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Week Two College Football Lines: Tide opens as a six-touchdown favorite over Fresno State

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The early lines from Week Two are out, and, as improbable as it may be, Alabama’s 41.5-point home chalk against the Fresno State Bulldogs seems about right. The once-proud Central Valley powerhouse has fallen on dark times and is easily one of the 20 worst teams in CFB. The passing game and protection needs ironing out, Najee and Tua and Ruggs and Jeudy need some development; the now-makeshift linebacking corps needs reps -- this will be the game to do those: The following weekend, the Tide take a significant step up in quality when Mike Bobo’s Colorado State Rams come calling. Alabama will cover the six touchdowns out of self-defense, I’d wager.

Other games I’m keeping an eye on: I like the Buckeyes at home by 5.5; Navy is favored by less than two touchdowns at home vs. the terrible Green Wave; Clemson is just -6 in a home night game vs. the Barn; and your trap game of the week, USC is a 5.5-point favorite at home vs. Stanford. I’m not taking any action on that last one; but, if I did, my cash would be on the Treeeees.

Because of the Holiday, the rest of the lines post day-of. What are you liking this week and why? Lines via

Week Two

Ohio at Purdue (-4)

Oklahoma State at South Alabama (+25.5)

Montana at Washington (OFF)

Florida Atlantic at Wisconsin (-31.5)

Buffalo at Army (-16.5)

Western Michigan at Michigan State (-7.5)

Eastern Michigan at Rutgers (-4)

Old Dominion at UMass (+2.5)

Northwestern at Duke (PK)

South Florida at Connecticut (+17)

East Carolina at West Virginia (OFF)

Cincinnati at Michigan (-29)

Louisville at North Carolina (+8)

Charlotte at Kansas State (-36.5)

Iowa at Iowa State (+3)

Wake Forest at Boston College (-3)

New Mexico State at New Mexico (-10)

Rice at UTEP (+1.5)

Texas State at Colorado (-34.5)

UAB at Ball State (-12.5)

Middle Tennessee State at Syracuse (-10)

Indiana at Virginia (+2.5)

Pittsburgh at Penn State (-17)

Fresno State at Alabama (-41.5)

Tulane at Navy (-13)

Western Kentucky at Illinois (+6)

UTSA at Baylor (-16)

Hawaii at UCLA (OFF)

Central Michigan at Kansas (-3.5)

Nebraska at Oregon (-10)

Miami at Arkansas State (+11.5)

San Jose State at Texas (-24)

TCU at Arkansas (-2.5)

UL Lafayette at Tulsa (-15.5)

Marshall at NC State (-20)

Toledo at Nevada (+8)

UL Monroe at Florida State (-35)

South Carolina at Missouri (-3)

North Texas at SMU (-14)

Auburn at Clemson (-6)

Georgia at Notre Dame (OFF)

Mississippi at Louisiana Tech (+8)

Oklahoma at Ohio State (-5.5)

Memphis at Central Florida (-2.5)

Stanford at USC (-5.5)

ULNV at Idaho (-7.5)

Minnesota at Oregon State (+1)

San Diego State at Arizona State (-3)

Utah at BYU (-1.5)

Houston at Arizona (PK)

Boise State at Washington State (-7.5)


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