The Broncos couldn’t catch a break in ’07 after qualifying for a bowl game for the first time in 18 years, and college football betting fans paid for it dearly as WM went on to cover just two of its 11 lined games.
The Huskers are looking to reclaim their former glory by bringing back one of the engineers of the Blackshirt defense in Bo Pelini who should vastly improve last year’s stop unit that surrendered an average of 37.9 PPG.
The Broncos return 17 starters from a 2007 team that came on strong at the end of last season with a 28-19 win at Iowa and a 16-3 home win against Temple. Leading the way is QB Tim Hiller who completed 63.4% of his passes for 3021 yards and 20 touchdowns against 15 interceptions last season.
NCAA football betting aficionados more privy to betting ‘totals’ saw the Broncos play to the over in seven of their eleven games according to the closing college football betting line, and with Hiller back, more high scoring affairs are expected.
After former HC Bill Callahan’s plan to modernize the Nebraska offense failed, the Huskers have returned to their roots by hiring Pelini who was NU’s interim coach for their Alamo Bowl victory back in 2006.
Pelini will help change the attitude of a defense that gave up an unthinkable 37.9 PPG on average last season. Nebraska betting fans that showed its loyalty by backing the Huskers paid dearly as “Big Red” struggled to a poor 3-9 ATS mark according to the closing NCAA odds. RB Marlon Lucky returns off a 1019 yard season with nine TDs in ’07 to anchor the ground game.
The current NCAA football odds find the Huskers installed as 14-point favorites in this college football betting affair with the ‘total’ set at 62.