It’s the most exciting weekends on the college football schedule and one of the biggest for wagering as well.
Rivalry Week is here for college football bettors and the menu is full of the annual tilts pitting state rivals – and other natural rivals – against each other.
The action starts Thursday with Ole Miss facing Mississippi State and Texas facing Texas Tech in a classic Big 12 battle.
On Friday, LSU tackles Arkansas in the match for the Golden Boot. The Tigers opened as huge 24.5-point chalk on most college football betting lines.
Also Friday, Washington battles Washington and unbeaten Fresno State visits San Jose State. Struggling Oregon faces Oregon State in more Friday NCAA betting action.
By the time the calendar flips to Saturday, bettors have a full menu to choose from on the Rivalry Week front. And The Game – Ohio State vs Michigan – goes off the board early in the day.
It’s the annual clash of Big Ten titans and often decides which team plays in the Rose Bowl. The Buckeyes are favored by two touchdowns at The Big House.
Kansas State vs Kansas and Florida vs Florida State keep the wagering action rolling in the early afternoon, Georgia vs Georgia Tech and the annual Iron Bowl goes with Auburn hosting Alabama as double-digit home underdogs.
Waco-based Baylor faces TCU and Virginia tech faces Virginia in later action Saturday. Clemson faces South Carolina is a major ACC battle and the annual Notre Dame vs Stanford clash goes in the evening.
In late action, UCLA faces USC and Arizona State hosts Arizona to cap Rivalry Week wagering action for 2013.
After this weekend, bowl announcements will begin and a flood of college football bowl odds will start hitting the wagering menus.