The 2010 college football betting season will kick off in less than two months, and here at BetUS sportsbook, there's no such thing as a bad time to start talking about the boys on the gridiron.
Today, we will look at the BCS National Championship.
Pittsburgh Panthers (+5000) - Someone is going to have to win the Big East, and whoever successfully pulls it off is at least remotely going to have their names etched in the BCS title run, just as the Cincinnati Bearcats did last year.
The Panthers are coming off a great regular season in which they only lost one game in the conference and two games overall. Though QB Bill Stull has departed, HC Dave Wannstedt has never heavily relied on his quarterback to win games.
Instead, the "Stache" is going to be reliant upon the legs of RB Dion Lewis, who crushed every freshman rushing record in the U-Pitt books last year with 1,799 yards and 18 TDs.
Beyond a visit to Utah, the rest of this schedule is very manageable. Trips to Connecticut and Cincinnati won't be fun, but will be very doable for a team that should be fun to watch in '10.
NCAA football divisions futures.
QB Christian Ponder is considered one of the top quarterback prospects for the NFL Draft of 2011, and he is going to be leading an offense that should simply be amazing under new HC Jimbo Fisher. The ‘Noles averaged 30.1 points per game last year with Ponder throwing for just 2,716 yards. It looks as if a 3,000+ passing yards season is a foregone conclusion.
Florida State could lose to Oklahoma in Week 2 and still be a title contender, particularly with wins at Miami and at home against Florida. If the FSU defense figures out how to avoid giving up 433.8 yards and 30.0 points per game again, look out for the garnet and gold.
(+5000) - With the USC Trojans out of the picture in terms of the National Championship, any Bowl games or Pac-10 races, the door is going to swing open for a ton of teams.
Though we don't really believe that the Beavers can run the table with the atrocious schedule in front of them, they can clearly go to the BCS title game with one loss this year thanks to what should be very strong computer numbers.
One win from games at TCU and Boise State would be great, while the Pac-10 seems reasonable, especially with USC and rival Oregon both coming to Reser Stadium. Throw into the mix the fact that RB Jacquizz Rodgers (1,440 yards, 22 TDs) is back for a Heisman Trophy run and OSU can drastically improve upon its 8-5 record from a season ago.