College Football Betting – 2007 Texas Longhorns Preview

College football betting fans saw the 2006 Texas Longhorns go 10-3 straight up and 5-7 against the football betting line.

College football betting fans saw that the offense averaged 35.9 PPG, making them 6th nationally in 2006. College football betting fans know that sophomore QB Colt McCoy (68% COMP, 2,570 YDs, 29 TDs, 7 INTs) was excellent and is a Heisman Trophy contender. NCAA football betting fans know that the receiving unit is deep and includes star wide out Limas Sweed (46 REC, 801 YDs, 17.0 AVG, 12 TDs) and dependable Quan Cosby (45 REC, 525 YDs, 11.7 AVG, 2 TDs).

NCAA College football betting fans know that the running game is weak. Football betting fans know that on defense the Longhorns ranked 26th nationally giving up 18.3 points per game. DE Brian Orakpo returns with 4.5 sacks. FS Marcus Griffin (90 tackles, 54 solo) and MLB Rashad Bobino (74 total, 48 solo) also return. College football betting fans see that the secondary was poor last season ranking 99th against the pass. College football betting fans know that if McCoy had not gotten injured early against Kansas State then Texas probably would have won that game. They also probably would have had a shot at Ohio State in the National Title game. College football betting fans know that the 2007 season is a key one for Mack Brown. College football betting fans think that winning a national title was great but people could start to think it was all Vince Young’s doing.

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College football betting fans know that on defense Texas will stop the run but needs to improve against the pass.Football betting fans see that the schedule is favorable for Texas. College football betting fans know that the Longhorns do have a pesky TCU team to deal with early but should be 5-0 before Oklahoma. College football betting fans know that if they win that game they should be 8-0 with Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, and the game at Texas A&M. Football betting fans see that the non-conference games in addition to TCU are easy wins against Arkansas State, UCF and Rice.

College football betting fans know that the best offensive player is QB Colt McCoy. He was sensational in 2006 and if not for getting injured might have led Texas to a National title. College football betting fans see that the best defensive player is senior DT Frank Okam. College football betting fans know that the key player for Texas could be in the secondary which needs to play better. Safety Marcus Griffin needs to lead this group.

Football betting fans know that anything less than playing for a National Title won’t be good enough for Texas in 2007. The key game obviously is the game against Oklahoma but the November 23rd game at Texas A&M could hold a lot of meaning.