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.
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.