Found November 08, 2011 on Blatant Homerism:
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Twenty-eight points. As soon as the final gun sounded a few weeks back in the Texas Tech Red Raiders' 41-38 shocker over Oklahoma, putting a serious dent in the Sooners' national title aspirations, the four-touchdown spread was trotted out as evidence of the enormity of the upset. Even Tommy Tuberville made note of it in his postgame comments. In the subsequent fallout, pundits have pointed to the mammoth line in support of the meme that Bob Stoops' teams have a tendency to suffer inopportune letdowns against inferior competition. Intuitively, that sounds right. But how to test that hypothesis? (Continue...) We typically associate point spreads with scores, because that's how bets are made. If a team is favored by 10 points, a 31-20 win represents a cover by the favorite. If you break down the data, however, you'll find that point spreads also correspond to the likelihood that the underdog or favorite will win outright. As you'd expect, the higher the ...
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