NCAAF—What We Learned in Week 7: East Of The Mississippi River

Kevin Stott

Sunday, October 16, 2016 8:54 PM UTC

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 8:54 PM UTC

In the West, week 7 has left a couple of noteworthy takeaways, perhaps the biggest one is that Colorado is having a heck of a year. Our college football betting expert gives his insight.


Colorado Still the Only Unbeaten ATS in NCAA Football After Arizona State Cover

Colorado continued to impress in NCAA College Football Week 7, trouncing Arizona State at Folsom Field in Boulder in a Pac-12 meeting to improve to 7-0 ATS, the only team in FCS with an unbeaten Point Spread mark, while Nebraska and Baylor both won—over Kansas and Indiana—and also remained in the FCS picture although a closer look at the Cornhuskers and Bears schedules could make for a good horror film script. Let’s look at some things that happened west of the Mississippi Saturday and offer up a trio of underdog NCAAF Week 8 picks with numbers from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Games of the Year.


Unbeaten Nebraska Holds Off the Hoosiers, Stays in CFP Conversation ... For Now At Least

So what exactly did we learn in NCAAF Week 7 from schools west of the Mississippi River, where they found a funking 736-pound catfish? We learned #10 Nebraska (125/1 to win NCAA Championship at BetDSI an Offshore sportsbook with an A+ grade and which offers a 50% Free Play Bonus)—is still in the FCS hunt for now, with the Cornhuskers (4-1-1 ATS, 5-1 Under) undefeated, but still having some nasty games on their B1G Ten Fall schedule, including dates at #8 Wisconsin (10/29, WIS -3 2016 Games of the Year, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook), at #2 Ohio State (11/5, OSU -18½, 2016 Games of the Year, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook) and at Iowa (11/25, IOWA -3, 2016 Games of the Year, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook).


Nebraska's Remaining Schedule

We also learned that Colorado (5-2 SU, 7-0 ATS) remained the only unbeaten College Football team ATS after the Buffaloes hammered Arizona State, 40-13 at Boulder on Saturday (COL -11, -105 BookMaker). Colorado had 40 1st Downs to the Sun Devils’ 16 and the Buffaloes had 581 Total Yards of Offense. Colorado has now W8 ATS dating back to last season and are 11-2 the L13 ATS under 4th-year Head Coach Mark MacIntyre (20-16-2 ATS). The Buffaloes are at Palo Alto Saturday to face Stanford in a series in which Colorado's gone 0-6 ATS the L6 and 0-3 ATS the L3 Away and been outscored 138-17 the L3 meetings (42-10, 48-0, 48-7). Scary stuff. And here (Stanford Stadium on Saturday) is where Art will meet Science.     

 Must Read: What We Learned East Of The Mississippi River


Does Undefeated Baylor Have a Legitimate Shot of Making CFP Run This Season?

Seth Russell and bowl eligible #11 Baylor (6-0 SU, 2-4 ATS) rolled Big 12 mate Kansas, 44-7, in Waco Saturday (BAY -33, BookMaker), and outside of Oklahoma State, have played teams with combined 5-23 SU records. Still on tap for the Bears (85/1 to win NCAA Championship, 5Dimes) are dates at #19 Oklahoma (11/19) and at #20 West Virginia (12/3, WV -2½, 2016 Games of the Year, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook) as well as dates at Texas (10/29, TEX -5, 2016 Games of the Year, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook), TCU (11/5, BAY -2, 2016 Games of the Year, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook) Kansas State (11/19) and Texas Tech (11/25) after an Open Date this weekend, so Baylor (4-9 ATS L13) basically needs a miracle, that’s all.


NCAAF Week 8 Early Picks: BYU +9½ , Utah +10 , Wisconsin +3 
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