NCAA odds had West Virginia go 6-7 in terms of over/unders versus the NCAA football odds in 2007. West Virginia did win the Big East title for the second time in three years and upset Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. The good news for the Mountaineers according to NCAA odds experts is that quarterback Pat White returns. New head coach Bill Stewart who coached the bowl game win is a fiery guy and should have his team motivated to atone for the loss to Pittsburgh. With White returning it is definitely possible. The offensive line returns intact so the offense should be great again according to NCAA college football odds stats. With Noel Devine running the ball the offense may not miss a beat according to NCAA odds experts.
The Mountaineers were all poised to play in the National Championship game before the inexcusably lost against Pittsburgh in the regular season finale versus NCAA odds. 2008 will definitely be different for West Virginia in NCAA odds as they lose head coach Rich Rodriguez and star running back Steve Slaton.
The bad news according to NCAA odds experts is that the defense must replace seven starters including four All-Big East players. Replacing NT Keilen Dykes will definitely be tough. The defense was ranked 7th in the nation in yards allowed in 2007 according to NCAA odds stats. They were 8th in points allowed according to NCAA odds numbers. The offense was 15th in total yards according to NCAA football odds stats and 8th in points scored.
The Mountaineers finished 5-2 in the Big East last season and may do well to finish that high again this year. The 2008 season will be an interesting one for West Virginia according to NCAA odds experts. Losing Rodriguez will definitely hurt and it remains to be seen whether or not Stewart can be a head coach for more than a game or two. West Virginia will still score though and games should be exciting in terms of NCAA football odds.