It’s the most wonderful time of the year for both NCAA fans and the college football betting community as this Saturday marks the much anticipated start of the 2013-14 bowl season. While No. 20 Fresno State versus No. 25 USC won’t be the first game to kick off over the weekend, it will be the most acclaimed.
Amid four opening day games, the clash between Bulldogs and Trojans marks the only one between ranked opponents. After Washington State and Colorado State debut earlier in the afternoon, it will be all Las Vegas Bowl in the sportsbook.
This year it’s USC with the edge on the college football spread as they hold a 6-point advantage to win the match despite the inevitable growing pains of having to adapt to a new head coach during the season.
Will sophomore Cody Kessler and the Trojans have what it takes to get past Fresno State senior and NFL prospect Derek Carr? Both quarterbacks hail from Bakersfield, California, adding yet an extra storyline to the already hyped contest.
Formally dubbed the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, though previously known as the MAACO Bowl, the December matchup has historically paired MWC clubs with Pac-12 opponents. Last year we saw Boise State knock off Washington in this matchup; can the 2013 rendition top the 2012 affair?
Pick: Fresno State +6