Riley Named Cal’s Starting QB College Football Betting

College football betting on California will see the team with Kevin Riley as the starting quarterback.

Those that make a college football bet should note that California opens the season against Maryland on September 5th.

College football betting odds at the sports book have California a 21.5 point home favorite against the Terrapins.  The Bears will be led in that game by Kevin Riley who beat out sophomore Brock Mansion and redshirt freshman Beau Sweeney for the starting job. "They've all played really well, and we feel very fortunate to be in a position to have three quality quarterbacks," California head coach Jeff Tedford said, "But, Kevin is experienced with game situations and the offense. He's been more accurate and consistent throwing the ball. It's evident, by all the things going on at the line of scrimmage, that Kevin is comfortable with the amount of offense that goes in every day. He's used to game-planning and does a nice job with that."

It would definitely be helpful to California in college football betting if Riley actually did what Tedford is talking about.  Last season he was not consistent and was in and out of the starting lineup.  Supposedly, Riley worked with Tedford in the off-season on his mechanics and looks better heading into 2009. "I'm going to try to make this team the best possible," Riley said. "We have weapons on offense, and we're going to be a tough team to guard. Hopefully, I can just run the offense as best as possible."

Riley has made 10 career starts with the Bears as college football betting statistics tell us.  He has passed for 1,360 yards and 14 touchdowns with six interceptions as college football bet numbers show.  He is best remembered for losing the college football bet game against Oregon State in 2007 when Cal probably would have been #1 had they won the game against the Beavers.  Riley ran the ball and the clock ran out before Cal could attempt a tying field goal.

California is considered a leading college football betting contender at the sports book in the Pac-10 this season.  They are the second college football bet choice behind USC to win the conference in college football betting odds at the sportsbook.  The Bears are even darkhorse candidates to win the national title as they are listed at 22-1 in college football betting.