The team was 2-10 overall and 3-8 against the football betting line. College football betting players know that head coach Dan Hawkins is in his 2nd year and already feeling the heat after not living up to they hype and his big salary. The offense for college football betting players was awful in 2006 scoring 16.3 PPG (107th nationally) and gaining only 118.5 YPG (116th nationally). The first thing college football betting players are looking at with Colorado is who will be the quarterback. It could be Cody Hawkins, a red-shirted freshman, who is also the son of head coach Dan Hawkins. College football betting players know that the Buffaloes have a good line-backing corps led by senior Jordon Dixon (137 tackles, 80 solo, 4 sacks). It is possible Colorado will be 2-10 again but they could easily improve to 3, 4, 5 or with a lot of luck 6 wins. College football betting players know that the defense was okay for Colorado in 2006 and could be better this season. College football betting players see that the Buffaloes will need to keep the ball on offense so the defense does not get worn out. Football betting players see that last year, Colorado had exactly one game in which it threw for 200 yards, and five in which it had fewer than 100 yards through the air.
College football betting players know that four of the first five games are in Boulder so Colorado could start well. College football betting players see that they also have winnable games at Baylor and Kansas State. They might even have a shot at Arizona State. College football betting players know that the games against Florida State and Colorado State will not be easy and games against Oklahoma, Missouri and Nebraska will be tough but they are at home.
College football betting players expect that the best offensive player may be senior RB Hugh Charles. He ran for 779 yards despite no passing game. College football betting players expect the best defensive player to be senior LB Jordon Dizon. He had 137 tackles last year as football betting players took notice.
Football betting players see red shirt freshman QB Cody Hawkins and junior QB Nick Nelson battling for the QB job and whoever wins will be the key player for the Buffs in the 2007 season.