College Football Games of the Year

Those marquee matchups on Saturdays are what college football fans live, sleep, eat, and breathe. With super conferences now like the SEC and Big Ten, those enormous non-conference games are getting phased out little by little, but it seems like every regular season game has the potential to be a banger. Many of those 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 ones to put together because of realignment, as the Pac-12 is no more and the teams have been dispersed to other conferences across the country. We’ll still have a few big non-conference clashes, but most of the Games of the Year are conference matchups.


College Football Games of the Year Betting Odds

Odds as of Thursday May 2 at 5:30 p.m. PT

For Week 0 and Week 1 Lines, check them out here.

Friday September 13

Arizona at Kansas State (-7.5)

Saturday September 14

Washington (-9.5) at Washington State

Oregon (-20.5) at Oregon State

Alabama (-7.5) at Wisconsin

Texas A&M (-4) at Florida

Colorado (-8) at Colorado State

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 at Kansas State (-7)

Arkansas at Texas A&M (-11.5)

Arizona at 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 at Georgia (-24.5)

Saturday October 12

Kansas State (-6) at Colorado

Penn State (-5) at USC

Texas (-8.5) at 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) at Louisville (-1)

Auburn at Missouri (-10)

Alabama (-2) at Tennessee

Georgia (-1.5) at 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) at 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) at Penn State

Florida at Georgia (-22)

Oregon (-2.5) at 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) at 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) at Florida

USC (-4) at UCLA

Alabama (-1.5) at Oklahoma

Iowa State at Utah (-10)

Saturday November 30

Washington at Oregon (-20)

Kansas State (-1) at Iowa State

Florida at Florida State (-13.5)

Notre Dame (-3.5) at USC

Michigan at Ohio State (-10)

Auburn at Alabama (-15)

Louisville (-1) at Kentucky

NC State (-1) at North Carolina

Texas (-4) at Texas A&M

Oklahoma at LSU (-5)

Saturday December 14

Army vs. Navy (PK)

A lot of representation for the Power Four conferences here, with a lot of SEC and Big Ten odds, plus some betting lines for the ACC and Big 12. Realignment isn’t the only major shake-up this year, as we’ve had some high-profile coaches trade places and others ride off into the sunset. There are a lot of premier teams that head into the season with a lot of uncertainty.

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

USC +5 vs. Penn State

Penn State’s first trip to the Coliseum in a conference game will come on October 12. By that time, USC should have had plenty of time to mold Miller Moss into the guy to 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 way more returning production, but head coach James Franklin struggles badly in big games and this one will be a very big game.

Michigan State +25 at Michigan

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

Michigan is obviously still more talented, but this implies a very large gap between the two teams and I don’t think it’s that high. Michigan was -24.5 in East Lansing last season with a championship-caliber team.

Miami (FL) +1.5 vs. Florida State

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

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