College football betting fans should be aware that the last six games between these two teams have been decided by seven points or less. The Buffaloes are in their third year under former Boise St. HC Dan Hawkins and are still trying to right the ship, although the Buffs did make a bowl appearance last season.
The Rams are trying to replace legendary HC Sonny Lubick who took the program to its highest point in his 14 seasons on the job. The Buffaloes shocked everyone, especially those that bet on college football, when they were able to knock off #3 Oklahoma at home 27-24 in a game in which the Buffaloes closed as 23-point underdogs per the college football betting lines.
Colorado is looking to build on the momentum from this win and the 65-51 thriller against Nebraska to have a winning season in 2008. Interestingly enough, it will be the coach’s son, sophomore QB Cody Hawkins (3015 yards passing, 22 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions in 2007) who will try to carry the Buffaloes to a successful campaign in ’08.
Lubick became an icon in Fort Collins by turning a perennial loser into a program that recorded ten straight winning seasons from 1994-2003; new HC Steve Fairchild will have his work cut out for him to say the least. The Rams almost sent Lubick out with a stunning upset in the second week of the season, narrowly losing a game to California 34-28 where the Rams were 14-point home underdogs per the NCAA lines.
This season, the NCAA odds will reflect a very shaky defense that allowed an average of 30.8 PPG in 2007 and only returns five starters from that unit in 2008. NCAA football lines have surprisingly tagged the Buffaloes an 11-point favorite in this rivalry game with a ‘total’ of 60.
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