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Totals posted for first weekend of college football

Aug 29, 2008 7:13 PM

by Kevin Stott | The college football season kicked off Thursday night with six games. Now that sports bettors have had their first taste of the betting menu, let’s look at the point spreads and totals – which were recently posted for the first time this season in the sports books around Las Vegas – for the game’s tonight, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. These lines are courtesy of the Las Vegas Hilton’s SuperBook:

Friday, August 29

Temple -7 ARMY 41

RICE -3½ Smu 70

Saturday, August 30

MICHIGAN -3½ Utah 40½

NORTHWESTERN -11 Syracuse 56½

MISSISSIPPI -8 Memphis 54

WYOMING -11 Ohio 49½

WISCONSIN -26½ Akron Off

NEBRASKA -14 W. Michigan 58

OREGON -13½ Washington 62

Tulsa -13 UAB 67½

Tcu -6½ N. MEXICO 42

Mississippi St. -8½ LA TECH 45

Boston College -10 KENT 48½

Oklahoma St. -7 WASH ST 66½

MINNESOTA -8 Northern Ill 58½

PITTSBURGH -12½ Bowling Green 54½

FLORIDA -34½ Hawaii Off

EAST CAROLINA -9½ Virginia Tech 45½

MISSOURI -8½ Illinois 59½

CALIFORNIA -4½ Michigan St. 57

Usc -19½ VIRGINIA Off

CLEMSON -5 Alabama 46

ARIZONA -27 Idaho Off

UNLV -12½ Utah State 48½

Added Games

INDIANA -20½ W. Kentucky Off

AUBURN -26 UL Monroe Off

SO MISS -10½ UL Lafayette 52

TEXAS -24 Florida Atl. Off

KANSAS -35½ Florida Intl. Off

TEXAS A&M -19 Arkansas St. Off

KANSAS ST. -26 North Texas Off

Sunday, August 31

LOUISVILLE -4 Kentucky 56½

Colorado -11½ COL ST 58½

Monday, September 1

RUTGERS -5½ Fresno St. 59

Tennessee -7 Ucla 47

HOME TEAMS IN CAPS

Although the Las Vegas Hilton’s totals for some of the higher spreads are not

listed on the Don Best website (www.donbest.com), totals for those games have been put up by the offshore sports book 5Dimes. Here are those totals and spreads:

SATURDAY WISCONSIN -27 Akron 51½

FLORIDA -34½ Hawaii 68

Usc -19 VIRGINIA 42

ARIZONA -27 Idaho 62½

INDIANA -20½ Western Ky 55½

AUBURN -26 UL Monroe 49½

TEXAS -23½ Fla Atlantic 65½

KANSAS -35½ Fla Int’l 57

TEXAS A&M -19 Arkansas St. 52½

KANSAS STATE -26 North Texas 67