Behind the box score: CFB betting lessons from Week 2

By Adam Burke  ( 


Week 2 of the college football season had a little bit of everything. We had upsets. We had blowouts. We had high drama. We saw a lot and it was only the second week of the season. With two data points to refer to at this point, a lot of bettors are going to start making determinations about teams. Oddsmakers are busy making their adjustments as well.

What you see from a team in September may not be what you see from a team in October, November or December. What you see in a game or two may not be indicative of what you will see the rest of the season.

College football box score study has been a big part of the betting process for me for a long period of time. The final score can tell us a lot, but the end result can also be misleading.

That is why I make it a point each and every week to go through all of the box scores and the play-by-play to see if I can find something actionable for the next week or for the coming weeks.

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