|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on NCAAFCollege football bettors once again were reminded in week 7 that NCAAF betting is arguably the most exciting and unpredictable sport to wager on. College football handicappers saw more upsets and near misses in the past NCAAF betting weekend along with the standard breathtaking drama that is the weekly norm on Saturdays!
The top ranked team in college football, Florida, escaped with a 23-20 home win over Arkansas but never threatened to cover the 24-point NCAAF betting line. As good as the Gators are, they will not likely give gamblers a college football betting payout when they commit 4 turnovers against SEC competition.
The Iowa Hawkeyes remain the surprise team of college football and stayed unbeaten with an impressive 20-10 win at Wisconsin. Iowa has the nation’s longest college football straight up winning streak at 11 games.
The Ohio State Buckeyes were stunned in the biggest upset of college football Saturday with an 18-26 loss at Purdue. The loss was OSU’s second and killed their national title hopes as college football fans in Columbus want quarterback Terrelle Pryor benched after his 2 interception performance.
Texas took firm control of the Big 12 South with a 16-13 win and push over Oklahoma in the famed “Red River Rivalry.” Oklahoma lost Heisman Trophy QB Sam Bradford to a shoulder injury in the first quarter and saw their college football record fall to 3-3.
Oklahoma’s “little brother” improved to 5-1 straight up as the Okie State Cowboys beat Missouri 33-17. Mizzou quarterback Blaine Gabbert was intercepted 3 times including once for a score. The Cowboys host Texas in 2 weeks for one of the biggest games of the college football season and a shot at the Big 12 South top position.
Notre Dame had to settle for a morale victory as they lost at home to USC 27-34. The Irish failed to tie the game with the ball inside the USC 5 yard line at the gun. The “Men of Troy” remain a viable national title threat with the win. USC Freshman Matt Barkley threw for 380 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Alabama had a hard fought 20-6 home win against gritty South Carolina but failed to cover the 17 point spread.
Kansas fell from the undefeated ranks with a 30-34 loss at Colorado as they rallied from a 3-24 deficit to take the lead, only to relinquish it, and then have a game winning TD pass dropped at the gun. Colorado looked better with Tyler Hansen at QB and covered as 8-point pups.