SMU-Memphis was front and center on the nationally-televised stage on ABC, and the combatants did not disappoint. The Tigers outlasted the previously unbeaten Mustangs by a 54-48 count, hanging on for the cover. The ‘over’ (72) cashed yet again for SMU, going to 8-0-1 in their eight games overall. The Tigers are 5-2 ATS across the past seven, and the ‘over’ has hit in their past six, too. … Navy rolled Connecticut by a 56-10 count on Friday night, and they’re not 4-1 ATS in the past five, and 6-2 ATS across their eight games overall. The ‘over’ is also 5-1 in Navy’s past six. … East Carolina gave Cincinnati all they could handle in a 46-43 victory which required a game-winning field goal at the buzzer. The lead went back and forth, and ECU led by 12 at the end of three quarters before Cincinnati woke up. ECU has dropped four in a row to slip to 3-6 SU, but they’re 4-1 ATS over the past five and the ‘over’ is 3-0 to make bettors happy.
Miami-Florida State used to be the most anticipated game of the season in football, but not it is a bit of an afterthought with both teams having down years. The Hurricanes have won and covered three of the past four, moving within one win of bowl eligibility. They have covered in consecutive games for the first time this season, too. As far as FSU is concerned, they’re 4-5 SU and 3-5-1 ATS overall. They’re still a friend to bettors, however, as the ‘under’ has connected in six in a row. … Virginia Tech gave Notre Dame a tremendous fight in South Bend, coming up just short by a 21-20 score, as the Irish bounced back from their beatdown at the Big House last week. The Hokies entered the game averaging 39.7 PPG, and they’re still 3-1 ATS over the past four despite Saturday’s loss. … Pittsburgh won an unimpressive 20-10 defensive battle at Georgia Tech. The Panther attained bowl eligibility, moving to 6-3 SU, and they’re 3-1 ATS over the past four while hitting the ‘under’ in three straight, and seven of the nine games overall. … Boston College went to the Carrier Dome and hammered Syracuse by a 58-27 count, as the Orange have now dropped four in a row while failing to cover five straight. They’re 1-7 ATS over the past eight, too.
Illinois moved to within one win of bowl eligibility, taking care of Rutgers by a 38-10 score. The Illini have won three in a row, and they’re 4-0 ATS across the past four while the ‘under’ is 3-0. Are you believing in the Illini now? They might have another low-scoring battle at Michigan State next week. The Illini are creating plenty of turnovers, and the defense has allowed just 13.0 PPG acros the past three. … Indiana rolled Northwestern at ‘The Rock’ by a 34-3 score, as the Hoosiers are quietly 7-2 SU/6-3 ATS, while the Wildcats slipped to 1-7 SU and 2-6 ATS. Northwestern has scored just six total points across the past three outings, too. … Michigan didn’t have a hangover after impressive win over the Irish, blasting Maryland by a 38-7 score in College Park. The Wolverines have covered three in a row, and they’re 5-1 SU/ATS across the past six. They’ll have two weeks to prepare for their rivals from East Lansing.
— The public was all over Les Miles’ Kansas side in their rivalry game against Kansas State. That’s never a good side to be on. The Wildcats went to Lawrence and belted the Jayhawks 38-10, carrying over momentum from their win over Oklahoma. Suddenly the Wildcats have won and covered three in a row, and they’re 3-0 SU/ATS as a favorite this season. The ‘under’ is also 4-1 across the past five. … Baylor limped past West Virginia in a sloppy, low-scoring defensive battle on Thursday night, 17-14. Regardless, the Bears are 8-0 SU, while going 4-4 ATS. … There were just three games in the Big 12, as Oklahoma State topped TCU, 34-27. The Horned Frogs are 1-3 SU/ATS across the past four outings. The ‘over’ is 5-1 in the past six for TCU, which makes them a favorite of bettors at the window.
— Florida Atlantic won and covered on the road for the second straight weekend, topping Western Kentucky 35-24. The Owls are 4-1 ATS in the past five as a favorite. They have scored 28 or more points in each of the past seven outings. FAU is also 4-1 SU/5-0 ATS in five road games this season while the ‘over’ is 3-1-1 in those battles. … Charlotte won at home as underdogs, topping Middle Tennessee by a 34-20 count. The 49ers have won back-to-back games for the first time this season, moving to 4-5 SU/ATS with a winnable road trip to UTEP on the horizon. … North Texas had one of their most impressive wins of the season, stomping UTEP by a 52-26 count. The cover slapped the brakes on an 0-4 ATS skid. The ‘over’ has now cashed in five in a row for the Mean Green.