Western Athletic Conference Odds
(The Spread) – The Western Athletic Conference has lost its traditional power in Boise State. Which team has now taken over as the favorite to win this year’s conference title?
Boise State had won the WAC title eight times since 2002. Last season, Nevada and Hawaii also won a share of the title.
Fresno State has won three conference titles in program history. The last title came in 1999. Last season, Fresno State went 8-5 overall and 5-3 in conference play. Fresno State returns leading rusher Robbie Rouse, who rushed for 1,129 yards and eight touchdowns.
Hawaii won a share of its fourth WAC title last season. The Warriors were 10-4 overall and 7-1 in conference play. Hawaii has now won at least 10 games three of the last five seasons. The Rainbows return quarterback Bryant Moniz, who threw for 5,040 yards and 39 touchdowns in 2010.
Nevada earned a share of its second conference title in franchise history last season. The Wolf Pack went 13-1 in 2010 with a 7-1 conference record. Nevada has a lot of work to do in replacing its offense as it lost quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who rushed for 1,200 yards and 20 scores while throwing for 3,000 yards and 21 scores.
Louisiana Tech has won the WAC title one time, which came back in 2001. The Bulldogs went 5-7 last season with a 3-5 conference mark. Louisiana Tech brings back its leading rusher, Lennon Creer, who ran for 1,181 yards and 10 scores.
For a complete list of odds to win the 2011 Western Athletic Championship, see below
2011 Western Athletic Conference Odds to win
Fresno State 7/4
Louisiana Tech 4/1
San Jose State 10/1
Utah State 10/1
New Mexico State 30/1