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College football odds for Week 11: Ohio State-Michigan State, Bedlam highlight sparse late-season slate


For all the vulnerability Ohio State is betraying of late, especially on defense, it has performed well on the road against Michigan State teams that were more formidable than the current edition.

The Ohio State Buckeyes, with quarterback Dwayne Haskins under center, are 3.5-point road favorites on the college football odds for this week against the Michigan State Spartans, with a 52-point total at sportsbooks monitored by

The recent trends gleaned from the OddsShark College Football Database might cancel each other out, as Ohio State is 0-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games while Michigan State is 1-5 ATS in its last six home games. However, the Buckeyes are 6-0 straight-up and 5-1 ATS in their last six road games against Michigan State. This is only the fourth time in Ohio State’s last 20 road games that it has been favored by fewer than 4.0 points, and it is 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS in those other matchups.

Elsewhere in Week 11:

The Alabama Crimson Tide are 24-point favorites against the Mississippi State Bulldogs with a 53-point total. The total has gone UNDER in eight of Mississippi State’s last 11 games against Alabama, with an average combined score of 39.64 points. The total has gone OVER in seven of Alabama’s last 10 games, with an average combined score of 63.8 points.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 18-point betting favorites against the Florida State Seminoles with a 54.5-point total. Florida State is 2-6 ATS in its last eight road games. Notre Dame is 1-5 ATS in its last six home games against teams with losing records.

The Oklahoma Sooners are 20.5-point favorites against the Oklahoma State Cowboys with a 79-point total. Oklahoma State is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games against Oklahoma. The total has gone OVER in eight of Oklahoma State’s last 11 conference games. The total has gone OVER in eight of Oklahoma’s last 10 games, with an average combined score of 79.5 points.

The Georgia Bulldogs are 14-point favorites against the Auburn Tigers with a 52-point total. Auburn is 0-5 SU and ATS in its last five road games against Georgia, with an average losing margin of 20.6 points. Georgia is 10-0 SU in its last 10 home games, with an average winning margin of 28.6 points.

LSU (7-2) AT ARKANSAS (2-7)
The LSU Tigers are 13.5-point road favorites against the Arkansas Razorbacks with a 47.5-point total. LSU is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games against Arkansas. Arkansas is 4-1 ATS in its last five games.

The West Virginia Mountaineers are 12-point favorites against the TCU Horned Frogs with a 56-point total. TCU is 0-6 ATS in its last six games. The total has gone UNDER in 12 of TCU’s last 15 conference games. West Virginia is 6-0 SU and 4-2 ATS in its last six games as a favorite of 10 to 14 points.

The Kentucky Wildcats are 6-point road favorites against the Tennessee Volunteers with a 42.5-point total. Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in its last six games against Tennessee. Tennessee is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 home games. The total has gone OVER in seven of Tennessee’s last 10 conference games.

NAVY (2-7) AT UCF (8-0)
The UCF Knights are 25.5-point favorites against the Navy Midshipmen with a 63-point total. Navy is 1-6 ATS in its last seven games. Central Florida is 21-0 SU in its last 21 games, with an average winning margin of 23.52 points.

The Washington State Cougars are 6-point road favorites against the Colorado Buffaloes with a 60.5-point total. Washington State is 8-1 ATS in its last nine games. The total has gone OVER in nine of Washington State’s last 12 games, with an average combined score of 60.92 points. Colorado is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 home games.

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LB Jaden Hunter was second Georgia player arrested in March

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A member of the Georgia football program was arrested Wednesday night. Linebacker Jaden Hunter was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license. He was also charged with stopping, standing, or parking in a prohibited area.

Hunter spent just two hours in jail after being released on bond late Wednesday night.

The charges are misdemeanors and his status with the Bulldogs has not been confirmed with regard to any possible suspensions or other forms of discipline by head coach Kirby Smart. Given the nature of the charges, it would seem this would be far from calling for removal from the program or any significant form of discipline unless there is more to the story behind the scenes.

Hunter did become the second Georgia football player to be arrested in the month of March. Earlier in the month, redshirt freshman Latavious Brini was arrested on one count of simple battery.

William & Mary football player killed in shooting incident

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The William & Mary football family is mourning the death of Nate Evans. Evans, 19, was the victim of a shooting Thursday night, according to a report from The Virginian-Pilot on Friday.

“Nate’s is a loss we are feeling deeply within our program,” William & Mary head coach Mike London said in a released statement. “Faith and family are the foundations of our program. We value relationships first.

“Our team has gathered together to support each other as we deal with the grief that comes from this tragedy. Additionally, we will do all we can to support and comfort Nate’s family and loved ones through this difficult time.”

Police in Norfolk responded to a call about gunshots late Thursday night. The running back was declared dead at the scene of the call. What led to the shooting remains unknown. No arrests have been made at this time as an investigation continues.

Ohio State receiver to transfer from Buckeyes, per reports

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Ohio State seems to be losing a wide receiver from the program. Multiple reports from around the Ohio State football program have suggested wide receiver L'Christian Smith will leave the program as a transfer at the end of the spring semester.

Smith was a four-star recruit in Ohio State’s Class of 2018. Smith redshirted the 2018 season and still has four years of eligibility remaining. Smith played in three games, allowing him to preserve a year of eligibility under the NCAA’s modified redshirt rules last season.

Of course, barring any potential waiver request, Smith will have to sit out the 2019 season due to NCAA transfer rules (that continue to be more flexible than ever before) if he transfers to another FBS program.

Ohio State should still be in pretty good shape as far as the wide receivers are concerned after the potential loss of Smith. And with Justin Fields eligible to play right away at the quarterback position, the Buckeyes should still have good firepower in the passing game working for them next fall.

Former USC kicker Matt Boermeester sues school over controversial expulsion

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USC is dealing with many negative stories on a number of fronts and now you can add one more to the Trojans’ docket.

As detailed by ESPN, former cardinal and gold kicker Matt Boermeester has filed a lawsuit against the university in district court over his controversial expulsion in 2017:

The lawsuit includes seven causes of action, including selective Title IX enforcement, breach of contract, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and represents the latest step in Boermeester’s ongoing legal battle with the school. In 2017, Boermeester, who remains two classes shy of graduation, sued for his expulsion to be overturned in superior court, but the attempt was unsuccessful.

“What happened to Matt Boermeester at USC should terrify anyone who believes in the right to due process and innocent-until-proven-guilty,” attorney Andrew T. Miltenberg said in a statement to the site. “Based on nothing more than a third-party report by a nonwitness — essentially a rumor that was easily and repeatedly disputed — a star athlete lost his education and his future career in the NFL.

Boermeester was kicked out of the school not long after he delivered one of the highlights of the Clay Helton era at USC with a game-winning kick to secure the Rose Bowl back in January of 2017. The issue started back when a member of the school’s tennis team reported an incident allegedly involving the kicker putting his hands on his girlfriend, which prompted a school investigation into the matter. That eventually led to Boermeester’s expulsion despite the woman in question (who is still with Boermeester, according to ESPN) denying what happened and blasting the school for their handling of the matter.

USC’s Title IX coordinator was also named to the suit, which comes after legal wrangling between the parties last year in Los Angeles Superior Court.