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CFB bettor's team insights: Week 2

Michigan State heads into Tempe for a late game Saturday against Arizona State. Adam Ruff/Icon Sportswire

"You play like you practice."

The old coaches' adage is mostly true. To know what's likely to happen on Saturday, you've got to know what's happening in the meeting rooms and on the practice fields during the week. That's why the college football bettor's team notes file will be here for you every Friday with the inside word on weekly preparations around the country. We'll check in on depth charts, game plans, personnel and health, while unmasking practice standouts ready to break out and assessing the quality of prep, who's distracted and who's dialed in, the mood of the fans and the coaches' message for the week.

Let's dive into Week 2.

Lines and totals from Westgate sportsbook, as of Friday.


No. 16 TCU Horned Frogs (-22.5) vs. SMU Mustangs

Friday, 8 p.m. ET

SMU coach Sonny Dykes