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NCAA Football Week 15 Report

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Updated December 10, 2012

NCAA Football Week 15 Report

Our final weekly look at the upcoming weekend in college football is certainly a bit on the small side this week, as there is just one game, the traditional Army vs. Navy contest. We'll look at the game and then take a quick look at the bowl games, although we will go over the all of the bowl games in more detail as they get closer.


Navy has already clinched a spot in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Dec. 29, where the Midshipmen will face Arizona State. That would appear to give Army a slight edge in motivation, but the winner of the game will take the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, so both teams will be shooting for a victory.

Both teams run the option, so don't expect to see many passes. Navy has dominated the series as of late, winning the last 10 games straight up and going 7-3 ATS during the span.

The last six games have all gone under the total and that may be the way to go if you absolutely have to play the game.

FCS Games

There will be four FCS (formerly Division I-A) games this weekend, with a decent game between Sam Houston State and Montana State on Friday and three games on Saturday. Sportsbooks typically don't post the lines for these games until the day of the contest.

Several of the games will be televised by ESPN, so here are USA Today's Jeff Sagarin's ratings (with home field advantage factored in:
Sam Houston State 3.76 over Montana
Georgia Southern 1.66 over Old Dominion
North Dakota State 19.96 over Wofford
Eastern Washington 5.08 over Illinois State

The college football power ratings have been updated and there are no plays this week, as Navy is favored by a touchdown and the ratings have them eight points better.

Bowl Games

We'll take a quick look at all the bowl games and then will go over them in more detail as they draw closer. The number in parenthesis after each team is their power rating and the last number is the total on the game. In the case of Arizona and Nevada, Arizona's power rating is a 78, while Nevada's is 70. Arizona is favored by 9.5 points and the total on the game is 75.

Arizona (78) 9.5 over Nevada (70) 75
Utah State (75) 10 over Toledo (67) 57.5
BYU (83) 2.5 over San Diego State (75) 49.5
Central Florida (76) 7 over Ball State (68) 61.5
UL Lafayette (64) 5.5 over East Carolina (63) 64

Boise State (84) 5.5 over Washington (77) 46
Fresno St. (78) 11.5 over SMU (69) 59.5
Western Kentucky (65) 5.5 over Central Michigan (58) 59
San Jost State (69) 7.5 over Bowling Green (66) 47
Cincinnati (81) 7 over Duke (69) 58.5

Baylor (84) Even over UCLA (81) 79.5
UL Monroe (67) 7 over Ohio (62) 60
Virginia Tech (77) 2.5 over Rutgers (76) 41.5
Texas Tech (73) 13 over Minnesota (67) 57
Air Force (65) 1 over Rice (63) 61

Arizona State (82) No Line over Navy (65)
West Virginia (85) 4 over Syracuse (73) 73.5
Oregon State (81) 2 over Texas (83) 56.5
TCU (82) 2.5 over Michigan State (80) 41.5
Vanderbilt (82) 6.5 over N.C. State (77) 52

USC (88) 10 over Georgia Tech (77) 64
Iowa State (78) Even over Tulsa (73) 51.5
LSU (93) 3.5 over Clemson (88) 59.5
Oklahoma State (89) 16.5 over Purdue (69) 70
Miss. State (79) 2 over Northwestern (76) 51.5

South Carolina (90) 5 over Michigan (84) 48
Georgia (93) 10.5 over Nebraska (81) 57.5
Stanford (89) 7 over Wisconsin (87) 47.5
Florida State (90) 13.5 over Northern Illinois (78) 58.5
Florida (90) 13.5 over Louisville (77) 45.5

Oregon (100) 9.5 over Kansas State (91) 76
Texas A&M (93) 4.5 over Oklahoma (91) 71.5
Mississippi (74) 3.5 over Pittsburgh (81) 52
Arkansas State (69) 4 over Kent State (70) 61
Alabama (103) 10 over Notre Dame (91) 42

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