Friday Morning Breakfast Sandwiches and Box Scores

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One day each week, I will dig into the box scores over breakfast and provide a high level betting summary of each game from the previous night. Collin will have something much more robust from a numbers perspective each Sunday with his "Sunday Morning Coffee". Stay tuned for the first installment later this weekend to see what that is all about.

I will also highlight a unique breakfast sandwich from somewhere in the US each week so feel free to send nominations that you feel are worthy of mention. The picture above is a Pastrami, Egg, and Cheese on Rye from Hershel’s Deli at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. It’s a breakfast Reuben. Need I say more?


Since you probably don’t have pastrami right now, go make yourself a bacon, egg, and cheese so that you can relive your best, worst, and most painful calls from opening night of week 1.

UCF Rolls FIU 61-17

Tickets Cashed: UCF -17 & Over 56

  • Props if you had either the favorite or the over as both were pretty much locked up midway through the 3rd quarter. UCF led 21-10 with 8 to go in the 2Q before UCF recorded a safety to make it 23-10. Fast forward 17 game minutes and that lead ballooned to 54-10 after 40 unanswered points from the Knights

  • UCF QB McKenzie Milton threw for 360 yards and 4 TDs on just 21 attempts (16/21)

  • FIU lost all 3 of their fumbles, but they also had 14 penalties for 163 yards, and were simply outclassed from the gun.

Wake Smokes PC 51-7

Tickets Cashed: Wake -42 & Over 54

  • You could have pushed if you grabbed the Blue Hose right on the open at +44. This O/U moved 10 points from the open at 44. Wake Forest was up 51-0 at the end of 3 and took their foot off the gas. Presbyterian got late Over backers to the window with their only score of the game midway through the 4th. Presbyterian got the ball inside Wake territory late for a backdoor shot, but ultimately turned it over on downs.

  • It is worth noting that Wake did give up over 200 yards on the ground.

TSU Stuns GSU 17-10

Tickets Cashed: Ten St +15 & Under 56

  • Never really in doubt if you backed the dog and/or under here. The Panthers were favored by 15 points, but only scored 10. Yikes. Extra props if you pulled the Tennessee State +550 ML.

  • Georgia State did lose all 3 fumbles, but they only ran for 49 yards on 29 carries (1.7 per). Conversely, Tenny State ran for 238 yards on 42 carriers (5.7 per)

Minny Beats Bulls 17-7

Tickets Cashed: Buffalo +22 & Under 52

  • Somebody knew something. The steam was right here as this line crashed on Friday from Minnesota -28 all the way down to -22 before kick.

  • Over backers had to be excited in the first quarter when the Gophers went up 14-7, but that joy soon turned to frustration as no points were scored after the first quarter until Minnesota kicked a Field Goal to seal it with 2 minutes to go in the game.

  • The Kickers in this game were a combined 1-5 on Field Goal Attempts.

CMU Survives 30-27

Tickets Cashed: URI +34 (O/U Pushed)

  • The Rams, +8500 on the ML, missed a 33 yard Field Goal in 2OT to win outright in Mount Pleasant as 34 point underdogs.

  • Brutal beat if you had the under as it pushed on the last play of the game in triple OT, but at least it didn’t go 4.

  • One of the weirdest games of the night. Rhode Island trailed 13-0 at the half and by 14 in the 4th quarter before they tied it late. I just don’t understand how a 34 point dog almost wins outright on a night WHEN THEY THREW 6 INTERCEPTIONS!

  • Shane Morris looked awful under center for the Chips (25-49 for 226 yards)

Cats Down Peay 26-14

Tickets Cashed: Peay +43 & Under 58

  • Neither the dog or under was ever in any real danger of not getting to the window. Cincy looked so flat as I think they got caught looking ahead to Michigan next weekend, which might have been part of the reason for the line drop from -46 to -43.

  • Austin Peay just grinded clock all night as they ran the ball 60 times for 224 yards. They dominated Time of Possession 38 minutes to 22 minutes.

  • The Bearcats only had 15 first downs and 248 yards of total Offense. This was a 6 point game with 5 minutes to go in the 4th quarter. Yikes.

Toledo Wins 47-13

Tickets Cashed: Elon +44.5 & Over 55.5

  • Over backers can thank the Rockets for not taking a knee up 40-13 as Shakif Seymour ran it from 9 yards out with 50 seconds left to make it 47-13.

  • Toledo dominated the box score as Elon only had 175 total yards of Offense. Their QBs combined for 3/14 47 yards 0 TD/1 INT. Toledo outgained Elon 553-175, but they could not capitalize in the redzone in the 1H as they had to settle for 4 FGs.

Uconn Escapes 27-20

Tickets Cashed: Cross +22 & Under 60

  • The O/U moved from an open of 49 all the way up to 60, but it was early and late under backers who all headed to the window.

  • Holy Cross led this game at the half by a score of 20-7, and also led in the 4th quarter 20-14. However, Uconn scored 17 unanswered in the 2H to take a 27-20 lead before Holy Cross turned over on downs with 5 minutes to go in the redzone.

  • Peter Pujals threw for 358 yards on 33/56 passing against the Uconn Defense. The Crusaders were probably the better team, but they just didn’t execute at the end. They lost a fumble and turned over on downs twice in their last 3 possessions of the game.

Utah Beats UND 37-16

Tickets Cashed: IT DEPENDS!

  • MIDDLED! We always love to hear when books get middled and it happened with both the side and total here. Utah opened up at -22.5 and closed at -20.5 in a game that they won by 21. The O/U opened at 50.5 and closed at 60 in a game that featured 53 total points.

  • Utah WR Darren Carrington II, the leading receiver for Oregon in 2016, had 10 catches for 127 yards and 1 TD.

Pokes Roll TU 59-24

Tickets Cashed: OSU -19 & Over 70.5

  • Tulsa put up 475 yards of Total Offense, including 244 yards on the ground. The problem is Oklahoma State put up 640 yards of Total Offense, including 332 on the ground. The Tulsa passing game just isn’t there yet after all of the departures they suffered in the offseason.

  • The 3 headed monster for Oklahoma State was as productive as you’d expect. Mason Rudolph was a super clean and efficient 20-24 for 303 yards 3 TD 0 INT. Justice Hill rushed for 132 yards on just 15 carries and James Washington had 6 catches for 145 yards and 2 TDs. That offense is scary good.

tOSU Whips IU 49-21

Tickets Cashed: Ohio St -20 & Over 56

  • This game was a roller coaster. Under backers had to be feeling good midway through the 2nd quarter with a 7-6 score. Indiana +21 backers, including myself, had to be feeling optimistic with 4 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter when Indiana took the lead 21-20. The final nail in the coffin of Hoosier backers was the Lagow fumble at his own 11 to start the 4th quarter.

  • Lagow actually threw for 410 yards against a very questionable Ohio State secondary. Simmie Cobbs had 11 catches for 150 yards and Luke Timian had 10 catches for 72 yards. Major question marks still exist in this Buckeye secondary, but certainly not up front. Indiana had 17 total rushing yards on 27 carries.

  • Ohio State started slow on offense, but they ultimately had a very impressive night. Great balance as they had close to 300 on the ground and 300 through the air. J.K. Dobbins, who is an absolute stud, rushed for 181 yards on 29 carries.

  • Lastly, nobody should be surprised Urban Meyer elected to go for it on 4th down up 21 with 4 to go. You knew he was still butthurt from losing 31-0 to Clemson so he had to take it out on poor little basketball school Indiana in August.


Hogs Truck FAMU 49-7

Tickets Cashed: FAMU +47 & Under 60.5

  • Rattler backers had to sweat throughout the 2H after Arkansas returned a fumble for a TD right after halftime, but ultimately got a big TD drive midway through the 4th quarter to feel comfortable. This game was pretty vanilla. Florida A&M couldn’t really move the ball, and Arkansas just mainly kept it on the ground picking up 5+ a pop. The Hogs only threw for 180 total yards.

Tigers Beat ULM 37-29

Tickets Cashed: ULM +28 & Over 61.5

  • Brutal loss for under backers as the end of this game just got weird. Memphis had a chance to end the game with a first down, but just dropped the ball instead. ULM went down the field and scored a TD with 40 seconds left before a failed onside kick attempt. If you got this total right at the open of 67, you could have cashed an under ticket, but most probably didn’t have that number.

  • Late side steam here lost, but 37-29 is a very misleading final score as ULM was down by 23 with 5 to go (Memphis was actually -29 live at the time).

  • Memphis QB Riley Ferguson didn’t look great (10-25 97 yards 0 TD 1 INT), but he didn’t need to do much as Memphis ran for 319 yards on 39 carries (over 8 yards a pop). Also, to be fair, the conditions were not ideal for throwing the football last night in Memphis.

ASU Over NMSU 37-31

Tickets Cashed: NMSU +24 & Under 69

  • This was a fun one from a betting perspective. Arizona State went up 37-13 early in the 4th quarter after a pick 6. They still led by 24 with 8 to go. Over backers needed 19 points to push their O 69 (which would be nice at this point). NMSU goes on to score 3 TDs in the final 8 minutes, but over backers only saw 18 more points since NMSU failed on two point conversions after the first two touchdowns and then scored their third touchdown on the very last play of the game so no point after was attempted.

  • Arizona State still can’t play defense. The Aggies threw for 400 and ran for 150. NMSU WR Jaleel Scott had 8 catches for 149 yards and 2 TDs.

  • The Sun Devils only ran for 79 yards on 40 carries, one of the most shocking stat lines to me from last night; although, they did see some flashes from Manny Wilkins in the passing game (22-27 300 yards 2 TD 0 INT)

Hope you enjoyed your breakfast sandwich as you read through these. Stay tuned for the release of the first installment of CW9, a weekly piece published each Friday where Collin will examine 9 college football bets he likes for the upcoming weekend.

Let’s avoid the moose and have a profitable weekend starting with FAU and Colorado State tonight.