Free Week 3 Prediction: Bengals vs Utes Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(1-0) Idaho State Bengals vs. Utah Utes (2-0)
Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 4:15 pm EST
Venue: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah
NCAA Football Spread: Utah -36.5
NCAA Betting Total: 64
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The no. 11 Utah Utes will host the Idaho State Bengals for a Saturday afternoon contest.
The Utes are expected to compete for a CFP playoff spot. Utah is led by running back Zack Moss who has 267 yards and three touchdowns through the first two weeks. Moss is expected to be one of the best running backs in the Pac-12 after rushing for more than 1,000 yards the last two seasons.
The Utes are heavy favorites in this contest, will they take care of the Bengals or will there be a monumental upset here?
Idaho State Bengals
The Idaho State Bengals kicked off their season with a 35-17 win against the Western Colorado Mountaineers. The Bengals took an early 14-0 lead and they never looked back. Their defense was stellar as they allowed a total of 178 yards.
Matt Struck had a huge game for Idaho State with 385 passing yards and five total touchdowns (1 rushing). It was certainly an impressive performance for the junior quarterback. While he was great most of the night, Struck did fumble and throw an interception.
Ty Flanagan led the ground attack with 96 yards on 22 carries. Wideouts Tanner Conner and Michael Dean had huge performances. Conner wound up with 164 yards and two touchdowns, while Dean added 155 yards and a touchdown.
Oshea Trujilo had a strong game for the defense as he had an interception.
Taking on the Utes will be quite a transition as the Utes are ranked nationally. This isn’t a division 2 team they will be going up against.
The Utah Utes are coming off a 35-17 victory against the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday. Northern Illinois played beautifully in the first half as they trailed 21-17 and appeared to be destined to pull out an upset.
However the Utes showed why they’re ranked and shut them down in the second half.
Tyler Huntley had a strong performance with 214 passing yards and two touchdowns. Huntley completed 14/19 passes on the day. Huntley added 38 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. Zach Moss led the ground attack for the Utes with 80 yards and two touchdowns.
Bryan Thompson led the Utes with 66 receiving yards, and Jaylen Dixon added 46 yards and a touchdown. The Utes rushing defense was terrific as they allowed only 67 rush yards in 25 carries.
Julian Blackman had an interception and eight tackles, and Devin Lloyd had 10 tackles and a sack in the win.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Utah is 6-4 ATS in their last ten games
- Utah under is 8-2 in their last ten week two games
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Pick
The Bengals are out-matched in every area in this contest. Utah has a strong rushing attack led by Moss that will be too much for the Bengals.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Utah -35.5
I also expect Huntley to have a strong performance in this one. Take the Utes as the Bengals will have trouble putting up points here.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Utah 48 – Idaho State 10
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