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The best game and sleeper game to watch in Week 10 of the college football schedule

The return of the MAC and Pac-12 is happening in the 10th week of the college football season for a nearly full slate. What will need to be watched this weekend?

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As a college football world, we are officially at as full of a slate as we can get in the 2020 season with just a few teams sitting out this fall. With the return of MAC and Pac-12 football, let’s be happy we’ve been able to make it this far and hopefully by next season every team will be playing its full schedule of games.

Until then, we take a look at Week 10 of the college football season. There are some incredible matchups in an absolutely loaded slate with College Football Playoff implications on the line. What games should you be checking out? Which should you skip?

Let’s dive into all the action.

Best game

The obvious candidates here are the Georgia Bulldogs taking on the Florida Gators in Jacksonville, and the nightcap with the Clemson Tigers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Let’s go with the second one as it features two undefeated ACC opponents.

Trevor Lawrence was ruled out for this game last weekend, so DJ Uiagalelei had a full week of practice after making his first start on Saturday against Boston College where he threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns. Notre Dame’s defense is its strength and if the Irish can limit the playmakers for Clemson, they will have a shot.

Sleeper game

For our sleeper game of the weekend, let’s head out to Iowa City where the Iowa Hawkeyes are set to take on the Michigan State Spartans. Iowa had about as bad of an offseason as it could have with former players speaking out against the program, and it ultimately led to the highest-paid strength coach in the sport no longer being with the team.

As those off-the-field issues appeared to linger going into the season, Iowa started off the year 0-2 and senior Ihmir Smith-Marsette was arrested over the weekend for OWI. On the other side, Michigan State had very low expectations for Year 1 under Mel Tucker, which started with a loss to Rutgers, but went on the road and beat Michigan last weekend. I think we’ll learn a whole lot about both team when this game is all over.

Worst game

We’ll head to the afternoon slate for the very worst game of the college football weekend, and we’ll take a look at a matchup in the conference that just means more. The Mississippi State Bulldogs will welcome the Vanderbilt Commodores with these teams coming in with a combined record of 1-8, and both offenses have been a complete mess. Of the nine combined games these two teams have played this season, only twice did one of them score more than 14 points.

Go mow the lawn, go rake the leaves, stare at a blank TV screen, do anything you can to avoid watching this game in the SEC. This applies to player relatives and athletic department employees as well.

Here are the kickoff times, TV network, odds, and bet splits for all games during Week 10 of the 2020 college football season.

Week 10 College Football

Team Time/TV Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Team Time/TV Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Michigan 12:00 PM -4 46% 44% Over 54.5 88% 91% -177 63% 57%
Indiana FS1 +4 54% 56% Under 54.5 12% 9% +145 37% 43%
SMU 12:00 PM -17.5 68% 66% Over 62.0 86% 82% -835 96% 94%
Temple ESPN+ +17.5 32% 34% Under 62.0 14% 18% +500 4% 6%
Michigan State 12:00 PM +6.5 42% 59% Over 46.5 31% 81% +205 69% 55%
Iowa ESPN -6.5 58% 41% Under 46.5 69% 19% -265 31% 45%
Arizona State 12:00 PM +11 55% 56% Over 55.5 53% 79% +310 20% 18%
USC FOX -11 45% 44% Under 55.5 47% 21% -420 80% 82%
Liberty 12:00 PM +16.5 63% 62% Over 68.0 75% 68% +460 45% 23%
Virginia Tech ACC Network -16.5 37% 38% Under 68.0 25% 32% -835 55% 77%
North Carolina 12:00 PM -11.5 93% 82% Over 63.5 26% 48% -435 91% 92%
Duke ESPN2 +11.5 7% 18% Under 63.5 74% 52% +300 9% 8%
Nebraska 12:00 PM +3.5 63% 41% Over 54.5 82% 62% +133 25% 49%
Northwestern BTN -3.5 37% 59% Under 54.5 18% 38% -167 75% 51%
South Florida 12:00 PM +18.5 21% 26% Over 64.5 62% 84% +550 6% 8%
Memphis ESPN+ -18.5 79% 74% Under 64.5 38% 16% -1000 94% 92%
West Virginia 12:00 PM +5 41% 35% Over 54.0 83% 93% +155 21% 32%
Texas ABC -5 59% 65% Under 54.0 17% 7% -195 79% 68%
Louisiana-Monroe 12:00 PM +18.5 23% 28% Over 59.0 12% 42% +600 6% 9%
Georgia State ESPN3 -18.5 77% 72% Under 59.0 88% 58% -1000 94% 91%
Arkansas State 12:00 PM +14 8% 41% Over 68.0 89% 64% +350 2% 14%
Louisiana ESPNU -14 23% 28% Over 59.0 12% 42% +600 6% 9%
Tulane 12:00 PM -4.5 36% 57% Over 60.5 66% 84% -195 80% 56%
East Carolina ESPN+ +4.5 64% 43% Under 60.5 34% 16% +155 20% 44%
Troy 1:00 PM -3 76% 61% Over 55.0 49% 81% -150 69% 30%
Georgia Southern ESPN3 +3 24% 39% Under 55.0 51% 19% +123 31% 70%
Boston College 2:00 PM -14 44% 59% Over 52.5 48% 78% -625 71% 87%
Syracuse ESPN3 +14 56% 41% Under 52.5 52% 22% +440 29% 13%
UMass 2:30 PM +43.5 52% 58% Over 55.0 46% 79% OTB
Marshall ESPN+ -43.5 48% 42% Under 55.0 54% 21%
Appalachian State 3:00 PM -20 95% 75% Over 56.5 52% 78% -1250 93% 90%
Texas State ESPN+ +20 5% 25% Under 56.5 48% 23% +700 7% 10%
North Alabama 3:00 PM +17.5 91% 39% Over 53.5 4% 27% +600 9% 5%
Southern Miss ESPN3 -17.5 9% 61% Under 53.5 96% 73% -1000 91% 95%
Maryland 3:30 PM +24.5 75% 82% Over 64.0 80% 81% +1200 62% 33%
Penn State BTN -24.5 25% 18% Under 64.0 20% 19% -3335 38% 67%
Houston 3:30 PM +13.5 5% 11% Over 52.5 73% 90% +410 5% 5%
Cincinnati ESPN -13.5 95% 89% Under 52.5 27% 10% -625 95% 95%
Florida 3:30 PM +3 54% 38% Over 54.5 51% 71% +117 41% 39%
Georgia CBS -3 46% 62% Under 54.5 49% 29% -141 59% 61%
Minnesota 3:30 PM -7 26% 84% Over 61.5 79% 66% -265 95% 83%
Illinois BTN +7 74% 16% Under 61.5 21% 34% +195 5% 17%
Kansas 3:30 PM +38.5 23% 33% Over 64.5 93% 91% OTB
Oklahoma ESPN2 -38.5 77% 67% Under 64.5 7% 9%
Texas Tech 3:30 PM +9 36% 67% Over 61.5 77% 84% +230 14% 18%
TCU TBD -9 64% 33% Under 61.5 23% 16% -315 86% 82%
Oklahoma State 4:00 PM -12.5 49% 43% Over 47.0 55% 98% -670 54% 63%
Kansas State Fox +12.5 51% 57% Under 47.0 45% 2% +400 46% 37%
Vanderbilt 4:00 PM +19.5 32% 55% Over 44.5 14% 82% +950 80% 16%
Mississippi State SEC Network -19.5 68% 45% Under 44.5 86% 18% -2000 20% 84%
Pittsburgh 4:00 PM +1.5 28% 44% Over 51.0 90% 78% +100 39% 68%
Florida State ACC Network -1.5 72% 56% Under 51.0 10% 22% -122 61% 32%
Western Kentucky 6:00 PM +6.5 94% 51% Over 39.5 16% 93% +220 33% 16%
Florida Atlantic Stadium -6.5 6% 49% Under 39.5 84% 7% -278 67% 84%
Clemson 7:30 PM -5 71% 60% Over 49.5 78% 86% -195 42% 50%
Notre Dame NBC +5 29% 40% Under 49.5 22% 14% +155 58% 50%
UCLA 7:00 PM -7 71% 50% Over 55.5 24% 72% -245 82% 51%
Colorado ESPN2 +7 29% 50% Under 55.5 76% 28% +195 18% 49%
Baylor 7:00 PM +14 31% 46% Over 47.0 32% 94% +425 13% 7%
Iowa State FS1 -14 69% 54% Under 47.0 68% 6% -590 87% 93%
Texas A&M 7:00 PM -10 54% 47% Over 59.0 61% 70% -335 91% 70%
South Carolina ESPN +10 46% 53% Under 59.0 39% 30% +260 9% 30%
Stanford 7:30 PM +9.5 49% 26% Over 50.5 89% 94% +280 14% 15%
Oregon ABC -9.5 51% 74% Under 50.5 11% 6% -375 86% 85%
Tennessee 7:30 PM -2 46% 43% Over 52.5 47% 66% -125 56% 67%
Arkansas SEC Network +2 54% 57% Under 52.5 53% 34% +104 44% 33%
South Alabama 8:00 PM +17.5 7% 6% Over 55.0 77% 89% +575 5% 5%
Coastal Carolina ESPNU -17.5 93% 94% Under 55.0 23% 11% -910 95% 95%
Washington State 10:30 PM +2 17% 26% Over 65.0 97% 78% +100 15% 43%
Oregon State FS1 -2 83% 74% Under 65.0 3% 22% -122 85% 57%
New Mexico 11:00 PM +15.5 66% 52% Over 62.5 85% 77% +440 17% 12%
Hawaii Spectrum -15.5 34% 48% Under 62.5 15% 23% -625 83% 88%