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College Football Bowl Game To Bet on Before New Year’s Day
Here’s how we’re going to wrap up this crazy 2022–by throwing away wrapping paper and throwing a tad more money that we don’t really have into the cautionary wind that is college football bowl season.
I’ve given some solid advice on bowl games thus far so let’s give it another go.
A buddy of mine –- we’ll call him the second fictional Marty Byrde (don’t worry, he’ll know who he is, and not you Bateman) – texted me earlier after losing on silly UCLA’s loss to Pittsburgh: “Now I remember why I quit betting on sports.”
Heh. He’s always been a funny brother from a different mother and curious about why whatever god you believe does certain things to certain teams (wink: it’s the officials, refs and umpires. Kidding; kind of) and I understand his sentiments but hang on, buddy because I’ve got one for ya.
Before I get to the game, the odds I’m using are from DraftKings, which offers awesome sign-up bonuses as do other great gambling sites, so check out all the great offers available in your state including those from BetMGM, FanDuel, and many more.
Also, be sure to read our guide to online casinos, from Michigan to New Jersey. You can place all your future football bets at various sites in several states across this hopefully prosperous land in 2023.
ROSE BOWL: UTAH -2 vs. Penn State
What Penn State head coach James Franklin has accomplished in the formerly-sad Happy Valley has been incredible.
But here’s the thing: The Nittany Lions’ losses this season weren’t great.
They were mauled by Michigan and their loss to Ohio State wasn’t as close as the score indicated.
Yeah, sure, Utah has three tough defeats this season, losing on a last-second play to Florida on the road in Gainsville, getting overrun by a UCLA offense that will be scrutinized because of the dubious actions of quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (not a great look in the two-point upset loss to Pittsburgh in the Sun Bowl, just FYI), and then a three-point defeat to Oregon in Eugene.
The Utes nearly knocked off the supremely talented Ohio State Buckeyes in last’s year Rose Bowl, a thrilling 48-45 contest that had almost everyone shaking their collective heads.
Utah has been knocking on the door of a huge bowl game victory that would compare to its win over Pittsburgh in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl and the legendary 2009 Sugar Bowl beatdown over Alabama.
The Utes have lost their last three bowl games, but this year seems different to me. They need this one and they’ll play their guts out and they’re better.
The Utes will score on Penn State. The Nittany Lions have proven they're vulnerable on defense in those losses to Michigan and Ohio State. Utah will surrender points as well, but not enough to fall.
By how much will they win? Heh. They lost by three last year at this time so let’s call it them by three this year. Utah 34, Penn State 31.
That score goes out to anyone and everyone – some still here, some long gone and, sadly, some on their way out.
Utah by 3. To all of the Barberis and all you other sweet people.