College Football Betting – 2007 Texas Tech Red Raiders Preview

College football betting fans know that UL Lafayette went 6-6 straight up and 4-7 versus the football betting pointspread.

College football betting fans know that they finished fourth in the Big 12 South but made it to their seventh straight bowl game. They had an unbelievable bowl game win against Minnesota winning 44-41 in overtime. College football betting fans see that the Red Raiders were third in passing nationally, averaging 369.5 YPG. QB Graham Harrell threw for 4,555 yards, hitting 67% of his attempts while throwing 38 TDs and 11 INTs. All of his starting receivers are gone but the offense just reloads at Texas Tech. NCAA College football betting fans know that the rushing offense is led by Shannon Woods who had 152 carries for 926 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also caught 75 passes for 572 yards and 2 touchdowns. NCAA Football betting fans know that the offense put up 32.5 PPG, while the defense gave up 25.1 PPG. DE Joe Ratliff (3.5 sacks) is the lone returning starter upfront. The only starter back on the LB unit is Kellen Tillman.

College football betting fans know that the secondary brings back three starters. College football betting fans know that last year against Minnesota in the bowl game the Red Raiders trailed 38-7 in the third quarter. Texas Tech then got going and Alex Trlica hit a 52-yard field goal at the buzzer to send the game into overtime where the Red Raiders won. College football betting fans know that victory may have gotten head coach Mike Leach his extension through 2010. Football betting fans know it also cost Minnesota head coach Glen Mason his job. College football betting fans know that the question for Texas Tech is how to take the next step. College football betting fans know that Tech will always be exciting but how to beat the best Big 12 teams is the question.

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College football betting fans know that the Red Raiders will probably score 35 points per game again and give up 25 per game. With a lot of defensive starter gone that may be optimistic. Football betting fans see that the schedule is about normal for Texas Tech. They get A&M and Oklahoma at home. College football betting fans know that they also have winnable games in the conference at home against Iowa State and Colorado. They do have to go to Missouri and to Texas. College football betting fans see that the non-conference schedule is easy as they face SMU, UTEP, at Rice and Northwestern State.

College football betting fans know that the best offensive player is QB Graham Harrell. He had a fantastic 2006 season and is expected to shine again in 2007. College football betting fans see that the best defensive player is probably senior SS Joe Garcia. College football betting fans know that Texas Tech with some good fortune could win 10 games in 2007. They could also easily slip and win only 7. College football betting fans know that the defense looks weak so Harrell will have to put up nearly 40 points or more every week to win. Football betting players see that the key game could be early at Oklahoma State in September.