COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND NEWS / NOTES

UL-Lafayette, that's the answer. Oh, the question? Who's the only college football team out there that's still perfect against the spread this 2019 season? The ULL Ragin Cajuns actually had last weekend off - they'll host Sun Belt Conference rival Appalachian State in a Wednesday night game on espn2 and right this minute Lafayette's a mere 1-point betting favorite - and they'll zoom into that prime-time affair at 5-0 ATS with pointspread wins against Miss State, Liberty, Texas Southern, Ohio and Georgia Southern. So, three cheers for these kids from the Bayou.

But the fact of the matter there were three other major-college teams that entered this past weekend perfect against the odds but Auburn, Oklahoma State and SMU all got busted at the wagering windows with both Auburn (- 2.5) getting whacked by Florida 24-13 and Oklahoma State (- 9.5) getting whipsawed 45-35 at Texas Tech.

SMU (- 12) needed three - count 'em, three - overtime sessions to slip past Tulsa 43-37 but that perfect 5-and-oh spread start was extinguished and so it's all down to UL-Lafayette to carry the mantle as the sport's only undefeated spread team among 130 FBS schools ... hip, hip, hooray!


In other NCAA Football Weekend News / Notes ...

Nice to see Rutgers "react" to last week's firing of fourth-year head coach Chris Ash (axed Sept. 29th). New interim boss Nunzio Campanile's club was pummeled 48-7 at home versus two-TD fav Maryland and how about the fact the sad sack Scarlet Knights allowed an 80-yard run, an 80-yard pass play and a 100-yard kick return? ...

Could a Big 10 quarterback look any worse than Iowa's Nate Stanley in that snore-fest 10-3 loss at Michigan? Stanley was picked off three times and sacked eight times - many of them his own fault - and suddenly the season could be spiraling down what with Iowa (4-1) home to Penn State this weekend ...

Finally, the Pac-12 now has zero hopes of getting a team into this year's College Football Playoffs: 15th-ranked Washington - a 13.5-point road fav - got squashed at Stanford 23-13 last Saturday night as the Huskies were out-yarded 477-to-273 while 13th-ranked Oregon did itself no favors with that sluggish 17-7 non-cover win against three-TD pup California. One note regarding the Ducks (4-1) is they've now lost eight of their last dozen pointspread verdicts dating to 2018 ... ugh!

P.S. College Football Betting Favorites went 25-22-0 with 1 Pick 'Em game this past weekend. For the year, College Favs are 147-130-9 (that's a solid .531 winning rate).