Updated CFB championship odds: Georgia's rebound
After exacting revenge on the Clemson Tigers on August 30 for a 38-35 season-opening loss in 2013, the Georgia Bulldogs traveled to South Carolina in Week 2 of the college football season and suffered a 38-35 defeat to Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks. The setback dropped Mark Richt’s crew both from 10/1 to 20/1 on the odds board at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook and out of the public eye as conference foes like Mississippi State and Mississippi captured the country’s attention.
ICONRicht's Bulldogs have won five straight entering Saturday's showdown with Florida.
Nearly two months later and the Bulldogs have clawed their way right back into the thick of the national championship hunt. Georgia’s 45-32 victory over Arkansas on October 18—the team’s fifth-straight win—elevated the Bulldogs to their current position of 6/1, which currently resides in a tie for second with Oregon just below favorite Alabama (5/1).
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the previously unbeaten Mississippi Rebels, who botched Saturday’s showdown with LSU in Baton Rouge and, as a result, were adjusted from 5/1 to 8/1 to win the national championship.
Also worth noting is the rebound of the TCU Horned Frogs, who after losing 68-51 at Baylor on October 11, have bounced back to pound Oklahoma State (42-9) and Texas Tech (82-27) to establish a current position at 12/1.
Here’s the rest of the rundown as we approach Halloween weekend:
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