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College Football Point Spreads Week 3

by Matt Foust on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

College Football Point Spreads Week 3: Conference play opens for some this weekend but most the action will take place outside league parameters. There are no shortage of important non-conference clashes scheduled for this Saturday, including meetings between West Virginia and Maryland, Texas and UCLA, and Arizona State and Illinois. However, the biggest College Football Point Spreads Week 3 contest is a showdown between No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 5 Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Maryland Terrapins (-1): West Virginia beat in-state rival Marshall 34-13 to open the season and College Football Point Spreads Week 3it followed up that win with a 55-12 triumph over Norfolk State last weekend. The Mountaineers, shockingly, trailed the Spartans 12-10 at the break, but they exploded for 45 second half points. Dana Holgerson’s troops cannot afford a slow start against the Terrapins, which could be vying for a spot in the top 25 after defeating Miami 32-24 in their opener. Maryland finished that game with 28 first downs and 499 total yards while forcing the suspension depleted Hurricanes into four turnovers.

Texas Longhorns vs UCLA Bruins (+3.5): Texas struggled early in its opener against Rice before going on to win 34-9, and it barely survived BYU last weekend, winning 17-16 after scoring on a four yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter. Garrett Gilbert, who had a solid opener against the Owls, got yanked early in the Cougars game after completing just 2-of-8 passes for eight yards and two interceptions. Case McCoy and David Ash will split the quarterback duties when Texas meets the 1-1 Bruins on Saturday. UCLA, a 27-17 winner over San Jose State last weekend, thrashed the Longhorns 34-12 last year in Austin. Given the way both teams have played thus far, another blowout seems improbable.

Arizona State Sun Devils vs Illinois Fighting Illini (-1.5): Arizona State scored a huge overtime win against Missouri on Friday night, and now it gets its first road test against an Illini squad that sits 2-0 after beating up on cupcakes Arkansas State and South Dakota State. The Sun Devils defense, which is supposed to be one of the better units in the Pac 12, will need to shore things up to win this contest. Missouri quarterback James Franklin, making his second career start, threw for 319 yards and two scores in Tempe last week. Illinois’ Nathan Scheelhaase possesses a similar skill set to Franklin and he represents a major threat to ASU with his arm and legs.

College Football Point Spreads Week 3:

Thursday Night Game - 

LSU -3 (-115), Over 48.5 (-110)
Mississippi State +3 (-105), Under 48.5 (-110)

Friday Night Games - 

Boise State -20 (-110), Over 58.5 (-110)
Toledo +20 (-110), Under 58.5 (-110)

Iowa State +4 (-115), Over 44.5 (-110)
Connecticut -4 (-105), Under 44.5 (-110)

Saturday Games - 

West Virginia +1 (-110), Over 54.5 (-110)
Maryland -1 (-110), Under 54.5 (-110)

Auburn +3.5 (-110), Over 59 (-110)
Clemson -3.5 (-110), Under 59 (-110)

Pittsburgh +3 (-115), Over 50 (-110)
Iowa -3 (-105), Under 50 (-110)

Penn State -7.5 (-105), Over 45.5 (-110)
Temple +7.5 (-115), Under 45.5 (-110)

Mississippi -2 (-110), Over 48.5 (-110)
Vanderbilt +2 (-110), Under 48.5 (-110)

Duke +7 (-115), Over 48 (-110)
Boston College -7 (-105), Under 48 (-110)

Kansas +14 (-110), Over 60 (-110)
Georgia Tech -14 (-110), Under 60 (-110)

Wisconsin -16 (-110), Over 63.5 (-110)
Northern Illinois +16 (-110), Under 63.5 (-110)

Tennessee +9.5 (-110), Over 50.5 (-110)
Florida -9.5 (-110), Under 50.5 (-110)

Michigan State +4.5 (-110), Over 51 (-110)
Notre Dame -4.5 (-110), Under 51 (-110)

Arizona State +1.5 (-110), Over 59 (-110)
Illinois Fighting Illini -1.5 (-110), Under 59 (-110)

Virginia +10 (-110), Over 48.5 (-110)
North Carolina -10 (-110), Under 48.5 (-110)

Texas -3.5 (-105), Over 45 (-110)
UCLA +3.5 (-115), Under 45 (-110)

Washington +16.5 (-110), Over 54 (-110)
Nebraska -16.5 (-110), Under 54 (-110)

Navy +17 (-105), Over 55.5 (-110)
South Carolina -17 (-115), Under 55.5 (-110)

Louisville +6.5 (-110), Over 43 (-110)
Kentucky -6.5 (-110), Under 43 (-110)

Syracuse +16.5 (-110), Over 47.5 (-110)
USC -16.5 (-110), Under 47.5 (-110)

Oklahoma -3 (-115), Over 55 (-110)
Florida State +3 (-105), Under 55 (-110)

Utah +4.5 (-110), Over 47.5 (-110)
BYU -4.5 (-110), Under 47.5 (-110)

Oklahoma State -13.5 (-110), Over 69.5 (-110)
Tulsa +13.5 (-110), Under 69.5 (-110)

Stanford -9.5 (-110), Over 54 (-110)
Arizona +9.5 (-110), Under 54 (-110)

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