College Football Betting – 2007 SMU Mustangs Preview

The 2006 SMU Mustangs 12-1 overall, 7-1 Big Ten were one of the favorite team of college football betting players going 9-2-1 against the football betting pointspread.

College football betting fans saw SMU go 6-6 straight up and 6-5 against the football betting lines in 2006. College football betting fans know that SMU returns 18 starters from last year’s team and have definite potential in 2007. College football betting fans know that the Mustangs nearly went to a bowl game last year and many college football betting experts think 2007 is the year. NCAA Football betting fans know that the Mustangs have not been to a bowl game since 1984. NCAA College football betting fans see that Quarterback Justin Willis threw 26 touchdowns and six interceptions as a redshirt freshman and he gives SMU high hopes for 2007.

College football betting fans know that the team did lose Bobby Chase and tight end Ryan Kennedy but they still have Vincent Chase, Emmanuel Sanders and Columbus Givens returning. College football betting fans see that the Mustangs have good backs in DeMyron Martin, James Mapp and Cedrick Dorsey. Football betting players know that the defense last year was great against the run and horrible against the pass. Cory Muse is back up front but the defense has holes. College football betting fans see that the secondary is experienced, even with the loss of All-Conference safety Joe Sturdivant.

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College football betting fans know that head coach Phil Bennett did a fine job in 2006 but they want him to take the next step up to a bowl game. Football betting players know that what may help SMU this season is having DeMyron Martin, a 6-2, 225-pound horse back who missed most of last year. College football betting fans know that the question will be on defense for SMU.  College football betting fans know that replacing three starting defensive linemen and five other players may be difficult but considering the defense was horrible against the pass anyway, it can be done.

College football betting fans know that the schedule is not easy for SMU. The Mustangs have very tough road games at Southern Miss, Tulsa and Houston. College football betting fans know that having to play Texas Tech and going to TCU doesn’t help. College football betting fans know that SMU must win the games it can which means games against Tulane, Rice and UCF are critical.

College football betting fans see that the best offensive player is sophomore QB Justin Willis. He could easily be the Conference USA Player of the Year. Football betting fans know that the best defensive player is senior DE Cory Muse.

The key game of the season could be Oct. 27th at Tulsa. If they are able to beat UTEP in the conference opener and win against Tulane they would still be in the title chase in late October.