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No Slip Ups


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No Slip Ups
It has happened 22 times this season.

It has happened every week this season.

This weekend Clemson, FSU, Michigan, Akron, Alabama, Oregon, UCLA, Arizona, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Florida, Western Kentucky, LSU, Louisiana Tech, South Carolina, Central Florida, Boise State, SMU, Cincinnati, Texas, San Jose State, Notre Dame, Georgia, BYU and Rutgers hope it doesn't happen to them.

What I am writing about today is the times a double digit favorite has been beaten straight up in college football this season.

Clemson is a 31.5 point favorite over Maryland this week. There have been two games this season where teams have been a favorite by 30 or more points and lost this season. Houston was a 34.5 point favorite over Texas State and lost 30-13 in week one. That is the biggest point spread favorite to lose this season. Arkansas was a 30 point favorite over Louisiana Monroe before losing 34-31.

Here is a look at the 22 double digit underdog upsets this season:
Week 1

Pitt -18.5 Youngstown State L 31-17
Houston -34.5 Texas State L 30-13

Week 2
Colorado -21.5 Sacramento State L 30-28
Kansas -12.5 Rice L 25-24
North Carolina -10 Wake Forest L 28-27
Arkansas -30 Louisiana Monroe L 34-31
Oklahoma State-10.5 Arizona L 59-38
UNLV -13 N. Arizona L 17-14

Week 3
Virginia Tech -10.5 Pittsburgh L 25-17
Wyoming -10.5 Cal Poly L 24-22

Week 4
Iowa -14.5 Central Michigan L 32-31
Oklahoma -15.5 Kansas State L 24-19
Air Force -10.5 UNLV L 38-35
Georgia Tech -14 Miami L 42-36

Week 5
Georgia Tech -24.5 Middle Tennessee L 49-28

Week 6
Florida State -17 NC State L 17-16

Week 7
SMU -18.5 Tulane L 27-26

Week 8
North Carolina -10.5 Duke L 33-30

Week 9
Rutgers -13.5 Kent State L 35-23
Oklahoma -11 Notre Dame L 30-13

Week 10
Boise State -16.5 San Diego State L 21-19
NC State -10.5 Virginia L 33-6

Some teams play down to the competition including some Clemson teams in the past. But Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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usually has his teams focused against weaker opponents. Clemson has been favored by double digits in 19 games with Dabo Swinney as the head coach and the Tigers are 18-1 in those contests.

Here is a look at the 19 games where Clemson has been favored by double digits under Dabo Swinney.

2012
-27.5 Ball State W 52-27
-40 Furman W 41-7
-11 Georgia Tech W 47-31
-11.5 Wake Forest W42-13
-12 Duke W 56-20

2011
-14 Troy W 43-19
-25 Wofford W 35-27
-21 Boston College W 36-14
-10 UNC W 59-38
-16 Wake Forest W 31-28

2010
-27 North Texas W 35-10
-46 Presbyterian W 58-21
-14 Maryland W 31-7
-14 Wake Forest W 30-10

2009
-18 MTSU W 37-14
-12 Maryland L 24-21
-45 Coastal Carolina W 49-3
-21 Virginia W 34-21

2008
-10 Duke W 31-7

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