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College Football Betting - Oregon State vs. TCU

College football betting handicappers are eagerly anticipating what is expected to be a Saturday Night Shootout from Dallas to bet on college football with.

College football betting fans will have two high powered offensive teams that are likely bowl bound to bet on college football with as TCU meets Oregon State.

This game will be played at Cowboys Stadium and opened with TCU as a 13.5-point favorite.  Kickoff on ESPN is at 7:45 PM Eastern.

The Oregon State Beavers have had a shot to make the Rose Bowl in the final game of the season in each of the past two years and return 15 starters for the 2010 campaign but will have a rookie quarterback with sophomore Ryan Katz.

Katz will make his first ever start Saturday and has shown vast potential but breaking in against a top-5 team that is a BCS bowl contender will be the ultimate challenge.

“There is no doubt this is a hack of a baptism for Ryan Katz,” said OSU head coach Mike Riley.  “He’s pretty unflappable so I don’t think he’ll be intimidated by anything.  The transition always provides a mystery.  He’s going to be good.”

Katz will have plenty of support with the Rodgers brothers as Quizz Rodgers is back after rushing for 1440 yards and adding 522 more receiving while James Rodgers returns after amassing 1034 yards receiving and 991 more on kick and punt returns.

The Beavers have covered 6 out of their last 7 games as a NCAA betting away dog and have had 4 consecutive bowl seasons.

Gary Patterson has built a powerhouse at TCU as he enters his 10th season as head coach.  The Horned Frogs have had double digit win seasons in 6 out of their last 8 years and finished 12-1 last year after a bowl loss to Boise State.

Senior quarterback Andy Dalton is a major asset with the college football odds for TCU and a potential Heisman Trophy candidate.  Dalton passed for 2756 yards and 23 touchdowns last year while adding 610 more yards on the ground.  Just as important he is a level headed leader.

“I don’t have to do any coaching of how to act off the field or on the field as far as being a leader,” said Patterson about Dalton.

Dalton leads an offense that has 9 starters back and coming off a 2009 college football betting season in which they averaged 38 points per game.

TCU has covered 7 out of their last 10 games as an away favorite.