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QB Rogers withdraws from portal, staying at Washington

When Kalen DeBoer left Washington to replace Nick Saban at Alabama, it left former Mississippi St. quarterback Will Rogers in a difficult situation. Rogers, the SEC’s all-time leader in career pass completions, attempts and completion percentage, transferred to Washington in December with plans of replacing Michael Penix. After DeBoer bolted for Tuscaloosa, Rogers decided to QB Rogers withdraws from portal, staying at Washington

Orange Bowl Opt-Outs: FSU QB Rodemaker hitting the portal

According to multiple reports on Christmas Day, Florida State backup quarterback Tate Rodemaker is entering the transfer portal and will not play in the Seminoles’ Orange Bowl showdown vs. Georgia. 247Sports college football insider Matt Zenitz is reporting that a source close to the Rodemaker family told him, “This decision to enter the portal was Orange Bowl Opt-Outs: FSU QB Rodemaker hitting the portal

LSU’s Heisman winner Daniels declares for NFL Draft

LSU star quarterback Jayden Daniels, the 2023 Heisman Trophy winner, has declared for the NFL Draft and will opt out of the Tigers’ New Year’s Day showdown against Wisconsin at the ReliaQuest Bowl in Tampa. Daniels had a spectacular campaign, completing 72.2 percent of his passes for 3,812 yards with an incredible 40/4 touchdown-to-interception ratio. LSU’s Heisman winner Daniels declares for NFL Draft

Edwards: SECCG Preview and Prediction

Published on Wednesday, 11/29/23, at 12:58 p.m. Eastern. Updated on Friday, 12/1/23, at 2:44 p.m. Eastern. As of early Wednesday afternoon, most books had Georgia (12-0 straight up, 5-7 against the spread) installed as a favorite in the -5 (Westgate SuperBook) to -6.5 (BetOnline) range in Saturday’s SEC Championship Game vs. Alabama in Atlanta. The Edwards: SECCG Preview and Prediction

Marshall: Week 12 Technical Edges

BUFFALO at MIAMI-OHIO (Wednesday, November 15)… Home team has covered last six meetings. Bulls under six straight in 2023, RedHawks on 8-1 spread run this season. Tech edge-Miami-Ohio and under, based on team and totals trends. CENTRAL MICHIGAN at OHIO (Wednesday, November 8)… Last meeting 10-9-21 when Chips won but didn’t cover in Athens (30-27 Marshall: Week 12 Technical Edges

LSU’s Daniels ‘probable’ vs. UF, but RB Diggs ‘doubtful’

LSU (6-3 straight up, 5-4 against the spread) star senior quarterback Jayden Daniels has been upgraded to ‘probable’ and is expected to start in Saturday night’s home game vs. Florida. It wasn’t all good news from Brian Kelly on Thursday night, though, as he shared that RB Logan Diggs has been downgraded to ‘doubtful.’ Both LSU’s Daniels ‘probable’ vs. UF, but RB Diggs ‘doubtful’

FanDuel posts hypothetical lines for conference-championship games

FanDuel has posted spreads for three hypothetical conference-championship games. Let’s start with the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta, where the expectation is for yet another Alabama-Georgia showdown. FanDuel had the Bulldogs listed as 5.5-point favorites this morning, but they’ve been adjusted to -4.5. Alabama was +168 on the money line earlier, but that number has FanDuel posts hypothetical lines for conference-championship games

Marshall: Week 11 Technical Edges

EASTERN MICHIGAN at TOLEDO (Wednesday, November 8)… Eagles 5-1-1 vs. spread last seven meetings, EMU also now 22-1-1 last 24 as MAC road dog! Rockets only 4-11 as chalk since mid 2022.  Tech edge- Eastern Michigan, based on team and series trends. BOWLING GREEN at KENT STATE (Wednesday, November 8)… Road team has covered last Marshall: Week 11 Technical Edges

Marshall: Week 10 Technical Edges

BOSTON COLLEGE at SYRACUSE (Friday, November 3)…Home team has covered last three meetings. Eagles have won last four and covered three of those this season. BC also on 9-2-1 over run since late 2022. Orange in a real nosedive, 0-4 SU and vs. line last four this season. Tech edge-Boston College and over, based on Marshall: Week 10 Technical Edges

Edwards: CFB Power Rankings – Week 9

These rankings are based on one criterion only – who we’d make favored over whom on a neutral field this Saturday. There are some injuries impacting a few teams negatively, and those are noted below. 1-Michigan 2-Georgia *Bowers 3-Ohio St. 4-Oklahoma 5-FSU 6-LSU 7-Texas *Ewers 8-Alabama 9-Oregon 10-Washington 11-Ole Miss 12-Penn St. 13-Notre Dame 14-Oregon Edwards: CFB Power Rankings – Week 9

Marshall: Week 9 Technical Edges

JACKSONVILLE STATE at FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL (Wednesday, October 25)… Rich-Rod 5-2 vs. line and under 6-2 with Gamecocks in their FBS debut. Golden Panthers 5-2 as dog since late 2022, also under 5-3 this season. Tech edge-slight to Florida International, based on team trends. UTEP at SAM HOUSTON (Wednesday, October 25)… Miners now 2-6 vs. line Marshall: Week 9 Technical Edges

Coastal Carolina QB Grayson McCall ‘doubtful’ vs Marshall

Coastal Carolina (4-3 straight up, 5-2 against the spread) quarterback Grayson McCall is ‘doubtful’ for Saturday’s home game vs. Marshall. McCall, the four-time first-team All-Sun-Belt selection and the three-time Sun Belt Player of the Year, left this past Saturday’s 27-17 win at Arkansas St. with a head injury after taking a vicious hit. According to Coastal Carolina QB Grayson McCall ‘doubtful’ vs Marshall

UF’s leading rusher & 3 other starters ‘questionable’ vs Vandy

When Florida (3-2 straight up, 1-4 against the spread) released its depth chart today for Saturday’s home game vs. Vanderbilt, four starters, including star running back Trevor Etienne, were listed as ‘questionable.’ As of Wednesday night, most books had the Gators installed as 18 or 18.5-point favorites. Etienne is UF’s leading rusher with 358 rushing UF’s leading rusher & 3 other starters ‘questionable’ vs Vandy

NC State announces quarterback change

North Carolina St. (3-2 straight up, 1-4 against the spread) head coach Dave Doeren announced this morning that MJ Morris will be the team’s starting quarterback moving forward. This move benches Brennan Armstrong, who started the Wolfpack’s first five games. Armstrong and the NC St. offense struggled mightily in Friday’s 13-10 loss to Louisville as NC State announces quarterback change

Marshall: Week 5 CFB Technical Edges

Bruce Marshall, formerly of The Gold Sheet, has been providing content and picks in the sports betting industry for decades. You can find his work weekly here at MajorWager, and you can find more of his picks and analysis at both VegasInsider and SportsLine. MIDDLE TENNESSEE at WESTERN KENTUCKY (Thursday, September 28)… Tops have now Marshall: Week 5 CFB Technical Edges

Edwards: Week 4 Primer

Originally published Friday night, 9/22/23. Updated on Saturday, 9/23/23, at 10:07 a.m. Eastern. What’s up, everybody?! My Week 3 picks were no bueno, as I limped to a 3-5 against-the-spread record. I’m now a mediocre 17-16 ATS for the season (52%, -1.38 Units) in college football. Fortunately, I’ve had a lot of success with some Edwards: Week 4 Primer

Marshall: Week 4 Technical Edges

GEORGIA STATE at COASTAL CAROLINA (Thursday, September 21)… Road team has won and covered last three years in series. Panthers covered 4 of last 5 on road a year ago. Tech edge-slight to Georgia State, based on series trends. WISCONSIN at PURDUE (Friday, September 22)… Wiscy 1-2 vs. line for Luke Fickell, who has covered Marshall: Week 4 Technical Edges

CU’s Travis Hunter out for 3 weeks

Colorado star cornerback and wide receiver Travis Hunter will miss the next three weeks, Coach Prime told Carl Reed Jr. (@CoachReedLive) this morning. The Buffaloes’ versatile star was injured when Colorado St. free safety Henry Blackburn hit him late on a dirty play in the first quarter of Saturday’s thrilling 43-35 comeback win in double CU’s Travis Hunter out for 3 weeks

Week 2 Primer

For the first time since 2007-08 during the Mark Mangino Era in Lawrence, Kansas is looking to go bowling in back-to-back seasons this year. Meanwhile, Illinois is hoping for a second straight bowl bid for the first time since 2010-11. As of Friday afternoon, most books had the Jayhawks listed as a 3.5-point home favorites Week 2 Primer

Marshall: Week 2 Technical Edges

VANDERBILT at WAKE FOREST…Wake won and covered this matchup 45-25 last season at Nashville. Note however that the visiting team is 9-0 vs. the line in Vandy non-conference games since Clark Lea arrived in 2021. Dores have covered seven of last nine as visitor. Deacs have covered just 1 of last 6 reg season games Marshall: Week 2 Technical Edges

Edwards: Clemson at Duke

Week 1 will conclude tonight when Duke hosts Clemson in an ACC showdown. As of Thursday, most books had Clemson installed as a 13-point road favorite with the total in the 55 to 56 range. The Blue Devils were +350 to +400 on the money line. For first-half wagers, the Tigers were favored by seven Edwards: Clemson at Duke

Marshall: Week 1 CFB Technical Report

Editor’s Note: Bruce Marshall has been involved in the sports betting industry for several decades. You may recognize his name from his work through the years at The Gold Sheet and VegasInsider. We’re thrilled to announce that he’ll be providing weekly football content for MajorWager during the 2023 season!  NC STATE at UCONN (Thursday, August Marshall: Week 1 CFB Technical Report

Thursday’s Week 1 Tips

Published on Tuesday, 8/29/23, at 7:19 p.m. Eastern. Updated on Thursday, 8/31/23, at 5:15 p.m. Eastern. Week 1 will start Thursday night with four games that feature at least one program from each Power-Five conference in action. Let’s take a quick look at all four matchups. **Kent St. at Central Florida** -As of Tuesday, most Thursday’s Week 1 Tips

Week Zero Rewind

Underdogs went 5-2 against the spread with two outright wins in Week Zero, while the ‘under’ cashed at a 4-3 clip. Notre Dame jumped all over Navy early and often en route to a 42-3 win as a 20.5-point favorite. The 45 combined points dropped ‘under’ the 49.5-point total. Sam Hartman was outstanding in his Week Zero Rewind

Week Zero Tips, Part II

For my thoughts on the first four games on Saturday’s Week Zero slate, go to Part I of Week Zero Tips here. **Hawaii at Vanderbilt** -As of Friday afternoon, most books had Vanderbilt installed as a 17.5-point home favorite with a total of 55.5 or 56. The Rainbow Warriors were +650 on the money line Week Zero Tips, Part II

Week Zero Tips, Part I

The long wait for football will finally end Saturday in Dublin, Ireland, where Notre Dame will take on Navy at 2:30 p.m. Eastern. You can check out my preview and against-the-spread prediction on the side for the Fighting Irish and Midshipmen right here. Let’s take a quick look at three other games on the Week Week Zero Tips, Part I

Michigan self-imposes 3-game suspension on Jim Harbaugh

Michigan has issued a self-imposed three-game suspension on head football coach Jim Harbaugh to start the 2023 season. The suspension stems from an NCAA investigation alleging various violations committed during a dead period related to COVID-19. There could be additional punishment coming for Harbaugh from the NCAA, which has also alleged that he wasn’t truthful Michigan self-imposes 3-game suspension on Jim Harbaugh

Week Zero: Notre Dame vs. Navy

Published on June 6, 2023. Edited at 9:08 am Eastern on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023. There are seven games on the 2023 Week Zero card scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26. The standalone game is Navy vs. Notre Dame at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, where the Midshipmen and Fighting Irish will collide at 2:30 p.m. Week Zero: Notre Dame vs. Navy

SEC Power Rankings

I think we can break the SEC into five different tiers this season. The top tier is comprised of the legit contenders for a College Football Playoff berth. I believe that group consists of Georgia, LSU, Alabama and Tennessee. The second tier has four teams – Ole Miss, Arkansas, Kentucky and Texas A&M – that SEC Power Rankings

Criminal charge filed against Iowa St. QB Hunter Dekkers in betting probe

According to a report Tuesday from Travis Hines and Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register, the Story County Attorney’s Office in Ames has filed a criminal complaint against Iowa St. quarterback Hunter Dekkers, charging him with tampering with records related to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s probe into sports gambling. Dekkers, who started Criminal charge filed against Iowa St. QB Hunter Dekkers in betting probe

Report: NCAA expected to suspend Jim Harbaugh for 4 games

According to sources for Yahoo’s Ross Dellenger, the NCAA and Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh “are working toward a negotiated resolution that is expected to see him suspended four games this season [for] penalties stemming from alleged false statements he originally made to investigators.” The agreement hasn’t been finalized yet and still needs approval Report: NCAA expected to suspend Jim Harbaugh for 4 games

AJC fires reporter, issues corrections to UGA football story

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has fired investigative reporter Alan Judd for “violating the organization’s journalistic standards” in an article, first published on June 27, about how the University of Georgia’s football program rallied around two players accused of sexual assault in recent years, the newspaper announced Wednesday. The AJC issued corrections to the story, changed the AJC fires reporter, issues corrections to UGA football story

RIP: Ryan Mallett (1988-2023)

At the way-too-young age of 35, former Arkansas and NFL quarterback Ryan Mallett drowned Tuesday while vacationing in Destin, Florida. The Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office said that first responders were called to the scene at 2:12 p.m. Central yesterday behind the 700 block of Gulf Shore Drive. A group of people near the second sand bar RIP: Ryan Mallett (1988-2023)

UF lands 7 commitments in 3 days, but there are still questions galore about Billy Napier

Since Florida’s failed two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter of a 31-29 home loss to top-ranked Alabama in mid-September of the 2021 season, not much has gone right for the Gators. On that play, one player lined up wrong and another went the wrong way. From there, Dan Mullen’s tenure at UF went the UF lands 7 commitments in 3 days, but there are still questions galore about Billy Napier