Ask any college football fan what they hate most about the sport and you can bet that a good many will point to the meaningless David versus Goliath match-ups that take place in the middle of the season. The feeling is that these games really serve no purpose other than to put money on the coffers of those smaller schools who are offering themselves up as sacrificial lambs. This type of game seems even more offensive when you consider that the first ever college football playoffs are right around the corner, yet that is exactly what we are going to get this weekend when mighty Tennessee-Martin take on the #1 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs. However, football odds for this game still uncertain as no one really knows how the No.1 team in the nation will handle a squad like the Warhawks.
Broadcast on SEC Network and ESPN
The Tennessee Martin Skyhawks started the season at 1-5, but have won four straight to get back to a .500 record. They will have to enjoy that while they can, as they are destined to fall one game below that mark by the time this weekend is over. We could talk about how their offensive numbers have dramatically improved over that 4-game stretch, but it really will all count for naught when they run into the yard where the nasty old Bulldog is tethered. There is going to be nothing pretty about this one, folks.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs have a tough schedule coming up in their next 4 games, with 2 of those games set to be against teams that are currently ranked in the Top 10. This will be a good way for them to try some stuff on both sides of the ball, while giving their guys a little opportunity to pad their stats along the way. The only real concern here is that someone should get injured in a game that is really nothing more than a scrimmage.
**Betting odds for this game have not been released yet.
This is likely to be off the board in a number of places, such is the likely lopsided nature of this one. Don’t be surprised to see the Bulldogs put up anywhere between 60-80 points in this one, while the Skyhawks might just end up with a token TD to take home with them as a souvenir of their visit to Mississippi. I’ll be giving this one a miss, as there are too many other great games on tap that I would much sooner wager on