Al Groh started well but has not done well for college football betting fans recently. They went 5-7 straight up and 5-7 against the college football betting pointspread in 2006. NCAA College football betting fans should know that they do have 18 starters back for 2007. The big problem for NCAA football betting fans of Virginia was the offense. It averaged 100 yards rushing, 157 passing and just 15 points per game. QB Jameel Sewell is back after a freshman campaign where he had 5 TDs, 6 INTs, and 1,342 yards, while rushing for 200 yards. College football betting players should know that junior WR Kevin Ogletree, Virginia's top wide receiver, suffered a serious knee injury and is expected to miss the 2007 season. College football betting players should know that with Ogletree out, the Cavaliers' top returning wide receiver is junior Maurice Covington, who had six catches for 45 yards last season.
College football betting players know that the defense gave up just 290 yards per game and gets 10 starters back. Football betting players saw the Virginia defense have a terrific year finishing 17th in the nation in total defense and 22nd in scoring defense. The defense, which held opponents to 17.8 PPG, is loaded and capable of winning games for college football betting players. Upfront, Virginia starts DE Chris Long, one of the best in the nation. On the other end is Freshman All-American Jeffrey Fitzgerald (5.5 sacks, 2 INTs). Senior nose tackle Allen Billyk is solid. The line-backing unit includes junior ILBs Jon Copper (81 tackles, 39 solo) and Antonio Appleby (68 tackles, 39 solo). The secondary returns three starters.
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College football betting players know that Virginia has been a great team at home the last four years, but rotten on the road. Virginia is 21-5 SU and 19-7 against the college football betting pointspread at home the last four seasons. They are 7-16 SU and 7-14 against the football betting spread on the road. College football betting players see that the first half of the schedule is favorable until the month of October rolls around when Virginia ends the season by playing five straight against Maryland, NC State, Wake Forest Miami and Virginia Tech.
College football betting players see the Cavaliers face key games, four on the road at Wyoming, North Carolina, Maryland and NC State. Pittsburgh visits Virginia in the middle of the season in a game that should be competitive for football betting fans.