College football betting will get a clear and final answer on if Boise State is a true BCS title contender to bet on college football with or just a bully of a small time league.
The Boise State Broncos will have their shot at legitimacy against the Virginia Tech Hokies Monday night from FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins. Kickoff is at 8:05 PM Eastern and the game can be seen on ESPN. Sports-Gambling.com opened with Boise State as a 3-point favorite.
Boise State is coming off its greatest season ever as they went a perfect 14-0 straight up while going 9-4 against the spread and picked up their second ever BCS bowl win as they defeated TCU in the Fiesta Bowl.
Boise State has won no less than 10 games in any of head coach Chris Petersen’s first 4 seasons on the job and has never been in the NCAA betting red during any of those campaigns as well.
The Broncos are stepping up in class against Virginia Tech and are no longer a Cinderella darling but a respected powerhouse that faces high expectations. Keep in mind last year the Broncos defeated eventual Pac 10 champion Oregon on opening night.
The Broncos have a whopping total of 10 starters back on both sides of the line led by junior quarterback Kellen Moore, a Heisman Trophy candidate that passed for more than 3500 yards with 39 touchdowns and only 3 interceptions as a sophomore last year.
Last year Senior running back Jeremy Avery rushed for over 1200 yards and senior wideout Titus Young had 1041 yards receiving.
Boise State has beaten the college football odds in 7 out of their last 9 non conference games and still thinks of itself as an underdog.
“We’ll still have that chip on our shoulder,” said Peterson. “But it’ll be to prove everybody right.”
Virginia Tech is coming off a 10-3 season that ended with a blowout bowl win over Tennessee. The Hokies have posted college football betting profits in 5 out of the last 6 seasons and have covered 9 out of their last 13 games as a dog.
Freshman All American running back Ryan Williams returns after a 1720 yard season along with senior quarterback Tyrod Taylor to lead an offense that scored 32 points per game last year. Tech has had 6 consecutive double digit win seasons.