For highly ranked teams in the college football betting world, the opening game of the season is no just about winning the game, but absolutely humiliating you’re much weaker opponent. And so it is for the 2010 Arkansas Razorback squad which will look to score as many points as is humanly possibly over a much weaker opponent in order to catch the eye of the AP Pollsters and try and improve their national ranking.
Tennessee Tech, a team from the Football Championship Subdivision, will play the role of “much weaker opponent” and will be rewarded very handsomely for their troubles (at least financially).
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles of the Ohio Valley conference have been set up for failure in this NCAA football betting mismatch and should succeed spectacularly in their failure.
Kickoff for this Saturday matchup is set for 7:05 Eastern Time and SBG Global opened with the Razorbacks as a ??-point favorite with an over/under total at ???.
Expectations far from high in the Tech camp after a 6-5 season in 2009 and two guaranteed losses against Arkansas and TCU to kick off the 2010 college football betting season. The team will no doubt give its best effort but it won’t be good enough against an Arkansas team that many sports betting analysts believe will compete for the SEC title.
Starting QB for the Razorbacks, Ryan Mallet passed on NFL riches to return for another year and try and lead this team to football prominence. Last season, his first as a starter, he threw for 3,624 yards and 30 TDs. Add to that INTs and a 55.8% completion percentage while throwing to a receiving corps with just average talent and it’s easy to see why there are huge expectations for this offense.
The team will return nine starters on offense and seven on defense; with so little turnover on these units the sky is the limit for this team.
Defense is this team’s weakness but with a year of experience under its belt this unit is expected to be improved. Led by senior LB Jerry Franklin, one of the best LBs in the country, the defense’s strong points are its secondary and D-line which return the most starters.
Razorbacks should annihilate the Golden Eagles but fans won’t know how good this team is until they play against better competition.