2014 Boise State Broncos Season Win Total NCAA Football Picks
by Robert Ferringo - 7/22/2014
2013 Record: 8-5
2014 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 10.0
2014 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Under'
Odds courtesy of 5Dimes.
Bryan Harsin can only hope that his tenure in Boise will be half as successful as that of his predecessor. Chris Petersen, who went 112-18 over the last 10 years, has taken his game to Washington. Harsin, a former offensive coordinator under Petersen, will take over. And he has a team poised to make noise in the Mountain West.
Boise State returns 15 starters this year. That comes after welcoming just nine back in 2013 and just six returning starters in 2012. The Broncos have an all-league wideout and top two receivers back to support part-time starter cc. The line has three new faces. But the two returnees are at the key positions of center and left tackle.
Defensively, the Broncos have a lot to be excited about. Their eight returning starters are the most since the 12-1 team in 2010. Last year's unit was one of the worst of the Petersen era. But part of that was youth and part was facing more talented opponents than they have in a decade.
Boise State has a crucial game with Ole Miss in Atlanta to start the season. An SEC scalp would be a great way to start a new era under Harsin. Beyond that the Broncos have a challenging (at Connecticut and at Nevada) but still manageable (Louisiana, Air Force) start to the year.
Boise has a bye week prior to back-to-back home games, both in primetime and both on Friday night, against Fresno State and BYU. They get another bye prior to a trip to New Mexico and the Broncos get the key league game against Utah State in Boise.
I think that this is a tough number to play because I have Boise going 10-2. But if they can beat Ole Miss then the Broncos could have enough confidence and momentum to blast through their early schedule and go undefeated. I'll take the Broncos to go 'under', though, as they have lost at least one conference game in each of the past four years. This isn't the WAC any more.
If they lose to Ole Miss then I think we'll draw at least a 'push'. So betting 'under' would allow for a moneyline wager on the Broncos at a juicy underdog price in that first game to hedge. That's how I would play, if I were to play it at all.
2014 Boise State Broncos Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location Result
Thu, Aug 28th, 2014 at Ole Miss 08:00 PM Georgia Dome - Atlanta, GA
Sat, Sep 6th, 2014 Colorado State 10:15 PM Bronco Stadium/Lyle Smith Field
Sat, Sep 13th, 2014 at Connecticut 12:00 PM Rentschler Field
Sat, Sep 20th, 2014 Louisiana 10:30 PM Bronco Stadium/Lyle Smith Field
Sat, Sep 27th, 2014 at Air Force 07:00 PM Falcon Stadium
Sat, Oct 4th, 2014 at Nevada 10:30 PM Chris Ault Field
Fri, Oct 17th, 2014 Fresno State 08:00 PM Bronco Stadium/Lyle Smith Field
Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 BYU 09:00 PM Bronco Stadium/Lyle Smith Field
Sat, Nov 8th, 2014 at New Mexico 07:00 PM Branch Field at University
Sat, Nov 15th, 2014 San Diego St TBA Bronco Stadium/Lyle Smith Field
Sat, Nov 22nd, 2014 at Wyoming TBA War Memorial Stadium
Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 Utah State TBA Bronco Stadium/Lyle Smith Field
All Times EST
Robert Ferringo was the top football handicapper in the country last year, earning nearly $8,000 in total football profit in 2013-14 and posting one of the best seasons in America. He hit 62.1 percent for the entire NFL season (95-58) and was amazing down the stretch, closing with 11 of 14 winning NFL weeks and 12 of 15 overall winning football weeks. Robert has posted 3 of 4 winning football seasons, 6 of 7 winning NFL seasons, 30 of 44 winning football months, and 6 of 7 winning NFL preseasons. Also, Robert's proprietary KING College Football Betting System posted another winning season (now 2-for-2) and is 83-58 over the last two years (58.9 percent).
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