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Oklahoma Sooners @ Baylor Bears College Football Preview

November 16, 2011

The Baylor Bears (6-3) could play spoilers and put the Oklahoma Sooners (8-1) playing a meaningless bowl game in Memphis or worse at the end of their season.

The Sooners looking to salvage their season with a win against their state rivals the Oklahoma State Cowboys. After eliminating themselves from the BCS National Championship Game with that recent unexpected loss, with the Big 12 showdown on the horizon the Sooners could stumble in this game against a strong Baylor Bears team.

Ranking 20th in the rushing department, the Bears rank sixth in the country in passing. Robert Griffin the 3rd, Bears one time Heisman candidate quarterback, is capable of shredding the Sooners defence, and has already racked up more than 3,000 yards passing.

The Sooners explosive passer quarterback Landry Jones has also passed for more than 3,000 yards and has been the driving force of this offense all season. Consistency is a problem for Jones as he lights up the scoreboard one night and then bombs the next. Winning the next three games is key for allowing the junior quarterback and Sooners to play in a legitimate bowl game.

Sophomore Kenny Stills is the new No. 1 receiver seeing as Oklahoma lost Ryan Broyles to an injury last week. Stills has the ability to get behind defenders and get down field untouched in part due to his strong route running skills.

If Oklahoma falls in this game they will have no one to blame but themselves. They are the better team but Baylor is more than capable of giving them a tough 60 minutes.

Baylor is more than capable of giving them a tough 60 minutes in spite of Oklahoma being the better team. If the Sooners fail to win this game they will have no one to blame but themselves.

On Saturday Ohio Bobcats Clash With Troy Trojans

December 14, 2010

On Saturday at the Louisiana Superdome the Troy Trojans will face the Ohio Bobcats in the New Orleans Bowl and ESPN will broadcast the match at 9 pm ET.

The game’s over/under total is sitting at 58, in college football betting the Trojans are listed as 1½-point favorites.

WR LaVon Brazill (hand) and Ohio LB Noah Keller is out for the season (toe). For New Orleans Bowl Troy DT Sidell Corley (achilles) is questionable.

In its last eight games, Ohio is 7-1 SU. Even though Troy is ATS in its last seven games is16-7 SU in its last 23 games and in six of Troy’s last nine games, the total has gone under.

In its last game Ohio lost 28-6 to the Kent State Golden Flashes on the road. The score was under the total as Ohio failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite.

By cashing as a 4–point favorite, Troy beat the Florida Atlantic Owls 44-7 on the road.

This season Troy is 7-5 SU and 4-8 ATS and 4-8 ATS whereas Ohio is 8-4 SU and 7-4 ATS.

The Bobcats are 0-2 SU and the Trojans are 5-3 SU when playing in December.

Bulls @ Mountaineers – Preview – NCAA College Football

October 13, 2010

On Thursday, the South Florida Bulls and the No. 25 West Virginia Mountaineers battle in a clash of Big East conference rivals at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium (7:45 pm ET, ESPN).

On Saturday, South Florida lost its last game 13-9 against conference rival Syracuse Orangemen. The 22 combined points kept the score under the total, while South Florida failed to cover as an 8-point favorite.

Against the UNLV Running Rebels, West Virginia was a 49-10 winner in their most recent outing at home. The score went over the total and they cashed as a 27–point favorite.

West Virginia is 4-1 SU and 3-1 ATS, while South Florida is 3-2 SU and 1-3 ATS this season.

West Virginia is 9-1 SU in October and 7-3 SU in the Big East, while South Florida is 4-6 SU in October and 4-6 SU in the conference.

On the road, the total has gone over in 4 of South Florida’s last 5 games, and South Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road. At home, West Virginia is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games.

TCU vs. Colorado Preview – NCAA College Football

September 29, 2010

On Saturday at Hughes Stadium, the 5th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs and the Colorado State Rams.

In College Football Odds, the Horned Frogs are a 33.5-point favorite.

In the past seven head-to-head meetings, Texas Christian is 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS. On Oct. 17 last season, the teams last met, a 44-6 win for the Horned Frogs. A 23.5-point home favorite, cashed TCO. Over the total of 49.5, slipped the score.

TCU beat the Southern Methodist Mustangs 41-24 on the road on Friday. As a 17.5-point favorite, TCU failed to cover in the match, while 65 combined points moved the game over for totals bettors.

Against the Idaho Vandals, Colorado State was a 36-34 winner in their most recent outing at home. As underdogs, the Rams covered the 8-point spread, while the total sent over.

TCU has won 4 straight games and it is 4-0 SU and 1-2 ATS. Colorado State is 1-3 ATS and 1-3 SU.

TCU is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games overall and it is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road.

Colorado State is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games overall and it is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home.

Alabama Crimson vs. Arkansas Razorbacks – NCAA College Football Preview

September 24, 2010

On Saturday (3:30 pm ET, CBS), the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide play their first conference game when they visit the No. 10 Arkansas Razorbacks in NCAA College Football action.

The Crimson Tide has over/under total 55 and they are 7.5-point favorites in the NCAA football odds.

Over the years, the SEC West rivals have had some great matchups, with neither team having a big edge head-to-head. In the past 10 meetings, the Crimson Tide is 6-4 SU and both teams are 5-5 ATS.

Last season, the team met once, with the Alabama cashing as a 17.5-point home favor and winning 35-7. Under the total of 55.5, went the score.

Hammering the Duke Blue Devils 62-13 on Saturday, Alabama won big last weekend. The score went well over the total and the tide covered as a 24-point favorite.

On Saturday, Arkansas won its last game 31-24 against the Georgia Bulldogs, cashing as a 1.5-point underdog. The score went over the total.

3 straight games are won by Alabama (3-0 SU, 3-0 ATS). 3 straight games are also won by Arkansas.

Both overall and on the road, Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games. In the last 5 games at home, Arkansas is 5-0 SU.

The Wildcats vs. The Rockets – Match Preview – College Football

September 4, 2010

To open up the season on Friday night, the Arizona Wildcats will take on the Toledo Rockets. With what looks to be a bit of a lopsided matchup, these two teams will start the season. The isn’t a popular one at the NCAAF lines too.

From the Pac-10, the Arizona Wildcats are a team. In college football, the Pac-10 is known as one of the top conferences. For the national championship or other BCS bowl games, the conference puts out teams that are perennial contenders. The Wildcats managed to win 8 games while only losing 5 on the season, even in this sort of a conference while only losing 5 on the season. Against those strong teams in the league, the Wildcats went 6-3 in conference play.

The Rockets in the meanwhile did not have such a great season. In the MAC-west, play the Rockets. A league of high notoriety is not the team MAC. Than the other conferences in football, the competition is generally a bit lower and the top teams are often able to feed off of the bottom teams.

On the season, even in the MAC the Rockets only managed to win 5 of their 12 games. They managed to win 3 out of 8 games in their conference play. They will be a team that will keep up with the Arizona Wildcats is not suggested by this sort of performance.

Wildcats are by no means guaranteed to win, although they will be the favorites. For having up and down seasons, they have been known for and they have never shown the same consistency as many of the teams in the Pac-10. Look for each team to prove that they are a real threat in 2010.

College Football: UL Lafayette vs. Georgia

September 3, 2010

The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns will square off against the Georgia Bulldogs in the season opener that will take place on the 4th of September. The game will be played in Georgia as Louisiana tries to come and pull the upset.

The Bulldogs are a solid team every year. Last season the team was led by quarterback Joe Cox. Cox had a solid season and will be difficult to replace. There are some things that could improve with the loss of Cox however.

Cox was known to make a few too many turnovers as he threw 15 interceptions last season. That isn’t a terrible number, but there is a good chance that someone could step into this role and do a better job of taking care of the ball than he did during his time at Georgia. The Bulldogs will start the season with a top 25 ranking and will have hopes of climbing up the charts from the beginning.

The Ragin’ Cajuns are coming off of a 6-6 season. The team went 4-4 in the Sun Belt conference in 2009. The Cajuns will need a bit more from their running game this season. Last year their leading rusher did not even manage to rush for 500 yards. The Cajuns will need a more consistent running game to control the clock.

By controlling the clock they will be able to protect the leads that they build over the season. Unfortunately this is difficult to do without a running game that is consistent.