2013 Week 3 College Football Lines: NCAA Football Week Three Odds

Last Updated: September 14th, 2013 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist)
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Complete List of Week 3 College Football Lines Can Be Found Below
This article is written based off of the NCAA football opening betting lines at 10:00 AM on Sunday 9/8. Updated college football odds can be found at the bottom of this post.

Johnny Manziel vs. AlabamaThe Week 3 2013 college football odds are officially posted, and here at Bankroll Sports, we are going to be looking at some of the best games on the NCAA football lines right off the bat in Week 3 of the season.

We’ll get right into the heat of the action here at Bankroll Sports, as all eyes in Week 3 are going to be on the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas A&M Aggies. We all know that QB Johnny Manziel was able to go on the road last season and beat the Tide in Tuscaloosa, making him one of the rare quarterbacks who has been able to pull that out in the Head Coach Nick Saban era. Bama has been scheming all summer long for this game, and there is no doubt that the vanilla looking offense two weeks ago versus the Virginia Tech Hokies was absolutely in place because of the fact that Johnny Heisman and the Aggies were on deck. Saban rarely loses games in which he has had more than one week to prepare, and that’s why Alabama is favored by a touchdown in this one.

Before we get to the main course on Saturday though, there are some appealing appetizers that we have to dissect on Thursday and Friday. The TCU Horned Frogs are really having a nightmare of a season. They were beaten by the LSU Tigers right away in Week 1, and they lost QB Casey Pachall to an arm injury last week. Now, the Frogs have to hit the road to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders, who are going to pose a real threat in this one. The Air Raid has been throwing the pigskin all over the field, but still, Head Coach Gary Patterson and the gang have opened up as 5.5-point favorites on the road in Lubbock.

Elsewhere on Thursday night, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are giving 7.5 tot he Tulane Green Wave, while the Arkansas State Red Wolves are -10 at home against the Troy Trojans in one of the first Sun Belt battles of the year.

On Friday, the Air Force Falcons are going to bring the triple option to the Smurf Turf, where the Boise State Broncos are favored by three touchdowns at the open.

NCAA Football BetDSIEarly in the rotation schedule, there are a ton of games that feature humongous point spreads. The Stanford Cardinal are laying 28.5 against the Army Black Knights on the road, making them the biggest road favorite that we have seen in a game all season long. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are -29 against Head Coach Ron English’s Eastern Michigan Eagles. Meanwhile, the Georgia State Panthers, who are arguably the worst team in the FBS, are getting 38 against an offensively-challenged West Virginia Mountaineers outfit.

There are plenty of other major blowout projections according to the Week 3 college football odds as well. The Nevada Wolf Pack are +31 on the road against the hyped up QB Jameis Winston and the Florida State Seminoles. The Northern Illinois Huskies are traveling up to Moscow to take on the Idaho Vandals and are -24 favorites in doing so. Fresh off of their win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Michigan Wolverines should waltz to 3-0, as they are giving 35.5 to the Akron Zips. The Oklahoma Sooners, who have played tremendous defense thus far this season, are -37 against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, while the Kansas State Wildcats are -37 against the Massachusetts Minutemen. The Northwestern Wildcats are eking up the rankings as the weeks go on, and they should have no troubles with the Western Michigan Broncos, who are getting 34 points in Evanston. The biggest of all of the favorites though, is the LSU Tigers for the second straight week. LSU blasted the UAB Blazers last week, and this week’s clash against the Kent State Golden Flashes in which they are -38 puts the Bayou Bengals in the same boat this week.

Not every game is projected to be a blowout though, and there are some very interesting ones on the docket. The Wisconsin Badgers, who have played virtually no one yet this season, are playing against the Pac-12’s Arizona State Sun Devils and are getting 5.5 points thanks to their massive road trip.

Keep an eye as well on the game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Gamecocks were beaten last week by the Georgia Bulldogs, and they now know that they are going to have to run the table in the SEC to really have a shot at contending for the National Championship or the SEC East crown. They’re -12.5 in this one, but there aren’t many that don’t believe that Vandy, which lost its SEC opener against the Ole Miss Rebels two weeks ago, can’t contend.

In one of the better non-conference battles that isn’t garnering much attention, the UCF Knights are only +3.5 against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium.

Keep an eye as well, on the USC Trojans. The Men of Troy were beaten last week by the Washington State Cougars to get knocked out of the Top 25, and they are laying a very large 16 once again at home against the Boston College Eagles. There’s a real chance if this game goes poorly, that it could be the last for Head Coach Lane Kiffin.

BetOnline FootballThere aren’t a ton of tremendous games on the docket at night like there usually are on college football Saturdays, but that’s what happens when the cream of the crop game is on CBS at 3:30. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are going to be on the road in the Big Ten for the second straight week on NBC. This time, they’re going to the Purdue Boilermakers, who were very fortunate just to beat the Indiana State Sycamores last week in the home opener. Ross-Ade Stadium is going to be ready for this one, but the Boilers are getting 21.5 points. Remember that last year though, Purdue nearly sprung the upset on the road in South Bend, and this might be a lot closer of a game than the college football expert handicappers suggest.

The ‘totals’ have generally gotten a heck of a lot higher over the course of this week. There are a number of games that are highlighted in the 60s and even the 70s. Right away on Thursday, the TCU game and the Troy game are both in the 60s. The Horned Frogs game features a number of 63 in spite of the fact that it seems like a pair of backup quarterbacks are going to be playing, but the higher number is the 67 in the Sun Belt game.

It might seem like the 69 in the game between the Ohio Bobcats and the Marshall Thundering Herd is high, and it might seem like the 70 on the college football odds between the Fresno State Bulldogs and Colorado Buffaloes are high, but not surprisingly, the Oregon Ducks feature the highest ‘total’ on the board. The Ducks and the Tennessee Volunteers are sitting at 72 right now, and with as badly as the Vols have played defense and for as much as the Quack Attack runs up and down the field, we definitely aren’t doubting that this game could get to the number.

On the lower end of things, Stanford’s high octane defense can shut down anyone in the country, and it’s not surprising that the number is 46 against Army. The lowest number though, is the 43 on the NCAA football odds between the anemic USC Trojans and the Boston College Eagles. Neither of these teams have any real chance to get the job done in the passing game, so it’s going to take a lot on the ground to reach this relatively low number.

2013 NCAA Football Week 3 Odds @ WagerWeb Sportsbook (as of 9/14/13):
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Week 3 NCAA Football Betting Lines for Thursday, 9/12/13
103 TCU Horned Frogs -3
104 Texas Tech Red Raiders +3
Over/Under 63

105 Tulane Green Wave +7
106 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -7
Over/Under 57

107 Troy Trojans +8
108 Arkansas State Red Wolves -8
Over/Under 66.5

College Football Lines for Week 3 for Friday, 9/13/13
109 Air Force Falcons +23.5
110 Boise State Broncos -23.5
Over/Under 57.5

NCAA Football Week 3 Odds for Saturday, 9/14/13
111 Eastern Michigan Eagles +27.5
112 Rutgers Scarlet Knights -27.5
Over/Under 51

113 Stanford Cardinal -30
114 Army Black Knights +30
Over/Under 51.5

115 Georgia State Panthers +40
116 West Virginia Mountaineers -40
Over/Under 58.5

117 Louisville Cardinals -14.5
118 Kentucky Wildcats +14.5
Over/Under 60

119 Marshall Thundering Herd -7.5
120 Ohio Bobcats +7.5
Over/Under 67.5

121 Akron Zips +37.5
122 Michigan Wolverines -37.5
Over/Under 59

123 Bowling Green Falcons +2.5
124 Indiana Hoosiers -2.5
Over/Under 63

125 Virginia Tech Hokies -7.5
126 East Carolina Pirates +7.5
Over/Under 47.5

127 Maryland Terrapins -6.5
128 Connecticut Huskies +6.5
Over/Under 47.5

129 New Mexico Lobos +22.5
130 Pittsburgh Panthers -22.5
Over/Under 50

131 Louisiana Monroe Warhawks +2.5
132 Wake Forest Demon Deacons -2.5
Over/Under 50.5

133 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -7
134 South Alabama Jaguars +7
Over/Under 55

135 Fresno State Bulldogs CANCELED
136 Colorado Buffaloes CANCELED

137 Nevada Wolf Pack +35.5
138 Florida State Seminoles -35.5
Over/Under 64.5

139 UCLA Bruins +3
140 Nebraska Cornhuskers -3
Over/Under 70

141 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -8.5
142 Duke Blue Devils +8.5
Over/Under 58.5

143 Tennessee Volunteers +28
144 Oregon Ducks -28
Over/Under 72.5

145 Ole Miss Rebels +2.5
146 Texas Longhorns -2.5
Over/Under 66

147 Boston College Eagles +14
148 USC Trojans -14
Over/Under 42

149 Iowa Hawkeyes -2
150 Iowa State Cyclones +2
Over/Under 48

151 Alabama Crimson Tide -8.5
152 Texas A&M Aggies +8.5
Over/Under 61

153 Northern Illinois Huskies -29
154 Idaho Vandals +29
Over/Under 62.5

155 Mississippi State Bulldogs +6.5
156 Auburn Tigers -6.5
Over/Under 51

157 Washington Huskies -10
158 Illinois Fighting Illini +10
Over/Under 63.5

159 UCF Knights +5
160 Penn State Nittany Lions -5
Over/Under 50.5

161 Ball State Cardinals -3
162 North Texas Mean Green +3
Over/Under 59

163 Memphis Tigers +8.5
164 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders -8.5
Over/Under 52.5

165 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles +23.5
166 Arkansas Razorbacks -23.5
Over/Under 49.5

167 Vanderbilt Commodores +14
168 South Carolina Gamecocks -14
Over/Under 49.5

169 Tulsa Golden Hurricane +24.5
170 Oklahoma Sooners -24.5
Over/Under 49.5

171 Ohio State Buckeyes -15
172 Cal Golden Bears +15
Over/Under 66

173 Massachusetts Minutemen +38
174 Kansas State Wildcats -38
Over/Under 55

175 Florida Atlantic Owls +12
176 South Florida Bulls -12
Over/Under 45

177 Kansas Jayhawks +6.5
178 Rice Owls -6.5
Over/Under 59.5

179 Kent State Golden Flashes +36.5
180 LSU Tigers -36.5
Over/Under 54

181 Notre Dame Fighting Irish -18.5
182 Purdue Boilermakers +18.5
Over/Under 49

183 UTEP Miners -4
184 New Mexico State Aggies +4
Over/Under 57

185 Western Michigan Broncos +28.5
186 Northwestern Wildcats -28.5
Over/Under 58.5

187 Texas San Antonio Roadrunners +24
188 Arizona Wildcats -24
Over/Under 63

189 Oregon State Beavers +3
190 Utah Utes -3
Over/Under 58

191 Central Michigan Chippewas +7.5
192 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels -7.5
Over/Under 54

193 Wisconsin Badgers +4
194 Arizona State Sun Devils -4
Over/Under 55

241 Western Illinois Leathernecks +24.5
242 Minnesota Golden Gophers -24.5
Over/Under 46

243 Fordham Rams +21
244 Temple Owls -21
Over/Under 53.5

245 Youngstown State Penguins +23.5
246 Michigan State Spartans -23.5
Over/Under 40

247 Northern Colorado Bears +26
248 Wyoming Cowboys -26
Over/Under 59.5

249 Cal Poly Mustangs +7.5
250 Colorado State Rams -7.5
Over/Under OTB

251 Stony Brook Seawolves +12.5
252 Buffalo Bulls -12.5
Over/Under 46

253 Delaware Blue Hens +16.5
254 Navy Midshipmen -16.5
Over/Under 60.5

255 Wagner Seahawks +28.5
256 Syracuse Orange -28.5
Over/Under 49.5

257 Bethune Cookman Wildcats -3.5
258 Florida International Golden Panthers +3.5
Over/Under 46.5

259 Lamar Cardinals +47
260 Oklahoma State Cowboys -47
Over/Under 63.5

261 Nicholls State Colonels +25.5
262 Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns -25.5
Over/Under 59

263 Northwestern State Demons +29.5
264 Cincinnati Bearcats -29.5
Over/Under 55.5

265 Eastern Washington Eagles +7.5
266 Toledo Rockets -7.5
Over/Under 74

267 Weber State Wildcats +38.5
268 Utah State Aggies -38.5
Over/Under 64.5

269 Southern Utah Thunderbirds +21.5
270 Washington State Cougars -21.5
Over/Under 47.5

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