College Football Week 7 Opening Odds – By the Numbers

Get amped up for some more great NCAA football action by taking a look at some of the more notable facts and figures for the Week 7 college football betting odds.


The Numbers

0: The number of times Nebraska has been a home underdog of more than 20 points since the team’s heyday in the 1980s and 1990s. That’s all coming to an end on Saturday against Ohio State, though. The Children of the Corn have opened up at +21.5 and quickly risen to +24 against the Bucks, and few expect them to be competitive in this game. Tanner Lee’s offense has been putrid this whole year. We’re not sure which comes first: Lee getting benched or Mike Riley getting fired.

2: The number of Top 25 teams that are underdogs to unranked teams this week. We sort of feel bad for Texas Tech and Navy. Both teams just cracked into the Top 25 for the first time this season, and they’re both almost certainly headed backed to the ranks of the unranked after this week. In fairness to the Red Raiders, they’re playing on the road against a West Virginia team that was just ranked and just put up a good fight on the road against TCU. This was never a game T-Tech was set to be favored in. Navy is playing against a Memphis team that has already beaten UCLA this season. Both teams are getting 6-points on the opening college football odds, and the implied odds of even one of the two surviving is just 50/50.

22: The number of games in a row in which South Florida has scored at least 30 points, one shy of the NCAA record. You don’t think of the Bulls as capable of scoring 30+ game in and game out like this, but Quinton Flowers is going to go down as the most important player in the history of the school’s football program. Kudos to Charlie Strong for coming right in and picking up where Willie Taggart left off. USF will almost certainly tie Oregon’s national record of scoring 30+ points this week against Cincinnati, especially since the Bulls are favored by 24.5-points.

32.5: The number of points UCF is favored by over East Carolina, making it the biggest favorite of the college football weekend. The Knights have gone from a winless team two seasons ago to one that is ranked in the Top 25 and dominating on the offensive side of the ball. UCF had 51 points on the board when officials called the game last week against Cincinnati with a few seconds remaining in the third quarter. Mr. Frost, the University of Nebraska is on the phone asking for you.

51: The number of points between the spreads in Iowa State’s last two games. The Cyclones pulled arguably the biggest upset in their history when they went on the road and beat Oklahoma as 31-point underdogs last week. Now they’re 20-point favorites over Kansas. This is the first time ISU has been laying at least 20 in a Big XII game since 2002 when it was favored over – you guessed it – Kansas.

Opening Week 7 College Football Odds

South Alabama at Troy (-17)
Texas State at Louisiana Lafayette (-14.5)
Clemson at Syracuse (+21.5)
Washington State at California (+13.5)
Georgia Tech at Miami (-7.5)
Purdue at Wisconsin (-18)
Northwestern at Maryland (+3)
Miami OH at Kent State (+11.5)
Ohio at Bowling Green (+8)
Akron at Western Michigan (-13)
Toledo at Central Michigan (+9.5)
Eastern Michigan at Army (-5.5)
Northern Illinois at Buffalo (Off)
Connecticut at Temple (-12.5)
Virginia at North Carolina (+2.5)
Texas Tech at West Virginia (-6)
N.C. State at Pittsburgh (+11)
Michigan at Indiana (+6)
East Carolina at UCF (-32)
Tulane at Florida International (+11)
Boston College at Louisville (-19.5)
Kansas at Iowa State (-20)
TCU at Kansas State (Off)
Old Dominion at Marshall (-16.5)
Florida State at Duke (+6.5)
Houston at Tulsa (+13)
Middle Tennessee State at UAB (+3)
Georgia State at Louisiana Monroe (-6)
Charlotte at Western Kentucky (-17.5)
Wyoming at Utah State (-3.5)
UNLV at Air Force (-10.5)
Nevada at Colorado State (-24.5)
Appalachian State at Idaho (+10)
Utah at USC (-12.5)
UCLA at Arizona (PK)
Vanderbilt at Ole Miss (-3)
Oklahoma vs. Texas (+8)
Ohio State at Nebraska (-21.5)
BYU at Mississippi State (-21)
Arkansas at Alabama (-31)
Baylor at Oklahoma State (-23)
Missouri at Georgia (-29.5)
Navy at Memphis (-5.5)
New Mexico State at Georgia Southern (+6)
UTEP at Southern Miss (-20.5)
Coastal Carolina at Arkansas State (-21)
UTSA at North Texas (+4.5)
Texas A&M at Florida (-4)
South Carolina at Tennessee (-2.5)
Auburn at LSU (+6)
Michigan State at Minnesota (+3)
Oregon at Stanford (-10.5)
Washington at Arizona State (+16.5)
New Mexico at Fresno State (-3)
Boise State at San Diego State (-7)
Cincinnati at South Florida (-24.5)
San Jose State at Hawaii (-18)

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