College football betting fans know that the Southern Miss Golden Eagles finished 2006 at 9-5 straight up and 6-7 against the NCAA football betting lines. College football betting fans saw that quarterback Jeremy Young completed 57.3 percent of his passes for 12 touchdowns and six interceptions during his first year as a starter and think he should be better this season. NCAA College football betting fans know that the Golden Eagles receiving corps is inexperienced so they will have to depend upon receivers like junior Ed Morgan and freshmen Ralph Turner and Rodney Gray. The good news is that tight end Shawn Nelson is the best tight end in the conference.
Football betting players see that more good news is in the Southern Miss running game led by Damion Fletcher who had 1,388 yards as a freshman, breaking school and conference records. College football betting fans know that the defense only gave up 18.6 points per game in 2006 and could be better in 2007. College football betting fans know that the front four is good, led by tackles Martavius Prince and Sean Merrill and end Robert Henderson. The linebackers may be better led by Freshman All-American Gerald McRath. College football betting fans know that the defense does have to replace both starting corners.
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College football betting fans know that Southern Miss is the favorite to win the Conference USA East title. Football betting players know that with Jeff Bower at the helm, the Golden Eagles have had 13 straight winning seasons, nine bowl games in ten years and three postseason wins in a row, including last year’s GMAC Bowl defeat of Ohio. College football betting fans know that the Eagles lost to Houston in the Conference USA title game so will want to win the title this season.
College football betting fans see that the schedule includes road games against the East's top teams, East Carolina and Marshall and the Eagles have to go on the road to face UTEP. College football betting fans see that the non-conference slate is interesting with Tennessee and Boise State on the schedule and easy games against Tennessee Martin and Arkansas State. Football betting players know that the best offensive player is sophomore RB Damion Fletcher. College football betting fans know that the best defensive player might be senior DE Robert Henderson or LB Gerald McRath. College football betting fans know that a key game for Southern Miss in 2007 is early at East Carolina.