College Football Week 14: Latest Betting Line Updates
It's judgement day in Week 14 of the college football season, and there's plenty of important games on Saturday's slate that hold BCS implications.
It's not the usual number of games football fans are accustomed to seeing, but there's enough stock in these matchups to fill the void of an incomplete college football Saturday.
Week 14 will see who gets the nod to square off against No. 1 Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship game when No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia clash.
With so much action primed for Saturday, let's get into it.
Here are your lines for this weekend's games with some upsets and locks.
(All spreads courtesy of Bet Online.)
Lock of Week
Nicholls State at No. 15 Oregon State
I was hoping we'd see the first ever triple-digit line on this game, but the oddsmakers just decided not to even assign one.
The Colonels (1-9, 0-7)—who find themselves in the basement of the Southland Conference—will travel to Reser Stadium where they'll have the unfortunate task of facing a No. 15 Oregon State Beavers (8-3, 6-3) team that can really sling the ball around the field.
Quarterbacks Sean Mannion and Cody Vaz have combined to help the Beavers average a steady 304 passing YPG mark—one that certainly doesn't favor the Colonels.
Why this game is even on the schedule is beyond me, but nonetheless, this absolutely classifies as your lock of the week.
Expect an end result similar to the California game, except a lot more one-sided.
No. 23 Oklahoma State at Baylor
Spread: Baylor (+5), Over/Under: 87.5
Oklahoma State (7-4, 5-3) will have its hands full if the Baylor Bears (6-5, 3-5) really show up on Saturday.
We're talking about a Baylor squad that just whooped then-No. 1 Kansas State 52-24 two weeks ago and then followed that up with an overtime win against Texas Tech.
The key for Baylor will be to utilize its rushing attack—led by Glasco Martin and Lache Seastrunk—that helped rush for 342 yards over the Wildcats.
With the Cowboys entering Floyd Casey Stadium with a less-than-average defense, don't be surprised if Baylor helps shake up the BCS standings on Saturday.
Underdog That'll Cover the Spread
No. 18 Texas at No. 6 Kansas State
Spread: Kansas State (-10.5), Over/Under: 62
I like Kansas State (10-1, 7-1) taking care of the Longhorns (8-3, 5-3) at home on Saturday, but I think it's going to be a little closer than predicted.
Texas enters this game off a loss at the hands of TCU, but the Longhorns will have an opportunity to gain yardage and put up points against an average Wildcats defense.
The Longhorns should look toward running backs Johnathan Gray and Joe Bergeron to shoulder most of the load with junior QB Case McCoy making just enough plays to keep this one close.
In the end, Collin Klein will be too much for the Longhorns to handle, but Texas keeps it close until the game's end.
No. 20 Boise State at Nevada
Spread: Nevada (+8.5), Over/Under: 58
No. 11 Oklahoma at TCU
Spread: TCU (+5.5), Over/Under: 59.5
No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Georgia
Spread: Georgia (+7.5), Over/Under: 50.5
No. 13 Florida State vs. Georgia Tech
Spread: Georgia Tech (+14), Over/Under: 61
No. 12 Nebraska vs. Wisconsin
Spread: Wisconsin (+3), Over/Under: 49
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