College football betting was turned upside down last week when USC was upset against the NCAA football odds by Washington as the Pac 10 race is now wide open. The California Golden Bears and Oregon Ducks were expected to be leading college football betting challengers to USC this year but now they can control their own destiny for a shot at the title and face the NCAA football odds in the Rose Bowl itself!
The Cal Bears have one of the most prolific offenses in all of college football betting and rank 11th in the nation for total yards and 2nd in the land for scoring. Junior quarterback Kevin Riley has completed 65% of his passes to start the college football betting season. Riley has thrown for 698 yards and 5 touchdowns with 0 interceptions.
The Cal ground attack ranks 11th in the nation and is led by Jahvid Best who has 412 yards, a 7.8 yards per carry average, and 8 touchdowns. The Bears return 7 starters on offense and 8 on defense.
Cal has gotten off to the best possible start to the college football betting season with a record of 3-0 both straight up and against the spread with all 3 of their games going over the total. Last week the Bears won a tough game at upstart Minnesota 35-21 as 13.5-point chalks.
The Oregon Ducks were highly touted as a leading college football betting contender despite having only 4 starters return on offense and 5 on defense. The Ducks also have a rookie head coach in Chip Kelly, who was the offensive coordinator for the past 2 seasons at Oregon.
The Ducks lost their college football betting opener at Boise State but won their last 2 games at home against Purdue and last week against Utah 31-24 as 3.5-point chalks for their first payoff against the spread this season.
Junior quarterback Jeremiah Masoli has gotten off to a rough college football betting start as he has completed just 45% of his passes for 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. The Bears beat the Ducks last year at Cal 26-16 as 2.5-point home chalks.
Cal has won and covered the last 3 meetings in this head to head series with 3 of the last 4 matchups going under the total.