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College Football: Ohio State and Oregon do the job

In Week 9 of college football the No.1 Ohio State and No.5 Oregon both won the games and covered the spread.

College Football: Ohio State and Oregon do the job The two tough college football games we extensively reviewed in Week 9 finished the way the bookies predicted. The No.1 Ohio State (9-0) extended their streak of victories to nine and will continue to reign over the college football polls. The Buckeyes beat Penn State (6-3) 37-17, leaving only a handful of "experts" thinking Ohio State is not the best college football team in the country. The Buckeyes opened the score with a field goal, giving the Penn State fans a little bit of happiness when the Nittany Lions returned with a touchdown to take the lead (7-30 for first and last time in the game.

 A touchdown in the second quarter and Ohio State was back in control. In the second half the Buckeyes scored another 20 points, only 10 of which were returned by Penn State for a final score Ohio State vs. Penn State 37-17. Todd Boeckman was very well guarded all night against the Penn State's sack-leading defense, and got sacked only once, when Boeckman didn't dispatch anyone to cover Bowman. Overall the Buckeyes made the win look easy as pie, exactly what was expected from the No.1 team in the country. Bookmaker had Ohio State favorite with odds -175 and the Buckeyes covered the -4 spread and then some.

 On Saturday the No.5 Oregon Ducks (7-1) also got the job done against No. 9 USC (6-2). Oregon took the lead with a touchdown in the 1st quarter of the game and held to it for a final score of 17-24. A field goal by the Trojans in the second QT was met by a field goal by the Ducks. In the remaining two quarters two touchdowns by USC were promptly returned by Oregon. Following the victory, Oregon most likely will climb to No.5 in both BCS and AP. Next week Oregon will play the Pac-10 leader Arizona State and a victory will tie the Ducks with the Sun Devils, don't miss that game. Oregon was favorite to win the Week9 game against the USC at Bookmaker with odds -150 and the Ducks also covered the -3 points spread.

 Published on 10/28/2007

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