Updated CFB championship game odds: Down go the Buckeyes
Week 2 of the 2014 college football season offered little in the form of marquee matchups, save for a west coast showdown in Eugene that saw Oregon emerge victorious over Michigan State, 46-27. Oregon’s win kept the Ducks at 6/1 to claim the 2015 college football championship at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas (formerly the LVH), but there were several notable schools who weren’t so fortunate.
US PRESSWIREHundley and the Bruins have yet to get on track this season.
Having already plummeted to the odds of 40/1 in the wake of the season-ending injury to quarterback Braxton Miller, Ohio State remains at 40/1 following the team’s first loss under head coach Urban Meyer, which came in the form of a 35-21 defeat at the hands of Virginia Tech. The Buckeyes opened as a 30-point favorite for this Saturday’s matchup with Kent State, with that line having already been bet up to -32, per Sportsbook Review.com.
As for the Hokies, Frank Beamer’s squad was available for purchase at 200/1 just two weeks ago, but Virginia Tech’s impressive win in Columbus on Saturday has lifted the program to a respectable 50/1 currently. Tech opened as a 10.5-point favorite for this week’s matchup with East Carolina, with the line having since been bet up to -11.
One of the biggest disappointments so far of the very young 2014 season has to be the UCLA Bruins, who barely snuck by a mediocre Virginia squad in the opener, 28-20. With most willing to attribute cobwebs to the slow start, the Bruins once again found themselves in a too-close-for-comfort situation Saturday in a lackluster 42-35 win over Memphis. As a result, one of the preseason sleepers to claim this year’s championship has been adjusted from the price of 10/1 to 15/1. However, despite stumbling out of the blocks to open the campaign, UCLA has already moved from -7 to -8 for Saturday’s prime time showdown with Texas, most likely due to the fact that the Longhorns were humiliated 41-7 by BYU at home on Saturday evening.
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