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It’s a battle of the ACC vs. the Big 12 as Virginia takes on TCU this weekend in Texas. TCU comes into this one 2-0, while Virginia is 2-1. The Cavaliers beat Penn State two weeks ago, but they were throttled by Georgia Tech in their ACC opener last weekend. Can Virginia hang around in this one or will TCU run away with it at home?
Virginia has made quite a bit of progress in the last couple years. Mike London is trying to turn this team into a perennial contender. The Cavaliers went 8-5 last year in what was a major turnaround season.
One of the new sweethearts of the NCAA football betting world, the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are going to be out for another scalp on Friday night on national television, when they take on the Baylor Bears in a rare home game against a major conference foe.
Just a few weeks ago, this looked like it would be a slam dunk game for the Bears. Now, we’re not all that sure that that’s the case. Remember that Baylor struggled last week against the Sam Houston State Bearkats, falling behind 20-10 at halftime before turning on the jets and coasting to a second half victory.
Two of the top mid-major teams in the nation are going to meet in what will surely be a BCS elimination game on ESPN’s Thursday Night College Football bettingfestivities, as the Boise State Broncos play host to the BYU Cougars.
We really thought that the Cougars would have been looking forward to this game, and we were right.
MAC rivals meet in what will be the first college football betting affair of the weekend, when the Kent State Golden Flashes take on the Buffalo Bulls at UB Stadium.
Kent State doesn’t have much in the way of high hopes this year for a bowl game, but if this is a game that is won, it would be a great start to the MAC season. The team hasn’t gotten much in the way of offense this year at just 338.0 yards per game, and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time in the near future for a club that routinely ranks in the bottom 50 in the nation in virtually every major offensive category.
After another great week of the college football betting season, we are back for Week 4, as we look at the top teams, players, and trends of note for the this week on NCAA football schedule.
It’s not often that we talk about teams from the Sun Belt Conference, but we have to tip our hats to these guys. The conference has already has covers against the LSU Tigers (North Texas), Oregon Ducks (Arkansas State), Alabama Crimson Tide (Western Kentucky), NC State Wolfpack (South Alabama), Mississippi State Bulldogs (Troy Trojans),
They aren’t many rivalries as bitter as the BYU vs. Utah rivalry in college football. These two teams definitely have respect for each other, but they also love nothing more than beating each other. Both teams have good young coaches and they appear to be on the rise. Last year, Utah thumped BYU 54-10 as a four-point road underdog. It was a result that very few people saw coming. BYU looks for some serious revenge this Saturday night in Salt Lake City.
The USC Trojans started the season at the top of the polls, but the amazing play of Alabama has bumped them back to number two. USC has showed their offensive firepower in both of their first two victories this year. Stanford lost their star quarterback, and there are a lot of questions about how good this team can be in 2012. The Cardinal host the Trojans this weekend in a huge PAC 12 Conference matchup.
Matt Barkley came into the season as the Heisman Trophy frontrunner and he hasn’t done anything to hurt that status in his first two games.
The Texas Longhorns are bouncing back from their brutal season a couple years ago. Texas went 8-5 last year, and the Longhorns have been impressive in consecutive wins to start the 2012 season. Mississippi has a new coach in Hugh Freeze. The Rebels have started the season 2-0, but it has been against subpar competition. This is the team’s first real test of the 2012 season.
Texas has primarily gone with David Ash as their quarterback this year. Case McCoy has seen limited action as well, but it seems the coaches are most comfortable with Ash under center.
Points are expected to hit the board in bunches this week on the NCAA football odds, where the Missouri Tigers duke it out with the Arizona State Sun Devils at Faurot Field on Saturday night.
The Sun Devils have gotten off to a 2-0 start to their season, but they really haven’t taken on all that much in the way of competition to date. This is going to be their toughest game of the year to date, as it is the first road game and the first game against a team that is going to likely be in a bowl this year.
Here at Bang the Book, we have all of the top matchups of the 2012 NCAA football betting campaign covered! Today, we’re taking a look at the best matchups for Week 3!
The poor Razorbacks look like they are about to take an epic fall from being a Top 10 team in the country to out of the polls in just two weeks. They are going to be taking on the top team in the country at home, and they are going to have to do so without their quarterback, Tyler Wilson. The Hogs just fell apart last week against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks after Wilson went down, and the timing of this game just couldn’t be any worse.