College football betting fans are probably happy that the Chuck Amato era at North Carolina State is over as new head coach Tom O’Brien takes over. College football betting fans know that O’Brien may not be much of an upgrade but time will tell. New offensive coordinator Dana Bible also comes over from B.C. and defensive coordinator Mike Archer comes over from Kentucky. NCAA College football betting fans have a lot to consider in 2007. The NC State Wolfpack (3-9 overall, 2-6 ACC) finished sixth in the ACC Atlantic and stayed out of the bowl picture last year and they cost NCAA football betting players money all season going 3-8 against the football betting spread. The previous year they finished 6-5 and went on to defeat FSU 14-0 in the Car Care Bowl for football betting fans.
The offense only generated 17.5 PPG, ranking the club 101st nationally and infuriated college football betting fans. Junior QB Daniel Evans (53% COMP, 1,843 YDs, 6 TDs, 11 INTs) had a habit of making mistakes and throwing interceptions. The offensive line should be better this season and Evans' experience will also be helpful. O'Brien will focus on using his backs, including juniors Tony Baker (157 CAR, 688 YDs, 6 TDs) and Andre Brown. Evans and senior QB Marcus Stone (4 TDs, 5 INTs) played poorly as football betting fans know but will compete for the starting job. Junior RB Andre Brown (658 yards, 5.3 ypc) and junior Toney Baker (688 yards, 4.4 ypc) return so it may be smash mouth football for N.C. State and college football betting fans in 2007. The top three pass catchers return in senior WR Darrell Blackman (358), 6-foot-2 senior WR John Dunlap (392) and senior TE Anthony Hill (478 yards).
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College football betting fans know that new defensive coordinator Mike Archer will play to the team's strength—its linemen-- and play a 4-3. Senior DT DeMario Pressley is the leader of the unit, which includes sophomore Willie Young at one end and senior Martel Brown at the other end. College football betting fans know that the linebackers are fairly sound while the secondary under Archer will now be asked to adjust and play zone.
College football betting players should know that overall 9 starters return on offense, 7 on defense. College football betting fans know that the defense has been strong the last two years, but loses its top playmakers in DT Tank Tyler and linebackers Pat Lowery and Reggie Davis. Football betting players see that the schedule is difficult, with road games at Florida State, Miami, and Wake Forest. One other road game has definite interest as early in the season, September 8th they are at Boston College in a good college football betting matchup. Key games for the Pack include those versus UCF, Clemson and Virginia on the college football betting schedule. A winning season is possible for N.C. State and for college football betting players but it will not be easy in 2007.