We’re through three weeks of the college football season and we’re beginning to learn a bit about these teams. This week features a lot more conference play. Within the next few weeks, things will crystalize about some things we still have questions about.
One way to see which teams have been impressive or unimpressive is to take a look at how they’re performing against the spread. By definition, teams that cover spreads are surpassing expectations while teams that are failing to cover spreads are underachieving. So through three weeks, let’s take a look at which teams are perfect against the spread and which teams are looking for their first ATS victory.
There are 131 FBS schools across the country in 2022. However, just 18 teams are undefeated against the spread entering Week 4. Two of those teams, James Madison and TCU, have played just two games so far. That means only 16 teams are 3-0 against the spread.
USC is 3-0 straight up and they have the same record against the spread. They’re covering the spread by an average of 13.2 points per game. They blew out Rice, winning by 52 as a 32.5-point favorite. They also covered against Stanford as a 9.5-point favorite (13 point win) and Fresno State as an 11.5-point favorite (28 point win). The offense has been tremendous and the defense has been forcing turnovers.
Next up: USC -6.5 @ Oregon State
Lincoln Riley and USC have been perfect against the spread to begin the college football season. (Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)
Texas beat UTSA and UL-Monroe comfortably as a double digit favorite, but their most impressive performance was their game against Alabama. They lost by just one point as a 21-point underdog. They’ll be without Quinn Ewers for a few more weeks, causing them to lean on Bijan Robinson who had 202…
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Publish date : 2022-09-20 21:43:45
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