CFB Week 8 Recap
The eighth week of the 2009 NCAA Football Season saw a number of top-ranked teams survive near upsets.
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Tennesse was getting 14 points on the road against No. 1 Alabama on Saturday according to odds makers from online sportsbook SPORTSBETTING.com. 58 percent of the public bets went with
Alabama, but the Volunteers covered in a 12-10 loss, and nearly won.
Tennessee kicker Daniel Lincoln attempted a 44-yard field goal to end the game, but it was blocked by
Alabama’s Terrence Cody to give the Tide the win.
Tennessee had a betting line of +500 in the game.
Hawkeyes win on final play
Despite being unbeaten
Iowa was a 2-point underdog at
State on Saturday night. The Spartans had 81 percent of the public bets and led
Iowa 13-9 in the final minute of the game, only to see Ricky Stanzi find Marvin McNutt for a 7-yard touchdown pass as time expired to give
Iowa the win and cover the spread.
Iowa is now 8-0 for the first time in school history.
Trojans survive late
USC was a 21-point favorite at home against
State, a team that had the Trojans number in recent history. 53 percent of public bets went with the Beavers, who found themselves down 42-23 in the fourth quarter and looking as if they may not cover. But, two scoring drives in the middle of the fourth got
State within six of USC. The Trojans manage to hold off
State for a 42-36 win, but the Beavers easily covered.
Miami was a 7-point favorite at home against ACC opponent, Clemson. The Hurricanes had 81 percent of the public bets in this game, but the Tigers were an issue for
Miami from the opening kick. C.J. Spiller rushed for 81 yards and had 104 yards receiving with a touchdown to lead Clemson to a 40-37 overtime win over the Hurricanes. Clemson had a betting line of +170 for Saturday’s game.
College Football Week 8 Notable Results:
Team Score Odds Bet Final
Illinois 14 +10.5 Cover: +0.5
Purdue 24 55 Under: 38
Arkansas 17 +7 Under: 47
Mississippi 30 53.5 Cover: +6
Ball State 29 -2.5 Over: 56
E. Michigan 27 43.5 Cover: +0.5
Clemson 40 +4 Cover: +7
Miami 37 42 Over: 77
Oklahoma 35 -8.5 Cover: +13.5
Kansas 13 54 Under: 48
Tennessee 10 +14 Cover: +1.5
Alabama 12 41.5 Under: 22
Iowa 15 +2 Cover: +4
Michigan St. 13 42 Under: 28
TCU 38 -2.5 Cover: +28.5
BYU 7 51.5 Under: 45
Oregon St. 36 +21 Cover: +15
USC 42 51.5 Over: 78
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Posted: 10/25/09 6:56PM ET