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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: 51-1


By Marc Lawrence —
That’s the combined record of the four teams that made the 2020 College Football Playoff. The USA TODAY also notes that the three unbeaten teams have played in only four games decided by a single possession. Across a combined 52 games, all four have failed to score 30 or more points just five times. It’s the dream playoff field. Other bowl winners include … The Boca Raton Bowl, as the matchup of Florida Atlantic and SMU features one of the best matchups of any non-New Year’s Six bowl: FAU is 10-3, winners of Conference USA, while SMU finished a surprising 10-2 and spent time inside the Top 25 during the regular season … The Las Vegas Bowl: Washington’s matchup with Boise State pairs departing Washington coach Chris Petersen against his former squad. Petersen spent eight wildly successful seasons with the Broncos before leaving for the Huskies, with two unbeaten seasons and an overall record of 92-12 … Click here for a complete review of this year’s College Bowl winners and losers.
Hoops 2-Minute Handicap
Boston: 5-0 $ vs. the Pacers … Orlando: 4-0 $ vs. the Lakers … Cleveland: 2-11 $ off SUATS loss vs. the Rockets … Sacramento: 7-1 $ vs. the Thunder.

Grinding Out The Profits
Illinois is 15-5 SU in its last twenty home games against Michigan, including 14-1 when the Illini sport a win percentage of .625 or greater. With the Tribe 8-3 SUATS in Big Ten home openers since 2009, look for Illinois to avenge a string of three straight regular season losses in a row in Champaign tonight
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