Ohio State vs. Rutgers Game Line Historic

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The mismatch between Ohio State and Rutgers has produced the largest point spread in Big Ten history.

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According to college football spread records provided by SportsBetting.ag, which date back to 1985 when lines became widely available, the 51.5-point spread for Saturday's game is the biggest in conference history.
Rutgers has been at least a 7-point underdog in every game this season except the opener where the Scarlet Knights were 17-point favorites against UMass. Ohio State, which now has the lowest odds to capture the CFP championship (full odds below), has been favored by 14 or more points in each game this year.
"The way the Buckeyes are absolutely dominating on both sides of the ball, coupled with the dreadful Rutgers offense, this was always going to be a spread of epic proportions," said Adam Burns, head oddsmaker at SportsBetting.ag. "But Ohio State is probably going to have to pitch a shutout to cover the number."
The game's over/under is 55.5, implying just a 4-point total scoring projection for Rutgers.
Current Week 12 odds
This marks the largest underdog or favorite spread in either team's history as well. The previous underdog high for Rutgers was +41 (1996 at Notre Dame, 1998 at Syracuse) while the prior favorite high for Ohio State was -48 (2013 vs. Florida A&M).
While this is the largest spread in Big Ten history, it is not the largest in college football conference history. The Southwest Conference featured a spread of 59 in 1989 (SMU vs. Houston) and the Big 8 had a 57-point spread in 1987 (Oklahoma vs. Kansas State).
In other college football news, a former member of the Southwest Conference is in search of a new head coach. Arkansas parted ways with Chad Morris on Sunday, and a familiar face is atop the potential candidates odds board.
Current Arkansas coach odds: https://www.sportsbetting.ag/sportsbook/futures-and-props/ncaaf-specials
Arkansas head coach in Week 1 of 2020 season
Mike Norvell +200
Eliah Drinkwitz +300
Lane Kiffin +400
Bill Clark +500
Sonny Dykes +600
Mike Leach +600
Hugh Freeze +800
Gus Malzahn +1200
Bobby Petrino +1800
Houston Nutt +2500
Here are updated odds for the CFP title and Heisman Trophy:
Heisman odds     
Joe Burrow     -500
Jalen Hurts     +1000
Tua Tagovailoa     +1000
Justin Fields     +1000
CFP Odds     
Ohio State     2/1
LSU     5/2
Clemson     3/1
Georgia     9/1
Alabama     10/1
Oklahoma     16/1
Oregon     25/1
Utah     40/1
Minnesota     50/1
Baylor     66/1
Penn State     100/1
Florida     150/1

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