We look at the biggest college football line moves of the past 24 hours. There's always a lot of jostling off the opening line as bookmakers look for the right number for their college football odds.
301 Northern Illinois/302 Toledo- Not a huge mover, but Toledo opened -8 on the college football odds board but some sharp money has come in on the dog. Toledo now -7.5. If the game weren’t on television tonight, I wouldn’t even include it in the report.
303 Ohio/304 Bowling Green- Bowling Green opened -18 but money has been strictly on the chalk from the public and sharp bettors. Bowling Green up to -20.5 and -21. Ohio started the season strong, but has declined in play for a few weeks now. Bowling Green has been one of the MAC’s best teams all year.
315 Miss State/316 Missouri- Miss State opened -6.5 or -7, now up to -7.5 and -8, public and sharp money combined. Missouri had re-instated former QB starter Maty Mauk, but then dismissed him for the season after last week’s game. No word on exactly what happened to the young man, but it has been anything but smooth sailing for Mauk during his Missouri career.
319 Temple/320 SMU- Sharp money on the dog, though the public is firmly on the favorite. Temple opened -14, now down to -12.5. Temple coming off a huge disappointing loss to Notre Dame last week. Wiseguys looking for a letdown.
335 Louisiana-Lafayette/336 Georgia State- U La La opened -6.5, but sharp money has come in on the dog. U La La now -3.5 or -4. U La La has been a force in the Sun Belt for a while, but not this season.
345 Syracuse/346 Louisville- Louisville opened -12, sharp money on the chalk pushed the line up to Louisville -14.
361 New Mexico State/362 Texas State- Texas State opened -14, sharp money on the favorite. Texas State now up to -16. New Mexico State coming off its miracle win, although it was at home against Idaho. If you haven’t caught the play that won them the game, a New Mex St defender intercepted a pass in overtime with his ankles. I couldn’t make that up.
371 Central Florida/372 Tulsa- Tulsa opened -15, bet up to -17 from both public and sharp money. No one wants to put their money on Central Florida right now with their new coach and a team that looks like lost all its heart for playing on Saturdays.
381 Iowa State/382 Oklahoma- Oklahoma opened -24, sharp and public money on the Sooners push it up to -25.5. Iowa State coming off a big win over Texas, handicappers doubt they can pull it of two weeks in a row.
395 LSU/396 Alabama- Alabama opened -7, sharp and public money on LSU. Bama now -6 or -6.5 in the biggest game of the week.
397 UL Monroe/398 Troy- Troy opened -8, now up to -9.5 from public and sharp money.
399 Hawaii/400 UNLV- UNLV opened –8.5, now up to -9.5 and -10. Hawaii head coach Norm Chow was relieved of his duties this week, which I guess makes him the former head coach. If UNLV is a double-digit favorite, it tells you just how bad the Hawaii team is for college football picks.
401 California/402 Oregon- Oregon opened -6, sharp money has been on Cal. Oregon down to -4.5.
403 Old Dominion/404 UTSA- UTSA opened -12. All the money has been on ODU. UTSA QB Blake Bogenschultz is out indefinitely. UTSA now -10.
407 Marshall/408 Middle Tennessee St- MTSU opened -1, now up to -3 with sharp money on the favorite and public money on the dog.
415 Arizona State/416 Washington State- Wash State, who is improving weekly, opened -1 but up to -2.5 with sharp and public money.
419 Idaho/420 South Alabama- South Alabama opened -6.5, up to -9.5 from both sharp and public money. If a team can’t hold a lead vs New Mexico State, they don’t figure to attract much support. Certainly not from the public. (Idaho)
421 Michigan State/422 Nebraska- Michigan State opened -4.5, now up to -5.5. The whole world is on Mich State. Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong likely to return for Nebraska.