Liberty Bowl 2010 Odds: Arkansas vs. East Carolina

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Liberty Bowl 2010 Odds:  Arkansas vs. East Carolina

The Liberty Bowl 2010 odds had Arkansas as the -8 favorite at SBG Global.

East Carolina (9-4) returns to the Liberty Bowl for the second consecutive season after defeating then-No. 18 Houston 38-32 in the Conference USA championship game. The Pirates are the first team to win consecutive titles since the conference switched to a two-division format in 2005.

"While one of our goals each year is to represent Conference USA in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl as a champion, having the chance to return to Memphis after our experience a year ago makes this trip even more special," coach Skip Holtz said. "We're looking forward to the challenge of Arkansas, a program with a great tradition and history out of a conference (SEC) which certainly speaks for itself."

The Liberty Bowl gives East Carolina the chance to record its first 10-win season since 1991.

This will be the first bowl appearance for Arkansas (7-5) under second-year coach Bobby Petrino, who appears to be far better suited as a college coach than in the NFL.

"I'm excited about the preparation for the game and our team learning how to prepare for a big game," said Petrino, who won the 2007 Orange Bowl before taking the Falcons job.

Some important College Bowl Football Bowl odds for this game include:

The Razorbacks are 6-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.

The Razorbacks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.

The Pirates are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog of 3.5-10.0.

The Pirates are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.

The Pirates are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.

Don Shapiro,         

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