Reser Stadium will be rocking for this prime-time college football wagering battle that will kick-off at 9:00 ET on ESPN. Pete Carroll’s Trojans once again sit atop the rankings, and for many a good reason.
A bye week followed their 52-7 rout of Virginia on August 30th, and then the (then) fifth-ranked Buckeyes visited the LA Coliseum with hopes of changing the perception that Ohio State can no longer play with the big boys.
College football bettors who saw the Bucks as 10.5-point underdogs and still thought they had a chance (even without Beanie Wells), were sadly mistaken as USC Jr. QB Mark Sanchez completed 17-of-28 passes for 172 yards and four TDs.
All-America Sr. LB Rey Maualuga accounted for the Trojans’ other score when he intercepted OSU QB Todd Boeckman and returned it 48-yards to pay-dirt. The Men of Troy trailed 3-0 early in the first quarter, but they easily improved to 2-0 against the NCAA Odds when it was all said and done.
Despite already having played its first Pac-10 game in week-one (a 36-28 loss at Stanford), Oregon State also had the opportunity to rest last week. Perhaps head coach Mike Riley and the Beavers spent their time reminiscing of OSU’s 33-31 2006 victory over Southern Cal in Corvallis - a win that snapped USC’s 38-game regular season win streak.
If NCAA Football Bettors expect the Beavers to compete with the Trojans on Thursday night, they better hope that Jr. QB Lyle Moevao and Fr. RB Jacquizz Rodgers can duplicate their week-three performances against visiting Hawaii.
Moevao threw for 268-yards and three scores while Rodgers carried 26 times for 110-yards and a pair of TDs in OSU’s 45-7 drubbing of the Warriors. With the victory, Oregon State collected its first win against the college football odds this season.
USC’s journey to a seventh straight Pac 10 title begins mid-week against a Beavers squad that would love nothing more than to shock the nation as 25.5-point home underdogs. Are you looking to Bet On College Football?