College football betting players know that the Eagles finished 1-11 straight up and 6-6 against the NCAA football betting number. Andy Schmitt and Tyler Jones will continue to battle it out for the starting QB position. College football betting players know that the offensive line returns a lot of starters but that may not be good news. NCAA College football betting players believe Eastern Michigan should have an improved defensive line as seven of the top eight from last year return. NCAA Football betting players know that EMU has one of the very best LB units in the MAC led by Dan Holtzclaw who is one of the MAC’s top tacklers. College football betting players know that Eastern ranked 39th nationally against the pass last season. EMU must replace PK Andrew Wellock who holds almost every school kicking record. College football betting players realize that EMU’s pass defense numbers were good because everyone spent so much time running the ball as EMU allowed 201 rushing yards per game. College football betting players know that EMU has been competitive losing six games by eight points or fewer a year ago.
College football betting players know that Central and Western Michigan are two of the very best teams in the conference this season and Eastern will have a tough time competing with them. College football betting players know that this is not a favorable schedule for Eastern. EMU will travel to Pitt, Michigan and Vanderbilt in non-conference contests while playing Northwestern in Detroit and Howard in Ypsilanti. Crossover games are with Bowling Green and Ohio while the divisional games are not as favorable. Football betting fans know EMU hosts Ball State and Western but travels to Central, Toledo and NIU.
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College football betting players believe the most important game may be early as Eastern hosts Ball State on September 8th. This is the home opener and a divisional win early in the year would be big. College football betting players know that outside of the September home game against Howard, EMU will likely be underdogs against everyone. Football betting fans believe the best offensive player needs to be sophomore QB Andy Schmitt. He needs to play much better. Football betting fans know that the best defensive player is junior LB Daniel Holtzclaw. He is the best player by far. He should get well over 100 tackles this season. College football betting players knows the team needs sophomore WR Dontayo Gage to have a good year and help the quarterbacks. College football betting players know that the goal for Eastern is to win more than a couple of games. College football betting players know that three or four wins would be considered a successful season.