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Record point spreads for Miami, Ohio State, UCLA

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This is a bit of a down weekend in college football but that will not prevent many from placing a few wagers, right? After all, what’s football without the all-important betting line from Las Vegas? This weekend three teams will be looking to cover school-record point spreads as favorites.

According to RJ Bell of, Miami, UCLA and Ohio State all have the largest point spreads in their respective histories this weekend. Ohio State and Miami are hosting FCS programs while UCLA is playing host to New Mexico State, a cast-off from the sinking of the WAC.

The Miami Hurricanes are a 60-point favorite against FCS Savannah State, a program used to playing the role of massive underdog in exchange for a nice paycheck. Last season Savannah State opened their schedule with an 84-0 loss at Oklahoma State and a 55-0 loss at Florida State. The program received some criticism for playing those games but the bottom line proved to be more important to the school’s financial interests than whatever national pundits may have had to say about the mismatches.

Ohio State will host Florida A&M. The Rattlers have played an FBS opponent each year dating back to 2009 and have been outscored 232-46. This may have ben a season highlighted by a number of FCS upsets of FBS teams, but do not expect Miami or Ohio State to be the next victim.

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12 Responses to “Record point spreads for Miami, Ohio State, UCLA”
  1. necr0philia says: Sep 20, 2013 8:32 PM

    I have a hard time believing the U running up the scoreboard. Al Golden has a lot of class!! “BUT” like you stated SS is known to play Big time programs just for the payday.

  2. huskersrock1 says: Sep 20, 2013 10:11 PM

    Ohio State is one of the best teams in the nation and way better than my team; but I doubt they will beat Florida A&M by 50. They always seem to play up to or down to the ability of their opponent. I expect them to win by 35 or 40. Take the points.

  3. scorpwood says: Sep 20, 2013 10:46 PM

    Miami won’t run up the score.,.2nd and 3rd stringers will play the 2nd half. I’m a Miami fan and there is no way they cover. Seattle has a better chance of covering the 19 against the Jags.

  4. normtide says: Sep 20, 2013 11:36 PM

    I always take the big points. I mean, you know, if I was a betting man…

    Remember this article when claiming that only the SEC plays cupcakes.

  5. Anoesis says: Sep 21, 2013 2:13 AM

    I don’t recall many comments that “only the SEC plays cupcakes.” Nearly every FBS school has tried to feast at the Easy Street Buffet at one time or another, but it seems the SEC schedules an awful lot of those brunches. Maybe they just have more money than other conferences.

    USC, UCLA, and Notre Dame are the only FBS programs that have never played an FCS school. We’ll soon see if the popular trend of trying to buy a non-con win goes away when strength-of-schedule finally grows some teeth.

  6. contract says: Sep 21, 2013 5:58 AM

    Miami can’t score 60 pts on anyone. We don’t have that type of offense.

  7. floridacock says: Sep 21, 2013 9:27 AM

    FCS programs deserve a payday every year so they can keep their programs running SC does it right. Clemson and South Carolina have agreed to play one school, FROM SC, on a rotating basis, each year. Less travel for the FCS and keep the money in state. Nothing wrong with that.

  8. justalonewolf says: Sep 21, 2013 11:00 AM

    contract, really?

    you don’t think they can score 60 points? on any school? Miami’s offense is built to score fast and furious, where have you been? on Mars? They won’t do it even if it presents itself to do, now if we were talking FSU those guys wouldn’t blink at running up the score on anyone anytime ever, that’s how your buddies in Tallahassee operate.

  9. justalonewolf says: Sep 21, 2013 11:01 AM

    Anoesis says: USC, UCLA, and Notre Dame are the only FBS programs that have never played an FCS school.

    Are you sure about that ???

  10. huskersrock1 says: Sep 21, 2013 2:55 PM

    69-0 OSU? That folks is why I don’t work in vegas or bet on college football.

  11. seahawksbmx says: Sep 22, 2013 4:25 AM

    OSU wins by 69, Miami by 70, and UCLA by 46. Guess these guys know what they’re doing!

  12. seahawksbmx says: Sep 22, 2013 4:27 AM

    *OSU by 76
    (I know edits get a Thumbs Down. Go ahead, I’d do the same.)

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