College Football Betting – Bulldogs, Cowboys kick off season with a bang

by on September 1, 2009

Georgia vs Oklahoma State odds will get the season off to a potentially explosive start on Saturday, as two of last year’s top offenses go at it. However, Georgia’s star losses may be too much to overcome this early in the season.

Georgia vs Oklahoma State odds – Saturday, September 5, 3:30 PM ET

The No.13 Bulldogs return their entire offensive line, but they lost Matt Stafford and Knowshon Moreno to the NFL draft. This means it’ll be on the defense to carry the load until Joe Cox gets comfortable under center. Six starters return on that side of the ball, including linebacker Rennie Curran and safety Reshad Jones, their two leading tacklers from 2008. The Bulldogs know all about pressure, as they were the preseason No.1 team, but having a tough schedule didn’t help either.

The No.9 Cowboys have two future NFL picks leading their offense in quarterback Zac Robinson and receiver Dez Bryant, and with three offensive linemen returning up front, the Oklahoma State offense could be more potent than last year, when they were sixth in total offense in ninth in points. All eyes will be on the defense, which was atrocious with a ranking of 93rd, and they enlisted coordinator Bill Young to come in from Miami to shore up the unit for what should be another high-flying season in the Big 12.

Betting services are backing the Cowboys by 5.5 points at home, and they’ll have revenge on their minds after a 35-14 loss at Georgia in 2007. Robinson and Bryant were freshman then, but they remember. This will be a matchup of the prototypical Big 12 offense versus the SEC defense, and while Florida shut down Oklahoma in last year’s BCS championship game, the Bulldogs aren’t Florida. Go with the Cowboys in your offshore sportsbook.

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