Coach Joe Paterno begins his 42nd year at Penn State but for many football betting players he has been a disappointment in recent seasons. Last year Penn State went 9-4 straight up and 5-6-1 against the college football betting lines. College football betting fans see that eight starters return on offense, while the defense lost Paul Posluszny who was a stalwart. QB Anthony Morelli (53.9% COMP, 2,424 YDs, 11 TDs, 8 INTs) is the key and Penn State will live and die by how well he plays. Juniors Deon Butler (48 REC, 637 YDs, 13.3 AVG, 2 TDs) and Jordan Norwood (45 REC, 472 YDs, 10.5 AVG, 2 TDs) are excellent receivers.
College football betting fans know that senior FB Austin Scott, who wore a medical redshirt last season, is expected to carry the load on the ground. College football betting fans know that senior linebacker Dan Connor (113 tackles, 73 solo) is great at linebacker and the line and secondary could be very good. Losing Anthony Scirrotto does hurt though.
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College football betting fans know that the Ohio State game is the key game of the season as are tests against Wisconsin and Michigan. College football betting fans know that the big key for Penn State is the offense. They have the talent to score a lot of points but they need to produce. Football betting fans know that the question will be whether or not Paterno can still coach and get quality play out of Morelli. College football betting fans know that the back seven on defense should be among the best in the country as Sean Lee and Dan Connor lead the way.
College football betting fans see that the schedule is interesting. Penn State has to open up at Michigan for the conference part of the schedule but their other road games are easy at Illinois, Indiana, Temple and Michigan State. College football betting fans see the home games against Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and Ohio State as tough but at least they are all at Happy Valley. College football betting fans see that the non-conference schedule other than Notre Dame is easy with FIU, Buffalo and Temple.
College football betting fans see that the best offensive player is junior WR Derrick Williams. College football betting fans see that the best defensive player is senior LB Dan Connor. Football betting fans think the key for Penn State is again QB Anthony Morelli. College football betting fans think that the only way the season is considered a success at Penn State is if the team makes it to at least the Rose Bowl. Anything less than a 10 win season will be considered another failure for Paterno and for football betting fans.