Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Week 2 (Yes, Michigan Is Favored)

You think big, bad Michigan has fallen off the college football radar? Think again. After losing to Appalachian State, the Wolverines have opened as an eight-point favorite over Oregon in the Big House, according to the opening numbers posted at Doc's Sports.

Are you man (or woman) enough to take Michigan and give the points?

Also from the Department of How the Mighty Have Fallen: Notre Dame, coming off two consecutive BCS bowl games, opens as a 17-point underdog at Penn State.

In 2006, Crewcut Charlie Weis' troops dismantled the Nittany Lions, 41-17. But in 2007, the betting public has quickly lost faith in Notre Dame, which was a one-point favorite over Georgia Tech and lost by 30 at South Bend. With Notre Dame headed for hard times, does this mean Crewcut's house will soon be for sale?

A couple of other games of note: Miami is an 11-point underdog at Oklahoma, Nebraska is an eight-point favorite at Wake Forest and Boise State, with a national-best 14-game winning streak, is a three-point favorite at Washington.

The week opens Thursday with Oregon State (-3.5) at Cincinnati and Middle Tennessee (+38.5) at Louisville. On Friday, Navy (+15.5) is at Rutgers.

And a reminder that you can get a copy of Doc's 2007 Sports Journal by going to this link.

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