College Football Betting - 2007 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Preview

College football betting players saw the 2006 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-5 overall, 7-1 ACC) finish first in the ACC Coastal and then lose to Wake Forest in the conference championship game.

College football betting fans also saw them lose a tough game to West Virginia in the Gator Bowl. College football betting fans should know that the team lost their starting QB and top WR. NCAA College football betting fans know the loss of Calvin Johnson will hurt but losing Reggie Ball may actually help. NCAA football betting fans were continually frustrated with the play of Reggie Ball. James Johnson should emerge as the top receiver and the offense does return the ACC’s leading rusher in Tashard Choice (297 CAR, 1,473 YDs, 12 TDs). New QB, junior Taylor Bennett (52% COMP, 523 YDs, 5 TDs, 2 INTs), should have plenty of weapons and will be an upgrade for college football betting fans over the erratic Ball. College football betting players know that the defense is led by senior MLB Philip Wheeler (89 tackles, 52 solo, 9 sacks). The defense had two bad games against Clemson and West Virginia for football betting players but was solid against everyone else in 2006. With just about everyone returning, college football betting players can expect another great year as Tech should hold almost everyone to under 300 yards and around 20 points per game.

College football betting fans should know that head coach Chan Gailey brings in a new offensive coordinator in John Bond, the offensive coordinator at Northern Illinois University the last three years. His Northern Illinois teams were run-oriented or balanced attacks, something that Georgia Tech has primarily been. This has been a run-first offense under Gailey that averaged 153 yards rushing in 2005 and 162 last year as college football betting players watched. Football betting players should be aware that the defense returns 9 starters. They were outstanding against the run (3.3 ypc allowed) last season. Junior defensive tackle David Brown and junior defensive tackle Darryl Richard will have to step into those big shoes. They also return senior defensive end Adam Oliver, senior defensive end Darrell Robertson, and junior Elris Anyaibe. Football betting players should know that the secondary returns three starters and allowed just 195 yards through the air per contest. Football betting players know that Durant Brooks is one of the nation's best punters. College football betting fans know that the Jackets open the season at Notre Dame, and have back-to-back October games at Maryland and Miami. Three key games against Miami, Virginia Tech and Georgia will determine how well Georgia Tech does for college football betting fans in 2007.

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Football betting fans know that the Yellow Jackets were 7-6 SU/ATS in 2003, 7-5 SU/6-5 ATS in 2004, and 7-5 in 2005. They have been very unpredictable for college football betting players and that may be the case again in 2007.