The poor Kansas Jayhawks are set to add their name to that list for the second straight week and could end up as one of the biggest home underdogs in the history of college football when they take on the Oklahoma Sooners in Week 12.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks
Date and Time: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS
Opening College Football Odds: Oklahoma -35
Oklahoma vs. Kansas TV Coverage: ESPN
If the Jayhawks can take any solace here, it's that the Sooners sort of screwed around for the whole 60 minutes against Baylor as 27.5-point road favorites back in September in a 49-41 win. Then again, Kansas could also draw strength upon the fact that it stuck with Texas last week when it was a 32-point underdog and only lost by 15 points.
That said, it's hard to imagine any circumstance where his game is even remotely close. We're talking about a team that was beaten 45-0 by Iowa State and 43-0 by TCU in consecutive weeks. Even the 38-9 loss two weeks ago against Baylor was a huge beatdown against a team that hadn't won a game this year prior to that.
Solid offensive players are hard to come by for the Jayhawks this season. Peyton Bender was finally put out of his misery at quarterback, allowing the door to open for Carter Stanley. Stanley is the far more mobile of the two quarterbacks, and he's played sufficiently for a team that is destructively terrible.
At least Khalil Herbert is averaging 5.9 yards per carry this year, though he did just have a game against the Longhorns in which he ran the ball nine times for five yards.
The upside? College basketball season just started!
If Baker Mayfield hadn't won the Heisman Trophy already before last week, throwing for 333 yards and three touchdowns against TCU probably did the trick. Mayfield's numbers are simply astounding this year. He has thrown for 3,559 yards and 31 touchdowns against five interceptions. The real mind-blowing number, though, is that he is averaging 11.9 yards per pass attempt, numbers that you only previously saw in video games.
The Sooners have a bunch of talent on the offensive side of the ball, but Rodney Anderson was a man amongst boys last week against a great TCU defense. Anderson had 23 carries for 151 yards and two touchdowns, and he caught five passes for 139 yards and two more scores. The man had over 200 total yards at the intermission and never looked back.
Of course, to cover a spread like this, it's going to take a whole village to get the job done. The Sooners aren't out to run up the score, but they're going to keep playing their offense and give all of their running backs an opportunity to shine. That means more chances for Trey Sermon and Abdul Adams as well.
These three men have combined to run for over 1,600 yards this season in 10 games, and it would be shocking if they didn't total over 200 yards between them on Saturday in Lawrence.
Oklahoma vs. Kansas Free Picks
There isn't much of a reason to take Kansas aside from the fact that this is a whole heck of a lot of points. The Jayhawks are terrible, and they aren't going to get any better anytime soon.
Still, Oklahoma has a troubling history here. The last three times it played against teams that were ranked at the time, it's 3-0 SU and ATS and has won all three games by double-digits. The last three times it has played against teams that were unranked at the time, it's 3-1 SU and 0-4 ATS, including that 38-31 loss to Iowa State.
Obviously, the Sooners are going to win this game, but this is just far too many points to be asking them to lay.
College Football ATS Pick: Kansas +35 at BookMaker.eu
College Football Score Prediction: Oklahoma 38, Kansas 17