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College Football Betting Info: Saturday

Your Saturday morning headquarters for college football betting, with updating info focused on the early games on the slate:


12:52 p.m.: At kickoff, the Ohio-Penn St game had generated as much betting action as Alabama-Michigan, at BetOnline.


11:45 p.m.: Buzz on Twitter has been centered on reported sharp money flowing in on Ohio. The Bobcats had been trimmed down to just 5.5-point underdogs at Penn State in a noon kickoff. At one time, Penn State was favored by 15.


11:15 a.m.: As expected, Georgia will be without four defensive starters today against Buffalo

Starting safety Bacarri Rambo, starting linebacker Alec Ogletree, cornerback Sanders Commings and linebacker Chase Vasser are out.

The Bulldogs are 38.5-point home favorites against the Bulls, picked to finish near the bottom of the MAC.


10:55 a.m.: Weather Alert:  Western Michigan @ Illinois (-10, 49): Remnants of Isaac dumping lots of rain on Champaign ... Troy (-6.5, 63’) @ UAB: 80 percent chance of rain at kickoff (noon) in Birmingham.


10: 20 a.m.: Northwestern @ Syracuse (-1, 54): Syracuse may be without three starters. All-Big East offensive tackle Justin Pugh is out, and top wide out Alec Lemon won’t be 100 percent, if he plays at all.

Starting tight end David Stevens, like Lemon, is a game-time decision, and no announcement had been made regarding the eligibility of DT John Raymon.


10 a.m.: Ohio State is going to the up-temp, no-huddle offense in Urban Meyer's first season. The Buckeyes are 25-point home favorites against a Miami (OH) team picked to contend in the MAC.

The over/under opened at 47, but has climbed steadily and is now as high as 51 at some shops. There is an increasing chance of rain in the forecast in Columbus.

“In this fast-paced offense, we want to run it so fast that the defense can’t even get set. Just blow ’em off the ball.” – Ohio State offensive lineman Marcus Hall in the Columbus Dispatch / buckeyeextra.dispatch.com.

Urban Meyer-coached teams have averaged 36.6 points per game.


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