Bet On NCAA Football – Seminoles, Sooners Clash In Top-20 Showdown
|Written by Gaby Varji|
|Thursday, 09 September 2010 05:58|
Those who bet on NCAA football will have three games featuring a pair of top-20 teams this weekend, but the most intriguing matchup could be in Norman, where Oklahoma will welcome Florida State to town in a battle of teams looking to make a name for themselves. The Sooners have been one of the top programs of the BCS era, while the Seminoles fell off a bit when the BCS came around. Who wins out?
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The No.20 Seminoles warmed up for Oklahoma with a 59-6 destruction of Samford, dropping 35 of their 42 points in the second half. In his first action since last November, when he separated his shoulder, Christian Ponder went 12-of-14 for 167 yards, four touchdowns and a pick for the Seminoles, who put up 481 yards of offense. Those who bet on NFL lines should keep an eye on Ponder, who many feel will be a darkhorse Heisman candidate this year, but it wasn’t all good for Florida State against Samford.
The Seminoles allowed 300 yards to a much smaller school, and it looks as though coordinator Mark Stoops still has some work to do after his first game.
Stoops will recognize the head coach on the sidelines for the No.7 Sooners: Mark is the younger brother of Bob, who had to steer his team to a tough 31-24 win against Utah State. Landry Jones, who is another player that those who do NFL betting online should track throughout his college career, was shaky in the first game of the year, going 17-of-36 for 217 yards, two touchdowns and two picks. DeMarco Murray picked up the slack for Jones, rushing for 218 yards and two scores. Defensively, the Sooners gave up 421 yards to Utah State, but they also came up with four picks, which saved their hides.
NCAA football betting odds have the Sooners as a 9-point favorite in Norman, where they have won a remarkable 31 straight games. They’ve faced each other just once, in the 2002 BCS title game which the Sooners won 13-2. This will be far from a combined 15-point game as both have explosive offenses, but their defenses looked shaky last week. Oklahoma probably gets the betting edge just because they’re at home, but the Seminoles’ offense is one of the best in the country, and Ponder is going to keep them in it. If the Sooners make a couple of mistakes as they did against Utah State, the Seminoles can also take advantage of them and make them pay. Don’t be surprised by a Florida State upset, and we’re definitely taking them to keep Oklahoma from covering in your online sportsbook.