Here is a look at more NCAA odds numbers from the 2007 Louisville Cardinals. There is no doubt that Louisville disappointed many gamblers in 2007. NCAA odds on Louisville should be more realistic in 2008. That could lead to more success for the Cardinals. Louisville lost QB Brian Brohm to the NFL but that may not be all bad. He may have been a bit overrated and Louisville could be underrated in NCAA football odds now that he is gone. About the only positive for Louisville came when they rallied from 18 points down to upset Rutgers 41-38 in NCAA college football odds.
Head coach Steve Kragthorpe just didn’t do much right in 2007. They lost to Kentucky in a game where they gave up a long pass in the final seconds. They then lost to a bad Syracuse team the next week in NCAA football odds. Kragthorpe needs to get things turned around quickly or this could be his last season. The Cardinals lose a lot of offense from last year’s team but they do have a promising quarterback in Hunter Cantwell and very good running backs that can impact NCAA odds.
The defense was terrible last season for Louisville and even though they lose top tackler Lamar Myles it is hard to see them being worse than in 2007 when they struggled all year according to NCAA odds stats. The team was 86th in total yards allowed in 2007 versus NCAA odds stats. They were an even worse at 93rd in points allowed versus NCAA football odds numbers.
The offense was very good last season, ranking 6th in total yards according to NCAA odds stats. What is surprising, and this may go back to coaching, is that they were only 19th in points scored according to NCAA odds stats compared to that Top 10 ranking in yards according to NCAA odds numbers. The Cardinals were hopeless on defense and they went 6-5 in terms of NCAA odds over/unders in 2007.