This should definitely be a game that gets some action by gamblers who bet on college football.
College football betting odds at Sbg global list the Cougars as three-point home favorites. Normally when you think of BYU you think about quarterbacks but in this game you have to start with Washington’s quarterback Jake Locker.
Locker Gets the Press: There are not many quarterbacks in college football with a high profile like Washington’s Jake Locker. If he played for Ohio State he would be the Heisman favorite but because he plays on the West Coast he is only a contender. Locker can do it all. He has rushed for 1,554 yards in his career at Washington and thrown for 5,374 yards. Last season Locker was great but the Huskies still had a losing record. That should not be the case in 2010.
Huskies are Better than Last Year: The Huskies are a better team than they were last year. Head coach Steve Sarkisian is very pleased with his team coming into the opener. The defense last season for the Huskies was not very good but it is better this season. They won’t shut people out but they shouldn’t be giving up more points per game than they score which is what happened last season.
BYU Quarterbacks: When you think of BYU as you bet on college football you think of quarterbacks. It is going to be a little different this season. The Cougars don’t have a bona-fide starter. They are going with both Riley Nelson and Jake Heaps in the opener vs. the Huskies. Head coach Bronco Mendenhall said that Nelson will start but that Heaps will play. The Cougars had to find someone to replace Max Hall who was BYU’s career wins leader. It appears they are going with two quarterbacks this season instead of just one. Heaps is a true freshman so you know he is extremely talented if he is getting consideration to start. In fact, he is one of the most highly touted prospects to ever go to BYU.