Week 3 college football betting lookahead: Buy Maryland

Mike Locksley appears to have changed the culture of Maryland football. AP Photo/Julio Cortez

College football lookahead is the essential grab bag of numbers, trends, reads and concepts each Monday throughout the season.

In Week 3, we hop on the bandwagon of two teams with new coaches and 2-0 records, examine a rivalry game that means everything to the underdog but is a tough sell for the coach of the favorite and review a pair of quarterback injuries that might not change the market much but could have a big effect on value.

All odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.


First impressions from the schedule and opening lines.

Oklahoma State Cowboys (-14) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane

2:30 p.m. ET, Saturday (ESPN2)

Oklahoma State is just 41-28-5 all time versus Tulsa but has beaten its in-state little brother by double-digits in all but one meeting in the Big 12 era. And in Mike Gundy's tenure, the team has won and covered all three meetings -- by 37 as 7-point favorites, by 26 as 13.5-point chalk, and by 35 as a 19.5-point choice.