The Miami Hurricanes have achieved just about every possible honor that college football can bestow.
The Hurricanes have won five national titles while producing two Heisman winners and 35 All-Americans. The "U" is regarded as one of the most storied programs in the nation, and for good reason.
But never in all of its dominant and illustrious history has Miami been favored by 60 or more points heading into a game. Until now.
The No. 16 Hurricanes are 60-point favorites as they approach this weekend's matchup with FCS opponent Savannah State. If the line holds until Saturday, it will mark just the third time since 1980 that a team has been been pegged in Las Vegas to win by 60 or more points.
Coincidentally the last time it happened Savannah State was involved. The Tigers were 65-point underdogs heading into their matchup last year with Florida State. The Seminoles crushed the Tigers but did not cover the spread, winning by a final score of 55-0.
Miami isn't the only team gearing up for conference play with one last cream puff, and as Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal notes, there are seven other teams favored by at least 40 points this weekend. They are No. 1 Alabama (playing Colorado State), No. 4 Ohio State (Florida A&M), No. 7 Louisville (Florida International), No. 8 Florida State (Bethune-Cookman), No. 13 UCLA (New Mexico State), No. 17 Washington (Idaho State) and Virginia (Virginia Military Institute).