Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAA Football Preview

by Alec McMordie

The Saturday sports card features 33 college football games between FBS opponents.

COVID issues led to the cancellation of the following 15 match-ups between FBS schedule for Saturday: Air Force at Wyoming; Auburn at Mississippi State; Memphis at Navy; Texas A&M at Tennessee; Alabama at LSU; Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas State; Missouri at Georgia; Ohio State at Maryland; Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech; Rice at Louisiana Tech; North Texas at UAB; Coastal Carolina at Troy; California at Arizona State; Utah at UCLA. The Pac-12 has rescheduled California to play at UCLA at noon on Sunday due to the COVID complications impacting Arizona State and Utah. 

Thirteen games kick off the college football slate in the noon to 3 PM ET window. Nine games take place at noon. On ABC, Indiana travels to Michigan State with the Hoosiers 7.5-point road favorites with the total set at 52 (all lines from BookMaker). The Fox game has West Virginia hosting TCU with the Mountaineers a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 45.5. Miami (FL) travels to Virginia Tech on ESPN with the Hokies 3-point favorites with a total of 68. Nebraska plays Penn State in Lincoln on FS1 with the Nittany Lions 3-point favorites and the over/under at 56. Middle Tennessee visits Marshall, where the Thundering Herd are 23.5-point favorites with a total of 55.5. At 2:30 PM ET on FS2, Fresno State travels to Utah State as a 10-point road favorite with the total at 52.5. 

Another ten games start between 3:30 PM ET to 6:30 PM ET. Seven games kick off at 3:30 PM ET. ABC broadcasts Notre Dame’s trip to Boston College with the Fighting Irish an 11-point road favorite with an over/under of 51. Arizona plays at home on Fox against USC with the Trojans 14.5-point road favorites and the total set at 67.5. Colorado visits Stanford on ESPN with the Cardinal 9.5-point favorites and the over/under set at 54.5. Southern Mississippi travels to Western Kentucky on the CBS Sports Network, with the Hilltoppers an 8-point favorite and a total of 45.5. 

At 4 PM ET, Baylor travels to Texas Tech as a 1-point road favorite with the over/under at 56 on FS1. New Mexico hosts Nevada at 6:30 PM ET on FS2 with the Wolf Pack a 17-point road favorite with the total set at 62.5.

Nine games start in the 7 PM to 7:30 PM ET window. At 7 PM ET on Fox, Oregon is a 10.5-point road favorite as they travel to Washington State with an over/under of 56.5. ESPN has Florida hosting Arkansas with the Gators 17-point favorites with the total at 60.5. SMU visits Tulsa on ESPN2 as a 1-point favorite with the over/under at 64.

At 7:30 PM ET, Michigan hosts Wisconsin on ABC with the Badgers a 5-point road favorite with the total set at 52.5. Central Florida hosts Temple on ESPNU as a 25.5-point favorite with an over/under of 76.

Two games close out the Saturday card. At 10:30 PM ET on FS2, UNLV travels to San Jose State with the Spartans a 16-point favorite and the total set at 59. Washington hosts Oregon State at 11 PM ET on FS1, where they are a 14-point favorite with a total of 52.

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