College Football Betting Ultimate Guide

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January 1, 2019 6:01 pm College Football Championship - Top 20 Teams
Teams Odds $100 Wins
1. Alabama (#1)
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-175$57.14
2. Clemson (#3)
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+500$500
3. Ohio State (#2)
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+600$600
4. Notre Dame (#4)
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+950$950
5. Michigan (#12)
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+1200$1200
6. Georgia (#8)
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+1600$1600
7. LSU (#13)
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+2500$2500
8. Oklahoma (#11)
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+3300$3300
9. Texas (#7)
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+5000$5000
10. Florida (#11)
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+8000$8000
11. Central Florida (#10)
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+8000$8000
12. West Virginia (#13)
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+8000$8000
13. Wisconsin (#15)
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+10000$10000
14. Oregon (#12)
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+17500$17500
15. NC State (#16)
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+20000$20000
16. Penn State (#8)
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+20000$20000
17. Washington U (#15)
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+20000$20000
18. Iowa (#19)
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+25000$25000
19. Mississippi State (#24)
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+25000$25000
20. Auburn
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Odds feed last modified: 10/20/2018 11:40:08 Eastern

Chapters

  1. Can AP Preseason Rankings Predict a National Champion?
  2. Best Bets
  3. Last Year’s Highights Video
  4. Best College Football Teams
  5. Betting Tips
  6. College Football Trick Plays
  7. Tables & Reference
  8. Live College Football Odds – Tap Here

Can AP Preseason College Football Rankings Predict a National Champion?

We’ve analyzed AP (Associated Press) Preseason college football rankings from 1998 to present. The goal was to determine if these rankings can predict the eventual National Champion.

The following insights will be helpful for National Championship futures bettors. Payouts are usually higher before a season begins because sportsbooks don’t have enough data to handicap each team. Strong teams losing the first 1-2 games will also get underdog status until they start winning again.

Preseason Rank Performance – 1998 to Present

Read first column as teams ranked N or higher.
RankedChampionship
Wins
Pct
#1315.00%
#2 or higher945.00%
#3 or higher1050.00%
#4 or higher1050.00%
#5 or higher1365.00%
#6 or higher1365.00%
#7 or higher1470.00%
#8 or higher1470.00%
#9 or higher1470.00%
#10 or higher1575.00%

15% of preseason teams ranked #1 eventually won the National Championship. Choosing the #1 team is a bad bet. It’s only happened 3 times since 1998!

Preseason Teams Ranked #1 that Won Championship – 1998 to Present

Preseason teams ranked #1 to win
SeasonRankTeam
1999#1Florida State
2004#1USC
2017#1Alabama

But 50% of teams ranked #3 or #4 or higher did win. That’s a coinflip. Still a risky bet by some measures.
A better bet? 65% of preseason teams ranked 5 or higher went on to win. Now probability is on the future bettor’s side.

Let’s dig into each rank’s performance. Some ranks perform better than others. Eliminating poor performers potentially decreases the cost of our future bet.

Most Common Rank to Win – 1998 to Present

Most Common Ranks to Win and Percentage
RankWinsPct
#2630.00%
#1315.00%
#5315.00%
#315.00%
#715.00%
#1015.26%
#1115.00%
#1315.00%
#1415.00%
#1915.00%
#2215.00%

Notice #2 teams win double the times a #1 wins. Bad news for any #1 and good news for this season’s #2. Interestingly #5 teams have won as much as #1 teams.

No #4 ranked preseason team has ever won the Championship since 1998. The last #4 to win was Florida in 1996. #4 Nebraska also did it in 1994.

Does that mean the #4 team should be removed from our 5 team futures bet? It’s not a bad idea. You’ll save money paying only for 4 teams. Check each team’s historical performance before marching off to your bookie:

Times Top 5 Preseason Teams Won Championship – Best Records – 1998 to Present

Win, Loss and Win Percentage for preseason teams ranked 5 or better winning Championship at least once
TeamWonLostTop 5 Seasons WinPct
Alabama551050.00%
Clemson11250.00%
Miami (FL)13425.00%
LSU15616.67%
Florida15616.67%
USC16714.29%
Florida State17812.50%
Texas17812.50%
Ohio State18911.11%

Alabama has the best record of all top 5 teams since 1998, winning the National Championship 50% of the time. Keep a top 5 Alabama team in your futures bet!

Clemson and Miami (FL) have won 50% and 25% of the time respectively. Florida and LSU have each won once in their 6 top 5 preseason rankings appearances. These teams are less reliable.

Now let’s check the worst performers.

Times Top 5 Preseason Teams Didn’t Win Championship – Worst Records – 1998 to Present

Preseason teams ranked 5 or better that have never won the championship
TeamWonLostTop 5 Seasons WinPct
Oklahoma010100.00%
Michigan0440.00%
Oregon0440.00%
Tennessee0330.00%
Georgia0330.00%
Nebraska0330.00%
Boise State0220.00%
West Virginia0220.00%
Michigan State0110.00%
Auburn0110.00%
Stanford0110.00%
Arizona0110.00%
Baylor0110.00%
Notre Dame0110.00%
Wisconsin0110.00%
Penn State0110.00%
TCU0110.00%

The AP ranked the Oklahoma Sooners 10 times in the preseason top 5 since 1998. Each time they failed to win the National Championship. Michigan and Oregon both appeared 4 times and never won, either. Georgia, Tennessee and Nebraska each failed 3 times. Nebraska last won in 1997. Tennessee won in 1998 ranked #10 in the preseason.

2018-19 College Football Futures Summary Analysis

What does this mean for the 2018-19 National Championship? Which teams are investment-grade contenders?
The following table summarizes our conclusions using the statistical trends identified above.

College Football Futures Analysis: Preseason Top 5 - 1998-Present
Team 2018-19
Preseason Rank
Rank
Win Pct
Historical Team
Record
Rank or higher
Win Pct
#1 Alabama115%5-5 50.00%15%
#2 Clemson230%1-1 50.00%45%
#3 Georgia35%0-3 0.00%50%
#4 Wisconsin40%0-1 0.00%50%
#5 Ohio State515%1-8 11.11%65%

Our basic analysis leads to at least one important conclusion: don’t exclude Alabama! Here are some possible college football national championship future bets:

1. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia & Ohio State – Drop unlucky #4 Wisconsin. The Badgers have only been ranked top 5 once since 1998 and have never won the National Championship.

2. Alabama, Clemson & Ohio State – Drop Georgia and Wisconsin. See above #1 why Wisconsin isn’t worth a bet. Georgia hasn’t won a championship despite 3 preseason top 5 appearances since 1998. Also, only 5% of teams ranked #3 have won a title.

3. Alabama & Clemson – 45% of teams ranked 2 or higher have won the National Championship since 1998. Alabama and Clemson have the best historical records of top 5 teams. Buyer beware: odds are less than a coin flip.

Is this bet worth it?

Is the expected value of these bets positive? Not based on historical trends.

A 4-teamer with a 65% probability is still risky (#1). Remember, you must divide your wager among 4 teams such that you make a profit if any of them wins. Try playing with this arbitrage calculator. You’ll get a rough idea about how much to bet on each team.

Don’t use arbitrage unless you cover all possibilities

Caution: Arbitrage assumes a fixed number of possibilities. In this case, there are more than 4 teams that could win. These 4 are only the most probable. There’s a 35% chance any other team wins. That means you would lose your entire investment.

If one of the 4 wins, you’ll make a small percentage gain. But if none win you’ll lose 100% of your investment. Futures bets are generally risky unless you can find arbitrage opportunities among small sets of teams, like NFL division futures. Read more here.

College Football Betting

1. Fade the Public 80% or Higher in Big Games

“Big Games” are matchups between major conference rivalries. Ignore matchups between mid-level teams that don’t garner much attention.

LSU at Alabama opens Alabama -5½. Favorite Alabama must win by 6 or more points. Underdog LSU cannot lose by more than 6. Read about spread betting here.

First, review this matchup’s market here. Suppose 80% of the public is taking favorite Alabama. Both are popular SEC football teams. It’s likely many people have bet on this game. See current public betting chart here.

Second, research each teams’ record against the spread (ATS). See this website. Check how often Alabama covers as a favorite. Review LSU’s performance as an underdog. Suppose LSU has a winning ATS record.

Third, check the line. Suppose it just moved to Alabama -7. This change suggests heavy action on the favorite. Alabama must now win by 8 or more points. A 7 point win ties the spread. Latest NCAAFB odds here.

Combine the results of your handicapping research:

  1. 80% Alabama public money.
  2. LSU’s winning record ATS.
  3. Line moves against Alabama.

Taking underdog LSU represents much better value than following the public. It’s likely many bettors picked Alabama without taking a hard look at the numbers.

SportsInsights.com compiled the following data from the 2015-16 college football season. The overall win rate is higher when betting against the public in big games.

2015-16 College Football Betting Against Public
*Big Games
Public Betting Big Games ATS Win Rate
<50% 172-154 52.8%
<40% 105-93 53.0%
<35% 77-68 53.1%
<30% 45-42 51.7%

Tip
Note the lousy win rates for betting against the public in small games. Avoid second tier teams and inconsequential matchups.

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2. Spread and Total Straight Bets

College Football Betting Against the Spread

Analyze college football ATS trends to guide your betting strategy. Note how favorites vs. underdogs perform against the spread. Review similar data for home vs. away teams.

Dig deeper. Assess how home teams perform as favorites vs. underdogs. Do the same for away teams. Many valuable trends will develop over the course of a season. Use this link to see current and historical College Football ATS trends.

College Football Total Betting

You can identify good total betting opportunities from a sportsbook’s spread and total numbers. See our calculation here. You have an edge if total isn’t consistent with the calculation.

If the projected total is under the sportsbook’s total, bet the under. If the projected total is over the sportsbook’s total, bet the over.

Tip Watch our video explaining how to place total bets here.

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3. College Football Prop Bets

Carefully handicap top teams and players. Review your sportsbook’s college football props page. Odds are commonly expressed as moneylines. Learn more about moneyline betting here.

The following are the most common college football prop bets.

Odds to Win the Heisman Trophy

January 1, 2019 1:01 am Heisman Trophy - Top 10 Players
Players Odds $100 Wins
1. Tua Tagovailoa (QB Alabama)
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-150$66.67
2. Dwayne Haskins (QB Ohio State)
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+300$300
3. Kyler Murray (QB Oklahoma)
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4. Will Grier (QB West Virginia)
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+1200$1200
5. McKenzie Milton (QB UCF)
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+2000$2000
6. Trace McSorley (QB Penn State)
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+2000$2000
7. Johnathan Taylor (RB Wisconsin)
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+5000$5000
8. Travis Etienne (RB Clemson)
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+5000$5000
9. Trevor Lawrence (QB Clemson)
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+5000$5000
10. Benny Snell Jr (RB Kentucky)
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+6000$6000
Odds feed last modified: 10/20/2018 11:40:09 Eastern

Heisman Trophy Example Odds

  • Johnson +700
  • Baker +1500
  • Smith +1800

This prop is a bet on this season’s future Heisman Trophy winner. Sportsbooks will offer odds for 20+ players. The 3-player list above is just an example.

Note each player’s odds. Minus numbers indicate a heavy favorite. Bettors must risk the ML value in dollars to make $100.

Plus numbers indicate less likely underdogs. A list with all plus numbers suggests no obvious favorite. Bettors must risk $100 to win the ML value.

Other individual player props work the same way. Make regular visits to your sportsbook’s props page. Prop bet lines and odds will update throughout the season.

Tip
Taking the most likely team isn’t necessarily an obvious winner. The least likely team could be a better value. Always research scoring trends of each team.

4. College Football Championship Futures

(See latest odds top of page)

Odds to win College Football Championship

  • Alabama +190
  • Clemson +500
  • Georgia +850
  • Ohio State +850

This future is a bet on a team’s probability of winning the National Championship. Bettors may choose 2 or more teams to manage risk.

Positive numbers indicate a less likely result. Risk $100 to with the ML value. Negative numbers indicate a more likely result. Risk the ML value to win $100.

See Also:

  • More stats in Tables & Reference below.
  • Review our analysis of AP preseason rankings 1998-Present

Tip
Research your team as much as possible before betting. Bet immediately before the prop closes. Taking this bet too early is risking. Never bet with incomplete information.

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5. Team Season Win Totals

This bet is a prop and future hybrid. Season win totals will have one negative and one positive value. These numbers assign odds to results above or a below a win total line.

Alabama Crimson Tide Regular Season Wins

  • Over 11 -120
  • Under 11 -110

Options:
Risk $120 to win $100 that Alabama will win more than 11 games.
Risk $110 to win $100 that Alabama will win less than 11 games.
Note: Bet ties if Alabama wins exactly 11 games.

Washington State Cougars Regular Season Wins

  • Over 6.5 +120
  • Under 6.5 -150

This win total line includes ½ points. That means no tie bets are possible.

Options:
Risk $100 to win $120 that Washington State win more than 6.5 games. A result of 7 or more wins.
Risk $150 to win $100 that Washington State win less than 6.5 games. A result of 6 or less wins.

Handicap each team’s schedule. A historically strong team with an easy schedule suggests a winning final record. If you think they’ll win more games than the sportsbook’s line, bet over.

Tip
Place small bets. Your money will be tied up until the wager can be graded. This commonly happens at the end of the season. Or, when the team can no longer win enough games to exceed the win line. Then the under wins.

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Last Year’s College Football Highlights

Best College Football Teams 2000 to Present

1. 2001 Miami Hurricanes

College Football Betting 2001 Miami Hurricanes
2001 Miami Hurricanes
  • Record: 12-0
  • Total Points: 512
  • Ave. PPG: 42.7
  • Ave. Margin of Victory: 32.9

Miami cruised to the 2001 National Championship with a perfect 12-0 record. The Hurricanes crushed their opponents winning by an average of 32.9 points.

17 players were first round NFL draft picks. That includes wide receiver Andre Johnson who was the BCS Championship co-MVP with quarterback Ken Dorsey.

Johnson later enjoyed a 14 year career in the NFL, mostly spent on the Houston Texans.
Dorsey returned as a senior to lead Miami to the 2002 BCS Championship where they eventually lost to Ohio State in double overtime. In 2003 he was drafted in the seventh round to the San Francisco 49ers.

2. 2005 Texas Longhorns

College Football Betting 2005 Texas Longhorns
2005 Texas Longhorns
  • Record: 13-0
  • Total Points: 652
  • Ave. PPG: 50.2
  • Ave. Margin of Victory: 33.8

Texas eked out a 41-38 2005 BCS Championship win against defending National Champions Southern California. The Longhorns’ dramatic victory was the perfect topper to a 13-0 undefeated season.

Quarterback Vince Young powered the team’s offense all season. He was the first college quarterback to pass for 2,500 yards and rush for 1,000 in the same season.

Young, cornerback Aaron Ross and safeties Michael Griffin and Michael Huff went on the NFL. Vince Young played with the Tennessee Titans from 2006-2010, then with the Philadelphia Eagles for 2011. He retired in 2014.

3. 2011 Alabama Crimson Tide

College Football Betting 2011 Alabama Crimson Tide
2011 Alabama Crimson Tide
  • Record: 12-1
  • Total Points: 453
  • Ave. PPG: 34.8
  • Ave. Margin of Victory: 27.5

Alabama’s 21-0 National Championship victory against LSU is the only shutout in BCS history. It was sweet revenge for Coach Nick Saban after the Crimson Tide finished to the Tigers in the SEC.

Alabama’s defensive prowess goes without mention. Saban’s defense only allowed 8.2 points per game. Only one team scored more than 14 points against them all season. The helped the 2011 Crimson won most games comfortably, including a 42-14 romp over Auburn.

Tailback Trent Richardson was a first round NFL draft pick. He was joined by 3 teammates from Alabama’s formidable defense: Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick and Dont’a Hightower.

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4. 2013 Florida State Seminoles

  • Record: 14-0
  • Total Points: 723
  • Ave. PPG: 51.6
  • Ave. Margin of Victory: 41.8

Believe it or not, Florida State wasn’t ranked in the top 10 when the 2013-14 season began. Minds changed after the Seminoles started crushing seemingly better competition.

Freshman quarterback phenom Jameis Winston led the charge. FSU scored more than 50 points in seven games. This feat bumped their average points per game to an all-time FBS record 51.6. Their 723 season tally is also a record.

Winston also won the 2013 Heisman Trophy. He joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015 as the number 1 overall draft. Any other choice would have been a gross oversight after his stellar performance with the Seminoles.

5. 2010 Auburn Tigers

  • Record: 14-0
  • Total Points: 577
  • Ave. PPG: 41.2
  • Ave. Margin of Victory: 15.5

Auburn didn’t exactly steamroll its opponents. In fact, the Tigers won 6 games by a touchdown or less. They made the 2011 National Championship facing the Oregon Ducks. The game was tied 19-19 with just over 2 minutes left. A favorable call secured a 37 yard gain for Auburn, setting up the eventual winning field goal.

Quarterback Cam Newton went on to win the Heisman Trophy. He was drafted number 1 overall by the Carolina Panthers. He later took Carolina to the Super Bowl earning an MVP in the process.

Auburn faded somewhat after Newton’s departure. The Tigers remain a strong perennial SEC contender but have yet to make another National Championship. This is understandable given the long shadow Alabama casts from Tuscaloosa.

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College Football Betting Tips

  1. Refresh your bankroll before College Football begins. Deposit early to avoid last minute credit card processing glitches.
  2. Monitor College Football betting props. Visit your sportsbook’s prop page regularly.
  3. Shop college football lines from multiple sportsbooks. SB3 has live odds here.
  4. Avoid large parlay bets of 4 or more selections. These wagers are risky. Stick to +EV spread bets, totals and moneylines.
  5. Consider taking a big underdog on the moneyline vs. against the spread. Winning underdog moneylines have higher expected value than underdog spread bets.

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Tables and Reference

College Football Playoff Results 2014-Present

College Football Playoff Results 2014-Present
SeasonWinnerLoserScoreSite
2018TBDTBDTBDLevi's Stadium
Santa Clara, California
January 7, 2019
2017#4 Alabama
SEC West Co-Champions
#3 Georgia
SEC Champions
26-23 OTMercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, Georgia
January 8, 2018
2016#2 Clemson
ACC Champions
#1 Alabama
SEC Champions
35-31Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida
January 9, 2017
2015#2 Alabama
SEC Champions
#1 Clemson
ACC Champions
45-40University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, Arizona
January 11, 2016
2014#4 Ohio State
Big Ten Champions
#2 Oregon
Pac-12 Champions
42-20AT&T Stadium
Arlington, Texas
January 12, 2015

BCS National Championship Results

BCS National Championship Results
SeasonWinnerLoserScoreSite
2013#1 Florida State
ACC Champs
#2 Auburn
SEC Champs
34-31Rose Bowl
Pasadena, California
January 6, 2014
2012#2 Alabama
SEC Champs
#1 Notre Dame
Independent
42-14Sun Life Stadium
Miami Gardens, Florida
January 7, 2013
2011#2 Alabama
At-large
#1 LSU
SEC Champs
21-0Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
January 9, 2012
2010#1 Auburn
SEC Champs
#2 Oregon
Pac-10 Champs
22-19University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, Arizona
January 10, 2011
2009#1 Alabama
SEC Champs
#2 Texas
Big 12 Champs
37-21Rose Bowl
Pasadena, California
January 7, 2010
2008#2 Florida
SEC Champs
#1 Oklahoma
Big 12 Champs
24-14Dolphin Stadium
Miami Gardens, Florida
January 8, 2009
2007#2 LSU
SEC Champs
#1 Ohio State
Big Ten Champs
38-24Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans
January 7, 2008
2006#2 Florida
SEC Champs
#1 Ohio State
Big Ten Champs
41-14University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, Arizona
January 8, 2007
2005#2 Texas
Big 12 Champs
#1 USC
Pac-10 Champs
41-38Rose Bowl Stadium
Pasadena, California
January 4, 2006
2004#1 USC
Pac-10 Champs
#2 Oklahoma
Big 12 Champs
55-19Pro Player Stadium
Miami Gardens, Florida
January 4, 2005
2003#2 LSU
SEC Champs
#1 Oklahoma
At-large
21-14Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans
January 4, 2004
2002#2 Ohio State
Big Ten Co-Champs
#1 Miami (FL)
Big East Champs
31-24Sun Devil Stadium
Tempe, Arizona
January 3, 2003
2001#1 Miami (FL)
Big East Champs
#2 Nebraska
At-large
37-14Rose Bowl
Pasadena, California
January 3, 2002
2000#1 Oklahoma
Big 12 Champs
#2 Florida State
ACC Champs
13-2Pro Player Stadium
Miami
January 3, 2001
1999#1 Florida State
ACC Champs
#2 Virginia Tech
Big East Champs
46-29Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans
January 4, 2000
1998#1 Tennessee
SEC Champs
#2 Florida State
ACC Co-Champs
23-16Sun Devil Stadium
Tempe, Arizona
January 4, 1999

BCS Team Records

BCS Team Records
TeamStatYear
Most Points55, USC
vs. Oklahoma
2005
Fewest points allowed0
Alabama vs. LSU
2011
Most Points Combined79
Texas vs. USC
2006
First downs30
Texas vs. USC
2006
Rushing yards289, Texas
(36 att.) vs. USC
2006
Passing yards374
Oregon vs. Auburn
2011
Total yards556, Texas
(289 rush, 267 pass) vs. USC
2006
Total plays85
Auburn vs. Oregon
2011
Largest comeback18
Florida State vs. Auburn
2014

BCS Individual Records

BCS Individual Records
IndividualStatYear
Total offense467, Vince Young (QB)
Texas (267 pass, 200 rush) vs. USC
2006
Rushing yards200, Vince Young (QB)
Texas (19 att.) vs. USC
2006
Rushing TDs3, Vince Young (QB)
Texas vs. USC
2006
Passing yards363, Darron Thomas
Oregon vs. Auburn (28-41-2, 2 TD)
2011
Passing TDs5, Matt Leinart
USC vs. Oklahoma
2005
Receptions11, Kellen Winslow Jr.
Miami vs. Ohio State (122 yards, 1 TD)
2003
Receiving yards (tie)199, Peerless Price
Tennessee vs. Florida State (4 rec., 1 TD)
1999
Receiving yards (tie)199, Andre Johnson
Miami vs. Nebraska (7 rec., 2 TD)
2002
Receiving TDs3, Steve Smith
USC vs. Oklahoma
2005
Field goals5, Jeremy Shelley
Alabama vs. LSU
2012
Tackles18, James Laurinaitis
Ohio State vs. LSU
2008
Sacks3, Derrick Harvey
Florida vs. Ohio State
2007
Interceptions2, Sean Taylor
Miami vs. Ohio State
2003

BCS & College Football Playoffs Average Stats

BCS & College Football Playoffs Average Stats
StatValue
Average Winner's Preseaon Ranking6.450
Average Finalist's Preseason Ranking13.550

Lowest Ranked Preseason Team to Win – 1998 to Present

Lowest Ranked Pre-Season Team to Win
RankTeamSeason
#22Auburn2010

Teams ranked 11 or Worse to Win – 1998 to Present

Teams ranked 11 or worse to win
RankTeamSeason
#22Auburn2010
#19Oklahoma2000
#14LSU2003
#13Ohio State2002
#11Florida State2013

References


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wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_Johnson
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