By Marc Lawrence — Kentucky takes to the road on the heels of its 63-3 road loss at Alabama. Safe to say this qualifies as the most treacherous two-game road trip in college football this season. The Gators have outscored their last four opponents by a 186-97 margin while Florida QB Kyle Trask has racked up 2,554 passing yards with 31 touchdowns and just three interceptions over seven starts. For what its worth: our well-oiled machine notes that road teams off a road loss of 60-plus points are 0-7-1 ATS since 1980 when facing a foe coming off consecutive wins. Ouch. To read an in-depth betting preview on today’s college football card click here.
The best hire to come down the pike in recent memory was Iowa State’s hiring of Matt Campbell to the program. ESPN Stats & Info reports that when his Cyclones beat Texas yesterday they have now defeated both Oklahoma and the Longhorns this season. From 1991 until last year ISU was 4-33 versus those schools. In the process Campbell improved his record to 24-6 ATS as a dog, including 11-0 ATS against foes coming off a win. That’s beyond good.
College Football 2-Minute Handicap
From this week’s PLAYBOOK Football Newsletter: On Saturday’s football card – South Carolina 8-0 $ as SEC dogs of 14 or more points … Pittsburgh 6-1 $ as ACC dog of 12 or more points … Duke 5-0-1 $ series vs. Rambling Wreck … Buffalo 6-1 $ with revenge vs. Flashes … San Jose State 8-1 $ as double-digit conference dog … Middle Tennessee State 8-1 $ as conference home dog … Navy 9-1 $ with revenge after allowing 39 plus points.