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Florida vs Oklahoma 2009 BCS National Championship Game

by Reno Gold on Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Since early in September 2008, the college football season has played itself out and today it’s down to two schools. BCS No. 2 University of Florida Gators will take on BCS No. 1 Oklahoma University Sooners for the BCS National Championship at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Fla., with kickoff set for 8:20 pm ET.

Florida vs Oklahoma 2009 BCS National Championship GameSports odds professionals at online sportsbook SBGglobal.com list Florida as 5 ½ -chalk favorites ATS with a moneyline price of -220. Sooners backers are getting +180 moneyline odds as the underdog. The betting total is currently holding at 69 ½.

The game is a matchup of offensive juggernauts. The Sooners set an NCAA record scoring 702 points while the Gators became the first team in NCAA history to win eight consecutive games by 28 points.

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Both Florida and Oklahoma boast having the best college quarterback in the land. Sam  Bradford of Oklahoma threw for 46 touchdowns and won the Heisman Trophy. Florida’s Tim Tebow was responsible for 40 touchdowns, 28 passing and 12 rushing.

Oklahoma is coached by Bob Stoops who is 4-5 in bowl wins and has won one national championship. Florida’s Urban Meyer has a 4-1 bowl record and has coach Florida to one national championship.

If Florida expects to win the game it will need to play solid run defense forcing the Sooners to throw the ball. The Sooners average over 205 yards per game rushing. Florida needs to hold Oklahoma to 150 yards or less if they expect to win.

For Oklahoma to win it can’t allow Florida to score into the mid-20’s or low 30’s. Florida can score against the best of them as it showed by putting up 31 on Alabama with out their best offensive player, Percy Harvin.

Sports-Odds.com predicts the Gators will prove to be too much for the Sooners. Across the board on offense and defense, Oklahoma hasn’t seen anything like what Florida brings to the table. Florida 35-Oklahoma 24.

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