For the first time in six years, the Boise State Broncos will be opening College Football Odds season at home, hosting the Washington Huskies on September 4th, and as you’d expect, there is a lot of excitement and anticipation about the game. Like they’ve been doing over the recent seasons, the Broncos gave a good account of themselves, collecting 12 wins under first-year coach Bryan Harsin and winning the MWC title. In the postseason, the Broncos secured a 38-30 victory over Arizona to claim the Vizio Fiesta Bowl.
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Why are the Broncos The Most Underrated NCAA Football Betting High-Achievers
With a total of 17 starters returning from 2014, the Broncos figure to remain as heavy favorites in the NCAA Football odds to defend the MWC title, earning another Major Bowl game and remaining ranked at the end of the 2015 season. That, however, is easier said than done, as a number of teams in the Mountain West Conference (including Air State, Colorado State, Utah State, Fresno State and San Diego State) are looking to be in solid contention for the MWC title.
Another concern ahead of the new season is that quarterback Grant Hedrick and tailback Jay Ajayi moved on from college to the NFL, leaving huge gaps in the team’s offense. As per coach Harsin, the QB and RB roles will be decisively announced by the team in August. But based on how their roster looks like at the moment, sophomore Ryan Finley, who was Hedrick’s backup last season, is the favorite to get the starting QB job and sophomore Jeremy McNichols figures to be the lead back. Notably, the Young Brothers are also among the top candidates for the lead running back job, alongside senior Jack Fields, junior Devan and sophomore Ryan Wolpin.
Fortunately for the team, the lead QB and RB will get a lot of star-studded supporting cast in the offensive line, including veteran receiver Shane Williams-Rhodes, promising pass-catchers Chaz Anderson and Thomas Sperbeck, tight end Jake Roh, left tackle Rees Odhiambo and star offensive lineman Marcus Henry.
Let’s Talk About The Broncos Defense
Meanwhile, the defense returns with all but of the defensive linemen from last year. Of course, the D-line was not particularly dependable in 2014, but the fact that they will come into the new season with better experience should see them function in a better way. Among the returning defense players, we have Defensive MVP of the Mountain West Championship Game Tanner Vallejo, who tallied 16.5 tackles for a loss in 2014. Other mentionable returnees include 2014 MWC sack leader Kamalei Correa (12.0), star cornerback Donte Deayon (six interceptions, two TDs) and 2014 MWC interception leader Darian Thompson (seven, with one TD).
Conclusion and Prediction of Boise State in 2015
Obviously, the Broncos have more depth and experience than the unit that went 12-2 last year, so a more refined performance can be rightfully expected from them in the NCAA Football lines. In fact, if the Broncos stay true to their dominant self over the recent years, then going unbeaten in the MWC could be very possible, probably with a chance to strongly contend for New Year’s Six Bowl berth.