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Utah Offers Intriguing Bounce-Back Ability In Foster Farms Bowl

The end of the season saw the Utah Utes falter, going 1-3 in their final four games. The Utes have traditionally fared well following a loss, as they are 6-2 SU in their past eight after taking the L. Utah will look to end the season with a win against the Indiana Hoosiers in the Foster Farms Bowl.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 7 bowl games.
  • Indiana is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games against teams with winning records.
  • Indiana is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games after a win.

Since returning from his mid-season retirement, Joe Williams has been one of the most prolific runners in the game. Williams has accumulated 1110 yards and nine touchdowns in his six games since returning from that break. Apparently, a four-game retirement was all the senior needed to play the best football of his life. Troy Williams has been solid, though unspectacular, throwing the ball as the junior has tallied 2579 passing yards and 15 touchdowns with seven interceptions.

Utah’s defense is aggressive and hungry for the turnover. The Utes closed the regular season eighth in interceptions and tied for 10th in the nation in sacks. Though this technique is good for the fancy stats, it has caused Utah to be terrible defending the pass, as the Utes are 101st in the country against the pass.

Though the Hoosiers are generally overlooked, Indiana was one of the better passing teams in the nation, ranking 25th in the country in passing yards. The big issue has been quarterback Richard Lagow’s tendency to throw interceptions, as the junior has been picked off 16 times.

Indiana’s defense has been solid. There is nothing to really get excited about, but the Hoosiers are consistent and dependable on this side of the ball. The star player is Tegray Scales, who has notched a ridiculous 115 tackles, with 21.0 tackles for a loss and five sacks.

Indiana Hoosiers vs Utah Utes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Utah will face the 6-6 Indiana Hoosiers, who own a 5-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Utah Utes are 6-6 so far this season while the Hoosiers are 4-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Utah vs Indiana injuries news.

The game pits the Utah Utes, currently No. 50 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Indiana Hoosiers, who rate No. 74 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Utah's No. 60-ranked offense, averaging 30.17 PPG, against a Indiana defense that ranks No. 57 this week at 27.33 PPG. The Utah aerial game is averaging 216.92 yards per game, less than the Indiana Hoosiers secondary allows through the air, 220.17 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Indiana Hoosiers feature the league's No. 44-rated road run defense, allowing 158.8 yards per game. Utah, meanwhile, ranks No. 65 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Hoosiers were Week 13 winners, coming out on top of the Boilermakers by a score of 26-24.

The Utes suffered a Week 13 loss against Colorado in their last game, falling 27-22 at Folsom Field.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana's last 9 games
  • Utah is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Utah is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games