After upsetting Ohio State a week ago for a SU and ATS victory Virginia Tech moved into the rankings, but they proved to be a poor wager over the weekend when they got upset themselves in a 28-21 loss to East Carolina.
The Hokies had been favored by 10.5 points in that contest, and were one of four ranked teams to be handed losses in Week 3 of the college football slate. Louisville also lost 23-21 to Virginia as a 6.5-point favorite, while USC got shocked 37-31 by Boston College as a 17-point favorite.
And in the only matchup between ranked teams in Week 3, favored Georgia fell 38-35 to South Carolina. The Bulldogs had been set as 6.5-point road favorites at the sportsbooks for their game against the Gamecocks, the result of which should provide a shakeup in the Top 25 this week.
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Several top teams won but failed to cover in Week 3, including Alabama beating Southern Miss 52-12 as a 48-point favorite, Oregon beating Wyoming 48-14 as a 43-point favorite, and Texas A&M beating Rice 38-10 as a 31.5-point favorite. Also, Notre Dame was a 27-point favorite against Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium, but only managed a 30-14 win.
Baylor was a friend to bettors in Week 3, trouncing Buffalo by a score of 63-21 and covering the 35-point spread at the sportsbooks. As well, Ohio State bounced back from their loss to Virginia Tech by blanking Kent State 66-0 and having no trouble covering the 32-point spread. Here are all the SU and ATS results for the ranked teams on the Week 3 college football schedule . . .
No. 25 BYU 33, Houston 25 (BYU -17.5)
No. 8 Baylor 63, Buffalo 21 (Baylor -35)
East Carolina 28, No. 17 Virginia Tech 21 (Virginia Tech -10.5)
No. 20 Missouri 38, UCF 10 (Missouri -10)
No. 22 Ohio State 66, Kent State 0 (Ohio State -32)
Virginia 23, No. 21 Louisville 21 (Louisville -6.5)
No. 2 Oregon 48, Wyoming 14 (Oregon -43)
No. 24 South Carolina 38, No. 6 Georgia 35 (Georgia -6.5)
No. 14 Ole Miss 56, Louisiana-Lafayette 15 (Ole Miss -27)
No. 15 Stanford 35, Army 0 (Stanford -28)
No. 3 Alabama 52, Southern Miss 12 (Alabama -48)
No. 10 LSU 31, Louisiana-Monroe 0 (LSU -31)
No. 11 Notre Dame 30, Purdue 14 (Notre Dame -27)
No. 4 Oklahoma 34, Tennessee 10 (Oklahoma -20.5)
Boston College 37, No. 9 USC 31 (USC -17)
No. 12 UCLA 20, Texas 17 (UCLA -7.5)
No. 7 Texas A&M 38, Rice 10 (Texas A&M -31.5)
No. 16 Arizona State 38, Colorado 24 (Arizona State -15.5)