2010 College Football Week 1 Odds: The first Saturday of the college football season is often referred to as Cup-Cake Saturday, a day when traditional football power schools get to hone their skills on smaller programs primarily looking for a big pay day. And on a rare occasion, the big guy even loses one of these games. Remember Michigan vs. Appalachian State three seasons ago? While Week-1 is dubbed Cup Cake, that is not always the case.
On Saturday Sept. 4, there are a few really good matchups and regional rivalry games that will be played. Notre Dame hosts Purdue up at South Bend with a 3:30 pm Eastern start time. Sportsbook.com favors the Irish by 11 in this one. Missouri and Illinois continue their Arch-Rivalry series at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis with an early 12:35 pm start. The Tigers are favored by 11 1/2 in this one.
No rivalry is bigger to the schools playing them than the annual Colorado vs. Colorado State game played in Denver. These two schools bang heads when they kick off at 2 pm. The Buffs are giving -12 as favorites.
Down in Houston town, Texas and Rice square off in an old Southwest Conference rivalry game. Well, it's not much of a rivalry anymore because the Horns always win. Sportsbook.com has Texas favored by 29 1/2. Speaking of old SWC rivalries, Sunday afternoon (3:35 pm) SMU and Texas Tech do battle at Jones Stadium in out in Lubbock, Texas. The Red Raiders are favored by -14.
Coming up on Labor Day, we have a top-10 matchup of No. 3 ranked Boise State playing No. 10 Virginia Tech at FedEx Field in Landover, MD. This game has major BCS implications with the winner put on the fast track to BCS heaven. Sportsbook oddsmakers like the Broncos in this one by -2 1/2.
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