Six perfect NCAAF teams that only a bettor could love
There are only six teams left in college football with perfect records, as far as bettor are concerned and only one of them ranks in the Top 25 - barely. Here they are, along with a quickly analysis of why they're perfect.
Perfect ATS (against the spread) team:
Utah State Aggies – 7-0-1 ATS (6-2 straight up)
UP NEXT: at Texas San Antonio
There ‘s a famous creamery on Utah State’s campus known as "Aggie Ice Cream" but it’s the Aggies football team that’s the sweetest thing a bettor ever did see. The Aggies are the only remaining team in the nation with an undefeated ATS record after Western Kentucky failed to cover last week.
Their defense is one of the stingiest in the nation (seventh in points against per game) and USU has do-everything running back Kerwynn Williams on offense. Utah State has covered four times as a dog and it doesn't mind being a big fave, as the Deseret News accurately captured this week. “Good teams don't humor bad teams; they treat them like something that got lodged in the drain.”
Perfect ATS bet-against team:
Virginia Cavaliers – 0-7-1 ATS (2-6 straight up)
UP NEXT: Bye
The Cavs are one of those teams that drives a bettor crazy. For four consecutive games, they’ve out-gained the opposition in yards, but lost. They also started the year with two decent wins – over Richmond and Penn State. Unfortunately, they love to shoot themselves in the foot. The Cavs have the worst turnover margin in the country and last week was the first game in which they didn’t juggle two quarterbacks all day.
Perfect ‘over’ teams:
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs – 7-0 over/under record
UP NEXT: New Mexico State
No secrets here. This is the kind of team over bettors lie awake dreaming about. The Bulldogs have the top scoring offense in the country with 56 points per game and the second-worst overall defense with over 500 yards against per game. The fewest points they’ve seen in a game is 66 and they’ve combined for more than 98 in three outings. Super freshman running back Kenneth Dixon leads the nation with 16 touchdowns and has helped La. Tech to 5-1-1 ATS record.
Tennessee Volunteers – 6-0 over/under record
UP NEXT: at South Carolina
Defenses aren’t supposed to be this bad. Not in Knoxville anyhow, and panic buttons are being pushed. After the Vols allowed at least 37 points in their first four conference games, a story surfaced this week that head coach Derek Dooley offered to resign last year if the school paid him his $5 million buyout. So things are a bit of a mess in Rocky Top. In the Vols’ defense, those four conference foes they lost to are a combined 27-1 this season.
Baylor Bears – 5-0 over/under record
UP NEXT: at Iowa State
If Baylor doesn’t start getting some stops, it is going to start calling it a ham and Baylor cheese sandwich. Baddum-ching! But seriously folks, this is the worst scoring and total defense in the country statistically, mainly because it doesn’t have much talent according to the Star-Telegram. The sad part for the Bears is they haven’t missed a beat on offense without RGIII. Senior QB Nick Florence has led this team to be the top passing offense in the nation and No. 3 scoring squad.
Perfect 'under' bet this season
Bowling Green Falcons – 0-7 over/under record
UP NEXT: Eastern Michigan
Bowling Green leads just about every major defensive category in the MAC, which has also helped the team cover four straight games. For the Falcons, it’s the culmination of a couple of rough years of seeing inexperienced players find their way on the defensive side. Defensive tackle Chris Jones leads the unit and ranks second in the nation with nine sacks this season.