2017 Sun Belt Season Football Preview
Looking for Sun Belt Conference 2017 predictions? The 2016 Sun Belt season ended with two teams in a tie. Appalachian State and Arkansas State ended the season with identical conference records, and were crowned co Sun Belt Champions. It should be no surprise coming into this season those two teams are ranked one and two with the best odds to repeat as champs.
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So will one of the powerhouse win the game? Or will someone else sneak up and claim the crown?
Sun Belt Conference 2017 Odds: Appalachian State Mountaineers (6/5)
It should be a surprise to no one that the Appalachian State Mountaineers come into the season the favorites to win the Sun Belt title with 6/5 odds.
Taylor Lamb is a start under center for the Mountaineers.
He already has 27 wins in his career, and with a strong year this year, he could go down as the best quarterback in the Mountaineers history.
He accounted for 24 total touchdowns last year, and is always making the right play on the football field. He has done a good job limiting turnovers, and that has really helped the Mountaineers to have a lot of success over the last couple of years.
As good as Lamb is, he isn’t the best player on the team. Running Back Jalin Moore won the player of the year award for the conference, and he should be even better this year. He had 1402 yards rushing last year, and I could see that number climbing even more.
Sun Belt Conference 2017 Odds: Arkansas State Wolves (7/2)
The Arkansas State Wolves leaned on their defense a lot last year, and it led them to a tie for the conference title.
The defense should be just as good this year, but for the Wolves to repeat the title, they need to get better production from their offense.
The offense was young last year, and it hurt them at times. They had too many turnovers and with the Sun Belt improving this year they won’t be able to escape games again.
Justice Hansen is the guy under center for the Wolves, and expect the offense to be very fast paced this year. Just because they are fast paced though, they need to work on staying under control and making the right decision.
This team has the chance to be special, but the offense has to step up to the plate.
Sun Belt Conference 2017 Odds: Troy Trojans (7/2)
Coming off the best year in school history, the expectations around the Troy Trojans football team is higher then they have ever been.
They finished last season with ten wins, and they also entered the Top 25 for a point of last season.
The Trojans lean heavily on their offense and that should be the case again this year. Quarterback Brandon Silvers led the offense last year, and is back for his senior season.
He is a very efficient quarterback under center, that has a really good handle on the offense. If Troy wants to win the title this year, it all falls on his shoulders.
Sun Belt Conference 2017 Odds: Georgia Southern Eagles (12/1)
To be honest I am not sure why Georgia Southern comes into this season with the fourth best odds to come out on top in the Sun Belt.
The expectations were high last year, with a lot of good returning players coming back from the previous year. They really wasted the season finishing with a 5-7 record and not making a bowl game.
Now most of the stars from last year’s team are gone, and they are going to need to have some really young guys step up if they want to somehow come out with the conference title.
The Eagles are known for their option offense, but last year they kind of went away from it and it really hurt them. They are going back to the option this year, and that should at least help improve their offense a bit.
Sun Belt Conference 2017 Odds
- Appalachian State 6/5
- Arkansas State 7/2
- Troy 7/2
- Georgia Southern 12/1
- UL Lafayette 12/1
- Idaho 14/1
- New Mexico State 18/1
- South Alabama 18/1
- Georgia State 40/1
- UL Monroe 40/1
- Coastal Carolina 100/1
- Texas State 100/1
Sun Belt Conference: 2017 Prediction: Appalachian State Mountaineers (6/5)
I think the favorites come out on top. They are too good all around and that will lead them to the crown.
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