27 September 2020 00:37
No. 12 Miami (FL) will host Florida State, No. 2 Alabama opens its season at Missouri, and No. 24 Louisville will travel to No. 21 Pittsburgh in key ACC games that could set the tone for the conference season. No. 23 Kentucky at No. 8 Auburn--noon, SEC Network: The only ranked-on-ranked SEC matchup during the first weekend should be a big test for a Tigers team that has College Football Playoff hopes. Mississippi State at No. 6 LSU--3:30 p.m., CBS: The Tigers will kick off their national title defense in the SEC on CBS Game of the Week against first-year coach Mike Leach and the Bulldogs. Tigers quarterback Myles Brennan has big shoes to fill after Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy last season, and will have plenty of fresh faces that need to grow with him if their going to win their second straight SEC West title. No. 2 Alabama at Missouri--7 p.m., ESPN: The Crimson Tide enter the season with plenty of experience on both sides of the ball, and will look to make a statement on the road against an experienced Tigers defense.
Florida State at No. 12 Miami--7:30 p.m., ABC: This is another ACC game that will define the conference race. Kansas State wide receiver Chabastin Taylor (13) catches a touchdown pass in front of Oklahoma defensive backs Pat Fields (10) and Tre Brown (6) during an during an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., on Saturday, Sept. FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban reacts during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama allowed 18.6 points per game nationally last season, good enough for 13th nationally. Florida wide receiver Jacob Copeland (15) catches a pass as Mississippi defensive back Deane Leonard (24) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. Texas Tech covers as a 17½-point home underdog, but Texas pulls out a miraculous victory at -900 on the money line.
Mississippi State is now -300 on the live line (LSU +240). George Pickens catches a 19-yard TD pass, and the Bulldogs add a 2-point conversion to take a 13-10 lead over Arkansas with 6:00 left in the third quarter. 3:28 p.m.: Arkansas gets a 25-yard field goal to extend its lead to 10-5 over Georgia with 8:23 left in the third quarter. Georgia is down to -230 on the live line (Arkansas +185), spread -3½, total 34½. Kylin Hill scores on a 75-yard TD pass, and Mississippi State is back in front of LSU at 27-24 with 4:46 left in the third quarter.
2:36 p.m.: Down 17-14 at halftime, LSU is still a -200 favorite on the live line (Mississippi State +165). 2:31 p.m.: Second-half line: LSU -6½, total 27. 2:28 p.m.: Second-half line: Texas -7 (+100), total 35. 2:26 p.m.: Second-half line: Oklahoma State -½, total 23½. First-half winners: Oklahoma State -3½, over 24½. 2:12 p.m.: Second-half line: Cincinnati -4, total 20½. 2:06 p.m.: Second-half line: Louisiana-Monroe -4½, total 21½. The Horned Frogs score on a 31-yard TD pass on the final play to get the backdoor cover as 4-point home underdogs. 1:35 p.m.: Second-half line: Tulane -½, total 28. East Carolina scored with 19 seconds left to earn the cover and push the game over. Florida stopped Mississippi in the red zone in the final seconds to preserve the cover. For the first time all game, Kansas State is favored on the live line at -150 (Oklahoma +120). 12:16 p.m.: Wow. Kansas State has come all the way back to tie Oklahoma at 28 with 8:17 left in the fourth quarter. Kansas State was a 27½-point road underdog (+28 at some books) and +1,600 on the money line pregame. 12:10 p.m.: Georgia Southern is on the verge of a big upset, going for 2 to take an 18-17 lead on Louisiana (Lafayette) with 54 seconds left. 12:07 p.m.: Second-half line: TCU -½ (+100), total 21. Oklahoma is still -3,000 on the live line at William Hill (Kansas State +1,200), spread -9½, total 76½. 11:34 a.m.: Second-half line: Liberty -5½, total 28½. 11:18 a.m.: Second-half line: Georgia Tech -5, total 27. 11:01 a.m.: Second-half line: Central Florida -10½, total 35. 10:41 a.m.: Second-half line: Florida -6½, total 30. The Gators scored with five seconds left in the second quarter to cover the first-half line. 10:29 a.m.: Second-half line: Oklahoma -11, total 28. First-half winners: Kansas State +16½, under 32½. The Sooners lead 14-0 with 14:50 left in the second quarter and are now 31½-point favorites on the live line (no money line available). No. 3 Oklahoma is up 7-0 on Kansas State, and No. 5 Florida has a 7-0 lead at Mississippi. Auburn is a -140 favorite on the live line (Kentucky +110), spread -2½, total 48½. First-half winners: Kansas State +16½, under 32½ (Oklahoma 21-7) Second-half winners: Mississippi +6½, over 30 (Florida 23-21) Second-half winners: East Carolina +10½, over 35 (Central Florida 24-21) Full-game winners: Georgia Southern +11½, under 49½, Louisiana -450 ML Second-half winners: Georgia Southern +6½ (+100), total pushes on 24 (Louisiana 13-11)