Top 25 Betting Recap - Week 4
September 24, 2013
By Mike Rose
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Week 4 of the 2013 NCAA football betting season is in the books, and today, we're going to be taking a look at each of the Top 25 teams in the land and see how they fared against the closing number over the course of this past week.
(Results in parentheses represent SU Result-ATS Result)
1: Alabama (W-L vs. Colorado State 31-6)
The failed cover was a pure situational spot between games against A&M and Ole Miss for the Crimson Tide.
2: Oregon (Bye)
This week's game against Cal might have 200 offensive plays; and 200 offensive points!
3: Clemson (W-L vs. NC State 26-14)
Bettors still wish that Dabo Swinney had taken the field goal at the end of the game.
4: Ohio State (W-W vs. Florida A&M 76-0)
It was the most lopsided score of the season in college football, and it came with a backup quarterback starting the game.
5: Stanford (W-W vs. Arizona State 42-28)
Stanford logged its first cover of the season and looked way better than ASU did, especially in a 29-0 first half.
6: LSU (W-L vs. Auburn 35-21)
LSU overcame the rain and Auburn in this one in the Bayou, but failed to cover the number.
7: Louisville (W-W vs. Florida International 72-0)
The Golden Panthers wanted a running clock in the third quarter of this one.
8: Florida State (W-W vs. Bethune Cookman 54-6)
FSU has outscored its foes by over 40 points per game.
9: Georgia (W-L vs. North Texas 45-21)
This was a tied game halfway through the third quarter, but in fairness, North Texas scored on two returns.
10: Texas A&M (W-W vs. SMU 42-13)
Nothing like coming up 25 points short of the total when you score 42 points in a game.
11: Oklahoma State (Bye)
The Cowboys might be the quietest good team in the nation.
12: South Carolina (Bye)
Bone spurs in his foot have to be a concern for Jadeveon Clowney.
13: UCLA (W-W vs. New Mexico State 59-13)
Jordan James now has three 100+ yard rushing games for the Bruins.
14: Oklahoma (Bye)
And now the interesting decision - Blake Bell or Trevor Knight in South Bend?
15: Michigan (W-L vs. Connecticut 24-21)
Nearly losing to Akron was an accident. Nearly losing to Connecticut is becoming a bad trend.
16: Miami (W-W vs. Savannah State 77-7)
The Canes came up one score short of breaking the all-time ACC scoring record.
17: Washington (W-W vs. Idaho State 56-0)
Idaho State managed just 164 yards of offense. Six men rushed for at least 40 yards for U-Dub.
18: Northwestern (W-L vs. Maine 35-21)
Maine is good, but it shouldn't have been good enough to at least make Northwestern sweat.
19: Florida (W-L vs. Tennessee 31-17)
Jeff Driskel is out for the season, but the offense looked better under the direction of Tyler Murphy anyway.
20: Baylor (W-W vs. Louisiana Monroe 70-7)
Last year, Baylor gave up 42 to ULM. This year, not so much...
21: Ole Miss (Bye)
A bye week going into the Bama game… Interesting setup in Tuscaloosa this week.
22: Notre Dame (W-P vs. Michigan State 17-13)
There were only 474 yards of combined offense in this game.
23: Arizona State (L-L vs. Stanford 42-28)
ASU was down 29-0 before it finally showed a pulse, and it was down 39-7 going into the fourth quarter.
24: Wisconsin (W-W vs. Purdue 41-10)
The Badgers are amongst the rare 4-0 ATS teams in the land.
25: Texas Tech (W-L vs. Texas State 33-7)
T-Tech used two walk-on freshmen to throw for a combined 434 yards against Texas State.