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If not Oklahoma State, who can rule Big 12?

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The Big 12 is certainly the most interesting conference in the nation and the guys from Pro Football Focus debate which team – aside from an undefeated Oklahoma State – can run the table.

Trevone Boykin becomes country’s No.1 QB

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According to Pro Football Focus, TCU’s Trevone Boykin is officially the top quarterback in the country. Boykin’s stats leave him with the highest overall grade and highest passing grade with no sign of slowing down.

 

Clemson, TCU among favorites in Week 9 college football betting

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The Clemson Tigers will be gunning for an 11th straight victory and a top spot in the upcoming College Football Playoff rankings when they face the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday as 10-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

No. 3 Clemson rose three spots in this week’s AP Top 25 after handing Miami the biggest defeat in that school’s history, a 58-0 beating as 8-point road favorites. The victory improved the Tigers’ straight up conference record to 4-0, and halts a worrisome 1-3 run against the spread while forcing the point total OVER for a third straight week.

North Carolina State returns home for Saturday afternoon’s Tigers vs. Wolfpack betting matchup at Carter-Finley Stadium following a 35-17 win over Wake Forest, stopping a two-game SU and ATS losing streak, and improving their SU record to 5-2.

However, the Wolfpack have struggled at home in recent meetings with ACC opponents, going 1-8 SU in their last nine, 3-6 ATS, and are 1-10 SU in their last 11 against Clemson, 6-5 ATS.

No. 5 TCU will also be looking to gain ground on idle No. 1 Ohio State, No. 2 Baylor, and No. 4 LSU, when the Horned Frogs play host to the West Virginia Mountaineers on Thursday as early 14-point betting favorites. The undefeated Horned Frogs dropped one position in the rankings despite rolling past the Iowa State Cyclones by a 45-21 margin last week, covering as 20.5-point chalk.

The Mountaineers dropped their third straight October 17, both SU and ATS, with their 62-38 loss to the Baylor Bears, and are now 1-4 SU and ATS in their past five road contests. West Virginia is also 1-2 SU in its last three against TCU, but upset the Horned Frogs 30-27 in their last visit two years ago.

No. 8 Stanford will be looking for a seventh straight win by a double-digit margin when it visits the Washington State Cougars as 12-point chalk.

The Cardinal have won by an average margin of 21 points during their six-game SU and ATS win streak, while the Cougars have won three straight SU, and four straight ATS, but are winless in their past seven against Stanford, 2-4-1 ATS, according to the OddsShark College Football Database.

In other Week 9 college football betting action, No. 13 Utah will try to rebound from its stunning 42-24 loss to the USC Trojans when they host the Oregon State Beavers as 23-point chalk this weekend, while No. 9 Notre Dame visits the undefeated Temple Owls as 9.5-point favorites.