NCAA odds on Connecticut saw the Huskies go a surprising 9-4 straight up and 7-4 against the NCAA football odds pointspread.
NCAA odds saw Connecticut win most of their games on defense and ball control. The running game took time off the clock and Connecticut wore teams out. Their offensive player of the year according to NCAA odds stats was RB Donald Brown. The defensive player of the year according to NCAA odds stats was LB Danny Lansanah. Connecticut allowed just 19 points and 194 yards passing per game according to NCAA football odds numbers. Their defense led the way and resulted in them going 4-7 in terms of over/unders in 2007 NCAA college football odds totals.
Connecticut had a chance to shock the world and beat West Virginia but they were blown out 66-21 and disappointed in NCAA odds. That was about the only downer on the season versus the NCAA odds though. The Huskies return a lot of talent for 2008 including head coach Randy Edsall.
The defense has eight starters returning so Connecticut should be a threat again in 2008 versus NCAA football odds. The offense has just about everyone back as well and should be improved versus NCAA odds. The The non-conference schedule is not bad with winnable games against Hofstra, Temple, Virginia, Baylor and maybe even the game at North Carolina. The key to Connecticut in NCAA odds will be getting better play out of quarterback Tyler Lorenzen. The Huskies could also use some receivers to catch the ball. Terence Jeffers can be better. The defense does lose MLB Danny Lansanah and he will be missed versus NCAA odds.
Connecticut will try and win versus NCAA football odds the same way. They will play solid defense, not turn the ball over and control the clock. It is not a bad formula versus the NCAA odds. Connecticut may not be the best team in the Big East but they have the talent to stay in every game they play. With a solid defense, good coaching and a philosophy of hanging onto the ball, the Huskies are a decent bet each week.