UConn Huskies vs Utah State Aggies - DraftKings Sportsbook Promo and Prediction
August 26, 2022
The Utah State Aggies will host the UConn Huskies for the 2022-2023 season opener of NCAA Football. This game will be held on Saturday afternoon at Merlin Olsen Field. The two teams haven't faced off since 2001, when Utah State triumphed over Connecticut 38-31.
This season, UConn will be led by a new head coach, Jim Mora, who used to coach UCLA Bruins. Meanwhile, Utah State remains with coach Blake Anderson, who led his team to top the MW Mountain Division last season.
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Why bet on Utah State Aggies?
✅ Utah State finished 24th in NCAA Football last season, winning 11 out of 14 games they played.
✅ Starting QB Logan Bonner, who recorded 3,268 yards last season, returns for his senior year.
✅ Utah State is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games.
|Teams:||UConn Huskies vs Utah State Aggies|
|When:||Saturday, August 27, 2022, 4:00 p.m. ET|
|Venue:||Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium, Logan, UT|
|Betting Pick:||Utah State Aggies to win | Spread @ -26.5 (-110)|
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UConn Huskies vs Utah State Aggies
UConn only posted one win out of the 12 games they played last season, finishing at No. 127 in the entire NCAA Football. The Huskies combined 1,966 passing yards, 1,215 rushing yards, 11 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions last season.
The team will go on without star defensive tackle Travis Jones this season. However, new defensive coordinator Kenny McClendon implements a 3-4 system and brings in three transfers to take cover Jones' tasks. Additionally, Jackson Mitchell, who garnered 120 tackles last season, will return to start for the Huskies. Edge rusher Kevon Jones will also return to the roster, reportedly being moved to adhere to the new defense system.
There are two injury reports on UConn's side, Cameron Ross sustained a foot injury, while the reason for Matt Drayton's leave is undisclosed. The two will likely not join the upcoming game.
Utah State Aggies
Utah State defeated the San Diego State Aztecs 46-13 to achieve the Mountain West title and then won over the Oregon State Beavers in the LA Bowl last season. In the previous season, the team combined 4,248 passing yards, 2,004 rushing yards, 41 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.
This season, the Aggies will not be joined by Brandon Bowling, Deven Thompkins, and Derek Wright. The catchers combined 3,328 yards, 206 catches, and 31 touchdowns last season. Despite that, veterans like OL Chandler Dolphin, RB Calvin Tyler Jr., S Hunter Reynolds, CB Michael Anyanwu, and WR Justin McGriff will return as starters.
The Aggies did not report any injury on their side.