The Boise State Broncos are a serious contender to win the national championship in college football this season as NCAA online betting odds list them with single-digits.
Whether or not the Broncos remain contenders will be decided quickly as the team plays their toughest game of the season in college football betting against Virginia Tech in their opener.
NCAA online betting will likely favor Boise State in every game they play in 2010. The Broncos return almost everyone from last season’s team that went unbeaten. Quarterback Kellen Moore leads the offense. He threw 39 touchdown passes and only three interceptions last season. The wide receivers and running backs also return but there are some questions on the offensive line.
The defense returns nine starters and could be better than a year ago. They will need to be good in the opener against a very talented Virginia Tech team. The defense will have to adjust to a new coordinator in defensive line coach Pete Kwiatkowski who replaces Justin Wilcox who went to Tennessee.
Boise State is 26-1 the past two seasons. Many people believe this is the best Boise State team yet. It won’t matter though if the Broncos don’t win their opening game against Virginia Tech. Some teams can overcome an early loss and still play for a national title. Boise State is not one of those teams. They play in a weak Western Athletic Conference and have no way to make up for an early loss in terms of strength of schedule.
There are really only two games that look tough for the Broncos. The opener against the Hokies in Landover, Maryland is going to be difficult and Boise State could get a test from Oregon State in late September although that game is at home. If the Broncos win those two games then they could easily go unbeaten. They don’t have any real competition in the WAC and they get Fresno State at home this season. Nevada might be an interesting game late in the season but Boise has shown in the past that they can outscore the Wolfpack. Boise also has a far better defense than Nevada. In fact, Boise has a better offense and defense than any team in the conference and it really isn’t close.