Monday Night Football fans get a bonus game this week as this blockbuster NCAA football betting matchup takes the place of the still on hiatus NFL game. Rarely do we see such tantalizing matchups so early in the college football season, but for Boise State, a team that plays in a garbage conference, the early part of the schedule is the only opportunity this team has all season to pump up its strength of schedule –which in the era of the byzantine BCS system is the only way the Broncos can get a shot at winning their first national title.
Scheduling the Virginia Tech Hokies on the road to open the season is a pretty good way to boost your schedule strength and very good way to open the season with a loss. The #10 Hokies are top rated team in the ACC and as with all Frank Beamer-coached teams terrific on defense.
This year Tech should also be formidable on offense as the unit returns starting QB Tyrone Taylor (149.4 QB rating last season) who threw 13 TDs last season in the college football betting action and should have a breakout season this year. In addition the Hokies have one of the best running backs in the country in Ryan Williams (1,655 yards and 21 TDs last season).
The Broncos defense will have their hands full trying to slow down the Tech running attack. But likewise the Hokies have a man’s size job trying to stop Boise State’s passing circus. Led by Heisman Trophy candidate QB Kellen Moore (39 TDs, 3 INTs last season) this offense has racked up 7,022 passing yards over the past two seasons and has a set of terrific WRs in Austin Pettis and Titus Young.
Kickoff for this Monday matchup is set for 8:05 Eastern Time and sbg global opened with the Broncos as a 2 point favorite with an over/under total at 50.
Its tough calling a winner in this one as the tight college football betting line indicates but look for unlikely hero Taylor to have a big game for the Hokies and defense to win out over offense in a minor Tech upset.