Wilson: Projected Odds for All Week 12 College Football Games

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  • Collin Wilson uses his updated power ratings to project point spreads for every college football matchup.
  • Below you'll find his projected spreads for Week 12, including matchups between Georgia and Auburn, and Minnesota and Iowa.

LSU and Alabama had a good ole fashion slobber knocker in Tuscaloosa, as the Tigers survived the Crimson Tide’s second half blitz. The two SEC powerhouses scored 34 points in the fourth quarter,  with six of the final seven drives ending in touchdowns.

Joe Burrow will take a definitive lead in the Heisman Trophy race, while Nick Saban will look to use Mississippi State, Western Carolina and Auburn as a spring board for his team’s College Football Playoff hopes.

In other action, Minnesota bounced Penn State to vault itself to a 9-0 record and a commanding lead in the Big Ten West. The Gophers are an Iowa and Northwestern victory away from getting Ohio State or Penn State in the Big Ten Championship Game.

Expect the College Football Playoff rankings to get a shakeup, with two of the top four taking a loss. The key to Tuesday nights ranking after Week 11 play will be Alabama’s spot as it relates to Oregon, Utah and Oklahoma. Let the debate on the merits of a one-loss SEC at-large vs. a one-loss conference champion begin.

The Action Network power ratings have been adjusted, as Week 12 pits Georgia-Auburn and Oklahoma-Baylor as the premier games of the week.

We’re projecting every Week 12 point spread below in anticipation of Sunday openers.

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Projected College Football Odds, Week 12

A negative number indicates the home team is favored by that many points; a positive number indicates the home team is an underdog.

Week 12 Scheduling Notes

  • Buffalo, Arkansas State, Auburn, Central Michigan, Syracuse, Marshall, Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Navy, Oregon, Rutgers, Tulane, Texas A&M and UNLV are all off a bye week.
  • North Carolina-Pitt, Memphis-Houston, Rice-Middle Tennessee, Kansas-Oklahoma State and UCLA-Utah will each face each other off a bye week.
  • USC, Wake Forest, Louisville, UMass, LSU, Wyoming and Stanford will be on back-to-back travel.

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Week 11 Injury Notes

  • Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels missed Saturday’s game with an undisclosed injury, and it is unknown if he will play against Oregon State on Nov. 16.
  • Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson exited with a shoulder injury, and his status is unknown for Nov. 23 against LSU.
  • LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton left the last game with a lower right leg injury, and his status is unknown for Nov. 16 against Mississippi.
  • Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant has a hamstring strain, and did not play against Georgia.
  • North Texas quarterback Mason Fine left Saturday’s game with a concussion.
  • USC quarterback Kedon Slovis exited Saturday’s game with an undisclosed injury, and his status for Nov. 16 against California has yet to be established.
  • UAB quarterback Tyler Johnson III missed Saturday’s game with a knee injury, and it has yet to be determined if he will line up against UTEP on Nov. 16.

Week 12 Situational Spots to Play

  • With tie-breaking victories over Buffalo and Ohio, Miami of Ohio is in firm control of the MAC East. Bowling Green is playing to keep bowl eligibility alive.
  • Minnesota will look to avoid hangover in Kinnick Stadium against Iowa.
  • Ohio State travels to Rutgers, while Penn State hosts Indiana.  Both the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions may have overlook to their showdown on Nov. 23.

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