Not quite sure how many players typically travel to these neutral site games. For teams traveling to true road games, it's typically 60-70.
Working off that number, how does North Carolina field a representative team for the LSU game? Fifteen Tar Heel players did not travel on Friday when North Carolina left for Atlanta.
Carolina is still trying to establish the eligibility of three players, the school said. Twelve are out for sure for "violating school and/or NCAA rules."
Among the 15 are defensive tackle Marvin Austin, receiver Greg Little and defensive end Robert Quinn (CBSSports.com's ACC preseason defensive player of the year).
A quick check of the depth chart shows that at least seven starters could be missing. Certainly some second-level players are going to have to play significant minutes.
I always like to check Las Vegas in situations like this. Amazingly, the line has moved from pick 'em when the game opened to LSU being a 7 1/2-point favorite.
"There were rumblings over the last couple of days but now that you know who is in and who is out, they'll [sports books] put it up," said a Las Vegas Sports Consultants spokesman. LVSC provides the point spreads for a lot of the Vegas sports books.