College Football Betting - 2007 Florida State Seminoles Preview

The Florida State Seminoles were one of the most disappointing teams in the nation in 2006 going 7-6 straight up and 6-7 against the football betting pointspread

College football betting fans waited all season for FSU to turn things around and it never really happened. College football betting fans know that four of their wins were against Troy, Rice, Virginia and Western Michigan. They didn’t cover the college football betting pointspread against Troy winning by 7 as a 26-point favorite and just got by Western Michigan 28-20 as an 18-point college football betting favorite. There is reason for hope for NCAA football betting fans that follow the Seminoles. The team returns 14 starters from last season. The team has a new offensive coordinator in Jimbo Fisher who they plucked from LSU and they also got former NC State head man Chuck Amato to handle the linebackers. Part of the problem for Florida State and for college football betting fans has been at quarterback. Both Drew Weatherford and Xavier Lee return.

College football betting fans know that Weatherford has the most experience, but has thrown 30 TDs and 29 picks the last two seasons. Lee is more mobile but he completed only 51% of his passes. College football betting fans know that it was Weatherford who played in the Emerald Bowl, throwing for 325 yards against UCLA in the FSU win and football betting pointspread cover. Weatherford has made too many bad decisions in his career but may get the job again. Returning receivers include junior Gregg Carr (34 REC, 619 YDs, 18.2 AVG, 12 TDs) and senior De'Cody Fagg (37 REC, 439 YDs, 11.9 AVG, 1 TD). Junior Antone Smith (88 CAR, 456 YDs, 5.2 AVG, 5 TDs) gets the start this season at tailback. FSU was a terrible running team in 2006, averaging 96 yards and just 3.5 yards per carry.

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College football betting players know that the FSU defense held teams to 19.9 PPG and performed especially well against the run where they were rated 12th nationally. Football betting players know that the Florida State defense was strong, allowing 92 yards rushing per game, just 2.9 yards per carry, and 198 yards passing and brings back 8 starters.

College football betting players would like to see the Seminoles finally beat Florida this year but that may not happen. Key games on the football betting schedule will be against Alabama, Wake Forest, Miami and Boston College. It is a tough schedule but that is nothing new if you are a college football betting fan that follows the Seminoles. Florida State plays at Clemson, at Colorado, at Wake Forest, at BC, at Virginia Tech and at Florida. Bobby Bowden really needs to get some wins this season to pacify the fan base and to help college football betting fans of the Seminoles. FSU has disappointed alumni and college football betting players in the past few years and unless the quarterback position play improves that may happen again in 2007.