Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Cincinnati QB Desmond Ritter vs. UCLA
- Collin Wilson identifies the four biggest discrepancies between college football Week 1 totals and his projected over/unders.
Oklahoma State at 72?
That’s the text that alerted me Week 1 college football game totals have dropped.
Circa Sports — a new player in the Las Vegas football scene, with a 1.25 million-square-foot property being built downtown — became the first sportsbook to release totals for every college football Week 1 game on Monday.
Week 1 totals can best be described as a rodeo of information as new coaches and schemes take center stage. Some teams have bigger Week 2 matchups, which means they might have a vanilla playbook going into the opener. Starting quarterbacks are also still being announced, and teams could make decisions (like Miami naming Jarren Williams its starter for the season opener) that affect totals.
Here’s a look at the opening Week 1 totals, followed by analysis on four that differ greatly from our projections.