The old sports metaphor is, "You are only as good as your last game."
And oh boy...the Savannah State Tigers were bad!
Savannah State, a Football Championship Subdivision school that has recorded consecutive 1-10 seasons, has now helped Las Vegas post record opening college football spreads in consecutive weeks following their 84-0 loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
The 67.5 opening line that was posted last week prior to the Tigers' game versus the then 19th-ranked Cowboys broke the record for largest opening line in college football history according to Pregame.com's CEO, Las Vegas insider and ESPN radio host RJ Bell.
And now comes the announcement Thursday afternoon from the betting and oddsmaking site that Saturday's Florida State vs. Savannah State game will surpass last week's record breaking spread with the Tigers opening as a 70.5-point underdog against the sixth-ranked Seminoles.
"All Vegas does is quantifies the reality on the field," Bell told the Orlando Sentinel. "That's what they do best. In this case, the reality is the difference in talent between these two teams is greater than any game in history." And the Tigers have surely not shown anything to date that could help dispute their case as being labeled the biggest cupcake in the history of college football.
Albeit an expensive one.
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's representative will have earned $860,000 for just two appearances ($385,000 from OSU and $475,000 from FSU) following their trip to Tallahassee on Saturday as a replacement for West Virginia, who backed out of the game earlier in the year.
That sure is a heck of a lot more than the sweet prize of $10,000 that is awarded for winning the Food Network's Cupcake Wars.
Now give me one Spicy Double Dark Chocolate and Savannah State for $100, please.
Joe Rogers is a college football writer and operates the website The College Football Bowl Report.
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