NCAA betting lines stats show that Miami was a very streaky team in 2007. They won their opener against Ball State, lost three straight, won three straight, lost two straight, won two straight and losing their last two games of the year. NCAA betting lines stats show that Miami did well to finish 6-7 considering they lost their top two running backs, Andre Bratton and Brandon Murphy to injury. They were a good under team as they went 5-8 in terms of over/unders versus the NCAA football betting line in 2007.
The Redhawks were solid on defense though, led by linebacker Clayton Mullins who was their top player of the year according to college betting lines experts. The heart-breaker of the year for Miami was the loss to Minnesota in triple overtime that many NCAA betting lines experts remember. Miami scored 16 points late in the fourth quarter according to the NCAA betting lines numbers but ended up losing in the third overtime.
Miami has a lot of starters returning for 2008 and should be in the MAC title race according to NCAA football betting line experts. The defense really looks solid according to NCAA betting lines experts with linebackers Mullins, Joey Hudson, and Caleb Bostic. The offense should also be better according to NCAA betting lines experts as Daniel Raudabaugh returns. Receivers Chris Givens, Eugene Harris and Dustin Woods are also more experienced. The running game needs to find an answer though according to NCAA football betting line experts. Perhaps Thomas Merriweather will provide the answer. Miami must produce more than their 19 points per game a year ago. The offense was a dismal 109th overall in the country in points scored according to NCAA betting lines stats. The rushing game was weak, the field goal kicking awful and the passing inconsistent. The defense carried the team as they ranked 55th overall in the country in yards allowed according to NCAA betting lines stats. They were 49th overall in the nation in points allowed according to NCAA betting lines stats.