Analyzing SP+ College Football Ratings
Nate Davis of the USA TODAY reports: Steelers rookie Devlin “Duck” Hodges became the 43rd quarterback to start a game league-wide this season. Will Tennessee’s Ryan Tannehill become No. 44 in Week 7? … Seems the Broncos have finally picked up rookie head coach Vic Fangio’s defense. After going sackless during the first three weeks, Denver has 12 in its past three games … on the heels of Jason Garrett’s first 3-0 start, the Cowboys are suddenly 3-3 for the third year in a row and sixth time in Garrett’s career … Bill Belichick has never lost to a rookie quarterback in Foxborough … Miami’s two-point attempt for the win on its final offensive play looked very “Tank for Tua”-esque. Read more here.
On Today’s Scorecard
From our well-oiled machine: Wednesday night Sun Belt battles have seen the avenging team – South Alabama tonight – go 0-6-1 ATS all time in these made-for-TV affairs.
Grinding Out The Profits
From this week’s Playbook Football Newsletter: Baylor head coach Matt Rhule is college football’s version of Mike Zimmer. That’s because he is 49-29 ATS all games, including 38-18 ATS in conference games, 21-7 ATS away, and 13-1 ATS away against opponents coming off a loss. Talk about an ATM machine.