The BCS showdown between Georgia and Clemson more than lived up to the hype in terms of going over the number in week one, and while there may not be that one game that stands out above the rest in the same fashion heading in to week two, there are some notable lines that are definitely worth playing. Here are three totals to keep an eye on in week two of the college football season.
2013 College Football Week Two Odds
Notable Over/Under #1: Buffalo @ Baylor O – 66
When Baylor and West Virginia clashed a year ago the line was monstrous, but by the end of the first quarter it was already on pace to obliterate the total. The Bears’ offense has the potential to be just as explosive this year, and it matches up well against a Buffalo defense that just gave up 40 points against an Ohio State team that had a starting quarterback who was dealing with an injury for most of the game. Baylor will put up some big offensive numbers in this game as a 27.5 point favorite, and the Bulls’ offense is good enough to put up at least a couple of scores to help push this number over the total. It may seem high at first glance, but both of these teams can score and the defenses aren’t good enough to prevent them from doing exactly that.
Notable Over/Under #2: San Diego State @ Ohio State 0 – 54
The Buckeyes scored 40 points in a win over Buffalo with Braxton Miller dealing with leg cramps and the offense lacking that crisp flare that is has developed under head coach Urban Meyer. Meyer wasn’t pleased with his team’s performance, and has asked for them to be much more efficient this week with Miller back at 100-percent. The offense should have no problem topping last week’s 40-point performance against a San Diego State team that gave up 40 points in a blowout loss against the Eastern Illinois Panthers, and if the Aztecs manage to score even a single touchdown then this game should go over the total.
Notable Over/Under #3: San Jose State @ Stanford – O – 48.5
This Stanford defense is one of the best in the country, and it should give the offense plenty of chances to score in this game. The Cardinal will force turnovers and set up excellent field position time and again, so this game could get out of hand early on. That should leave enough time for the Spartans to put up a couple of scores against the second defensive unit late in order to help push the number over the total, which isn’t that high to begin with thanks to the emphasis being put on the Stanford first-team defense being able to shut things down from the outset.
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