Week Three of the college football season is extremely significant for teams that are off to a 2-0 start. Another victory means they’re halfway to becoming bowl eligible. But acquiring that 3rd straight win is by no means a walk in the park. Let me explain, if I may. Dating back to 1980, there have been a total of 1,276 teams that have started the season 2-0 that have played in a ‘lined’ contest in Game Three. A total of 778 of them have managed to win the game, meaning that nearly 39% of the time these 2-0 teams taste their initial defeat in Game Three of the season. Drilling down, if the 2-0 teams managed to beat the spread in each of their first two games, they’ve gone on to beat the spread only 47.1% if the time in Game Three. And worse, if they take to the road in this scenario, they are just 60-80 ATS in all games since 1980, including 28-55 ATS as favorites. This week finds Clemson and Oklahoma State each attempting to overcome tough odds. And when these teams are squared off against a fellow conference foe, they shrink to 7-27 ATS. Not good news for the defending national champion Tigers this week, that’s for sure. There you have it… no sense in tripping up this week. Simply follow our time-trusted advice and enjoy the games.