Bettors who shied away from Georgia after they lost star running back Todd Gurley to suspension over the weekend got burned big time, as the Bulldogs routed Missouri 34-0 to easily cover the 3-point spread at the online sportsbooks.
Georgia Tech, meanwhile was one of several ranked teams to get tagged with a loss in Week 7 as they fell 31-25 to unranked Duke as a 3-point favorite to spoil their perfect season. Arizona also fell to a team outside the rankings, losing 28-26 to USC as a 2.5-point underdog.
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The Red River Rivalry game saw favored Oklahoma top Texas 31-26 but not come close to covering the 14.5-point spread, while Florida State continued its ATS struggles with a 38-20 win over Syracuse as a 24-point favorite. The Seminoles are 6-0 SU but now just 1-5 ATS on the season.
Elsewhere, Auburn lost 38-23 to surging Mississippi State as a 3-point favorite, with Texas A&M losing 35-20 to Ole Miss as a 2.5-point favorite. Alabama was a 10-point favorite against Arkansas but only won 14-13, while Notre Dame couldn’t cover a 16.5-point spread in a 50-43 win over North Carolina.
And in the most offense-driven game of the weekend, Baylor outlasted TCU by a score of 61-58 in a no-doubt OVER result in which the Bears couldn’t cover the 8-point spread.
Michigan State couldn’t cover 21 points in a 45-31 win over Purdue, Oklahoma State couldn’t cover 21 points in a 27-20 win over Kansas, and East Carolina couldn’t cover 16 points in a 28-17 win over South Florida. Oregon, though, easily covered a 2.5-point spread in a 42-30 win over UCLA.
Here are all the SU and ATS results for the ranked teams on the Week 7 schedule . . .
No. 25 Stanford 34, Washington State 17 (Stanford -17)
No. 1 Florida State 38, Syracuse 20 (Florida State -24)
No. 11 Oklahoma 31, Texas 26 (Oklahoma -14.5)
No. 13 Georgia 34, No. 23 Missouri 0 (Georgia -3)
Duke 31, No. 22 Georgia Tech 25 (Georgia Tech -3)
No. 3 Mississippi State 38, No. 2 Auburn 23 (Auburn -3)
No. 5 Baylor 61, No. 9 TCU 58 (Baylor -8)
No. 6 Notre Dame 50, North Carolina 43 (Notre Dame -16.5)
No. 8 Michigan State 45, Purdue 31 (Michigan State -21)
No. 12 Oregon 42, No. 18 UCLA 30 (Oregon -2.5)
No. 16 Oklahoma State 27, Kansas 20 (Oklahoma State -21)
No. 7 Alabama 14, Arkansas 13 (Alabama -10)
No. 19 East Carolina 28, South Florida 17 (East Carolina -16)
No. 3 Ole Miss 35, No. 14 Texas A&M 20 (Texas A&M -2.5)
USC 28, No. 10 Arizona 26 (USC -2.5)