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College football odds for Week 1


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Tomorrow, Week 1 of the 2019 college football season kicks off, and not a moment too soon.

While many of these games are Power 5 programs taking on cupcakes, there will be several games worth watching before Saturday’s smorgasbord. The opening night features the defending national champion Clemson Tigers hosting the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Friday’s action features the Wisconsin Badgers on the road to face Charlie Strong’s South Florida Bulls.

Then on Saturday, Big Blue Nation will have its eyes on the Kentucky Wildcats’ regular-season opener vs. the Toledo Rockets. The latest odds from have the Cats favored by 11.5 points, though this is expected to be a tricky game for the home team, as the Rockets are always one of the best teams in a MAC league that produced six bowl teams last season.

Also on the docket for Saturday are the Oregon Ducks facing the Auburn Tigers in AT&T Stadium.

On Sunday, we’ll get to watch the Oklahoma Sooners host the Houston Cougars in a special Sunday night football affair.

Finally, Week 1 concludes with the Louisville Cardinals hosting the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Labor Day Monday.

Here is a look at the odds for Week 1 of the new season:

Thursday, August 29

  • UCLA at Cincinnati -2.5
  • Georgia Tech at Clemson -36
  • Florida International at Tulane -2
  • Texas State at Texas A&M -33.5
  • Kent State at Arizona State -25
  • Utah at BYU +5

Friday, August 30

  • Rice at Army -21.5
  • Wisconsin at South Florida +13.5
  • Tulsa at Michigan State -23
  • Massachusetts at Rutgers -15.5
  • Utah State at Wake Forest -3.5
  • Purdue at Nevada +10.5
  • Colorado State at Colorado -13.5
  • Oklahoma State at Oregon State +14.5

Saturday, August 31

  • Toledo at Kentucky -11.5
  • Florida Atlantic at Ohio State -27.5
  • South Alabama at Nebraska -35.5
  • East Carolina at NC State -16.5
  • Akron at Illinois -17
  • Ball State vs Indiana -16.5
  • Mississippi State vs UL Lafayette +20.5
  • Mississippi at Memphis -6
  • Georgia State at Tennessee -26
  • Eastern Michigan at Coastal Carolina +6.5
  • Duke vs Alabama -35
  • Northwestern at Stanford -6.5
  • Virginia Tech at Boston College +5
  • Syracuse at Liberty +18
  • South Carolina vs North Carolina +9.5
  • Boise State vs Florida State -5
  • SMU at Arkansas State -2.5
  • Middle Tennessee State at Michigan -33.5
  • Miami Ohio at Iowa -21
  • Georgia Southern at LSU -27.5
  • Georgia at Vanderbilt +21.5
  • Virginia at Pittsburgh +2.5
  • Missouri at Wyoming +17.5
  • Oregon vs Auburn -3.5
  • Louisiana Tech at Texas -20.5
  • New Mexico State at Washington State -32
  • Fresno State at USC -13.5

Sunday, September 1

  • Houston at Oklahoma -21.5

Monday, September 2

  • Notre Dame at Louisville +20