College football gambling fans are used to seeing a poor Army team over the past decade with the NCAA odds but that appears to be changing under new coach Rich Ellerson. Ellerson has completely revamped the Black Knights from top to bottom and has brought the triple option offense with him from Cal Poly where he had outstanding college football gambling success.
Already Army has risen to 8th in the nation for rushing yardage and has one of the best freshmen quarterbacks to wager on the NCAA odds with in Trent Steelman. Steelman leads the Cadets in rushing and has played with poise and polish while improving each college football gambling week.
Army’s improved defense has also impressed college football gambling handicappers as it ranks 17th nationally. Army is 3-4 straight up and 2-5 against the spread and has wins over Ball State and Vanderbilt, who were both college football gambling bowl teams from 2008.
Rutgers is coming off a disappointing 17-24 loss to Pitt last Friday night which ruined their Big East title hopes. The Scarlet Knights have a college football gambling mark of 4-2 straight up and 2-4 against the spread. Rutgers will try and salvage their college football gambling season by making a bowl for the fourth straight year.
Head coach Greg Schiano will not let his team surrender. “Our goals have all along been that every game is a one-game season”, said Schiano. “So far as the overall picture goes you never say never, but it will be difficult to win the league with two losses”.
Schiano is going with freshman quarterback Tom Savage who is coming off his best college football gambling performance in that loss to Pitt as he threw for 248 yards. Savage said the game was not a total loss. “I think the biggest positive is that we didn’t back down”, said Savage.
“Our defense played awesome. We’ve just got to start putting the ball in the end zone”. Rutgers ranks 10th in rushing defense which matches up well against Army while the offense ranks a poor 80th.
Army is improving and can have bowl dreams of their own with a win. Rutgers will need to get off the mat and prove Schiano’s theory that every game is a one-game season.