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College Football Betting: Week 2 Analysis

After getting their season started off on the wrong foot over the weekend the Georgia Bulldogs will be looking to bounce back quickly this week as they take on the South Carolina Gamecocks in Week 2 college football betting action at As well, Notre Dame and Michigan will both get their first tests of the season this weekend as they renew hostilities in marquee gridiron action.

Bulldogs come off loss to face the Gamecocks
Georgia has national championship aspirations this season, but their BCS title hopes took a hit over the weekend as they lost their opener (both SU and ATS) by a score of 38-35 to the Clemson Tigers. Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray completed 20 of his 29 pass attempts for 323 yards in that defeat, with no touchdown strikes but one TD run on the day. Todd Gurley paced Georgia's offense in the losing cause with 154 yards on the ground and two touchdowns in the matchup.

South Carolina picked up a 27-10 win in their opener against North Carolina last week, with Mike Davis rushing for 115 yards and a score while QB Connor Shaw went 11 of 20 for 149 yards and a touchdown. The Gamecocks routed the Bulldogs when the two schools met last season, winning 35-7 as a 1-point home favorite in an UNDER result on the college football betting lines at Overall South Carolina is 3-0 both SU and ATS over its three most recent games against Georgia. Kickoff for the Gamecocks vs. Bulldogs matchup on Saturday afternoon is set for 4:30pm ET.

Irish, Wolverines set to clash in Week 2 contest

Both Notre Dame and Michigan cruised to victories in Week 1, with the Fighting Irish getting past Temple by a score of 28-6 and the Wolverines crushing Central Michigan 59-9. Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees was good on 16 of his 23 pass attempts for 346 yards in his team's win over the Owls, with three touchdown strikes in the contest, while Devin Gardner threw for 162 yards and a touchdown while also running for a pair of scores for the Wolverines in their victory versus the Chippewas. Fitzgerald Toussaint also ran for two TDs in that contest for Michigan.

Notre Dame and Michigan met in a defensive battle last season, with the Fighting Irish pulling out a 13-6 home victory as a 6-point favorite on the college football betting lines at; that win broke up the Irish's three-game SU and ATS losing streak against the Wolverines that had dated back to 2009. Last year's Notre Dame vs. Michigan matchup was an easy UNDER result for totals bettors. The Irish and Wolverines will get their 2013 meeting underway at 8pm ET on Saturday.

Manziel, Aggies and the rest of the Week 2 slate

Texas A&M didn't get starting quarterback Johnny Manziel into the game until the second half over the weekend, but it didn't matter as the Aggies still topped Rice 52-31. Manziel went 6 of 8 for 94 yards passing with three touchdowns in his limited duty, while rushing for 19 yards on six carries.

Texas A&M will next host Sam Houston State on Saturday afternoon in what should be a gimme game for Johnny Football and company. Top-ranked Alabama is off this week, while Ohio State plays host to San Diego State, Oregon is on the road at Virginia, and Stanford gets a visit from San Jose State. As well, the USC Trojans will open their Pac-12 schedule late on Saturday night as they host Washington State. The Trojans beat Hawaii 30-13 on the road in their opener, and they're 8-0 SU and 6-2 ATS over their last eight games against the Cougars dating back to 2003.


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