Most Bet FCS Football Games in October 2021

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Sam Herder @SamHerderFCS Nov 02, 2021, 2:34 PM

The FCS has gotten increased national exposure with several games on national television this season. That has also bumped up the betting interest for the league formerly known as Division 1-AA.

The subdivision got the Friday night spotlight when No. 19 Weber State hosted No. 9 Montana State on ESPNU in a mid-October matchup. The opening college football betting odds on the BetMGM sportsbook had Weber as a 1.5-point favorite with the over/under set at 45.5.

Under bettors were sitting pretty all game as MSU won 13-7 in a defensive battle.

Another national spotlight game featured No. 4 Montana going to No. 6 Eastern Washington in the first weekend of October. The ESPN2 game drew an average of 263,000 viewers as EWU won a 34-28 thriller. Montana was an 8-point road favorite, and the under just barely hit with the total opening at 63.5.

The two games on ESPN networks were two of the most bet FCS games in October.

Friday night Ivy League games on ESPNU like Dartmouth at Penn, Columbia at Dartmouth, or Princeton at Cornell were also highly bet on games.

What other matchups were the most popular last month? Here’s a breakdown of the most bet FCS vs. FCS games:

Highest Handle

1. Montana State at Weber State
2. Dartmouth at Penn
3. Columbia at Dartmouth
4. Morgan State at Howard
5. Princeton at Cornell
6. Villanova at James Madison
7. Drake at San Diego
8. Montana at Eastern Washington
9. Penn at Yale
10. Saint Francis at Bryant

Most Tickets

1. Columbia at Dartmouth
2. Montana State at Weber State
3. Dartmouth at Penn
4. Morgan State at Howard
5. Colgate at Cornell
6. Montana at Eastern Washington
7. Princeton at Cornell
8. Idaho at UC Davis
9. Stephen F. Austin at Dixie State
10. Southern Utah at Sacramento State

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Sam Herder

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Sam Herder is a football writer for BetMGM and the Senior FCS Analyst for BetMGM affiliate HERO Sports. A North Dakota State journalism grad, he spent several years in the print media industry before writing for online outlets. Sam has covered sports at all levels — high school, college, and professional — since 2011.

Sam Herder is a football writer for BetMGM and the Senior FCS Analyst for BetMGM affiliate HERO Sports. A North Dakota State journalism grad, he spent several years in the print media industry before writing for online outlets. Sam has covered sports at all levels — high school, college, and professional — since 2011.