College Football Lines: Rutgers vs. South Florida

September 12, 2012 NCAA College Football Betting

On Thursday night, the Scarlet Kings from Rutgers make the trip to South Florida to take on the Bulls for an early season Big East conference matchup. Gametime is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET in Raymond James Stadium, and you can watch all of the action on ESPN.

Rutgers comes into this game with an undefeated record so far this year. Last week, they shut out Howard 26-0, winning their home opener. However, they have just two combined offensive touchdowns in their first games of the season, against Tulane and Howard. On the positive side, RB Jawan Jamison is rushing for 111 yards per game, and their defense is solid. Start your College Football Betting on Rutgers vs. South Florida Game.

South Florida has also opened their season with two straight wins. They won a close game over Nevada, escaping with a 32-31 win on a last-minute touchdown. In fact, with 1:40 left in the fourth quarter, the Bulls were down 31-20. QB BJ Daniels threw for 52- and 56-yard passes, both resulting in touchdowns. In just over a minute, South Florida went from down 11 to up 1. Daniels ended the game with 363 passing yards, throwing for 3 TDs with 0 interceptions.

This matchup has been very close recently, with 4 of the last 6 games between these two teams decided by scores of 2, 3, 1, and 3 in overtime. In 2011, the Bulls were favored by 2 ½, losing outright 20-17. In 2010, South Florida was again favored, this time by 10, winning 28-27. In 2009, the Bulls were favored by just 1 point, getting shut out by Rutgers 31-0. Check the NCAA Football Lines for Rutgers vs. South Florida Game.

The underdog has gone 7-0 ATS in their last 7 meetings. Rutgers is 9-3 ATS as the road underdog, 5-0 ATS in this series, and 8-2 SU in second week games. South Florida is 4-13 ATS when favored at home, 1-8 ATS against Big East opponents, and 1-8 ATS overall recently.

However, with all that said, the Bulls are an 8 ½ point favorite. The over/under is set at 46.

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