Kamis, 08 Januari 2009

Florida vs Oklahoma 2009 BCS National Championship Game

Written by Matt Foust
Thursday, 08 January 2009

The college football season concludes tonight with the BCS National Championship Game in Miami, Florida. The Big 12's Oklahoma Sooners and the SEC's Florida Gators will vye for the number one BCS ranking at 8:00pm ET at Dolphin Stadium (FOX). College bowl picks at Sportsbook.com are favoring the Gators -5 against the spread.

Florida came into this season with high hopes after returning 16 starters from last year's 9-4 club, and a victory this evening would be the realization of those hopes. The Gators stormed through the regular season, going 11-1 overall and 7-1 in conference play to win the SEC East division and earn a spot in the SEC Championship Game versus Alabama. They beat the undefeated Crimson Tide to capture the conference title and, as a result, jumped to number two in the BCS standings. Urban Meyer's squad is currently ranked number one in the AP Poll.

Florida, whose only loss came in September against Ole Miss, is led by 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, junior quarterback Tim Tebow. Tebow threw for 2515 yards and 28 touchdowns (just two interceptions) to finish with a 176.7 passer rating. He also paced the Gators ground attack, which averages 229.8 yards per game, with 564 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns.

The Sooners, who went 11-3 last year, had a remarkable, record setting regular season as they went 12-1 and scored an unprecedented 702 points. Oklahoma finished their conference schedule at 7-1, losing only to the Texas Longhorns in an October battle at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Bob Stoops team, who garnered the Big 12 South title as a result of a tie breaker scenario, went on to capture their third straight Big 12 Championship by beating the Missouri Tigers 62-21 in the conference title match. Oklahoma is the number one ranked team in the BCS standings.

The 2008 Sooners became the first team in college football history to score 60 or more points in five straight games. They come into this BCS title game averaging 54 points and 562.1 yards per game. Sophomore quarterback Sam Bradford, this year's Heisman Trophy winner, threw for 4464 yards and an astounding 48 touchdowns.

BCS National Championship Betting Trend: The Over is 7-3 in Florida's last 10 games as a favorite with a spread between 4 to 7.5.

Sportsbook.com's Florida vs Oklahoma BCS National Championship Game Betting Odds:

Florida Gators -5 (-110), Over 69.5 (-110), -210 (Money line)

Oklahoma Sooners +5 (-110), Under 69.5 (-110), +175 (Money line)

Matt Foust has completely dominated the bookies this season in College Football hitting a documented 56% (75-58-1) on all his NCAA Football releases (including the bowls), growing his clients bankrolls +939.90 units. Foust has the winning side in tonight's 2009 BCS National Championship Game between Florida and Oklahoma for just $15.00.