Lost amid the excitement surrounding the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide and surprising showings from unheralded SEC East contenders Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, has been a Mississippi State Bulldogs team on par, record-wise at least, with every other juggernaut in the nation. This Saturday they’ll get a chance to live up to their college football odds with an afternoon road date against the most intimidating team in the country.
Bet on college football and get a free 50% bonus.
Although few would consider the Bulldogs genuinely equal to the Crimson Tide, their undefeated record can’t be ignored. They haven’t yet faced a ranked opponent, granted, but success on the BCS moneyline is as much about luck and generous scheduling as it is performance.
Alas, with the hardest part of their 2012 campaign still ahead of them, the Bulldogs have just 100/1 odds on the NCAA football futures. The Tide, in contrast, are heavy favorites to win the BCS with 6/5 odds.
Although Alabama hasn’t exactly faced a gauntlet of top tier opposition so far this season themselves – they’re only Top 25 date coming with the vastly overrated Michigan Wolverines in Week 1 – the sheer dominance they’ve displayed has been enough to convince college football oddsmakers that they’re the real deal.
Weigh in on the clash of conference rivals as Alabama and Mississippi State fight to keep their unbeaten records alive.
Get your NCAA football odds and BCS futures at Bovada.
Raise your game.