The biggest obstacle for college football bettors this week is what to make of Week 1's results. A lot of teams looked and performed far different than their preseason expectations. Below is a quick look at those teams that had "abnormal" Week 1 results and how the betting markets reacted.
Oregon - Crushed FCS Southern Utah 77-21. Opened -10 vs. Nebraska and immediately pounded to -14. The Cornhuskers were outgained in their 43-36 win over Arkansas State
Northwestern - Limped past rebuilding Nevada, 31-20. The Wildcats trailed 17-7 at half. This week's opponent, Duke, rolled over FCS NC Central, 60-7. The game opened a pick 'em with Northwestern now favored by -3.5.
East Carolina - No shame in losing to FCS James Madison as the Dukes are currently the top team in the country. But the manner in which the Pirates lost is perhaps alarming: JMU outgained ECU 614-367. ECU's Week 2 opponent, West Virginia, opened -19.5 and is now -24.
North Carolina - Laying -12.5 at home to rebuilding Cal, the Tar Heels lost 35-30. Week 2's foe, Louisville, was bet up from -6.5 to -9.
Cincinnati - The Bearcats managed only 26 points and 248 total yards against FCS Austin Peay. Michigan meanwhile flexed its muscle in a dominating win over Florida. No surprise to see the Wolverines bet up from -29 to -34.
Boise State - The Broncos got the win and pointspread cover (barely) over Troy. They also dominated the box score with a 357-215 total yardage advantage. But bettors seem to think Boise's program is in decline. The Broncos closed -13.5 in last year's 31-28 home win over Washington State. This weekend's rematch has seen the Cougs bet up from -7.5 to -10.5.