College Betting Strategies Week 6: Defense Wins Ballgames
- Updated: October 3, 2012
The college football season is in full swing and the games are getting better and better. In Week 5 of the college football season one of the best games was easily the scoring fest between the Baylor Bears and the West Virginia Mountaineers. This back-and-forth game featured plenty of scoring as both offenses scored with ease and put up record numbers.
West Virginia won the game and quarterback Geno Smith burst onto the Heisman Trophy scene with is remarkable day. His numbers were awe inspiring and this performance will be hard to duplicate in the future. While the performance was awesome, it is important to not get caught up in the score because in reality defenses win ballgames.
The college football betting strategy for this week is to remember that defenses win ballgames and in week 6, the same Mountaineers will go up against a Texas Longhorns team that have won of the best defenses in the country. The sportsbook oddsmakers realize that defenses are more important to handicap than an offense which is why the Longhorns opened as seven point favorites. This number will undoubtedly return a big percentage of players on West Virginia but the destination of the game and the defense of the Longhorns suggest that the home team is the play.
The Longhorns have one of the best defenses in the country and the Mountaineers have one of the worst. The Longhorns can slow down Geno Smith and will prevent him from having another banner day on the field. The offense of the Mountaineers is great, but the defense is not.
Baylor shredded the defense of the Mountaineers and if Baylor can do it, Texas can do it. Texas has an incredible running game and quarterback David Ash is becoming one of the better signal callers in the country. Ash will control the clock and the tempo and lead the Long horns to a big win.
Offense put some great numbers, but in the end its defenses that win ball games.