Football odds fans see that 10 starters return on offense but they only averaged 14.2 points per game, ranking last in the MWC and 113th in the nation. College Football odds fans know that injuries hurt the Aztecs last season as QB Kevin O’Connell and RB Lynell Hamilton both missed time. The Aztecs will try and keep both healthy this season. They will be joined by last year’s leading rusher Atiyyah Henderson. Football odds fans know that the defense was also a disaster last year. They gave up 351.8 yards and 27.1 points per game. Football odds NCAA fans know that the bad news for the Aztecs is that the defense looks just as weak this season. Football odds fans see that Chuck Long begins his second season as San Diego State head coach and it could be that he just is not the answer.
College football betting players think the 2007 season will decide if last year was a fluke or if Long just doesn’t know how to coach. Football odds fans know that San Diego State opens with Washington State then heads to Arizona State before hosting Portland State and Cincinnati. College football betting players see that the Aztecs have to hope for a 2-2 start. Football odds fans know that the key for the Aztecs is keeping Lynell Hamilton healthy. Football odds fans know that it’s been eight years since San Diego State had a winning season, the last bowl game was in 1998, and the 2007 season probably won’t end that streak. College football betting players know that San Diego State does have two excellent offensive players in Hamilton and O’Connell so there is hope. Receivers Chaz Schilens and Bret Swain have the potential to be solid. The problem is that the defense is awful.
Football odds fans see that the schedule is really not that bad for San Diego State. They have winnable games on the schedule but the question becomes whether they can stop anyone. Football odds fans know that the best offensive player needs to be senior RB Lynell Hamilton. If he stays healthy he has the potential to have a fabulous year. The problem is that he has never stayed healthy. Football odds fans think that the best defensive player is junior LB Russell Allen. Football odds fans know he is the team’s leading returning tackler.
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Football odds fans believe that the goal for San Diego State this season is to get to .500. College football betting fans know it won’t be easy but if Hamilton stays healthy it is at least a remote possibility. Football odds fans see that a couple of key games are early as the Aztecs host Cincinnati in what really is a must win game and in early October as they travel to Colorado State for what could be a winnable road game.