NCAAFB Week 5 Recap
The fifth week of the 2009 NCAA Football Season had a lot of big victories by teams not expected to win at all.
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UTEP upsets Houston
Houston was a 16-point favorite on the road against UTEP on Saturday according to online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com. The Cougars had 91 percent of the public bets but the Miners put up 581 yards of offense and forced two key turnovers on
Houston to end the unbeaten season for the Cougars. Not only was the game a big blow to Houston’s BCS chances, but this was a Conference USA game as well, putting Houston’s conference title hopes in jeopardy.
Miami bounces back, not BCS title for Sooners
After getting dominated a week ago by Virginia Tech,
Miami bounced back on Saturday with a 21-20 win over
Oklahoma. 60 percent of public bets went with the Sooners -7 points, but once again, Sam Bradford was unable to play, and the Sooners struggled to move the ball as Landry Jones threw for just 188 yards.
Miami took a 21-10 lead in the third quarter and then held off the Sooners to get the win.
LSU out-points Georgia
One of the most popular games for the betting public on Saturday was LSU at
Georgia. The Bulldogs were 3-point favorites at home but 53 percent of public bets went with LSU. The two teams traded the lead four times in the fourth quarter before the Tigers scored the final points on a 33-yard touchdown run by Charles Scott in the final minute of play.
Bearcats win, just not by enough
Cincinnati isn’t licking their wounds after a 37-13 win over Miami of Ohio on Saturday, but betters are. 87 percent of public bets when with the Bearcats -27 over the RedHawks. While
Cincinnati won, it was only by 24 points, costing the betting public.
Cincinnati only led 23-13 through three, but piled on a couple of fourth-quarter scores to win comfortably.
College Football Week 4 Notable Results:
Team Score Odds Bet Final
Michigan 20 +4 Under: 46
Michigan State 26 54 Cover: +2
Virginia Tech 34 -17 Over: 60
Duke 26 48 Cover: +9
State 21 +21 Cover: +18
Iowa 24 45 Total: Push
Alabama 38 -16 Cover: +2
Kentucky 20 46.5 Over: 58
Cincinnati 37 -27 Under: 50
Ohio) 13 59 Cover: +3.5
LSU 20 +3 Cover: +10
Georgia 13 49.5 Under: 33
Washington 30 +12 Cover: +5
Notre Dame 37 54.5 Over: 67
State 33 -18 Cover: +1
Indiana 14 47 Total: Push
Oklahoma 20 -7 Under: 41
Miami 21 51 Cover: +8
USC 30 -4.5 Cover: +22.5
California 3 45.5 Under: 33
Houston 41 -16 Over: 99
UTEP 58 68.5 Cover: +33
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Posted: 10/5/09 11:17AM ET