Cincinnati at Oklahoma Spread, Odds, Public Betting Trends & Matchup Print
Written by mark   
Tuesday, 02 September 2008 19:55
NCAAF Headline News

First Real Test

A blowout win in its season opener gave Oklahoma the chance to fine-tune its new no-huddle offense. The first real test of the new scheme comes Saturday.

Bet College Football Week 2
After rolling to a 55-point win in a mismatch last week, the fourth-ranked Sooners will face a much tougher opponent in Cincinnati, which is also coming off a big victory.

Oddsmakers from Sportsbook.com have made Oklahoma -21.5 point spread favorites (View College Football odds) for Saturday’s game (Game Matchup). Current public betting information shows that 82% of bets for this game have been placed on Oklahoma -10 (View College Football bet percentages).

Using the new hurry-up pace, the Sooners raced out to a 50-point halftime lead and overwhelmed Chattanooga 57-2 last week. Sam Bradford threw for 183 yards and two touchdowns before being replaced in the second quarter by Joey Hazle - who was 14-of-16 for 122 yards with one score. Chris Brown had three rushing touchdowns and DeMarco Murray ran for 124 yards and two TDs.

Without the no-huddle last year, the Sooners led the Football Bowl Subdivision with 80 touchdowns and 592 points. After one game, it appears Oklahoma could eclipse those numbers.

"This is the first year we've made as much commitment to try to do it maybe all the time. We'll see how it keeps going," Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said. "It is a little bit like a fast break, but if you're throwing the ball away when you're (playing) fast-break basketball, you start slowing down."

Oklahoma certainly didn't. The Sooners found the end zone on their first seven possessions and outgained the Moccasins, from the Football Championship Subdivision, 487-36 for the game.

About the only thing able to stop Oklahoma was a thunderstorm that caused a lightning delay to extend halftime by 72 minutes.

"It's game one. You keep it in perspective," Sooners defensive coordinator Brent Venables said. "There's certainly things that you still don't know about guys, but it's off to a good start."

While the Sooners are playing Cincinnati for the first time, they have made quick work of non-conference opponents at home since coach Bob Stoops took over in 1999. Oklahoma is 27-2 at Owen Field in such games, winning by an average of nearly 30 points.

Offensive tackle Phil Loadholt and wide receiver Ryan Broyles are expected to rejoin the Sooners after serving one-game suspensions, but former starting defensive end John Williams may not return for his final season.

Williams started three games last year before tearing his left Achilles' tendon and missing the rest of the season. He was granted a waiver for a sixth season of eligibility in January because he had missed all but one game in 2005 after sustaining a season-ending knee injury in that opener.

Like the Sooners, Cincinnati was hardly tested in its first game, a 40-7 rout of Eastern Kentucky. The Bearcats held the Colonels to 195 total yards while racking up 557.

"They get a lot of notoriety on offense, but they're going to be one of the better defensive teams we play," Wilson said of Cincinnati.

The Bearcats' Dustin Grutza threw for 296 yards and set a career high with three touchdown passes hours after Ben Mauk appealed to the NCAA for another season of eligibility. Grutza was the Bearcats' starting quarterback in 2006, but Mauk, a transfer from Wake Forest, took over last season and helped lead Cincinnati to a 10-3 record and a win in PapaJohns.com Bowl. Mauk's appeal is still pending.

Stoops said it doesn't matter who's calling signals.

"We don't prepare for any individuals," Stoops said. "We just prepare for schemes and offenses, and you're very aware of individuals, but I don't see that they're going to run a different offense with (Grutza)."

Bet College Football Week 2

Did you like this article? Subscribe to our College Football news feed for the fastest updates delivered right to you - Click here to Subscribe

 

NCAAFB Team Pages

Top NCAAFB Public Bets

#1 236 USC 90%
#2 240 Oklahoma 85%
#3 256 Auburn 81%
#4 213 Northern Illinois 76%
#5 250 TCU 76%
#6 216 San Diego State 75%
#7 242 Arkansas 75%
#8 218 Western Kentucky 73%
#9 226 Central Florida 70%
#10 275 Toledo 69%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NCAAFB Futures

NCAA FOOTBALL TEAM BCS CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS CURRENT
ALABAMA 11/10
OREGON 17/10
FLORIDA STATE 6/1
OHIO STATE 8/1
MISSISSIPPI STATE 17/2
STANFORD OFF
LSU OFF
RUTGERS OFF
OKLAHOMA STATE OFF
WISCONSIN OFF
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com