Brut Sun Bowl betting on New Year’s Eve will matchup Stanford running back Toby Gerhart and the Stanford Cardinal against the Oklahoma Sooners and their tough rush defense.
The Sooners are eight-point college football betting favorites with a total of 56 in this game that can be seen on CBS.
Brut Sun Bowl betting is definitely going to be a battle of wills. The Cardinal will look to run Gerhart while the Sooners will look to stop him. Gerhart was second in the Heisman Trophy voting to Alabama running back Mark Ingram. Brut Sun Bowl betting has the Cardinal at 8-4 on the season and ranked 19th in the country. This is their first bowl game appearance since 2001. If they want to win in Brut Sun Bowl betting against Oklahoma they are likely to rely upon Gerhart who led the nation in rushing with 1,736 yards and in touchdowns with 26.
Brut Sun Bowl betting has Oklahoma at 7th in the country in rush defense, allowing only 88.6 yards per game. "We’re going to have to gang tackle," said Sooners cornerback Dominique Franks, “Not just one person’s going to be able to bring down that running back. But, you know, we’re always up for the challenge, and we’re going to face a great team. We want to go out there and get a win."
Oklahoma’s offense has not been as good without injured quarterback Sam Bradford but backup Landry Jones still had a good season throwing for 2,780 yards and 23 TDs. He did have 13 interceptions. The running game for Oklahoma has been off and on this season but running back DeMarco Murray is excited to be in a bowl game after missing the title game last year. "I’m fired up," Murray said. "It feels like the national championship game to me."
The Sooners have won three of the four all-time meetings against Stanford. Brut Sun Bowl betting has the Cardinal at 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in December while the Sooners are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in December. Oklahoma is 3-0-1 in college football betting in their last 4 vs. the Pac-10. The Sooners are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Bowl games as a favorite.
Brut Sun Bowl betting indicates that the last four Stanford game overall have gone over the college football betting odds. 11 of the last 13 Oklahoma games have gone under. Seven of the last ten Oklahoma bowl games have gone under in college football betting.