The Arizona Sun Devils head to sunny southern California to take on the USC Trojans in Pac 10 play this Saturday. Both teams are 2-3 in conference play, and while Arizona State is still playing for a bowl birth, the Trojans’ NCAA sanctions prevent them from partaking in the postseason.
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The Pittsburgh Panthers host the Louisville Cardinals in Big East action this Saturday afternoon. Both teams are coming off big wins last week. Pittsburgh handled Rutgers, 41-21, while Louisville dominated Connecticut, 26-0.
The Missouri Tigers have been a pleasant surprise this college football season. The Tigers are 6-0 and coming off a big win at College Station. Their schedule gets much tougher this week as they welcome the Oklahoma Sooners to Columbia.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys will put their undefeated season on the line this Saturday afternoon when they take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Lubbock, Texas. The Cowboys won this match-up last year in Stillwater, Oklahoma, 24-17.
The South Florida Bulls host the Syracuse Orangemen in Big East action this Saturday afternoon. Skip Holtz is the new Bulls head coach, and he has the advantage of playing at home against a team the Bulls have had a great deal of recent success against. In the past 2 seasons, South Florida has beaten the ‘Cuse and covered the spread by a touchdown or more in each contest.
Al Golden and the Temple Owls travel to DeKalb, Illinois to battle Jerry Kill and the Northern Illinois Huskies in a cross divisional MAC match-up. There’s a strong possibility that these two teams will meet again in the MAC championship.
The Vanderbilt Commodores are set to do battle with the Connecticut Huskies this Saturday. The game is an intriguing non-conference match-up that pits the SEC against the Big East.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are coming off a heartbreaking loss at Arizona. The loss effectively squashes Iowa’s hopes of playing for a national championship. They look to take out their anger on an outmatched Ball State squad this Saturday.
The San Diego State Aztecs are expected to be a much improved football team this season. In recent years the Aztecs have been one of the Mountain West Conference’s doormats. But second year head coach Brady Hoke, Ball State’s former coach, has some tremendous talent back this year. Fans of the Aztecs are hoping this is the year that San Diego State gets back to a bowl, which would be the first time since 1998.
Clemson Tigers at Auburn Tigers
Saturday, 9/18/10, 7:00 PM EDT, TV: ESPN
Opening Point Spread: Auburn -6.5
Current Betting Line: Auburn -7
Opening Total: 53.5
Current Total: 54.5
Current Moneyline: Auburn -300/Clemson +250