Yahoo - The Tigers are 60 point underdogs to Miami on Saturday, the third time they’ve been on the wrong side of a 60 point (or more) point spread since 2012.
Last season, Savannah State opened against Oklahoma State and the line on that game was a whopping 65.5 points before kickoff. Oklahoma State covered easily, 84-0. So the following week, Savannah State was even a bigger underdog against Florida State.
That line opened at 70 points and went down to a meager 65 by kickoff. But Savannah State covered this time, only losing to Florida State 55-0. The line against Miami Saturday opened at 55, but quickly shot up to 60 points.
I have a question. Do the Savannah State players like being trotted out as perennial doormats for powerhouse D1 programs to flatten year after year? Do they mind being the big story once or twice a season when they practically set records for most lopsided lines ever? Oklahoma State. FSU. Now Miami. All like 60+ lines. FSU was 70 I believe. Got to be kind of humiliating right? I mean I get that the school makes a shit ton of money. I know they made over a million bucks for just showing up to those 3 games. But it’s not like the players see a cent of it? Do they just like getting to see themselves on TV or something? Playing in a cool stadium and seeing all the pageantry for once? Just seems like as a competitor with any sort of pride whatsoever it might be kind of depressing getting fucking steamrolled every year.
Oh well, whatever keeps fresh jerseys on your back and weights in the weight room I guess.