Saturday’s Den: Info on 13 college games not in my top 13 this week

East Carolina (3-2) @ Central Florida (2-2)
— East Carolina won last two I-A games, scoring 42-52 points. 
— ECU gave up 536 yards to a I-AA team, surviving 31-28.
— East Carolina has 10 starters back on offense, 10 on defense.
— Pirates have 69 returning starts on the offensive line.
— East Carolina has a junior QB has started 30 games.
— Under coach Houston, Pirates are 6-3 ATS as road underdog.

— UCF lost last two games, giving up 42-34 points to Louisville/Navy.
— Knights ran ball for 255 yards, threw for 318.
— Knights lost as 15-point road favorite LW; couldn’t handle Navy’s option.
— UCF has 99 returning starts on the offensive line.
— Knights have a soph QB with 26 career starts.
— Last 2+ years, UCF is 3-7 ATS as a home favorite.
— Malzahn is 22-27-1 ATS as a home favorite.

— UCF won last five series games, scoring 47.8 ppg.
— East Carolina is 5-2 ATS in last seven trips to UCF.
— ECU gained 459+ TY in last three meetings. 

Buffalo (2-3) @ Kent State (2-3)
— Bulls are 1-3 vs I-A teams; they beat Old Dominion 35-34. 
— Buffalo gave up 433+ TY in all four I-A games.
— Buffalo has 4 starters back on offense, 6 on defense.
— Bulls have only 18 returning starts on offensive line.
— Buffalo has a junior QB with 20 starts.
— Bulls are 4-9-1 ATS in last 14 games as road underdogs.

— Kent State is 1-3 vs I-A teams, giving up 41-30-37 points in losses. 
— Flashes ran for 262 yards LY, in 27-20 win over Bowling Green.
— Kent State has 10 starters back on offense, 8 on defense.
— Flashes have 67 returning starts on the offensive line.
— Kent State has a senior QB with 21 starts.
— Last 7+ years, Flashes are 5-8 ATS as home favorites.

— Buffalo beat Kent State 70-41 LY, running for 515 yards.
— Bulls are 9-4 in last 13 series games.
— Buffalo is 5-2-1 ATS in last eight visits to Kent.

Georgia Tech (2-3) @ Duke (3-2)
— Georgia Tech is 1-3 vs I-A teams; they did upset North Carolina.
— Jackets gave up 580 TY in 52-21 home loss to Pitt LW.
— Georgia Tech has 7 starters back on offense, 10 on defense.
— Jackets have 117 returning starts on the offensive line.
— Georgia Tech has been using two QB’s this season.
— Last six years, Jackets are 2-9 ATS as road favorites.

— Duke gave up 31+ points in three of four I-A games.
— Blue Devils gave up 530-456 TY in last two games.
— Duke has 6 starters back on offense, 6 on defense.
— Blue Devils have 91 returning starts on the offensive line.
— Duke has soph QB with five career starts.
— Under Cutcliffe, Blue Devils are 18-13-1 ATS as home dogs.

— Tech (even) ran for 377 yards, beat Duke 56-33 LY.
— Duke won five of last seven series games.
— Tech lost last three visits to Duke, by 18-23-14 points. 

Virginia (3-2) @ Louisville (3-2)
— Virginia split four I-A games, giving up 41.3 ppg last three games.
— Cavaliers scored 30+ points in three of four I-A games.
— Virginia has 8 starters back on offense, 6 on defense.
— Cavaliers have 122 returning starts on offensive line.
— Virginia has a soph QB with 15 starts.
— Cavaliers are 7-5 ATS in last 12 games as road underdogs.

— Louisville gave up 43-37 points in losses to Ole Miss/Wake Forest.
— Cardinals allowed 453-501 TY in their last two games.
— Louisville has 7 starters back on offense, 6 on defense.
— Cardinals have 95 returning starts on offensive line.
— Cardinals’ junior QB has started 17 games.
— Under Satterfield, Louisville is 6-2 ATS as home favorites. 

— Louisville is 4-2 in last six series games.
— Cavaliers lost last three visits here, by 7-17-7 points.
— Louisville ran for 317 yards in 31-17 loss at Virginia LY.

Wyoming (4-0) @ Air Force (4-1)
— Wyoming escaped road games at No Illinois (50-43), UConn (24-22)
— Cowboys even squeezed out a 19-16 win over I-AA Montana State.
— Cowboys have 10 starters back on offense, 11 on defense.
— Wyoming has 144 returning starts on offensive line.
— Cowboys have a soph QB with 16 starts.
— Last three years, Wyoming is 3-6 ATS as road underdogs.

— Air Force ran for 400+ yards in its last three games.
— Falcons’ one loss was 49-45 (-9) at home to Utah State.
— Falcons have 4 starters back on offense, 9 on defense.
— Air Force has only 3 returning starts on offensive line.
— Falcons have junior QB this year, with 10 starts.
— Air Force is 6-3 ATS last nome games as home favorites.

— Wyoming won five of last seven series games.
— Cowboys split their last eight visits to Air Force.
— Underdogs are 8-3 ATS in last 11 series games.

San Jose State (3-2) @ Colorado State (1-3)
— San Jose split four I-A games, scoring 7-3 points in losses.
— Spartans are minus-7 in turnovers this season.
— Spartans have 9 starters back on offense, 10 on defense.
— San Jose has 112 returning starts on the offensive line.
— Spartans have senior QB with 13 career starts- he used to play at Arkansas.
— San Jose is 9-5 ATS last 14 games as a road dog (0-2 TY).

— Colorado State is 1-3, with 42-23 loss to a I-AA team.
— Rams were outgained only 278-250 in 24-14 loss at Iowa. 
— Rams have 9 starters back on offense, 10 on defense.
— CSU has 91 returning starts on offensive line.
— Rams have a senior QB with five career starts.
— Colorado State is 3-8 ATS last 11 games as a home favorite.

— Colorado State won last three series games, scoring 38 ppg.
— Teams last met in 2018.
— Spartans won two of last three visits to Fort Collins.

Oregon State (4-1) @ Washington State (1-1)
— Oregon State won last four games, beating USC/Washington in last two.
— Beavers ran ball for 242+ yards in each of  last four games.
— Beavers have 10 starters back on offense, 9 on defense.
— OSU has 86 returning starts on offensive line.
— OSU’s sophomore QB has 8 career starts.
— Over last decade, Beavers are 1-5 ATS as road favorites.

— Wazzu is 1-3 vs I-A teams, scoring only 17.8 ppg.
— Rolovich is 5-8-1 ATS as a home underdog.
— All four of Wazzu’s I-A games stayed under total.
— Coogs have 8 starters back on offense, 10 on defense.
— Wazzu has 68 returning starts on the offensive line.
— Coogs have a soph QB with nine career starts.
— Last 6+ years, Wazzu is 4-3 ATS as home underdog.

— Wazzu won last seven series games (5-2 ATS)
— Coogs scored 46.6 ppg in those seven wins.
— Beavers are 8-2 ATS in last ten visits to Pullman.

South Carolina (2-3) @ Tennessee (3-2)
— South Carolina lost its first two SEC games, 40-13/16-10.
— Average total in their four I-A games is only 35.8.
— South Carolina has 8 starters back on offense, 6 on defense.
— Gamecocks have 84 returning starts on offensive line.
— South Carolina has a freshman QB with 6 starts.
— Gamecocks are 3-5 ATS last 8 games as road underdogs.

— Tennessee split four I-A games, giving up 41-38 points in losses
— Tennessee ran for 458 yards in LW’s 62-24 win at Missouri. 
— Tennessee has 5 starters back on offense, 7 on defense.
— Vols have 70 returning starts on offensive line.
— Vols have QB with 19 starts who transferred from Va Tech.
— Tennessee is 5-10 ATS last 15 games as home favorites.

— Underdogs covered 8 of last 9 series games.
— Tennessee won last two meetings, 31-27/41-21.
— Gameoccks are 8-3-1 ATS in last 12 visits to Knoxville.

West Virginia (2-3) @ Baylor (3-0)
— West Virginia is 1-3 vs I-A teams, with losses by 6-3-3 points. 
— All four of WVU’s I-A games stayed under the total.
— Mountaineers have 9 starters back on offense, 8 on defense.
— WVU has 54 returning starts on the offensive line.
— Mountaineers have junior QB with 36 career starts.
— West Virginia is 8-5 ATS last 13 games as road dogs.

— Baylor ran ball for 321.3 yds/game in whacking three stiffs.
— Bears outgained Kansas 576-166 in Big X opener LW.
— Bears have 7 starters back on offense, 10 on defense.
— Baylor has 95 returning starts on the offensive line.
— Bears have a soph QB this year, with 3 starts.
— Last four years, Baylor is 5-4 ATS as a home underdog.

— West Virginia won four of last five series games.
— WVU lost three of last four visits to Waco, losing by 3-24-31 points.
— Underdogs are 4-1 ATS in last five series games.

Memphis (3-2) @ Tulsa (1-4)
— Memphis split four I-A games, all decided by 5 or less points.
— Tigers allowed 468+ TY in three of those four games.
— Tigers have 8 starters back on offense, 8 on defense.
— Memphis has 104 returning starts on offensive line.
— Memphis has a freshman QB with five starts.
— Last 6 years, Memphis was 1-6-1 ATS as a road dog.

— Tulsa gave up average of 40 ppg in last three games.
— Golden Hurricane lost to I-AA team, but gained 501 TY at Ohio State.
— Golden Hurricane has 10 starters back on offense, 8 on defense.
— Tulsa has 120 returning starts on offensive line.
— Tulsa’s soph QB has started 5 games.
— Tulsa is 1-5-1 ATS last seven games as a home favorite.

— Memphis won last three series games, scoring 42-47-41 points.
— Tigers gained 426+ TY in last six meetings.
— Memphis won last three trips to Tulsa, by 1-27-24 points.

Alabama (5-0) @ Texas A&M (3-2)
— Alabama had one close game, winning 31-29 @ Florida Sept 18.
— Alabama held four of five opponents under 300 TY.
— Crimson Tide has 3 starters back on offense, 8 on defense.
— Alabama has 89 returning starts on offensive line.
— Bama’s new QB has started five games. 
— Last 3+ years, Alabama is 8-6 ATS as a road favorite.

— A&M lost last two games, Arkansas (20-10), Miss State (26-22).
— Aggies were held under 300 TY in three of last four games.
— A&M has 6 starters back on offense, 9 on defense.
— Aggies have 15 returning starts on offensive line.
— A&M is playing two freshman QB’s; they’re struggling.
— Aggies are 3-6-1 ATS last 10 games as home underdogs.

— Alabama won last eight series games (5-2 ATS last seven)
— Crimson Tide scored 52-47-45 points in last three meetings.

Texas-El Paso (4-1) @ Southern Miss (1-4)
— Miners are 4-1; their last winning year was in 2014.
— UTEP held opponent under 300 TY in 3 of 4 I-A games.
— Miners have 11 starters back on offense, 8 on defense.
— UTEP has 101 returning starts on offensive line.
— UTEP’s soph QB has 12 starts.
— Last 11 years, UTEP is 2-1 ATS as road favorites.

— Southern Miss is 0-4 vs I-A teams, scoring 12.3 ppg.
— Eagles were held under 260 TY in three of those four games.
— Southern Miss has 8 starters back on offense, 9 on defense.
— Eagles have 47 returning starts on offensive line.
— Southern Miss appears to be using three QB’s.
— Last 6+ years, Eagles are 6-2 ATS as home underdogs.

— Southern Miss won last five series games (3-1 ATS last four).
— UTEP is 3-2 ATS in last five visits to Hattiesburg.

Tex-San Antonio (5-0) @ Western Kentucky (1-3)
— Unbeaten Roadrunners have wins at Illinois (37-30), Memphis (31-28).
— UTSA gave up 329/316 passing yards in last two games. 
— A&M has 10 starters back on offense, 11 on defense.
— Roadrunners have 122 returning starts on offensive line.
— UTSA has junior QB with 19 career starts.
— Roadrunners are 8-3 ATS last 11 games as road dogs.

— WKU is 1-3, but lost to two Big 14 teams (Indiana/Mich State).
— Hilltoppers scored 35-31-31 points in the three losses.
— WKU has 6 starters back on offense, 4 on defense.
— Hilltoppers have 75 returning starts on offensive line.
— WKU’s QB played four years at I-AA Houston Baptist (40 starts)
— Last three years, WKU is 3-8 ATS as home favorites.

— These teams haven’t met since 2014.

Author: Armadillo Sports

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