NCAA football betting handicappers were impressed with both teams as they scored blowout wins and easy payoffs in their online betting matchups last week. Both the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Michigan Wolverines were under heavy fire from fans and the NCAA football betting community just one week ago as their online betting prospects looked dim.
That is definitely no longer the case! Notre Dame opened the 2009 NCAA football betting season with a 35-0 thumping of Nevada as 14.5-point online betting home favorites. The Irish offense looked like a well oiled NCAA football betting machine as it amassed a total of 509 yards.
Quarterback Jimmy Clausen finally played up to the hype as he was 15-18 for 315 yards and threw 4 touchdown passes. Michael Floyd showed breakout NCAA football betting potential with 4 catches for 189 yards and 3 touchdowns.
The Michigan Wolverines ended a tough week for head coach Rich Rodriguez with a stunning 31-7 win and cover as 13-point NCAA football betting home chalks. Quarterback Tate Forcier was 13-20 for 179 yards and threw for 3 scores.
The ultimate Michigan Man, the late legendary coach Bo Schembechler, would have been proud as Big Blue ran for 242 yards on 50 carries for impressive NCAA football betting balance. Wide receiver Junior Hemingway had an impressive NCAA football betting opener as he caught 3 passes for 103 yards and 2 touchdowns.
In this head to head NCAA football betting series Notre Dame has covered 7 out of the last 10 meetings. The Irish are also 7-3 against the NCAA football betting board in their last 10 road games. Last year Notre Dame clobbered Michigan 35-17 as 1-point home chalks.
Head coaches Charlie Weiss of Notre Dame and Rich Rodriguez of Michigan each earned a week off from the hot seat but the loser of this game will go right back into the frying pan as patience is thin with both fan bases. This, coupled with last week’s results, should make for an intense and hard fought game that could go down to the wire!
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