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College Football Cheat Sheet (11/27)

The noose gets tighter and tighter for the six undefeated teams this Thanksgiving week. Four of then take on winning opponents that will be looking to exact revenge from losses last year. How many of the half-dozen will remain perfect? Stay tuned.

Here is a look at the teams currently ranked in the Top 25 of the current USA Today/Coaches Poll. Listed below are stats, fact and trends surrounding this week's football card. Home team in CAPS. All results are ATS - Against The Spread - unless noted otherwise...

Friday, November 27th

(3) Alabama at AUBURN

 

Crimson Tide: 6-1 vs conf rev... 5-1 weekdays... 4-1 as DD RF's... 2-5 LRG

Tigers: SERIES: 3-1 L4... 4-1 as DD conf dogs... 15-4 SU and ATS versus undefeated SEC opposition... 3-1 weekday HG... 2-6 w/ conf rev...revenge from 36-0 shutout loss last season - Tigers 3-2 SU and 4-1 ATS with shutout loss revenge since 1977

Illinois at (5) CINCINNATI

 

Fighting Illini: 7-2 as DD non-conf dogs... 0-3 weekdays... 1-5 away in between HG... 2-5 LRG... Zook: 10-10 SU and 15-5 ATS vs undefeated opposition, including 6-0 ATS as a dog of 14 or more points

Bearcats: 4-0 aft West Virg... 6-0-1 weekdays... 7-3 H w/ rest... 1-12 SU vs Big 10 opp (0-3 ATS vs foe off loss)... 1-4 as non-conf favs 8 > pts... 1-3 before Pittsburgh

Nevada at (6) BOISE STATE

 

Wolf Pack: 4-0 as DD conf dogs... 4-1 dogs w/ conf rev... 5-2 Fridays... 5-2 in 2nd of BB RG... 1-5-1 LRG... 8-0 SU L8G after starting season 0-3 SU and ATS

Broncos: SERIES: 7-1-1 L9... 6-0 before New Mex St... 9-1 conf HF's 17 < pts... 4-1 after Utah St... 8-2 in 1st of BB HG... 38-0 SU and 30-8-1 ATS home vs con since 1999 - including 13-1 ATS when not laying more than 22 points

(9) Pittsburgh at WEST VIRGINIA

 

Panthers: 5-0 on Fridays... 4-1 Game Eleven favs... 4-1 vs conf rev... 1-4 as RF's 5 < pts... Wannstedt: 3-9 vs rested opp (1-5 SU and ATS when both teams have rest)... highest ranking in the polls for Panthers since 1982

Mountaineers: SERIES: Dog 5-2... 4-0 after Cincy... 1-5 LHG... 1-4 w/ conf rev... 1-3 on Fridays... WVA 38-5 SU at home, including 7-0 of a loss since 2003

(23) Nebraska at COLORADO

 

Cornhuskers: 16-4 A after score 17 or less points last game... Huskers clinched Big 12 North with win over Kansas State last week... Pelini 0-6 double-digit conference favorite

Buffaloes: 15-3-1 double-digit dog when less than .500 on the season, including 12-1-1 ATS when off a loss... 14-7 con HD w/revenge vs opponent off win (10-1 ATS +9 or more points)

Saturday, November 28th

Florida State at (1) FLORIDA

 

Seminoles: 5-1 vs undefeated opp (Gm 8 out)... 0-3 LRG... 1-6 aft Maryland... 1-5 as DD non-conf dogs

Gators: SERIES: 4-1 L5 / 3-1 H... beat Seminoles L6 games row... 10-1 in 2nd of BB HG... 9-1 as non-conf favs 21 > pts... 4-1 last lined HG... 4-1 off non-conf SU win 35 > pts

New Mexico at (4) TCU

 

Lobos: 7-1 after Colo St... 7-1 conf dogs 24 > pts... 6-2 LRG

Horned Frogs: SERIES: 3-1 L4 / 4-1 H... 5-0 conf favs 24 > pts... 4-0 LHG... 1-4 after Wyoming... teams off nine wins-exact in Last Game of Season are 1-6 ATS if not off an ATS loss... playing their 12th straight game without the benefit of rest this season

Georgia at (7) GEORGIA TECH

 

Bulldogs: SERIES: 3-1 L4... 5-0 L5 A... 5-0 as dogs > 7 pts... 4-0 off 3+ HG... 4-1 w/ non-conf rev... Richt: 32-6 SU away, including 6-1 SU and ATS at non con sites

Yellow Jackets: 4-0 vs non-conf rev... 0-4 after Duke... 0-3 off SU win 35 > pts... 2-7 w/ rest

(12) Oklahoma State at OKLAHOMA

 

Cowboys: 3-0-1 away off BB HG... 0-4 after Colorado... 2-6 A w/ conf rev... 2-5 as conf dogs 8 > pts... 2-13-1 dog vs opp off double-digit loss

Sooners: SERIES: 4-0 L4... 5-0 after Texas Tech... 4-0 LHG - ave score 47-19... 6-2 as HF's 13 < pts... five losses for the first time since 1999 - Bob Stoops' first season with OU

(14) Virginia Tech at VIRGINIA

 

Hokies: SERIES: 3-1 L4... 5-0 LRG... 6-1 as DD RF's... 4-1 after NC State... 2-6 favs vs conf rev... Hokies have rushed for 200 or more yards in last three games (all wins)

Cavaliers: 3-0 conf HD's 8 > pts... 6-1 after Clemson... 12-3 H w/ conf rev... 1-4 LHG... 0-16 SU and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games when allowing 200 or more rush yards... Groh: 24-7-1 with revenge, including 17-4 at home

(19)Utah at (15) BYU

 

Utes: SERIES: 4-1 L5... 6-1 as conf dogs 6 > pts... 5-1 dogs vs conf rev... 0-5 off SU home win 14 > pts

Cougars: 6-1 as conf favs < 10 pts... 5-1 after Air Force... 7-3 favs w/ conf rev... 1-4 in 2nd of BB HG

(16) Clemson at SOUTH CAROLINA

 

Tigers: SERIES: 6-2 L8 / 3-1 A... 7-1 vs non-conf rev... 4-1 after Virginia... 1-4 as non-conf favs 7 < pts

Gamecocks: 4-1 off SU loss but ATS win... 3-1 w/ rest... 1-4 w/ non-conf rev... 2-6 as HD's 7 < pts... Spurrier: 9-2 dog off back-to-back losses / 8-2 SU and 6-3-1 ATS home w/rest regular season

Arkansas at (17) LSU

 

Razorbacks: SERIES: 3-1 L4 / 3-1 A... 6-1 dogs vs conf rev... 0-4 A off BB HG... 2-5 LRG

Tigers: 0-5 LHG... 1-12 conf HF's 21

Rice at (20) HOUSTON

 

Owls: SERIES: 4-0-1 L5... 5-0-1 LRG... 8-1 vs conf rev... *7-3 as conf dogs 15 > pts... 3-7 A off BB HG

Cougars: 3-0 aft Memphis... 7-1-1 w/ conf rev (lost 56-42 as 3-point RF to Rice in season ender last season)... 4-1 as conf favs > 14 pts... 1-3 last lined HG

(21) Miami Fla at SOUTH FLORIDA

 

Hurricanes: 5-2-1 LRG... 3-15 as RF's < 7 pts... 1-3 after Duke

Bulls: 3-0 LHG... 4-1 vs ACC opp... 4-1 after Louisville... 4-1 as HD's 2 > pts

Ucla at (22) USC

 

Bruins: SERIES: 3-0 L3... 5-1 as DD conf dogs... 4-1 after Ariz St... 1-5 A w/ conf rev... Bruins were 33-point HD's in this matchup last year

Trojans: SERIES: 5-1 L6 H... 4-0 in 2nd of 3+ HG... *6-2 conf HF's 15 < pts... 3-8 before Arizona

(24) North Carolina at NC STATE

 

Tar Heels: 0-3-1 Last Game Season... Heels riding 4-0 SU and ATS streak... teams in Last Game of Season off four wins exact and four ATS covers are 8-16-1 ATS

Wolfpack: SERIES: dog 9-2... Wolfpack 5-0 H off previous home loss w/O'Brien

(25) Ole Miss at MISSISSIPPI STATE

 

Rebels: 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS RF's off win this decade

Bulldogs: SERIES: 1-5-1... lost 45-0 to Rebels last season, a game in which they were outstatted, 461-37

Note: (8) Ohio State, (10) Oregon, (11) Penn State, (13) Iowa and (18) Oregon State are off this week.

See Marc's Pregame Pros picks for this weekend 

 

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