Iowa State gets a new head coach and renewed optimism for fans and college football betting players
Head coach Gene Chizik looks to improve the Cyclones immediately and college football betting fans should take note. Iowa State was 4-8 straight up and 3-7 against the NCAA football betting line. New offensive coordinator Robert McFarland likes to throw the ball and senior QB Brett Meyer (56.9% COMP, 2,546 YDs, 12 TDs, 12 INTs) does it quite well. He has senior Todd Blythe (34 REC, 484 YDs, 8 TDs) to catch the ball. College football betting fans know that the team needs to improve a defense that ranked 102nd in total yardage and 105th in points allowed per game nationally. NCAA College football betting fans know that linebacker Alvin Bowen (155 tackles, 92 solo) led the nation in tackles last season and is back. MLB Joe Pawelke had 86 tackles and nine QB hurries.
College football betting fans see that the good news for Iowa State is that they have 12 JC transfers that may make an immediate impact. Chizik does not expect to rebuild. Football betting fans know that he expects to win now. College football betting fans saw that former coach Dan McCarney really had worn out his stay even after doing a fine job.
College football betting fans see that the Schedule has Iowa State starting at home with Kent State, Northern Iowa and Iowa and then they have a winnable road game at Toledo. College football betting fans believe that with some good fortune they could be 3-1 but then go to Nebraska and Texas Tech and then play Texas and Oklahoma, and a road game at Missouri. Football betting fans know that it is not pretty but at least they finish up with Kansas, Kansas State and Colorado. College football betting fans think that the goal should be a 6 win season for Iowa State in 2007.
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College football betting fans know that the best offensive player is senior WR Todd Blythe. He has 124 career catches for 2,317 yards and 26 touchdowns, averaging an impressive 18.7 yards per catch as football betting fans watch. College football betting fans think that the best defensive player is probably senior LB Alvin Bowen. College football betting fans believe that the key for Iowa State will be the offensive line and giving Meyer time to throw if the Cyclones are to have a winning season in 2007.