It’s been almost 10 years since the Michigan Wolverines covered the spread against the Michigan State Spartans. Chad Henne (UM) and Brian Hoyer (MSU) were the quarterbacks when Michigan came from behind to beat the Spartans 28-24 as 3.5-point road favorites on the NCAAF odds board. They’ve played nine times since then, and Michigan State covered all nine, winning the Paul Bunyan Trophy seven times in the process.

Things will look a bit different this Saturday (7:30 PM ET, ABC) when the No. 7 Wolverines welcome MSU to Ann Arbor. They took the Paul Bunyan home last year in Jim Harbaugh’s second season as head coach, although they failed to cover as 24.5-point road favorites in a 32-23 victory. Michigan (4-0 SU, 2-2 ATS) opened as a 14-point chalk for this year’s matchup, but bettors jumped on that line and drove it down to –10 before the Wolverines moved back to –10.5. Looks like Sparty still has some life left in this Big Ten rivalry.

Here are some of the other key Saturday games you can look forward to in Week 6 of the college football betting season, all times Eastern:


Wake Forest Demon Deacons at No. 2 Clemson Tigers (noon, ESPN2)

The defending National Champions from Clemson (5-0 SU, 4-1 ATS) are on a roll this year, but they can’t afford to sleep on the Deacons (4-1 SU, 3-1 ATS) despite laying 22.5 points at home, up from –21.5 at the open.


No. 23 West Virginia Mountaineers at No. 8 TCU Horned Frogs (3:30 PM, FS1)

Texas Christian (4-0 SU, 2-2 ATS) is also undefeated heading into Week 6, and they’ve moved up from –12.5 to –13.5 against a ranked team in the Mountaineers (3-1 SU, 2-2 ATS) that has faced the softest schedule in the Big 12 thus far.


No. 13 Miami Hurricanes at Florida State Seminoles (3:30 PM, ESPN)

This ACC game between the rival Hurricanes (3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS) and Seminoles (1-2 SU, 0-2-1 ATS) was supposed to be played September 16 before Hurricane Irma came along; despite concerns over what’s currently being called Tropical Depression 16, kick-off has been confirmed at 3:30 as scheduled. Miami has moved from –3 to –3.5 since the NCAAF lines first went up.


No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide at Texas A&M Aggies (7:15 PM, ESPN2)

Looks like the Aggies (4-1 SU, 3-1-1 ATS) are bringing a knife to this SEC gunfight. They’re 27-point home dogs for Saturday’s game against mighty ‘Bama (5-0 SU, 3-2 ATS) after opening at +25.5. The Tide are 3-0 SU and ATS in this matchup since Johnny Manziel left College Station and turned pro.


*Odds as of October 6, 2017