NCAA football betting in 2007 saw Utah start 1-3 but finish a sizzling 8-1. The Utes also won the Poinsettia Bowl against Navy. Utah was 5-8 in terms of over/unders versus the bet NCAA football pointspread. Here are more numbers from the 2007 Utah Utes. Running back Darrell Mack led the offense with 1,204 yards and 15 touchdowns according to NCAA football betting stats.
The defensive player of the year according to NCAA college football betting stats was safety Steve Tate. The loss that really hurt the Utes was the regular season finale against BYU when the Cougars drove for the winning TD in the final minute. The good news for Utah is that they return 8 starters on offense according to bet NCAA football stats. That number really could be considered higher since a couple of injured players return. Quarterback Brian Johnson also played injured last season according to NCAA football betting experts.
With Johnson and Mack returning along with virtually everyone else the Utes should score often. The defense returns a lot of talent as well including most of the league’s top secondary according to NCAA football betting experts. The offense was 80th overall in the country in total yards according to NCAA football betting stats and that number should improve. They were 69th in points scored in 2007 according to NCAA football betting stats. The defense was very solid ranking 22nd overall in the country in yards allowed according to NCAA football betting stats. The Utes were a fantastic 5th though in points allowed in the country according to NCAA football betting stats.
Utah has the potential to win the Mountain West Conference in 2008 according to NCAA football betting experts. They return a ton of talent and have a favorable schedule according to NCAA football betting stats with BYU and TCU visiting Utah.