Sunday Morning Coffee: Week 9 college football projections

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Welcome to Sunday Morning Coffee, a short look at college football projected lines before release in Las Vegas or offshore. This weekly column examines where the point spread should open or trend. Hangover, overlook and general box score notes from the week’s previous action will be captured to help any college football investor get action on a number.

If you plan to hit openers, take a look at the projected point spreads for Week 9:

Date Away Home CW Line
Oct 26 Toledo Ball St. BALL +15
Oct 26 South Alabama Georgia St. GST -3
Oct 26 Eastern Michigan N. Illinois NIU -8.5
Oct 26 Stanford Oregon St. ORST +18.5
Oct 27 Florida State Boston College BC +8.5
Oct 27 Tulane Memphis MEM -10
Oct 27 Tulsa SMU SMU -9.5
Oct 28 Buffalo Akron AKR -2.5
Oct 28 Washington State Arizona ARIZ +7
Oct 28 USC Arizona St. ASU +6.5
Oct 28 Texas Baylor BAY +11
Oct 28 San Jose State BYU BYU -11.5
Oct 28 Georgia Tech Clemson CLEM -14.5
Oct 28 Texas State Coastal Carolina CC -7.5
Oct 28 California Colorado COLO -8.5
Oct 28 Air Force Colorado St. CSUP -10.5
Oct 28 Georgia Florida FLA +13
Oct 28 UNLV Fresno St. FRES -10
Oct 28 San Diego State Hawaii HAW +5
Oct 28 East Carolina Houston HOU -22
Oct 28 ULM Idaho IDHO -1
Oct 28 Wisconsin Illinois ILL +25
Oct 28 Minnesota Iowa IUPA -7
Oct 28 TCU Iowa St. ISU +11
Oct 28 Kansas State Kansas KU +20
Oct 28 Tennessee Kentucky UK -4.5
Oct 28 FIU Marshall MRSH -11
Oct 28 Indiana Maryland MD +6.5
Oct 28 Rutgers Michigan MICH -24
Oct 28 Arkansas State New Mexico St. NMSU +3.5
Oct 28 Miami North Carolina UNC +15
Oct 28 Old Dominion North Texas UNT -11
Oct 28 Michigan State Northwestern NW +1
Oct 28 North Carolina State Notre Dame ND -5.5
Oct 28 Penn State Ohio St. OSU -9
Oct 28 Texas Tech Oklahoma OKLA -16.5
Oct 28 Arkansas Ole Miss MISS -5.5
Oct 28 Utah Oregon ORE -1.5
Oct 28 Virginia Pittsburgh PITT -1
Oct 28 Nebraska Purdue PUR -6
Oct 28 Louisiana Tech Rice RICE +10
Oct 28 Vanderbilt South Carolina SC -5.5
Oct 28 Houston South Florida USF -11
Oct 28 UAB Southern Miss USM -12.5
Oct 28 Mississippi State Texas A&M TA&M -1
Oct 28 Georgia Southern Troy TROY -17.5
Oct 28 Missouri UConn CONN +11.5
Oct 28 Appalachian State UMass MASS +6
Oct 28 Boise State USU USU +8.5
Oct 28 Duke Virginia Tech VT -16.5
Oct 28 Louisville Wake Forest WF +4.5
Oct 28 UCLA Washington WASH -12
Oct 28 Oklahoma State West Virginia WVU +6.5
Oct 28 Florida Atlantic W. Kentucky WKU -2.5
Oct 28 New Mexico Wyoming WYO 0
Legend: Coming off bye / Overlook watch / Back to Back road travel / Neutral site


  • There’s no time for the Trojans to lick their wounds as they go to Tempe on a second week of road travel. The winner of the USC and Arizona State will control the Pac-12 South.

  • The Clemson defense has had two weeks to prepare for the Georgia Tech option attack, but how much of the bye week did the Tigers spend preparing for North Carolina State in Week 10?

  • The Irish fall into a hangover scenario after a top-10 win against USC. Notre Dame now hosts NC State, who may be on overlook to Clemson.

  • Fresno State had one of the bigger power rating adjustments of the season to make UNLV +10. This line could skyrocket further for the Bulldogs as UNLV QB Armani Rogers suffered a head injury that will have him in concussion protocol. His status for this game will not be determined until the end of the week.

  • Iowa State controls their own destiny in the Big 12 race. TCU travels to Ames but could be on overlook to Texas in Week 10.

  • North Carolina and Duke may fall into favorable spots against Miami and Virginia Tech, respectively. Both the Hurricanes and Hokies will clash for the Coastal in Week 10.

  • The Ohio State spread should sit in the dead zone north of a touchdown hosting Penn State. The Nittany Lions may come out flat after a physical and emotional drumming of Michigan.

  • There is plenty of overlook to Week 10 on this slate, but none bigger than Bedlam between Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. Texas Tech visits Norman while West Virginia hosts the Cowboys this week.

  • UMass put up 670 yards of offense in Week 8 and hosts a nonconference sandwich game against Appalachian State. The Mountaineers have had fourth quarter comebacks weekly and may not game prep for the Minutemen with conference travel to ULM in Week 10.

  • Arkansas falls to 2-5 and Bret Bielema will have the hottest of seats in college football. QB Austin Allen’s status is unknown, while Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson is out.

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