Thursday’s Den: Big X college football trends……..

— Last 10 years, Texas Longhorns are 27-36 ATS coming off a win.

— Oklahoma was 6-7 SU last year; from 2013-21, they were 97-21.

— Since 2016, Kansas State is 18-9 ATS as a road underdog.
Under Klieman, K-State is 15-7 ATS as a favorite.

— Since 2016, TCU is 10-21-2 ATS as a home favorite.
Horned Frogs are 18-12-2 ATS in their last 32 games outside the Big X. 

— Last four years, Baylor is 31-19 SU, +33 in turnovers.
Last two years, Bears are 7-2 ATS as a home favorite.

— Last three years, Texas Tech is 19-17 SU, despite a minus-22 turnover ratio.
Last four years, Red Raiders are 5-11 ATS as a road underdog. 

— Since 2015, Oklahoma State is 17-8 ATS as an underdog.

— Central Florida is 4-10 ATS in last 14 games coming off a loss.
UCF is 16-24 ATS in its last 40 games as a favorite.

— Under Campbell, Iowa State is 21-11-2 ATS as an underdog.

— In his career, Leipold is 29-14-2 ATS in home games.
Last ten years, Kansas hasn’t been favored at all on the road.

— Last seven years, BYU is 12-4 ATS as a road underdog.

— Last five bowl games, West Virginia is 1-4 SU/0-5 ATS.
Since 2018, Mountaineers are 11-5 ATS as a home favorite. 

— In his career, Houston coach Holgorson is 18-12 ATS as a road underdog, 27-42-1 ATS in home games. 

— Last three years, Cincinnati was 31-6 SU, but 0-3 in bowl games, losing by a combined score of 75-34. New coach Satterfield is 4-1 SU in bowl games.

— Movie of the Day: Hoop Dreams (1994)— A documentary following the lives of two inner-city Chicago high school kids who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going pro. Real life movies are generally better than fiction; no happy endings here. 

One player goes to a private school, the school Isiah Thomas went to, but he hurts his knee which hampers his play. He winds up playing three years at Marquette.

The second player winds up playing at a public high school, then in college at Arkansas State.

Neither player made it to the NBA. 

This is a good movie, realistic as documentaries are.

— College football bowl Trend of the Day— Underdogs are 6-2 ATS in last eight Alamo Bowls.

— Random extra college football trend: Last three years, Alabama is 13-5-1 ATS as a home favorite. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

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