-4 ATS in their last four road contests.

Auburn at (2) Alabama (-32, 46.5)

This is by far the largest spread in Iron Bowl history. The second-largest was last year, when Alabama covered as a 21-point favorite. Alabama needs to win Saturday to secure its spot in the SEC Championship Game versus Georgia. The Tide rank first nationally in points allowed (10.1) and boast a plus-12 turnover margin. Auburn is last in rush defense (191.3), which spells trouble against a potent Alabama rushing attack. The Tigers are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games.

(4) Florida at (10) FSU (-8, 44.5)

Florida has not looked very impressive over its last four games, starting with the loss to Georgia and continuing through fourth-quarter home wins over Missouri and Louisiana Lafayette. But things got a little easier in last week’s 23-0 triumph over Jacksonville State, and now the Gators get back starting QB Jeff Driskel from a sprained ankle. FSU QB E.J. Manuel will have to find throwing lanes against a Gators defense that has picked off 16 passes. The schools have played under the total in seven of their last eight meetings.

(8) Stanford at (17) UCLA (2, 52.5)

UCLA will put its five-game winning streak on the line when it hosts Stanford on Saturday. The Cardinal, who knocked off Oregon last week, are trying to lock down the Pac-12 North Division and a rematch with the Bruins in six days. Stanford has the luxury of a stout defense, which ranks No. 2 in the country against the run. The unit will have to find a way to stop Bruins RB Johnathan Franklin, who has rushed for over 160 yards in three of the last four games. The under is 5-0 in Stanford’s last five road games.

Missouri at (9) Texas A&M (-22, 61)

Missouri junior QB James Franklin (1,562 yards, 10 TDs, 7 INTs) will be a game-time decision after sustaining a concussion during last week's 31-27 home loss to Syracuse. Backup Corbin Berkstresser guided the Tigers to 10 fourth-quarter points in place of Franklin, and could be called upon to make his fourth start of the season. The Missouri defense will have to try and find a way to slow an Aggies attack led by Heisman hopeful Johnny Manziel that leads the SEC in scoring, rushing and total offense. The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last five trips to Texas A&M.

(12) South Carolina at (11) Clemson (-4. 61.5)

South Carolina brings one of the top defenses in the nation to Clemson on Saturday night, hoping to slow down a Tigers’ offense that put up massive numbers last week. Quarterback Tajh Boyd passed for five touchdowns, rushed for three more and engineered an offense that amassed 754 yards and 62 points against North Carolina State. The Gamecocks allow just 17.5 points (13th nationally), but surrendered 35 to Tennessee two weeks ago and 20 against Arkansas before last week’s 24-7 sluggish victory over Wofford. The Tigers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall.

(1) Notre Dame at USC (5.5, 46)

Things broke right for the Fighting Irish last weekend, when No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Kansas State both fell, allowing Notre Dame to slip right into the top spot in the BCS standings. The Irish have caught another break this week at USC, as redshirt freshman QB Max Wittek is taking the place of injured starter Matt Barkley (shoulder). Wittek will have to try and find a way to score on a Notre Dame stop unit that has only yielded eight touchdowns all season and allowed an FBS-low 10.1 points per game. The under is 4-1 in their last five meetings.

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LSU at Arkansas: What Bettors Need to Know
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LSU at Arkansas (11, 51)

When Louisiana State and Arkansas met last season on the day after Thanksgiving, it was a battle between the No. 1 and No. 3 teams in the country. While the Tigers are still one of the best teams in the nation, there is slightly less at stake for the Razorbacks when they host LSU on Friday. The No. 7 Tigers still have a shot at a BCS bowl game while Arkansas is just hoping to play spoiler. The Razorbacks’ season took a bad turn early with a four-game losing streak in September and they officially fell out of bowl eligibility with a 45-14 loss at Mississippi State last Saturday. LSU should have no problem stopping an Arkansas team that ranks 90th in the nation in scoring offense but its vaunted defense is coming off its worst performance of the season last week at home against Ole Miss.

LINE: LSU -11, O/U 51

WEATHER: Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the high-40s under sunny skies. Winds will blow out of the NNW at 15 mph.

ABOUT LOUISIANA STATE (9-2, 5-2 SEC): The Tigers likely won’t have a return trip to the BCS championship game this January but have a good chance to play in a BCS bowl if they can get past the Razorbacks and finish with a higher BCS rating than one or two of their highly ranked conference mates. Keeping that dream alive will require fixing a secondary that allowed Bo Wallace of Ole Miss to pass for 310 yards last week. The Rebels also rushed for 147 yards in that contest and held a lead until Odell Beckham returned a punt back 89 yards in the fourth quarter. LSU ended up pulling out the 41-35 victory but gave up more points than they had to any opponent.

ABOUT ARKANSAS (4-7, 2-5): Going up against that suddenly suspect secondary will be Razorbacks quarterback Tyler Wilson, who leads the SEC in passing yardage at 302.8. But Wilson’s strong passing game has been hurt by turnovers and a rushing attack that ranks last in the SEC. On the other side of the ball, Arkansas has allowed 83 points in back-to-back losses. The Razorbacks gave up 505 total yards to Mississippi State in a 45-14 loss last weekend, including 203 on the ground. Wilson threw for 207 yards and a touchdown at LSU last season but Arkansas could not stop the Tigers on the ground in a 41-17 loss.

TRENDS:

* Razorbacks are 0-7 ATS in their last seven games vs. a team with a winning record.
* Over is 5-1 in the last six meetings.
* Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last five meetings.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. LSU is 50-4 against unranked teams under coach Les Miles.

2. The schools meet annually but will be playing in Fayetteville, Ark., for the first time since 1992. The Razorbacks had been holding their home games in the series in Little Rock.

3. Wilson needs 88 yards to break Arkansas’ career record, currently held by Ryan Mallet (7,493).

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Arizona State at Arizona: What Bettors Need to Know
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Arizona State at Arizona (-3, 69)

Arizona sophomore Ka’Deem Carey looks to break the school’s single-season rushing record when the Wildcats host Arizona State on Saturday in the annual Territorial Cup. Carey leads the nation with 1,585 yards rushing, including 570 over the last two games, and is only 18 yards away from passing Trung Canidate’s school record of 1,602 yards set in 1999. The Sun Devils snapped a four-game losing skid and became bowl eligible with last Saturday’s 46-7 victory over Washington State, while Arizona is coming off a 34-24 win over Utah. The Wildcats rank second in the Pac-12 in total offense, while Arizona State boasts the second-best defense.

LINE: Arizona – 3, O/U 69.

WEATHER: Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the mid-60s under clear skies. Winds will blow out of the ESE at 13 mph.

ABOUT ARIZONA STATE (6-5, 4-4 Pac-12): The Sun Devils’ defense dominated Washington State with seven sacks and only one rushing yard allowed. The stifling defense ranks first in the nation in sacks (4.3) and second in tackles for loss (8.9). Defensive tackle Will Sutton and linebackers Carl Bradford and Brandon Magee have combined for 26.5 sacks, and Sutton ranks fifth in the nation with 1.05 sacks per game. Sophomore quarterback Taylor Kelly threw for four touchdowns last Saturday against Washington State, finishing with 18 straight completions. Junior Chris Coyle needs five receptions to set the school record for tight end receptions in a season. The Sun Devils feature a strong run game with an average of 183.6 yards on the ground.

ABOUT ARIZONA (7-4, 4-4): The Wildcats have a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard receiver and a 1,000-yard rusher for the first time in the same season with quarterback Matt Scott throwing for 3,008 yards, Austin Hill catching 68 passes for 1,119 yards and Carey tied for second nationally with 19 rushing touchdowns. Carey is looking to become the first Arizona player to win the national rushing title. Scott is averaging 345 yards in total offense to lead the Pac-12, but struggled at times last week against Utah after missing the previous game with a concussion. On defense, linebacker Marquis Flowers has a team-high 5.5 sacks and four takeaways in the last five games.

TRENDS:

* Sun Devils are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
* Wildcats are 5-0 ATS in their last five Friday games.
* Over is 5-0 in Wildcats’ last five home games.
* Underdog is 7-1 ATS in their last eight meetings.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. The Sun Devils have outscored their opponents 124-63 in the first quarter.

2. The Wildcats are 6-1 and averaging 45.9 points at home.

3. Arizona leads the series 47-37-1 and has won three of four, including a 31-27 victory in Tempe last season.

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Arizona St. at Arizona
By Brian Edwards
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The Rich Rodriguez Era in Tucson is off to a nice start and his team will try to put an exclamation point on his first campaign by beating arch-rival Arizona St. on Friday night.

As of late Thursday afternoon, most books were listing Arizona (7-4 straight up, 6-5 against the spread) as a three-point favorite with a total of 68 ½. Gamblers can take the Sun Devils on the money line for a plus-130 return (risk $100 to win $130).

Arizona has won six of its seven home games, posting a 4-3 spread record. The Wildcats have impressive home victories over the likes of Oklahoma St. (59-38), Washington (52-17) and USC (39-36). Their lone defeat at home came in a 38-35 nail-biter versus Oregon St.

R-Rod’s squad has won four of its last five contests, including a 34-24 win at Utah as a three-point underdog last weekend. Ka’Deem Carey was the catalyst against the Utes, rushing for 204 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries.

Arizona senior quarterback Matt Scott ran for 74 yards and one TD, and he also threw for 160 yards and one score without being intercepted. For the season, Scott has connected on 61.5 percent of his passes for 3,008 yards with a 21/9 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He gets it done on the ground as well, rushing for 443 yards and five TDs, averaging 4.6 yards per carry.

Carey is the nation’s most prolific running back, leading the country with 1,585 yards rushing. Carey has 19 rushing TDs and a 6.3 YPC average. He has 32 catches for 289 yards and one TD.

Scott has a pair of outstanding WRs in Austin Hill and Dan Buckner. Hill has a team-high 68 receptions for 1,119 yards and eight TDs.

Arizona St. (6-5 SU, 6-5 ATS) snapped a four-game losing streak by dealing out woodshed treatment in the form of a 46-7 clubbing of Washington St. as a 22-point home ‘chalk’ last Saturday.

Taylor Kelly torched the Cougars by completing 20-of-23 passes for 246 yards and four TDs without being intercepted. For the year, Kelly has a 66.7 completion percentage and 2,581 passing yards with a 25/9 TD-INT ratio.

Todd Graham’s squad has a 2-3 record both SU and ATS in five road assignments. The Sun Devils are winless both SU and ATS in three games as road underdogs.

The ‘over’ has hit at a 7-3 overall clip for Arizona, going 6-1 in its home games. Meanwhile, ASU has watched the ‘under’ go 6-4 overall, 3-2 in its road contests.

When these teams met in Tempe last season, Arizona collected a 31-27 win over ASU as a 10-point road underdog. Nick Foles lit up the Sun Devils for 370 passing yards and a pair of TD tosses without an interception.

The ‘under’ is 6-1 in the last seven head-to-head meetings and the lone ‘over’ came in miraculous fashion. In the game two years ago, Arizona trailed 20-14 in the final minute when Foles found David Douglas for a five-yard touchdown pass.

If the Wildcats convert the extra point with 27 seconds remaining, they most likely win 21-20 and the total easily stays ‘under’ the 57-point total. Let’s also add that the score was 7-6 before Foles hit Juron Criner for a 52-yard scoring strike with 2:01 remaining in the third quarter. (In other words, the possibility of the ‘over’ was really never an option the entire 60 minutes.)

But with 27 ticks left, ASU’s James Brooks blocked the Arizona PAT to keep the score knotted at 20-20. In the first overtime, both teams traded field goals to make it 23-23 (46 combined, still 11 below the total) going to double OT.

In the second extra session, Cameron Marshall put ASU ahead 30-23 on a two-yard TD scamper. Therefore, when Douglas scored on a nine-yard rush off a backward pass, ‘over’ backers (like me on that night!) had a winner.

Want to know about triple OT? It never happened. Brooks, yes the same Brooks who blocked the earlier PAT, blocked a second to give ASU an improbable 30-29 triumph.

ESPN will provide television coverage at 10:00 p.m. Eastern.

B.E.’s Bonus Nuggets

Cincinnati has covered the spread at an 8-1 ATS clip in its nine games against USF. The Bearcats are favored by 14 at home against the Bulls on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPN.

Troy has won six in a row against Middle Tennessee, going 5-1 ATS. The Trojans are three-point underdogs Saturday against the Blue Raiders in Murfreesboro.

Washington has four in a row both SU and ATS. Junior quarterback Keith Rivers has not duplicated his numbers from 2011, but he has six touchdown passes without an interception in the last two games. The Huskies are 14-point favorites Friday night at Washington St.

From 2002-2009, Southern Cal was not a home underdog once. During Lane Kiffin’s three-year tenure, the Trojans are 0-3 both SU and ATS as home ‘dogs. Notre Dame will try to clinch a spot in the BCS Championship Game when it invades The Coliseum on Saturday night as a 5½-point road favorite.

The ‘under’ is 7-1 in the last eight head-to-head meetings between Florida and FSU.

La. Tech owns a 7-2 spread record as a road underdog on Sonny Dykes’s watch the last three seasons. The Bulldogs, who lost at home in overtime to Utah St. last week, are four-point ‘dogs Saturday at San Jose St.

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Betting Notes for Friday's Games
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A look at some helpful betting notes for Friday's college football action.

-Syracuse is one of the best third-down teams in the country, facing the 77th-ranked 3rd down defense in Temple on Friday.

-Another Orange note: Cuse is scoring 35.4 points over its past five games (4-1 SU & ATS) compared  to 22.8 points over its first six games (2-4 SU, 1-3-1 ATS). The past five played over the total.

-The lowest total on Friday is Buffalo-Bowling Green at 44. Bowling Green, who has the best defense in the MAC, has a coach who’s worried that last week’s lost to Kent State will mean a hangover this week. 

-South Florida is a mess at QB right now. Senior B.J. Daniels was injured two games ago, ending his season. It was assumed the starting job would fall to freshman Matt Floyd, who was the backup all season. Instead they ripped the redshirt off Bobby Eveld last Friday and he started against Miami this past week. Eveld suffered a separated shoulder in the first quarter and Floyd had to assume the No. 1 role after all. Floyd threw for 175 yards, 0 TDs and 2 INTs in a 40-9 loss to Miami.

-Mini preview: Kent St. has won nine straight games and covered eight of those. The team wrapped up the MAC East last week and doesn’t have anything on the line this week. Ohio is on a stretch of playing four games in 19 days. Coach Frank Solich said fatigue caught up to the Bobcats in the second half last game when Ball State won that frame 31-10. Ohio has covered only one of its past seven.

-Northern Illinois has won 15 straight conference games, the longest streak in the nation.

-Northern Illinois is a 21-point fave at Eastern Michigan and with a spot clinched in the MAC final next week, you have to wonder how much time super QB Jordan Lynch will see for the Huskies. Especially since NIU lost starting left tackle Tyler Loos last game. It sounds like finishing in the top 25 is important for NIU though, so they are talking like they’re playing to win this game.

-Eastern Michigan switched to a two-quarterback system last game. And the Eagles won their first MAC game of the season, 29-23, over Western Michigan as 14-point underdogs.

-Ball State (9-2 ATS this year) has won and covered in five straight games. Nobody has held the Cards to fewer than 30 points during the streak. They are -7 at Miami (Ohio).

-Sharps pounced on ECU -4.5 and bet the Pirates all the way up to -7 this week. Marshall allows over 40 points per game but the Herd are also coming off a 667-yard offensive performance against Houston last week.

-The highest total on the board Friday is Marshall-ECU at 72 points. Marshall hasn’t seen fewer than 66 points scored in any of its past eight games. (No. 15 total offense, No. 116 scoring defense).

-Washington State made a huge jump from +10 to +13.5 in the Apple Cup on Friday. Wazzou has lost eight straight while Washington has won and covered four in a row.

-Consensus notes: Bowling Green -10 is the top play (74%) for Friday’s college football action. Northern Illinois-Eastern Michigan is the most popular over play (62%). Central Michigan-UMass is the most popular under play at 53%.

-The Buffalo-Bowling Green game is a neutral site game being played at Columbus Crew Stadium, which holds about 24,000 (though no info on how many tickets sold). BG hopes to use it as a recruiting opportunity.

-Temple, West Virginia and Colorado rank 117, 119 and 120 respectively in the nation in pass efficiency defense. All three play Friday.

-Iowa State won’t announce who is starting at QB before Friday’s game. Freshman Sam Richardson came on in relief of regular starter Steele Jantz last game and threw for 250 yards and four TDs in a 51-23 win over Kansas as 3.5-point faves. It was the best offensive output for the Cyclones this season by two TDs.

-The 4-7 Utes end a nine-year streak of playing in bowl games, but they are playing for a little something against Colorado. Running back John White needs 127 yards to become the first Ute to have back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons. The Buffs rank 116th in the nation against the run.

-Colorado is playing for a win to avoid its worst season in school history. If the Buffs don’t win, it will also be the first time since 1920 they didn't win a game at home.

-Buffalo plowed over UMass using a power running game last week (though UMass barely hung on to cover). “I’m not blind to the fact that Central (Michigan) is going to try to do the same thing,” said UMass coach Charley Molnar. CMU has a downhill runner in Zurlon Tipton, who’s rushed for over 1,200 yards and has 16 TDs this year.

-West Virginia is seeing a lower total than it has seen in any of its seven games (68.5). The Mountaineers haven’t allowed fewer than 39 in any of those seven games and they have the second worst scoring defense in the nation with 42.3 points against per game.

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NCAAF Week 13

Friday

West Virginia lost last five games despite scoring 38-34-49 points in last three; Mountaineers ran ball for 458 yards last week and still lost, you don't see that a lot. Iowa State lost three of its last four home games; its only win was over Baylor. Cyclones are 2-4 in last six games, but are 5-1 vs spread this season in games with a single digit spread. Five of last seven West Virginia games went over total. Big X home teams are 15-20 in conference play.

Underdogs are 6-1-1 vs spread in last eight Arizona-ASU games; five of last seven series games were decided by 4 or less points. Sun Devils won four of last six visits here; dogs covered five of last seven series games in Tucson. Arizona won four of last five games; they're 6-1 at home, 1-3 as home favorites, with only loss to Oregon State. ASU snapped its 4-game skid last week; they're 0-4 as dogs this year. Five of last six Arizona games went over the total. Pac-12 home favorites are 13-11 vs spread.

Saturday

11-0 Ohio State won in OT at Wisconsin last week, its 4th win this year by 3 or less points or in OT; Buckeyes are 3-4 as home favorites, can go undefeated in Meyer's first year with win, since they can't go to a bowl, this is their bowl game. OSU lost to Michigan LY for first time in eight years; Wolverines lost last five visits here, losing 37-7/42-7 in last couple trips here. Michigan has been invigorated with Gardner at QB, winning last three games while scoring 35-38-42 points. Big Dozen favorites are 20-16 vs spread this season, 13-12 at home.

Mississippi State won last three Egg Bowls, beating Ole Miss by 28-8-14 points; favorites are 4-0-1 vs spread in Bulldogs' last five visits here, with State's 31-23 win in Oxford in '10 its first in last six tries. Rebels lost last three games overall, losing tough 41-35 game at LSU last week; Ole Miss outgained Tigers 463-427. Bulldogs snapped 3-game skid with win over Arkansas last week; they're 2-2 on road this year, 4-1 in games with single digit spread. Ole Miss lost three of its last four home games.

Michigan State is first team since 1971 to play seven games in row that were decided by 4 or less points; underdogs are 9-2 vs spread in State's last 11 games with Minnesota. Spartans lost four of last five visits here, but they did beat Gophers 31-24/31-8 last two years. Spartans lost four of last five games overall; they're 3-1 on road, with last three road games decided by total of 9 points. Minnesota lost five of last seven games, as four of five losses were by 18+ points. Big Dozen home dogs are 4-7.

Favorites covered last seven Wisconsin-Penn State games, as last three were all decided by 31+ points; Badgers lost last three visits to Happy Valley, 38-7/35-14. Wisconsin is bully team; they're 1-3 in games won by 3 or less points, but they've also covered four of last five games as an underdog. Penn State is 3-1 as a home favorite this year. Five of last six Penn State games went over total, as did last three Badger road games. Last home game for Penn State seniors who have been through a lot.

9-1 Rutgers covered seven of last eight games, winning at Arkansas and Cincinnati SU as dogs; Scarlet Knights won two of last three visits to Pitt, in series where underdogs are 8-3 vs spread in last 11 meetings, 5-2 in last seven played here. Pitt is 3-5 vs D-I teams; they need to win this game and at USF next week to go to bowl. Panthers had last week off, an edge as Rutgers played, plus had distractions earlier this week of school announcing move to Big Dozen. Big East hosts are 10-11 vs spread.

Stanford/UCLA both had huge wins last week, Cardinal beating Oregon in Eugene, Bruins clinching Pac-12 South by upsetting USC, a gigantic win for Mora's rebuilding program. Favorites covered five of last six in this series; Stanford's 35-0 win in '10 was its first in last six tries in Rose Bowl. Pac-12 home underdogs are 11-10 vs spread. Seven of last nine Cardinal games stayed under total, five of last six UCLA games went over. If Stanford wins, these teams play next week in Pac-12 title game.

Oregon won last four Civil Wars with Oregon State, with three of four by 17+ points; they won 37-20/65-38 in two visits here, but Beavers are much better this year, despite splitting four games after 7-0 start. State is 5-0 at home, allowing 16 or less points in all five games. Oregon covered five games in row before last week's 17-14 home loss to Stanford; Ducks hadn't scored less than 42 points before that. Five of last seven Oregon games went over total, as did Beavers' last three games. Oregon State is 5-0 against the spread as an underdog this season.

Oklahoma State (-3.5) beat Oklahoma 44-10 LY, after losing previous five series games by average score of 46-25; favorites were 4-1 vs spread in those games. Sooners were held to 19-13 points in its losses to Notre Dame/K-State; they won last three games, scoring 35-42-50 points last three games, winning wild 50-49 game at West Virginia last week, even though WVU ran ball for 458 yards. State won five of its last six games, scoring 55-59 points in last two games- they scored special teams TD in each of last three games. Big X home favorites are 10-12 vs spread.

Florida had lackluster 23-0 win over I-AA team last week, after nipping ULL on last play week before; they were better team in first half of year. Florida State won its last five games, with wins at Miami/Va Tech mixed in with three beatings of stiffs. Faves covered last five Florida-FSU tilts. with Seminoles winning last two 31-7/21-7; favorites covered six of lst seven series games in Tallahassee. Five of last seven games stayed under total for both sides. SEC non-conference underdogs are 1-3. ACC faves are 7-9-1 vs spread out of conference, 6-6 at home.

South Carolina beat Clemson last three years by average score of 32-11; favorites covered six of last nine in series. Gamecocks won two of its last three visits to Clemson, where Tigers are 3-2 as home favorites this year. Last week's 62-48 (-16.5) win over NC State snapped Clemson's streak of seven straight covers. Tigers had 754 TY last week, 338 running, 426 passing. Gamecocks had only 293 TY in last weeks' win over Wofford; 7-7 game at half wound up 24-7. Carolina is 1-2-1 vs spread away from home, losing last two road games, 23-21 at LSU, 44-11 at Florida.

USC senior QB Barkley (shoulder) is out here; redshirt freshman Wittek makes first college start for Trojan club that lost three of last four games, giving up 38+ points in all three losses. USC won nine of last 10 games vs Notre Dame, but lost 20-16 (-4.5) last time Irish visited here. Notre Dame hasn't lost, but they've played only three true road games; 20-3 (+6) at Michigan State, 30-13 (+11) at Oklahoma, 21-6 (-18) at Boston College. You look at teams USC has beaten this year; they're not good, but Pac-12 non-conference underdogs are 7-3 vs spread this season.

Other Notes
-- Underdogs covered six of last seven Buffalo-Bowling Green games.
-- Ball State won last three visits to Miami; 31-16/20-17/35-10.
-- Northern Illinois won last four games over Eastern Michigan by 49-5 average score- they covered last five visits here.
-- Underdogs five of last six USF-Cincinnati games SU.

-- Marshall lost last three trips to East Carolina by 27-3-13 points.
-- Underdogs covered four of Washington's last five visits to Pullman.
-- Virginia Tech covered seven of last eight games with Virginia.
-- Underdog is 6-4 SU in last 10 Utah State-Idaho games.

-- Home side covered five of last six Wisconsin-Penn State games.
-- Troy won last six games vs Middle Tennessee, with four of last five wins by 14+ points.
-- Vanderbilt is 7-4 vs spread in non-conference road games.
-- USC is 9-1 in last 10 games with Notre Dame; dogs covered last three.

-- Underdogs covered 11 of last 12 New Mexico-Colorado State games.
-- Houston covered eight of last nine games with Tulane.
-- Both coaches in Tennessee-Kentucky game have been fired.
-- Average total in last three Louisiana Tech-San Jose games: 73.7.

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Notre Dame at USC: What Bettors Need to Know
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Notre Dame at USC (5, 45.5)

It all comes down to Saturday for No. 1 Notre Dame. Things broke right for the Fighting Irish last weekend, when No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Kansas State both fell, allowing Notre Dame to slip right into the top spot in the BCS standings. The only thing standing in the way now is rival Southern California. The Fighting Irish will visit the Trojans with a National Championship shot on the line Saturday night. Notre Dame enjoyed an easy victory over Wake Forest on Senior Day last week as the rest of the top three was falling apart around the country. USC began the season thinking this game would be their final stop before a shot at the BCS title, but things have not quite gone according to plan. The Trojans have dropped three of their last four games to fall out of BCS consideration but can head into the bowl season with smiles on their faces by keeping the rival Irish out of the title game. They will have to accomplish that with a first-time starter at quarterback, however, as redshirt freshman Max Wittek is taking the place of injured starter Matt Barkley.

LINE: Notre Dame -5, 45.5 O/U.

WEATHER: Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the low-70s with clear skies. Wind shouldn’t be a factor.

ABOUT NOTRE DAME (11-0): The Irish have been tested plenty of times in their first 11 games and have won by a touchdown or less five times thanks to a defense that has allowed an FBS-low 10.1 points. That unit could send linebacker Manti Te’o to the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York and even win him the award with a big performance Saturday. Notre Dame has allowed only eight touchdowns this season - tops in the country. But the most impressive thing about the Irish over the past few games has been the performance of quarterback Everett Golson. The redshirt freshman has thrown for seven touchdowns and two picks in the last three games and exploded for a season-high 346 yards and three touchdowns in the 38-0 victory over Wake Forest last Saturday.

ABOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (7-4): The Trojans have the offensive firepower to attack Notre Dame’s relative weaknesses in the defensive backfield. Wide receivers Marqise Lee and Robert Woods are arguably the top tandem in the nation and will make the transition to starting easier for Wittek. Barkley went down in the second half of last week’s 38-28 loss to rival UCLA with a shoulder injury and Wittek completed all three of his attempts for 40 yards. The precocious freshman was confident during an ESPN radio interview this week, saying “I’m gonna go out there, I’m gonna play within myself, within the system, and we’re gonna win this ballgame.” Wittek might have trouble running up the score against Te’o and company and could use some help from his own defense, which has been shredded for 46.3 points in the last three losses.

TRENDS:

* Fighting Irish are 1-4 ATS in their last five vs. Pac-12 foes.
* Trojans are 1-5 ATS in their last six vs. a team with a winning record.
* Under is 6-1 in Trojans’ last seven home games.
* Under is 7-1-1 in Notre Dame’s last nine road games.
* Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. Notre Dame is ranked No. 1 for the first time since 1993. The Irish have lost at USC as the No. 1 team twice before - in 1938 and 1965.

2. USC has taken nine of the last 10 meetings, with the lone setback coming in 2010, when Barkley missed the game because of injury.

3. Lee was named one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award honoring the nation’s top receiver.

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Michigan at Ohio State: What Bettors Need to Know
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Michigan at Ohio State (-4, 55.5)

Ohio State is not eligible for the postseason this year. That means no Big Ten championship game and no BCS bowl at the end for a team that has yet to take a loss. The annual showdown with Michigan on Saturday in Columbus is big enough with the postseason still on the table, but this year the 20th-ranked Wolverines represent the Super Bowl for Ohio State. Michigan snapped a seven-game losing streak in the series last season. The Buckeyes are one of two teams in the FBS entering the weekend undefeated (along with Notre Dame) and will challenge a stout Wolverines defense with Braxton Miller and the spread offense. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer is getting his first taste of the rivalry but is well aware of the tradition and the pressure to win this game. Michigan coach Brady Hoke earned the respect and adoration of the Wolverines faithful by snapping the seven-game losing streak and will be trying to guide his team to its first win in the Horseshoe since 2000.

LINE: Ohio State -4, 55.5 O/U.

WEATHER: Forecasts are calling for temperatures around the freezing mark with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will blow out of the WNW at 13 mph.

ABOUT MICHIGAN (8-3, 6-1 Big Ten): The Wolverines will know by the time they take the field if they have a shot at the Big Ten championship game and the BCS bowl that goes to the winner. Currently tied with Nebraska atop the Legends Division, Michigan needs the Cornhuskers to lose at Iowa on Friday. Either way, the Wolverines will throw a new-look offense at the Buckeyes. Quarterback Devin Gardner took over when Denard Robinson went down with nerve damage in his throwing elbow and stayed at QB when Robinson returned last week. With Robinson serving as wide receiver, running back and option quarterback, Michigan rolled up 513 total yards in a 42-17 victory. Gardner threw for three touchdowns and rushed for three more. Hoke has suggested that Robinson may be able to throw some passes this week, though Gardner will likely start under center.

ABOUT OHIO STATE (11-0, 7-0): If it weren’t for the sanctions stemming from the end of Jim Tressel’s tenure, Meyer’s team would be fighting Notre Dame for the top spot in the BCS standings this week. Meyer has been quick to dismiss the what-ifs and focus on this week. Michigan has not faced a quarterback as dynamic as the Buckeye’s Miller, who has guided his team to the top scoring offense in the Big Ten at 38.2 points. Miller is a lot like Robinson at Michigan but has taken a big step forward this season and enters the final game with 1,850 passing yards and 1,214 yards on the ground. He will be looking to bounce back after a sub-par performance in last week’s 21-14 overtime victory at Wisconsin. Carlos Hyde scored the overtime winner in that game as Miller was held out of the end zone for the first time this season.

TRENDS:

* Wolverines are 0-5 ATS in their last five meetings.
* Over is 5-0 in Wolverines’ last five November games.
* Road team is 5-2 ATS in their last seven meetings.
* Over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings at Ohio State.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. Ohio State has not finished undefeated since the 2002 squad won the National Championship.

2. Robinson totaled 337 yards of offense and five touchdowns in leading the Wolverines to a 40-34 victory in last season’s meeting.

3. Robinson needs one passing touchdown to become the first player in Big Ten history to post 50 passing TDs and 40 rushing TDs in his career.

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Oregon at Oregon State (9.5, 66)

The 116th edition of the Civil War was on track to represent a chance for No. 4 Oregon to complete a perfect season. Now the Ducks might not even be playing in the Pac-12 title contest even if they beat No. 17 Oregon State in Corvallis on Saturday. Oregon’s perfect season was derailed in overtime by Stanford on Nov. 17 and now the Ducks have to beat Oregon State and have UCLA knock out Stanford to reach the conference championship game. The Beavers are 5-0 at home and are frothing to end Oregon’s four-game winning streak in the series. Oregon State would finish in a three-way for the North Division crown if it beats Oregon and Stanford loses, but the Cardinal claim the division title in that scenario since they defeated both Oregon schools.

LINE: Oregon -9.5, 66 O/U.

WEATHER: Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the mid-40s with an 85 percent chance of showers. Winds will be calm.

ABOUT OREGON (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12): The Ducks have won 15 consecutive road games, the longest active streak in the nation. Senior running back Kenjon Barner has rushed for 1,426 yards, but has failed to hit the century mark in either of the last two games. He had 66 yards against Stanford, one week after having only 65 against California. Redshirt freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota is completing 69.8 percent of his passes and has thrown 29 touchdown passes and only six interceptions. Senior linebacker Michael Clay has a team-best 82 tackles and had a staggering 20 against Stanford. The Ducks have intercepted 20 passes and returned four for touchdowns.
   
ABOUT OREGON STATE (8-2, 6-2): The Beavers have a stout defense that ranks second in the Pac-12 in scoring defense (18.6) and has intercepted 17 passes. Senior cornerback Jordan Poyer has six picks and 12 over his standout career. Oregon State defense is allowing opponents to convert only 28.9 percent of third-down opportunities. A year ago, Beavers’ opponents converted 47.4 percent. Sophomore quarterback Sean Mannion passed for 325 yards and matched a career-best with four touchdowns passes in a 62-14 dismantling of California. Sophomore Terron Ward rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns against the Golden Bears.

TRENDS:

* Ducks are 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games.
* Beavers are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games.
* Over is 4-1 in Ducks’ last five road games.
* Over is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings.
* Road team is 5-0-1 ATS in their last six meetings.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. Oregon leads the series 59-46-10. Oregon State’s most-recent victory was a 38-31 double-overtime win in 2007.

2. The Beavers have turned the football over only 14 times, the fewest in the Pac-12.

3. The Ducks had scored 42 points or more in 13 straight games – an NCAA record – before tallying just 14 in the loss to Stanford.

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Notre Dame at USC
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I was extremely slow to come around on Notre Dame this season, but I’ve been getting there since it dealt out woodshed treatment at Oklahoma. Now to be clear, I still don’t think the Fighting Irish are one of the top two or three teams in America, but it is one win away from getting a shot to prove otherwise.

Notre Dame (11-0 straight up, 6-5 against the spread) has double-digit wins for the first time since 2006, including scalps of solid squads like OU, Stanford and Michigan. Brian Kelly’s team can complete a 12-0 regular season Saturday night with a victory against Southern Cal at The Coliseum.

As of late Friday afternoon, most betting shops had Notre Dame installed as a 5 ½-point ‘chalk’ with the total anywhere from 45 ½ to 47. Gamblers can take the Trojans to win outright for a plus-190 return (risk $100 to win $190).

Back in August, many pundits figured this game would have national-title implications. However, those thoughts centered upon USC (7-4 SU, 3-8 ATS) needing a victory to go to Miami for the BCS Championship Game.

Instead, while Notre Dame has been the nation’s biggest surprise, Lane Kiffin’s team has been one of the country’s biggest disappointments. USC lost a 21-14 decision at Stanford as a 9½-point favorite in Week 3.

The Trojans responded with four consecutive wins, but they have now lost three of their last four. UCLA beat up on USC last weekend, capturing a 38-28 win as a four-point underdog. In the process, the Bruins injured Matt Barkley, who will have to sit out Saturday night due to a shoulder injury.

Barkley, the senior signal caller who returned to school for a chance to lead USC to a national title, has not had the season he envisioned. Barkley has thrown for 3,273 yards and 36 touchdowns, but he has a career-high 15 interceptions.

Max Wittek, a redshirt freshman, will get his first career start in a pressure-packed situation. In relief of Barkley, Wittek completed all three of his passes for 40 yards last week in the loss to UCLA. For the season, he’s connected on 8-of-9 throws for 95 yards with one touchdown and zero interceptions.

Wittek will have plenty of weapons at his disposal, including a pair of stud running backs in Silas Redd and Curtis McNeal. Redd has rushed for 740 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 5.4 yards per carry. McNeal has 658 rushing yards and a pair of TD, averaging 6.3 YPC.

Wittek has two of the nation’s premier WRs, Marquise Lee and Robert Woods. Lee has 107 receptions for 1,605 yards and 14 TDs, while Woods has made 66 catches for 721 yards and 10 TDs.

Notre Dame’s stellar campaign has been sparked by a salty defense that’s ranked second in the nation in scoring defense, surrendering merely 10.1 points per game. Manti Te’o is the catalyst for this unit. Te’o, the senior linebacker and Maxwell Award finalist, has 96 tackles, six interceptions and two sacks.

Notre Dame’s offense has been pedestrian at times but has done enough to stay unbeaten. Redshirt freshman QB Everett Golson has an 11/5 TD-INT ratio and has also rushed for 258 yards and five touchdowns.

Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood have split the bulk of the rushing load, combining for 1,454 yards and eight TDs. Wood is averaging 7.1 YPC.

During Kiffin’s three-year tenure, USC has been a home underdog three times, going 0-3 both SU and ATS. Meanwhile, Notre Dame owns a 2-4 spread record in six games as a road favorite on Kelly’s watch.

The ‘under’ is 9-2 overall for the Irish, 3-0 in its road assignments. USC has watched the ‘under’ go 6-5 overall, but the ‘over’ is 3-1 in its last four games. The ‘under’ has cashed at a 4-1 clip in the Trojans’ five home games.

When these teams met last year in South Bend, USC captured a 31-17 win as a 9 ½-point road ‘chalk.’ Barkley threw for 224 yards and three TDs with Woods bringing down two of those TD grabs. McNeal rushed for 118 yards. The 48 combined points dipped ‘under’ the 57-point tally.

The ‘under’ is 6-2 in the last eight head-to-head meetings between these storied programs.

Kickoff is slated for 8:00 p.m. Eastern on ABC.

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