College football wagering odds makers are looking at a potential upset with Mississippi State at Florida in a NCAA football betting game loaded with bowl implications. College football wagering odds makers continue to have worry about the offensive worries of the Florida Gators as they are yet to click into high gear this NCAA football betting year.
The #22 Florida Gators will sponsor the Bulldogs Saturday with an ESPNU telecast scheduled for 7 PM Eastern Time. The web sports book opened up with Florida as an 8 point home favorite.
The Bulldogs have a record of 4-2 straight up as well as 3-3 with the NCAA football wagering odds. Mississippi State is arriving off a big win at Houston 47-24 as 4 point faves as they savaged the Cougars with 409 yards rushing headed by Vick Ballard, who had 134 yards and 3 tds.
Mississippi State ranks 21st in the nation for rushing whereas their defense ranks 22nd for points permitted as 2nd year coach Dan Mullen carries on to show a much better and basically sound program. Mullen was previously the offensive coordinator for the University of Florida and additionally worked as quarterback coach alongside Urban Meyer at the University of Utah in the course of their 2004 year, when they were undefeated. Urban Meyer left to become coach of the Florida Gators, signifying that both head coaches of both teams have close knowledge of the other side following working for both the Gators and the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Ballard is averaging 7.3 yards per carry whereas quarterback Chris Relf is 2nd on the team in rushing and is averaging 7.8 yards per pass attempt.
The Florida Gators have a NCAA football wagering record of 4-2 straight up and 3-3 versus the spread. The Gators are arriving off a crushing 33-29 loss in the final seconds to LSU this past week as 6.5 point home faves. LSU owned with a 385-243 yardage edge as the competition was not an accident and shouldn’t have been so tight.
Florida has basically not moved beyond the Tim Tebow offense of the past 4 seasons as they rank 96th in the nation for total offense and 87th for passing whereas the defense ranks 37th for points permitted. Quarterback John Brantley is averaging just 6.2 yards per attempt with a 6/4 TD/INT percentage.
Mullen was offensive coordinator at Florida previous to taking the head coaching job at Mississippi State which gives him a unique advantage and his team plenty of motivation for this NCAA football wagering game. Florida is a troubled team that isn’t synchronized offensively and is ripe for a potential upset loss.
Florida has gotten the cash in just 1 out of their last 5 meetings with Mississippi State. Last year the Gators wrapped up their regular season undefeated at 12-0. They went to the SEC Championship Game where they were beaten by Alabama, 32-13. They concluded up the 2009 year on a high note when they defeat the Cincinnati Bearcats at the Allstate Sugar Bowl, however they lost Tim Tebow to the Nfl in the process. So even with their recent accomplishment, there’s no telling what to anticipate from the team this year.
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