2014 Colorado State Rams Season Win Total NCAA Football Picks
by Robert Ferringo - 7/22/2014
2013 Record: 8-6
2014 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 6.5*
2014 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Under'
Odds courtesy of 5Dimes.
The Rams will try to carry over the momentum of their stunning New Mexico Bowl upset of Washington State into this season and are hoping for their third bowl trip in the last 10 years. Jim McElwain is entering that crucial third year as the head of this program and all signs point up for Colorado State in the long term.
In the short term the Rams are going to need to replace 1,700-yard rusher Kapri Bibbs and four of five offensive line starters. They do have their quarterback and five of the top six receivers back. Colorado State's defense has seven returning starters, all in the back eight of their 3-4 base set. They were just No. 80 in the nation last year. But for the third straight season they saw their points allowed totals decrease.
Colorado State's schedule is rough out of the gate. They open with a neutral site game against in-state rival Colorado, to whom they lost 41-27 last year. The Rams follow that up with a trip to Boise State. Add in a Sept. 27 trip to Boston College and an Oct. 11 trip to Nevada and four of CSU's first six games are on the road. Colorado State should be able to string something together late in the year. But will they be in too large of a hole?
I think this is a decent Rams team. But they weren't overly impressive last season. And they don't bring back an abundance of talent this year. I like McElwain and think he's the right guy. But I am calling for Colorado State to play 'under'.
2014 Colorado State Rams Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location Result
Fri, Aug 29th, 2014 at Colorado 09:00 PM Sports Authority Field at Mile
Sat, Sep 6th, 2014 at Boise State 10:15 PM Bronco Stadium/Lyle Smith Field
Sat, Sep 13th, 2014 UC Davis TBA Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes S
Sat, Sep 27th, 2014 at Boston College TBA Alumni Stadium
Sat, Oct 4th, 2014 Tulsa TBA Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes S
Sat, Oct 11th, 2014 at Nevada 10:30 PM Chris Ault Field at Mackay
Sat, Oct 18th, 2014 Utah State 07:00 PM Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes S
Sat, Oct 25th, 2014 Wyoming 07:00 PM Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes S
Sat, Nov 1st, 2014 at San Jose St 07:00 PM Spartan Stadium
Sat, Nov 8th, 2014 Hawaii TBA Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes S
Sat, Nov 22nd, 2014 New Mexico 01:30 PM Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes S
Fri, Nov 28th, 2014 at Air Force 03:30 PM Falcon Stadium
All Times EST
*Season Win Total Odds from Raphael Esparza. Esparza was a Las Vegas sportsbook manager for 13 years at some of the largest books on The Strip. He is a proven oddsmaker and this is his projected total.
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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