Scooby’s Scoop, 2014: Week 11

No commentary this week, that way you can enjoy the games without reading three or four paragraphs of snarky and somewhat interesting stuff.

By the numbers:

5: Offensive touchdowns scored by SMU this season. Every other FBS team has at least 10.

10: Interceptions by Louisville safety Gerod Holliman in nine games this season.

40: Consecutive games with a touchdown pass for Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato.

Now to the games: (rankings are from the Associated Press Top 25, betting lines subject to change)

Week 11

#19 Clemson (6-2, 5-1 ACC) at Wake Forest (2-6, 0-4 ACC)
The Line: Clemson by 22.5.
The scoop: Clemson’s defense faces the nation’s worst offense.
Clemson 41, Wake Forest 21.

UT Martin (5-5) at #1 Mississippi State (8-0)
The Line: No Line
The scoop: ?????
Mississippi State 54, UT Martin 14.

Virginia (4-5, 2-3 ACC) at #2 Florida State (8-0, 5-0 ACC)
The Line: Florida State by 19.
The scoop: In their last 31 home games, opponents average only 12 points a game against the Seminoles.
Florida State 38, Virginia 24.

Texas A&M (6-3, 2-3 SEC) at #3 Auburn (7-1, 4-1 SEC)
The Line: Auburn by 21.5.
The scoop: Auburn has won 15 straight at home, the nation’s longest winning streak.
Auburn 45, Texas A&M 21.

#4 Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC) at #14 LSU (7-2, 3-2 SEC)
The Line: Alabama by 6.5.
The scoop: Alabama has won three straight in the series.
Alabama 24, LSU 20.

#5 Oregon (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12) at #20 Utah (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12)
The Line: Oregon by 9.
The scoop: Fact: Marcus Mariota is the best player in college football…right now….
Oregon 31, Utah 20.

#9 Kansas State (7-1, 5-0 Big 12) at #6 TCU (7-1, 4-1 Big 12)
The Line: TCU by 6.
The scoop: TCU coach Gary Patterson is 0-2 against his alma mater.
TCU 37, Kansas State 28.

#13 Ohio State (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten) at #7 Michigan State (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten)
The Line: Michigan State by 3.5.
The scoop: The Spartans have won 13 straight Big Ten games.
Ohio State 24, Michigan State 20.

#8 Notre Dame (7-1) at #11 Arizona State (7-1, 5-1 Pac-12)
The Line: Arizona State by 2.5.
The scoop: Notre Dame has won all three meetings between the schools.
Notre Dame 31, Arizona State 27.

#10 Baylor (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) at #16 Oklahoma (6-2, 3-2 Big 12)
The Line: Oklahoma by 5.5.
The scoop: Oklahoma’s two losses this season are by a total of five points.
Baylor 37, Oklahoma 31.

Presbyterian (5-4, 1-2 away) at #12 Ole Miss (7-2, 4-2 SEC)
The Line: No Line
The scoop: Not sure why they are playing this game.
Ole Miss 55, Presbyterian 14.

#17 Georgia (6-2, 4-2 SEC) at Kentucky (5-4, 2-4 SEC)
The Line: Georgia by 10.
The scoop: Georgia’s 40.5 point average per game leads the SEC.
Georgia 31, Kentucky 25.

#18 UCLA (7-2, 4-2 Pac-12) at Washington (6-3, 2-3 Pac-12)
The Line: UCLA by 4.5.
The scoop: Washington leads the nation with seven defensive touchdowns.
UCLA 28, Washington 24.

Colorado (2-7, 0-6 Pac-12) at #21 Arizona (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12)
The Line: Arizona by 16.5.
The scoop: Colorado’s Nelson Spruce leads the nation with 90 catches.
Arizona 40, Colorado 13.

#22 Duke (7-1, 3-1 ACC) at Syracuse (3-6, 1-4 ACC)
The Line: Duke by 3.
The scoop: Duke has allowed only four quarterback sacks all season.
Syracuse 28, Duke 24.

#23 Marshall (8-0, 4-0 C-USA) at Southern Miss (3-5, 1-3 C-USA)
The Line: Marshall by 26.
The scoop: If Marshall quarterback Raheem Cato played in another conference, he would be a legitimate Heisman candidate.
Marshall 38, Southern Miss 17.

#24 West Virginia (6-3, 4-2 Big 12) at Texas (4-5, 3-3 Big 12)
The Line: West Virginia by 3.5.
The scoop: West Virginia’s three losses have come to Top 10 teams.
West Virginia 34, Texas 27.

#25 Wisconsin (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) at Purdue (3-6, 1-4 Big Ten)
The Line: Wisconsin by 16.
The scoop: Wisconsin has only allowed 44 pass plays of 10 or more yards.
Wisconsin 37, Purdue 10.

Week 11 idle: #15 Nebraska (8-1)

Last week:
Straight up: 14-3
Against the spread: 8-9

Overall:
Straight up: 147-32
Against the spread: 76-81-5

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~ by Scooby Axson on November 6, 2014.

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