Cowboys 4 life wrote:
HskrPwr13 wrote:UO ought to slaughter these guys. ASU is not that good. If this is close, I'm gonna be all over the "UO is overrated" bandwagon especially considering the OU gift.
If that is what you feel you should bet on it. The spread is 1 whole point. Meaning vegas knows something you don't. Not trying to harp on you but AZ St is not a bad team. They are not great but are tough to play at home. Afterall they lead College football in sacks.
The huskers are a different story they are playing a nobody this week. Any team that loses to Toledo sucks plain and simple.
My point is that if UO is truly the 11th (or wherever they're ranked) best team in the country according to the polls, they should be able to beat ASU with ease. ASU isnt a terrible team, but based on their performances so far, I wouldnt have them in the top30.
ASU is rarely a tough place to play. The only time the fans make it a tough place is when there's big reason for the bandwagoners to get behind the team (thats the nature of the sports fans in AZ). That isnt this year. The reason the line is what it is, is because of the line trends. If I remember correctly, ASU has covered like 7 out of their last 8 home games. "Vegas" doesnt know anything that I'm not aware of. (Dont mean that to sound cocky.) Basically the fact that the line is what is means that the bettors are basically split on who will win this game. Keep in mind that the lines give -3 right off the top to the home team. So at a neutral sight, UO is considered a 2 point fav.
In summary, I think what people are seeing is that UO barely escaped Fresno, and was given a gift against OU. So to some this is as much a 1-2 team as they are a 3-0 team. All I'm saying is that if they cant go on the road to a non-hostile enviorment, against an average team, and handle them with ease, then I believe that their ranking is fraudulant.
As far as NU is concerned, if you have something you want to say about that game, theres a Husker thread available. No need to hijack this one.