According to our powerful database, it seems Game Four of the College Football season is often times a critical stepping-stone for teams who play with a week of rest. This is especially true for teams that are on the road off a SU and ATS loss. That’s confirmed by their 30-20 ATS winning mark since 1980.

When these reinvigorated road artists are playing off their initial loss of the season they improve dramatically, going 17-5 ATS. That’s a 77% winning step in the right direction, to be sure.

This week finds two teams that will be taking a ‘freshening approach’ to the game when they shower in visitor’s locker rooms, namelyEast Carolina and Texas Tech.

More important is a startling 13-1 ATS mark if these teams were either a favorite or a dog of three or less points in their last game. Now, if you’re Red Raider raise your hand if you’re sure!