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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


Week 10 of the 2019 college football season brought a handful of winners and losers, including these takes from Paul Meyerberg of the USA TODAY: Memphis’ 54-48 win against previously unbeaten SMU that featured more than 100 combined points, more than 1,000 combined yards of offense, 27 penalties and 25 first downs … Oregon looked the part of one of the nation’s best teams by staking USC a 10-0 lead before running the Trojans out of the Coliseum. The Pac-12 is ecstatic about the potential for one-loss Oregon and one-loss Utah to meet in early December … With the Trojans on the verge of naming a new A.D, the loss could make the end of Helton’s tenure a foregone conclusion … FSU looked listless and passive in losing 27-10 to rival Miami (Fla.), which drops the Seminoles to 4-5 overall and got second-year coach Willie Taggart canned. Read more here.

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From this week’s Playbook Totals Tipsheet Newsletter: NFL home teams who allowed 27-plus points in each of their last four games are 0-7 UNDER. The Giants have surrendered 31, 27, 35 and 28 points in their last four games.

Grinding Out The Profits

ESPN reports that last year at the midway point of the season the Browns were 2-5-1, averaging 21 PPG. This season they are 2-6, averaging 19 PPG. The bad news is only one team since the 1970 merger to start the season 2-6 has made the playoffs: the 1970 Bengals who won their final 7 games to make the postseason at 8-6.

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