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College Football Schedule 2024: Bets on the Games of the Year

Those big games on Saturdays are where college football fans live, sleep, eat and breathe. With super conferences like the SEC and Big Ten, those huge non-conference games are being phased out little by little, but it seems like every regular season game has the potential to be a banger. Many of these games are listed among the College Football Games of the Year at DraftKings Sportsbook.

The 2024 college football schedule was one of the more difficult to put together due to the realignment, as the Pac-12 no longer exists and the teams are scattered among other conferences across the country. We’ll still have some big non-conference clashes, but most of the Year’s Games are conference matches.

Odds as of Thursday, May 2 at 5:30 PM PT

View the lines of week 0 and week 1 here.

Friday September 13

Arizona at Kansas State (-7.5)

Saturday September 14

Washington (-9.5) in Washington State

Oregon (-20.5) at Oregon State

Alabama (-7.5) at Wisconsin

Texas A&M (-4) at Florida

Colorado (-8) in the state of Colorado

West Virginia (-4) at Pitt

Saturday September 21

USC at Michigan (-12)

Tennessee at Oklahoma (-5)

Utah (-1.5) at Oklahoma State

NC State at Clemson (-10)

Friday September 27

Virginia Tech at Miami (FL) (-8.5)

Saturday September 28

Louisville at Notre Dame (-10)

Oklahoma State and Kansas State (-7)

Arkansas at Texas A&M (-11.5)

Arizona and Utah (-9.5)

Georgia (-4.5) at Alabama

North Carolina at Duke (PK)

Oklahoma (-3) at Auburn

Wisconsin at USC (-4.5)

Saturday October 5

Missouri at Texas A&M (-4)

Michigan (-9) at Washington

Clemson at Florida State (-4)

Iowa at Ohio State (-24)

Auburn in Georgia (-24.5)

Saturday October 12

Kansas State (-6) in Colorado

Penn State (-5) at USC

Texas (-8.5) and Oklahoma

Ole Miss at LSU (-2.5)

Florida at Tennessee (-11)

Ohio State at Oregon (-1)

Saturday October 19

LSU (-8) at Arkansas

Miami (FL) and Louisville (-1)

Auburn in Missouri (-10)

Alabama (-2) at Tennessee

Georgia (-1.5) and Texas

Saturday October 26

Florida State (-1.5) at Miami (FL)

Kansas at Kansas State (-7)

Missouri at Alabama (-8.5)

Penn State (-6.5) in Wisconsin

LSU at Texas A&M (-3.5)

Nebraska at Ohio State (-25.5)

Oklahoma at Ole Miss (-5.5)

Michigan State at Michigan (-25)

Saturday November 2

Louisville at Clemson (-9.5)

Ohio State (-3) and Penn State

Florida at Georgia (-22)

Oregon (-2.5) and Michigan

Saturday November 9

BYU at Utah (-18)

Florida State at Notre Dame (-3.5)

Clemson (-5.5) at Virginia Tech

Oklahoma at Missouri (-4)

Georgia (-7) at Ole Miss

Alabama at LSU (-1)

Saturday November 16

Utah (-8) and Colorado

Oregon (-10.5) at Wisconsin

LSU (-5.5) at Florida

Tennessee at Georgia (-18)

Texas (-16.5) at Arkansas

Saturday November 23

Texas A&M (-3.5) at Auburn

Ole Miss (-6.5) in Florida

USC (-4) at UCLA

Alabama (-1.5) and Oklahoma

Iowa State in Utah (-10)

Saturday November 30

Washington at Oregon (-20)

Kansas State (-1) and Iowa State

Florida at Florida State (-13.5)

Notre Dame (-3.5) at USC

Michigan at Ohio State (-10)

Auburn in Alabama (-15)

Louisville (-1) at Kentucky

NC State (-1) in North Carolina

Texas (-4) at Texas A&M

Oklahoma at LSU (-5)

Saturday December 14

Army vs Navy (PK)

Lots of representation for the Power Four conferences here, with plenty of SEC and Big Ten odds, plus some betting lines for the ACC and Big 12. Reshuffling isn’t the only big shakeup this year, as we’ve had some high-profile coaches switching places and others ride off into the sunset. There are many top teams that enter the season with a lot of uncertainty.

At first glance, there are a few bets that stand out from this large list of games.

USC +5 vs. Penn State

Penn State’s first visit to the Coliseum in a conference game will take place on October 12. By then, USC should have had plenty of time to mold Miller Moss into the man who would take the reins from Caleb Williams. Moss was outstanding against Louisville in the Holiday Bowl with six touchdown passes and 372 yards.

The Nittany Lions obviously have a lot more returning production, but head coach James Franklin struggles in big games and this will be a very big game.

Michigan State +25 in Michigan

In the rivalry game in Ann Arbor, Michigan State gets a significant lead. Sure, it was 49-0 in East Lansing last season, but the Wolverines are replacing a top-10 draft pick at QB, their head coach and several other draftees. It was a terrible season for Sparty, but Jonathan Smith is an excellent head coach and four-star recruit QB Aidan Chiles came along with him.

Michigan clearly has even more talent, but this implies a very large gap between the two teams and I don’t think it is that big. Michigan was -24.5 in East Lansing last season with a championship-caliber team.

Miami (FL) +1.5 vs. Florida State

The battle for Pac-12 transfer QBs could be a fun one on Oct. 26. Cameron Ward came over from Washington State to become the new signal caller for the Hurricanes, while resurgent former Clemson Tiger DJ Uiagalelei is in Tallahassee after a stint at Oregon State. Both teams are extremely talented, but Ward could be a legitimate game changer for the Hurricanes offense. Miami always has a lot of talent on defense.

With second-year coordinators in Shannon Dawson (OC) and Lance Guidry (DC), expect the ‘Canes to improve and could very well be favored in this regard by the time game week rolls around.