Gambling sports handicappers have seen future contenders emerge as well as college football sportsgambling pretenders be exposed in bowl games for the 2009 season. The Oregon Ducks proved that they were not quite ready for gambling sports prime time in their 17-26 Rose Bowl loss to Ohio State as 4.5-point dogs.
Oregon was more of a tease than a true sportsgambling national title contender while Ohio State finished strong with a sportsgambling online record of 11-2 straight up and 10-3 against the spread.
The Cincinnati Bearcats were also exposed as a gambling sports fraud, at least on a national level as they were hammered by the Florida Gators 23-51 as 12-point dogs in the Sugar Bowl.
While it didn’t help Cincinnati that their coach skipped out on them for Notre Dame the talent discrepancy was also fully exposed in this gambling sports matchup. The Bearcats miserable failure also exposed the Big East as a questionable gambling sports conference with an automatic BCS bid.
Northwestern finished the 2009 gambling sports regular season with 3 consecutive straight up wins and covered their Outback Bowl matchup with Auburn in a 35-38 overtime loss in which the Wildcats showed incredible fight and determination in coming back from a 14-point deficit.
Northwestern actually outgained Auburn in the game and lost the gambling sports turnover margin, which was the difference in the game. Still, the Wildcats look to be a force to reckon with in the Big Ten as head coach Pat Fitzgerald is dreaming of making NU a perennial national title contender.
Florida State showed the gambling sports power of intangibles in a bowl matchup as they beat West Virginia 33-21 as 3-point favorites in the Gator Bowl to send head coach Bobby Bowden off in style with a win in his final game.
The other senior coach, Penn State’s Joe Paterno, showed no signs of slowing down as his Nittany Lions beat LSU 19-17 as 2-point dogs to prove that the Big Ten can handle itself against the SEC yet again.