Sep 6, 2012, 5:26 PM EDT
“Hello, Vegas? Give me Savannah State and the 70.5 points, please.” That’s what you could be saying sometime between now and kickoff, if you have the nerve … and if Vegas sports books took phone calls. Yes, Florida State is favored by 70.5 points over Savannah State on Saturday, which according to oddsmakers is the largest spread in the history of college football. Which really means the history of Vegas.
Previous record? The 60 points Northern Colorado got for their game with Hawaii in 2007. (Hawaii won, 63-6 … so did not cover).
You can bet up to $5,000 on the game with Cantor Sportsbook in Las Vegas, according to the Los Angeles Times. Your move, Floyd Mayweather.
But here’s something you should probably consider: Last week, Savannah State lost to Oklahoma State, 84-0.
But that’s not even the biggest margin of victory in college football history — not by a long shot. The record is Georgia Tech over Cumberland, 220-0, in 1916. Wonder what the point spread would have been for that one?
“I’ll take Cumberland and the 195 points, please.”
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