College football lookahead is the essential grab bag of numbers, trends, reads and concepts each Monday throughout the season.
In Week 14, we continue the discussion of the November phenomenon of "scoreboard watching" as it relates to the unresolved conference title races and preview both Thanksgiving night's Egg Bowl and a Saturday Lone Star showdown with circumstances that favor the home team.
All lines and totals from Circa Sportsbook as of Sunday.
First impressions from the schedule and opening lines.
Ohio State Buckeyes (-9.5, 54) at Michigan Wolverines
Noon ET, Saturday (FOX)
Rich Rodriguez went 0-3 straight up and ATS versus Ohio State as Michigan head coach, disappointing Wolverines backers while taking 20.5, 10 and 17 points from the Buckeyes. Apart from RichRod's tenure, however, teams getting a touchdown or more in this series have covered nine of the past 10 meetings.