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Spread the news: Florida State is favored by 70.5 this weekend

September 06, 2012|By Chris Dufresne
  • Two Florida State fans cheer during a 69-3 victory over Murray State.
Two Florida State fans cheer during a 69-3 victory over Murray State. (Stephen M. Dowell / MCT )

This won't rank among firsts in history alongside Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon, but this weekend's slate of college football games has produced the first 70-point spread in the history of Vegas.

Florida State is favored by 70.5 points over Savannah State on Saturday. According to Vegas oddsmakers, we're attributing here, that eclipses the 60-point spread Hawaii enjoyed over Northern Colorado in 2007.

Just to note, if you took Northern Colorado in that game, you won as Hawaii's winning margin was "only" 57 (63-6).

We're thinking Saturday's final score will be left to Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher. Last week, Oklahoma State defeated Savannah State, 84-0. The Cowboys led 77-0 in the third quarter. The Savannah coach actually thanked Oklahoma State for not running up the score.

Cantor Sportsbook in Las Vegas is accepting bets up to $5,000 on the Florida State-Savannah game. Enjoy.

The good news for Savannah State is next weekend should be a comparative breeze. The school has a bye.

This won't be the biggest wipe-out in college football history.

In 1916, Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland, 220-0. Georgia Tech's coach, John Heisman, later had a trophy named after him.


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