But there’s something weird about staring at a line as high as the one the oddsmakers slapped on Saturday’s tilt in Tallahassee.
The number? 70 1/2.
CBSSports.com’s Tom Fornelli reports the number is the biggest ever in college football history, topping a 2007 Hawaii-Northern Colorado game in which the Warriors failed to cover the 60-point spread.
The Cowboys led last week’s blowout 35-0 after the first quarter and 49-0 at the half. Savannah State totaled all of eight first downs on the day and amassed 139 yards to Oklahoma State’s 682.
The Tigers received a $385,000 payout for making the trip to Stillwater, Okla., to play their first FBS opponent, and they’ll get another good-sized check this week in Tallahassee.
Will they cover? The bigger question may be can they avoid another shutout, because judging by their 69-3 rout Murray State last week, 70-plus points doesn’t seem too tall a task for the Seminoles.