2009 College Football Odds: Championship Weekend

Thursday, December 3

No. 16 Oregon State at No. 7 Oregon, 9:00PM ET
There’s never been as much at stake in the annual Civil War game between Oregon State and Oregon, with the winner booking a trip to the Rose Bowl. The Beavers blew an opportunity to head to Pasadena last season when they were blown out by Oregon at home. The Beavers haven’t been to the Rose Bowl since 1964, while Oregon hasn’t made the trip to Pasadena since 1994.
Odds: Oregon –9.5

Saturday, December 5

No. 1 Florida vs. No. 2 Alabama, 4:00PM ET
No game has as much at stake than this Saturday’s SEC title game in Atlanta. The winner will have the opportunity to play in the BCS title game, while the loser has to pray that Texas is beaten by Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship Game and that voters favor them over unbeaten TCU or Cincinnati. Can Tim Tebow lead the Gators to another victory over ‘Bama this season or will Mark Ingram and the Crimson Tide defense avenge last year’s loss to Florida?
Odds: Florida -6

No. 3 Texas vs. No. 22 Nebraska
It’s pretty simple for Colt McCoy and the Longhorns: Either win and book a trip to the national title game or lose and watch their opportunity to become champions fly out the window. The Big 12 North hasn’t beaten the Big 12 South in the title game since 2003 when Kansas State beat Oklahoma. The last time these two teams met, Texas came away with a 28-25 victory in 2007. Can the Cornhuskers snap the South’s reign over the North?
Odds: Texas –13.5

No. 5 Cincinnati at No. 15 Pittsburgh, 12:00PM ET
West Virginia’s win over the Panthers last Friday took a lot of the intrigue out of this matchup, but with the Big East championship on the line, both teams still have plenty to play for. A BCS berth is also on the line and speculation continues to grow that Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly is headed for South Bend. Can the Bearcats overcome this one final road challenge and head to a BCS bowl? Or will PITT ruin Cincinnati’s perfect season?
Odds: Cincinnati -2

Top 25 Odds:

No. 16 Oregon State +9.5
No. 7 Oregon –9.5

No. 1 Florida -6
No. 2 Alabama +6

No. 3 Texas –13.5
No. 22 Nebraska +13.5

No. 5 Cincinnati -2
No. 15 Pittsburgh +2

New Mexico State +47
No. 6 Boise State -47

No. 10 Georgia Tech -1
Clemson +1

Arizona +7
No. 18 USC -7

No. 19 California -7
Washington +7

No. 21 Houston -3
East Carolina +3

No. 23 West Virginia +1.5
Rutgers –1.5

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