The 2013 college football season will begin on Thursday August 29th when the Utah St Aggies will travel to play the Utah Utes. The Aggies and Utes will get things started from Utah at 8PM Eastern Time and FOX Sports 1 will provide the coast to coast television broadcast. Check college football odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The current odds from this week one college football game have the home side Utah Utes favored by -2 ½ points with an over under line set at 51points. A money line play on Utah will return -145 odds with the take back on the road underdog Utah St Aggies at +125 odds on the money line.
Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham did not like missing his first bowl game in his tenure with the school. Whittingham suffers his first losing season and suddenly hires Dennis Erickson as offensive coordinator to help right this ship. Utah has a very good home field advantage and will return seven to their offense. Utah was a top third defense a season ago as club posted just 363 yards against them. They defended the run very well ranking 23rd in all of college football. Quarterback Travis Wilson returns for his sophomore year and as a freshman completed 63% of his throws. This is a revenge situation for Utah as the Aggies beat the Utes 27-20 in the second week of the season in overtime. At home in 2012 the Utes had home victories against BYU, Washington St and California. Wilson under center is a big guy in the pocket as he sits six foot six inches and will have his top targets in wide our Dre Anderson, Kenneth Scot and tight end Jake Murphy. Utah St will break in a new head coach in Matt Wells and he has a tough task of opening his tenure on the road in a hostile environment. They had a common opponent in BYU and the Aggies were three point losers last season to the Cougars. Playing in the WAC conference Utah St may not be as good as advertised as they faced very weak foes during the season. Their bowl opponent Toledo was one of the worst defensive teams playing in the postseason in 2012 so against it made Utah St looked probably better than they are.
With our college football pick for Thursday we will play on the Utah Utes -2 ½ points against the Utah St Aggies at www.sportsbookroom.com.