I just checked the gambling lines on the Michigan game and was shocked to find the line on the Homecoming game opened with Penn State -23½ points. Is that not the greatest anti-Michigan spread ever known to man? It’ll be interesting to watch where the action drives it as the week progresses.
Just to put this in perspective, the spreads for Temple and Syracuse were around 28 points. Since I knew you would ask, Coastal Carolina was off the board. Who would have ever thought we’d be putting Michigan in the same paragraph with lowlife like those three. Gamblers also had greater expectations for Oregon State than for Michigan, as the Beavers’ spread was 16. (I just wanted to write “beaver spread” one more time.)