NCAA betting lines numbers show that Ohio scored 30 points or more in eight games last season. The problem for Ohio is that the defense was weak, giving up over 400 yards per game according to NCAA betting lines stats. Ohio was definitely an NCAA football betting lines factor in 2007 as they defeated the East’s two best teams, Bowling Green and Miami of Ohio. The top offensive player of the year for the Falcons according to NCAA football betting line stats was running back Kalvin McRae. The defensive player of the year according to NCAA betting line stats was defensive end Landon Cohen.
Head coach Frank Solich has turned Ohio into a contender with an offense that loves to run the ball but was productive both running and passing in 2007 according to NCAA betting lines stats. The Bobcats were a very profitable over team in 2007 as they went over in 8 of their 11 lined games versus the NCAA football betting line.
The disappointing part for Ohio is the close losses. They easily could have gone to a bowl game and will wonder about losses to Toledo and Wyoming. The team must replace McRae and that will not be easy but Theo Scott sure does look like a player at quarterback according to NCAA betting lines experts and he gets a lot of returning talent to work with. Overall, eight starters return on offense according to NCAA betting lines stats. Seven starters return on defense according to NCAA betting lines stats.
Ohio will look to Vince Davidson to somewhat replace McRae but others will have to step up. The defense also needs to improve because the offense may not be quite as good without McRae this season. The offense ranked only 84th overall in the country in total yards according to NCAA betting lines stats but they were pretty good in points scored at 45th overall according to NCAA betting lines stats. The defense was 75th in total yards allowed and 82nd in total points allowed according to NCAA betting lines stats.