NCAA betting lines had Akron competitive in many games in 2007 but things just didn’t go their way overall, especially on the road. The Zips were 7-5 in terms of over/unders versus the NCAA football betting line in 2007. Here is more NCAA betting lines numbers from the 2007 Akron Zips.
The Zips were a pathetic 1-6 on the road in 2007 according to NCAA football betting lines stats. The defense was pretty good in 2007 for Akron as they had five players that made the All-Mac team according to NCAA betting lines stats. The offensive player of the year according to NCAA betting lines was wide out Jabari Arthur. The defensive player of the year according to NCAA betting lines stats was linebacker Brion Stokes.
A big turning point in the Akron season was the crushing loss to Temple when they blew a 20-3 lead in the fourth quarter. That started a downward spiral that seemed to ruin the season for the Zips. The good news for Akron according to NCAA betting lines experts is that 8 starters return on offense. Quarterbacks Chris Jacquemain and Carlton Jackson should be better and Bryan Williams is a solid runner. Akron also has kick returner Andre Jones back for 2008. The Zips will miss Jabari Arthur though according to NCAA betting lines experts.
The defense loses a few starters and may take a step back in 2008. Overall, considering the defense looks weaker it will be up to the offense to move the ball and that didn’t happen much in 2007. Unless they get improved quarterback play the Zips could be in for a long season according to NCAA betting lines experts.
The stats really tell the story for Akron. They were 112th in total yards according to NCAA betting lines stats. Because the kick return game was decent the points scored was a little better, ranking 98th in the country according to NCAA football betting line stats. The defense ranked 77th in total yards allowed according to NCAA football betting line stats and 76th in points allowed.