The Friday night lights are generally reserved for high school football action but in this year’s college football betting opening weekend there are handful of Friday night games as well. One game that should provide plenty of action is the NCAA football betting matchup between the Arizona Wildcats and the Toledo Rockets. Neither team is expected to field much of a defense this year but there should be plenty of offense from both teams. If you’re looking for a high scoring shoot out than this is your cup of tea.
Kickoff for this Friday matchup is set for 8:05 Eastern Time and sbgglobal.com opened with the Cats as a 15.5-point favorite with an over/under total at 60.
The over/under is indicative of what most sports betting sites expect to be an offensive extravaganza. The Toledo Rockets racked nearly 440 yards a game last season. The team played multiple QBs throughout the season and will have to very skilled QBs back on the field this season. The running game should be average but the team’s best offensive weapon, sophomore WR Eric Page (1,159 yards and 7 TDs in ’09) will be the man to watch on the Rockets offense.
The Rockets finished with a meager 5-7 record due mostly to a rotten defense that gave up 407 yards a game. Unfortunately for Rocket fans that unit is not expected to be much better this year and the Wildcats offense should have a field day against this porous D.
Led by returning starter, JR QB Nick Foles, big things are expected from the ‘Cats offense. Last year Foles threw for 2,845 yards, 19 TDs and 9 INTs –awfully good numbers for a sophomore and plenty of reason to hope for even better stats this season.
In the backfield the Wildcats were riddled with injuries last season but this year with the backfield healthy the team is looking for its trio of Nic Grigsby, Keola Antolin and Greg Nwoko to run over defenses. These three backs all have a different running style and it should keep opponents on their toes.
Look for Arizona to make a serious run at the PAC-10 title this season and for it all to start in Toledo on Friday with a convincing win.