Here is a look at more NCAA betting lines stats from the 2007 Ball State Cardinals and a look ahead to 2008. The team went 6-6 in terms of over/unders versus the NCAA football betting line in 2007. NCAA betting lines were definitely impacted by the play of quarterback Nate Davis and the MAC’s best passing offense.
The defense wasn’t that good but Davis threw 30 TD’s and only six interceptions according to NCAA football line stats. He had the help of receivers Dante Love and Darius Hill. Ball State was fun to watch and they easily could have finished with even more than 7 wins. The disappointing loss was in Nebraska when they had the Cornhuskers on the ropes but missed a field goal that would have won the game.
2008 looks bright for Ball State in terms of NCAA betting lines. The entire offense returns which means a lot of points and potential overs in terms of the NCAA football betting line. If the defense improves at all then Ball State could win the MAC in 2008. The defense gets eight starters back according to NCAA betting lines stats. The Cardinals don’t have to punt that often but have one of the best in the nation in Chris Miller. The defense is the only question mark for Ball State for the 2008 season. The run defense last season allowed 204 yards per game according to NCAA betting lines stats.
The Ball State offense was 31st in the country according to NCAA betting lines stats. They were 41st in points scored according to NCAA betting lines stats. The defense was 97th in terms of total yards allowed according to NCAA betting lines stats. They were 69th in points allowed according to NCAA betting lines stats.
Ball State is a team to watch for the 2008 season. They should hold their own versus the NCAA betting lines and be a team that can go over the total more often than not.