First look at Championship Weekend

The college football regular season is in the books, save for the meaningless rescheduled USC-California game on Saturday night. The coaching carousel is in full effect as we speak. On Tuesday, we’ll get the penultimate college football playoff rankings. Then, we get conference championship weekend this upcoming weekend. By the beginning of next week, we’ll know which teams are in the playoff and we’ll get the full schedule of bowl games. 

This weekend, we have ten conference championship games on tap. Two will be played on Friday and the remaining 8 games will unfold throughout the day on Saturday. Below is a betting-centric schedule of what’s on tap.

Conference USA

Date and Time: Friday 12/3/2021, 7:00 PM EST
TV: CBS Sports Network

Both Western Kentucky and UTSA went 7-1 in conference play and earned their spot in the Conference USA championship game. Western Kentucky went 8-4 overall, winning 7 straight games to end the season. UTSA went 11-1 on the year, but couldn’t finish off the perfect regular season. They lost to North Texas in the final regular season game. 

Western Kentucky is a 1.5-point road favorite over UTSA in the championship game. Western Kentucky enters the game on a roll while UTSA has struggled in recent weeks before finally falling in the regular season finale. UTSA beat Western Kentucky by a score of 52-46 in October.

Western Kentucky ranks top-10 in the country in many offensive categories including points, yards per game and yards per play. The total for Western Kentucky-UTSA sits at 71.5 points.

Pac-12

Date and Time: Friday 12/3/2021, 8:00 PM EST
TV: ABC

These two teams met just two weeks ago. In that affair, Oregon travelled to Utah where the Utes ended the Ducks’ playoff dreams and aspirations. Utah won the game by a score of 38-7. In that affair, Oregon was a 3-point road underdog. This week,…

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