College Football Notes and Line Moves: Week 14

Mitch WilsonSenior Writer INovember 28, 2008

Even with the season winding down and a lot of the week 14 games already played, we still have a lot of meaningful football to be played in the next few hours, and the lines are moving.

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Back to today's games; the dogs were biting yesterday, especially with the points and I don't think it stops there. Today, we have games that transcend the actual game on the field.

We're talking about rivalries that run generations deep. With that being said, the lines are still moving like they are every week and we're going to take a look at them. Because we have a smaller group of games to work with, I'll try and add some more insight and maybe touch on a few games I didn't pick this week.

Georgia Tech is now +7 1/2 at Georgia after opening at +9 1/2 in a game they simply call "Clean, Old Fashioned Hate." These teams and these fan bases do not like each other.

While the Dawgs have dominated the series of late, what has shown on the final scoreboard hasn't been a very good indication of what has transpired on the field. I took the Yellow Jackets getting more than this, but I still like them getting more than a TD, a number Georgia has had a hard time covering.

Miami is -2 at NC State after opening at -1. Which Hurricanes team and which Wolfpack teams show up? I wouldn't even venture a guess on this one but it appears people have some faith in the Hurricanes.

South Carolina is pick at Clemson after opening at +1 1/2. Clemson is trying to salvage their season while South Carolina has a legitimate shot at a New Year's Day Bowl; it should be a heck of a battle in the Palmetto State.

Syracuse is +21 at Cincinnati after opening at +22. It's tough to imagine that people are thinking the Orange may play some inspired football in the Queen City today, but apparently that's where the money is going; I'm putting mine elsewhere though.

Kansas is +16 at Missouri after opening at +13. While men talk about Mizzou as flying under the radar, they appear to have gotten a lot of people's attention in this one. Kansas has been inconsistent, but is still putting up points. The question is can they put up enough?

Nevada is -5 at Louisiana Tech after opening at -3 1/2. This is a battle of two good teams and I think we may be seeing on residual effects of playing competitively on the Wolfpack; they may not come out strong. We will find out soon enough.

Southern Mississippi is -15 1/2 at SMU after opening at -13 1/2. I'm not sure if people are thinking the Eagles are this good or if SMU is this bad, probably a lot of both.

Florida is -17 at Florida State after opening at -15. I have gone up and down this game all week long and feature it on today's early video. I think this is way too many points for a visitor at Doak Campbell Stadium, especially a rival.

See the rest of week 14's college football point spread and line moves