FIRST RESPONDER BOWL: Memphis vs Utah State: Preview & Picks 12/27/2022

FIRST RESPONDER BOWL: Memphis vs Utah State: Preview & Picks 12/27/2022

December 20, 2022



Game Preview

Memphis and Utah State are set to battle head to head on Tuesday, December 27th, 3:15 p.m Eastern Time hosted at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium in University Park, Texas.
Memphis was able to push a single victory against an opponent with an established winning record during the regular season. Four out of those five losses came versus American competition by 1 possession, finishing with a 34-31 loss against SMU in the season’s last match. The Tigers ended 8th in the American league, which placed 3rd year head coach Ryan Silverfield in a tough position going into the offseason.
After ending 11-3 while winning the Mountain West in 2021, the Aggies defeated Connecticut in the season starter however then lost 4 consecutive matchups. These losses were created by the likes of Weber State and UNLV, nevertheless they recouped their forces and closed the season with 5 wins out of 7 games to end up 3rd in the Mountain Division.
This decent run saw USU improve on offense to help a shaky defense setup. For Memphis, the main focus should be to slow down the Aggies in the run.
Martin is Memphis’ 2nd leading rusher with 392 yards, and signifies a huge threat in the passing game with 35 receptions for a total of 302 yards. Utah State’s defense will need to be careful for the QBs adaptability both on the run and in the air.
As for Utah State’s QB Cooper Legas. He stepped in for Bonner and managed to push the Aggies into a 5-2 record as the team’s new starter. It is important to note that he has not been absolutely flawless, with multiple interceptions in 3 of those 7 starts, as such the Tigers might be able to exploit this into more turnovers.
Utah State’s defense should get cornerbacks AJ Carter and Michael Anyanwu back from the injury list to suppress Memphis quarterback Seth Hanigan. Thus we will take a Utah State win this time around.
Let’s check the latest NCAAF picks, news, stats and NCAAF expert picks for Memphis vs Utah State. We’ve plenty of NCAAF predictions for you to consider.


Memphis Tigers vs Utah State Aggies Game Information

  • Date: 12/27/2022
  • Time: 03:15 PM ET
  • Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX.
  • How to Watch Memphis vs Utah State : ESPN
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Memphis vs Utah State Betting Lines

Memphis is +240 according to our Vegas NCAAF Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $240. On the other side, Utah State is -290 according to the Vegas NCAAF Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $34.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Memphis at a 29.41% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Utah State have 74.36% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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