Week 2 college football point spreads are out
College football was back in a mega way this weekend, with so many different marquee games. LSU-UCLA, Alabama-Miami, Clemson-Georgia, Penn State-Wisconsin, on and on and on.
And while Week 2 isn't nearly as sexy, there is still plenty of intrigue on the slate. And on Sunday, we got an early look at the Week 2 lines, via Circa Sports in Las Vegas.
The marquee matchups this weekend include a pair of Pac-12-Big Ten matchups, as Washington travels to Michigan and Ohio State hosts Oregon. Also, the Cy-Hawk trophy has never had higher stakes, as Iowa State hosts Iowa in a matchup of ranked opponents.
Here are the notable lines:
Oregon at Ohio State (-13) O/U 62
Washington at Michigan (-5) O/U 52.5
Rutgers (-1) at Syracuse O/U 54.5
Iowa at Iowa State (-4) O/U 46.5
Pittsburgh (-1) at Tennessee O/U 54.5
East Carolina at South Carolina (-2) O/U 58
UAB at Georgia (-32) O/U 48
Texas A&M (-17) at Colorado O/U 52.5
NC State at Mississippi State (PK) O/U 55.5
Texas (-6) at Arkansas O/U 58.5
Missouri at Kentucky (-3.5) O/U 54.5
Utah (-6) at BYU O/U 49.5
Stanford at USC (-16) O/U 51.5
So what stands out in Week 2? A few things.
One, the Big Ten-Pac-12 cross-sectional matchups are obviously at the top of the intrigue list.
First off, the fact that Michigan is a five-point favorite against Washington - even after their loss to Montana on Saturday - is a bit surprising. The Huskies return a veteran offensive line and one of the best defenses in college football. The over/under also feels high in what could be a slug fest.
Speaking of which, Ohio State opening as close to a two-touchdown favorite against the preseason Pac-12 favorite Oregon is interesting. The fact that the Ducks will likely be without Kayvon Thibodeaux, who left Saturday's game against Fresno State with a lower body injury can't be a good sign.
Texas - coming off a dominant win over Louisiana - opening as a six-point favorite at former Southwest Conference rival Arkansas is interesting, as is Texas A&M opening as a three-score favorite on the road at Colorado.
Finally, how about Iowa State - off that narrow win over FCS school Northern Iowa - opening as a four-point favorite is something worth keeping an eye on.
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