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College football: Savannah State setting records for point spreads

by Berry Tramel Published: September 7, 2012
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Oklahoma State's 84-0 thrashing of Savannah State last week started a new discussion on the merits of mismatches. Another Saturday means another swath of games that will get out of hand. The five most likely games to approach OSU-Savannah State:

1. Savannah State at Florida State: The Seminoles are a record 70 1/2-point favorite, breaking the week-old record of 67 1/2, set by OSU-Savannah State.

2. Florida A&M at OU: Bad mix. Overmatched team against a national power mad over how it played the week before.

3. Presbyterian at Georgia Tech: What happens when an overmatched foe plays a triple-option offense? Better line up correctly, or it gets ugly.

4. Georgia State at Tennessee: A third-year program, Georgia State lost 56-0 at Houston last year.

5. Austin Peay at Virginia Tech: The Governors went 3-8 last season and lost 48-10 at Western Kentucky last week.

by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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