By Marc Lawrence
It's the time of the season in which undefeated teams in the world of College Football begin entertaining ideas of playing in the coveted BCS title game. Especially for those teams that have managed to open the season with five consecutive wins in their first five games.
Forewarned is forearmed, however, when it comes to ‘playing on' these 5-0 clubs as Game Six is often times a major chuckhole on the road the the BCS title game for these Fat Cats. That's confirmed by the fact that, since 1980, these teams are 222-100-6 SU and 130-168-4 ATS overall. Hence, the bubble bursts better than 30% of the time in Game Six situations for teams that start the season on a 5-0 note. Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oregon, and TCU will all take the field this week looking to improve to 6-0 this week.
Put the 5-0 Fat Cats up against foes that are not undefeated and the dip to 104-138-3 ATS. Better yet if these Fat Cats won 7 or more games last season and a taking on an opponent with at least one loss on the season the shrink up faster than a hemorrhoid staring at a tube of ‘Preparation H', shriveling to 69-105-2 ATS. Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oregon, and TCU will be bending over for an application this week.
Best of all, these particular Fat Cats who won 7 or more games last season, taking one a one or more loss foe, are just 12-34-1 ATS when playing off a win of 7 or more points and back-to-back ATS wins, including 1-13-1 ATS if the opponent is off a loss of seven or more points.
As one of our all time favorite bands - the Traveling Wilburys - once said, it just might be the ‘End Of The Line' for the Auburn Tigers this weekend. Stay tuned.