College Football Week 11 Opening Odds – By the Numbers

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Don’t believe that the college football season is absolutely crazy this year? Just go back and look at last week when Penn State, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Iowa State all watched their National Championship dreams go down in flames.

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This week features several games that have CFP implications, including games in which the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country have to go on the road in conference play.

The Numbers

1: The number of times Florida State has been a double-digit underdog since 2009. The Seminoles were double-digit underdogs two seasons ago at Clemson, and they’re back in the same position this week. This time, though, FSU is a 17.5-point underdog, the largest number it has been up against since 2006. To give you an idea of how long ago that was, Drew Weatherford and Xavier Lee were the quarterbacks in garnet and gold.

1: The number of times Auburn has beaten Georgia over the course of the last six seasons. The only loss the Bulldogs suffered was the “Prayer at Jordan Hare,” a game that the Dawgs clearly should have won. The Tigers are going to need to win this game if they want a shot to win the National Championship, though they’ll need to beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl and Georgia again in the SEC Championship Game as well.

33.5: The number of points Texas is favored by over Kansas, making it the biggest favorite on the board in Week 11. The Longhorns aren’t the type of team that should be favored by this many points, but this Kansas team is just flat out awful. The Jayhawks have been held in single-digits in scoring in three of their last four games. There’s a good chance that Texas will into the 40s, and that might be enough to cover this spread.

35: The number of consecutive games in which Alabama and Ohio State have been favored, the longest streaks in the nation. The Crimson Tide and Buckeyes were the considered to be the two top favorites to win the National Championship at the start of the season, a statement that mostly held true until Ohio State was beaten last week. These streaks aren’t going to end any time soon, though. Barring catastrophic injuries, Alabama doesn’t have a game this season in which it will be an underdog, and Ohio State likely won’t find itself in that spot until perhaps whatever bowl game it ends up in.

480: The minimum number of yards the Oklahoma offense has put up in its last 19 games. The Sooners are 18-1 in that span, the only loss being the shocking upset at the hands of Iowa State at home a month and a half ago. Baker Mayfield has definitively played his way back into the Heisman Trophy discussion as a result of his 598-yard performance last week against Oklahoma State. That marked his second road win over a team ranked in the top-10 at the time of the game this season.

Opening Week 11 College Football Odds

Akron at Miami-OH (-4)
Bowling Green at Buffalo (-11.5)
Kent State at Western Michigan (-22)
Toledo at Ohio (+6.5)
Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan (+1)
Ball State at Northern Illinois (-29.5)
Georgia Southern at Appalachian State (-17.5)
North Carolina at Pittsburgh (-10.5)
Temple at Cincinnati (+2.5)
Washington at Stanford (+7)
BYU at UNLV (-4.5)
Michigan at Maryland (OFF)
Florida at South Carolina (-7.5)
Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech (+2.5)
Tulane at East Carolina (+5)
N.C. State at Boston College (+3.5)
Connecticut at UCF (OFF)
Wake Forest at Syracuse (-2)
Rutgers at Penn State (-31.5)
Duke at Army (+1.5)
Michigan State at Ohio State (-17)
Indiana at Illinois (+9)
Troy at Coastal Carolina (+16.5)
Middle Tennessee at Charlotte (+14)
Wyoming at Air Force (-3)
San Jose State at Nevada (-19)
Texas Tech vs. Baylor (Arlington) (+7.5)
West Virginia at Kansas State (-1.5)
TCU at Oklahoma (-8)
Oklahoma State at Iowa State (+7)
Virginia at Louisville (-11.5)
SMU at Navy (OFF)
Washington State at Utah (+1)
Purdue at Northwestern (-6)
UL Lafayette at Ole Miss (-17.5)
Nebraska at Minnesota (-2.5)
Alabama at Mississippi State (+14)
Florida Atlantic at Louisiana Tech (+4)
Southern Miss at Rice (+10.5)
USC at Colorado (+12.5)
Iowa at Wisconsin (-13.5)
Georgia at Auburn (+2)
Tennessee at Missouri (-8.5)
New Mexico at Texas A&M (-18)
Arizona State at UCLA (OFF)
Kentucky at Vanderbilt (-3)
Arkansas State at South Alabama (+11.5)
Georgia State at Texas State (+5.5)
UTEP at North Texas (-21)
Kansas at Texas (-33.5)
Western Kentucky at Marshall (OFF)
Old Dominion at Florida International (-8.5)
UAB at UTSA (-7)
Florida State at Clemson (+17.5)
Arkansas at LSU (-17)
Oregon State at Arizona (-22)
Boise State at Colorado State (+4.5)
Fresno State at Hawaii (+9)

(Odds Courtesy of BookMaker.eu)