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College Football Player Props & Odds | How to Bet on QB Hendon Hooker

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A solid slate college football always means one thing: player props that are oozing with value. Unsurprisingly, that rings true in Week 11.

Our staff came through with three player props to bet on Saturday’s slate, ranging from noon ET all the way to 7:30 p.m. ET. Better yet, two of them are bona fide stars for top-10 teams, while the other is an up-and-coming tight end at a Big Ten powerhouse.

Check out all three of our top player props for Saturday’s Week 11 college football slate below.

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College Football Player Props for Week 11

In the table below, you’ll find each of our college football staff’s top player prop picks from Saturday’s slate of games. Click on any pick or team logo to navigate to a specific bet discussed in this article.

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Specific bet recommendations come from the sportsbook offering preferred odds as of writing. Always shop for the best price using our NCAAF Odds page, which automatically surfaces the best lines for every game.

Missouri vs. Tennessee

12 p.m. ET
Saturday, Nov. 12
CBS

QB Hendon Hooker Passing Completions

By Patrick Strollo

The Tennessee Volunteers went from the sweetheart of the 2022 college football season to the first team out of the coveted top four. The Volunteers lost to now No. 1 Georgia, 27-13, in a game that was never really close.

In order for Tennessee to get back into the playoff picture, it’s going to have to win out and do so in style.

What do I mean by style? With one loss on the resume, style means pounding the opponent. The CFP will never admit to this but a good proxy for style points is easily covering the spread.

Senior quarterback Hendon Hooker will be the linchpin to Tennessee’s stylistic quest to prove to the CFP committee that it’s, in fact, worthy of a crack at competing for the National Championship trophy.

Hooker is coming off his worst statistical performance of the season after the vaunted Georgia defense held him to a QBR of 113.3 in a zero-touchdown performance.

This week against Missouri, the impetus will be on Hooker to lead a volunteer offense that is in desperate need of a bounce-back win. A win won’t be enough, though. A crushing victory and a little bit of help along the way is what will grab the attention of the CFP.

You don’t get a big victory and cover 20-point chalk without throwing the ball. On the season, Hooker is averaging 19.88 completions per game. I expect Hooker to get well into the mid-20s in completions as Tennessee will turn this into a high-scoring affair from the onset.

Look for a bounce-back game from Hooker and the Volunteers offense as they look to reassert dominance on the national stage.

Pick: Hendon Hooker Over 19.5 Passing Completions · Play to 22.5


Nebraska vs. Michigan

3:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Nov. 12
ABC

TE Luke Schoonmaker Receiving Yards

By Alex Hinton

Few coaches emphasize the tight end position more than head coach Jim Harbaugh. His latest pupil is Luke Schoonmaker, who has broken out in his redshirt senior season.

Schoonmaker has always been an integral part of Michigan’s offense as a blocker, but he became the starter when Erick All went down for the season with a back injury.

Last season, Schoonmaker had 17 receptions for 165 yards. This season, he has already set career highs with 30 receptions for 315 yards. All last played on Sept. 17 against UConn.

Since then, Schoonmaker has had at least 40 receiving yards in four of Michigan’s last six games. That includes games of 72, 67 and 70 yards.

Schoonmaker is now Michigan’s second leading receiver behind wide receiver Ronnie Bell.

I particularly love Schoonmaker’s matchup this week against Nebraska.

The Huskers have struggled on defense this season and this week will be without safety Myles Farmer, who is second on the team with 62 tackles. His replacements have played less than 100 combined snaps at safety this season, and Nebraska will be starting walk-on Phalen Sanford.

Given how much Michigan already uses Schoonmaker, I expect the Wolverines to exploit this matchup and try to get Schoonmaker matched up on Sanford as much as possible.

The one concern with this pick is that the game might get out of hand. Michigan is a 31 point favorite, and I do expect the Wolverines to cover. However, Schoonmaker might need only three or four catches to reach the 40-yard barrier. He has four receptions in four of his past six games.

Taking his alternate line is the same as taking over 39.5, however, FanDuel is offering the alternate line at -104 while over 39.5 is -114. It’s a small difference, but the alternate line offers a slightly better payout if it hits.

Pick: Luke Schoonmaker Over 39.5 Receiving Yards · Play to 44.5


TCU vs. Texas

7:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Nov. 12
ABC

QB Max Duggan Passing Completions

By Alex Kolodziej

I have another pick on Duggan for Saturday, but thankfully, I checked this market before clocking out. Here’s a prop that feels extremely discounted.

Duggan checks a lot of boxes Saturday against Texas: High total, moderate underdog, facing a Texas defense that’s good against the rush.

The Longhorns have been diced up through the air this season. They’ve allowed a whopping 228 completions entering Week 11, which is north of 25 per contest.

I heavily disagreed with anything south of 20 on Duggan’s completion prop. This should be a high-volume game with plenty of back-and-forth action.

Pick: Max Duggan Over 19.5 Passing Completions · Play to 21.5

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