Eight ranked teams lost in Week 5 and there could very well be more movement in the polls in Week 6. The biggest matchup this weekend will feature No. 1 Clemson hosting No. 7 Miami. Despite how well the Hurricanes have played thus far, they are a whopping 14.5-point underdog against the Tigers. Here is a look at college football Week 6 odds.
College football Week 6 odds
Saturday, Oct. 10
Coastal Carolina at No. 23 ULL – 12 p.m. ET
How about them Chanticleers? Coastal Carolina is 3-0 for the first time since joining the FBS with some seriously impressive wins over Kansas and Arkansas State. Their offense is potent, averaging 44.3 points per game (fifth). ULL also has some quality wins under their belt (notably Iowa State). Whoever wins this matchup is getting another quality victory to add to their resume.
No. 4 Florida at No. 21 Texas A&M – 12 p.m. ET
Kyle Trask is on a tear of the league, laying waste to Ole Miss and South Carolina so far. Even more impressive is tight end Kyle Pitts, who’s collected six touchdowns already. Texas A&M has not looked good this season as it barely took down Vanderbilt and got pummeled by Alabama. This could be another slaughter should A&M not turn things around.
No. 17 LSU at Missouri – 12 p.m. ET
LSU wasn’t happy about their opening day loss to Mike Leach and Mississippi State, and took it out on Vanderbilt (41-7). Now they face a Missouri team that has struggled offensively and has given up points by the bucket-load (36.5 points per game). This game should be all LSU at home, should they hold the same tenacity they had this past week.
ULM at Liberty – 12 p.m. ET
ULM is 0-4 and has gotten boat raced by UTEP and Texas State. Aside from this past week, the Warhawks’ offense has struggled, averaging just 10 points per game. Liberty has their work cut out for them should ULM’s offense continue their ways.
NC State at Virginia – 12 p.m. ET
What a start to the season NC State has had; they surrendered 45 points in a loss to Wake Forest, but turned it around and upset ranked Pitt last week 30-29. QB Devin Leary had a career day by tossing 334 yards and four touchdowns in that win. Virginia ran into Clemson, but fared better than the 2019 team that faced the Tigers in the ACC Championship. The ground game has to improve for NC State or they’re in for some more losses.
South Carolina at Vanderbilt – 12 p.m. ET
It’s not been a kind first two weeks for South Carolina, which fumbled away a matchup with Tennessee and were thumped by Florida last weekend. The Commodores looked tough in their first game, holding Texas A&M to just 17 points, but followed it up with a 41-7 loss to LSU. Vanderbilt’s never been very competitive in the SEC, and this game will just come down to effort. This should be a win for South Carolina.
No. 22 Texas at Oklahoma – 12 p.m. ET
Talk about a couple of disappointments– both Texas and Oklahoma dropped games to unranked Big 12 opponents a week ago. Things are looking worse for the Sooners, who are losers of two straight to unranked opponents. That’s their first two game regular season losing streak since 1999. It’s strange seeing Oklahoma unranked, their first time since 2014.
No. 19 Virginia Tech at No. 8 UNC – 12 p.m. ET
The Tar Heels are inadvertent beneficiaries of being placed inside the top 20 preseason rankings and have climbed inside the top 10 for the first time since 2015. Virginia Tech cruised through Week 2 and came away with a tough win against Duke a week ago. VA Tech’s QB Braxton Burmeister completed just 36% of his passes and will need to pick up the pace to keep up with Sam Howell.
Duke at Syracuse – 12:30 p.m. ET
Despite starting 0-4, Duke finds themselves favored for the second time this season (lost to Boston College +5.5). Syracuse came away with a win last week, scoring more than double their season total against Georgia Tech. Clemson transfer Chase Brice had a tough start to the year, but has picked up the pace for the Blue Devils and gets a favorable matchup against the Orange this week.
No. 14 Tennessee at No. 3 Georgia – 3:30 p.m. ET
The Bulldogs came away with a dominant win over top-10 Auburn a week ago, giving up no touchdowns to the Tigers. Tennessee has had a pair of easy matchups and is averaging 33 points per game. The Vols are in for a stiff test against a Georgia defense that ranked in the top five a season ago.
Texas State at Troy – 3:30 p.m. ET
A pair of unfortunate games gave Texas State a tough 0-2 record to swallow. They followed it up with a 38-17 win against a hapless ULM team behind 338 total yards and three touchdowns from quarterback Tyler Vitt. Troy took a beating at the hands of BYU (but really, who hasn’t?) last week, mustering just seven points and 19 net rushing yards.
Texas Tech at No. 24 Iowa State – 3:30 p.m. ET
The Big 12 might have found a new punching bag in Texas Tech; the Red Raiders gave up 33 points to FCS Houston Baptist and have given up 94 points in two conference games. Iowa State upset Oklahoma for the second time in four seasons (lost 42-41 in 2019) and seems to be back on track. The Cyclones should run away with this one, but crazier things have happened in this conference.
UTSA at No. 15 BYU – 3:30 p.m. ET
BYU is running through their opponents like tissue paper. The Cougars lead the country, by far, in point margin at +41.3. They have wins over Louisiana Tech and Troy– two solid teams. UTSA should brace for impact on the road as BYU gets set to dish out more punishment.
Arkansas at No. 13 Auburn – 4 p.m. ET
Arkansas is coming off winning a major upset over Mike Leach and Mississippi State last week and hung tough with Georgia in Week 1. The Sam Pittman era is going well so far in the eyes of Razorback fans, but Arkansas has no time to breathe before their next tough opponent in Auburn. The Tigers were held to just 216 yards against Georgia and will be itching to redeem themselves.
Kansas State at TCU – 4 p.m. ET
After a bummer against Arkansas State, Kansas State has ripped off wins over ranked Oklahoma (second year in a row) and over Texas Tech. TCU is coming off an upset win over Texas and is looking to keep the ball rolling. This should be a good one between two teams with a ton of momentum. The Wildcats came out with a 24-17 win a season ago.
MTSU at FIU – 4 p.m. ET
While their games have gotten closer, MTSU remains winless and hasn’t had the toughest schedule in the country. FIU dropped a tight one with Liberty two weeks ago and is also searching for their first win. Asher O’Hara isn’t playing up to his capabilities, but if he gets loose, the Panthers will have their hands full.
Pitt at Boston College – 4 p.m. ET
It’s been a rollercoaster ride for Pitt so far this year; they pulled off an upset of Louisville, found themselves inside the AP Top 25, but were then upset by NC State a week ago. Boston College has found their defensive chops after being one of the worst defenses in the FBS a season ago. The Eagles are holding opponents to 17.7 points per game, including keeping Sam Howell and UNC to 26.
No. 2 Alabama at Ole Miss – 6 p.m. ET
It doesn’t matter who Alabama fields at quarterback, they’re good. Mac Jones is playing in a passer’s dream with a triad of receivers with blistering speed. So far, Jones is averaging 13.4 yards per attempt (first) and has thrown for six touchdowns already. Ole Miss, which gave up 416 and six to Florida’s Kyle Trask will need a better effort than that, or Jones will repeat that statline.
Temple at Navy – 6 p.m. ET
Navy’s been one of the more disappointing teams of 2020, scoring just once in two of their three games. The Midshipmen are missing Malcolm Perry, who departed for the NFL at the end of the last season, and are bleeding points on defense. It’s Temple’s first game of the year, and this should be a great opportunity to put some points on the board.
ECU at USF – 7 p.m. ET
In their last two games, USF has scored a combined seven points (Notre Dame, Cincinnati). Their first game was an uninspiring 27-6 win against The Citadel at home. ECU’s defense has been gashed for 51 and 49 so far this year (50 points per game, worst in FBS). The Bulls have to take advantage of the matchup, or their season might be reeling early on.
Florida State at No. 5 Notre Dame – 7:30 p.m. ET
There might not be a more disappointing team than Florida State, which has the second worst point margin (-22.5) of any Power Five team in the nation. The Seminoles were looking like they were going to be upset by Jacksonville State until the second half. Notre Dame hasn’t played since Sept. 19, but has cracked the top five for the first time since early 2018. This could be an ugly football game early.
Marshall at WKU – 7:30 p.m. ET
Marshall is out to prove they’re to be considered for the best Group of Five program in the country. They held Appalachian State to just seven points– their only points allowed in two games this year. WKU’s offense has struggled so far, and the Thundering Herd’s defense isn’t the best team to hope for a scoring turnaround against. Marshall should control this game on the defensive side, while also keeping pace with their multiple offensive weapons.
No. 7 Miami at No. 1 Clemson – 7:30 p.m. ET
If Miami’s the real deal, this is the game they’ll prove it in. Clemson has been on cruise control so far this year, winning games convincingly but not blowing opponents out of their stadium like we’ve seen in year’s past. Trevor Lawrence is gone after this year – the quarterback confirmed it on College GameDay – and if he’s looking to add a Heisman to his resume, this is the game to get that campaign going. Clemson should roll in this one, but don’t count out the 2020 ‘Canes.
Mississippi State at Kentucky – 7:30 p.m. ET
Mississippi State fans are getting the complete Mike Leach experience in their first two games with him as head coach. The Bulldogs pulled off a wild upset of defending-champion LSU behind 620 passing yards from transfer KJ Costello, followed by 14 points and a loss against Arkansas. Kentucky came up short against Ole Miss again (lost 37-34 on a last-second TD pass in 2017). The Wildcats had lofty expectations coming into 2020, and they need to start showing promise.
UTEP at Louisiana Tech – 7:30 p.m. ET
Louisiana Tech is a whole lot better than BYU made them look this past week. The Bulldogs are fresh off a 10-win season. That’s Skip Holtz’s sixth straight winning season with LA Tech (in seven years) and his fourth with at least nine wins. UTEP has two tight wins against FCS teams and a big win against ULM. They’ve yet to play a comparable opponent (played Texas in Week 2), and this may be their first chance. LA Tech should win this ballgame.
Charlotte at UNT – 8 p.m. ET
Games have been hard to come by for the 49ers, who’ve played two games nearly a month apart to start their season. In each instance, they hung tough with 10+ win opponents (Appalachian State, FAU) and showed real poise. UNT is a team with serious defensive issues– allowing 45.7 points per game (worst among teams who’ve played at least three games). Charlotte has an opportunity to step it up offensively, and needs a stop or two to win this game.