Akron vs. Utah State - 12/22/15 College Football Idaho Potato Bowl Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Akron Zips (7-5) at Utah State Aggies (6-6)
College Football: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Albertsons Stadium)
The Line: Utah State Aggies -6.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5 See the Latest Odds
The Akron Zips and Utah State Aggies play in the Idaho Potato Bowl Tuesday afternoon at Albertsons Stadium.
The Akron Zips look for their first bowl victory in school history. Thomas Woodson is completing 53.2 percent of his passes for 2,034 yards, 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Woodson has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Jerome Lane and Imani Davis have combined for 1,343 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Austin Wolf has 10 receptions. The Akron Zips ground game is averaging 169.5 yards per contest, and Conor Hundley leads the way with 883 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Akron is allowing 21.5 points and 328.5 yards per game. Jatavis Brown leads the Zips with 108 tackles, DeAndre Scott has six interceptions and Jamal Marcus has 5.5 sacks. D.J. Jones is questionable.
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The Utah State Aggies look for a school record fourth straight bowl victory. Kent Myers is completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 1,470 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. Myers is questionable with a shoulder injury. Hunter Sharp and Devonte Robinson have combined for 1,072 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Andrew Rodriguez has 24 receptions. The Utah State Aggies ground game is averaging 167.9 yards per contest, and Devante Mays leads the way with 842 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Utah State is allowing 27 points and 336.7 yards per game. Nick Vigil leads the Aggies with 140 tackles, Devin Centers has three interceptions and Torrey Green has four sacks.
The Zips are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Aggies are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Utah State is a well coached team and has had great bowl success under its coaching staff. Akron doesn't match up well with the Aggies and will likely struggle on the offensive end. I like Utah State by at least a touchdown.