Bet Utah to Cover vs. Fresno State for College Football Picks

Joe Gavazzi

Friday, September 5, 2014 4:56 PM UTC

Friday, Sep. 5, 2014 4:56 PM UTC

Hide the children! Coming off a crushing defeat against USC, this week, the Fresno State Bulldogs travel to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Take a look at our breakdown of the college football odds for this matchup.  

Out of the frying pan and into the fire. That is the conundrum facing Fresno St. as they travel in consecutive weeks to face PAC 12 foes on the heels of their 52-13 thrashing by USC. The Bulldogs must now ascend to Salt Lake City, where they will meet a Utah team that warmed up for this contest with a 56-14 trouncing of outmanned Idaho St.  

When making your college football picks keep the following in mind. Fresno was overwhelmed in their Week 1 loss being outrushed and outpassed by a combined 701-317 yards. The offense missed departed QB Carr as the Bulldogs tossed a combined 4 interceptions by their signal callers.  No such problems for the Utes whose jumbo QB Wilson proved more than capable in leading the balanced Utah attack to 589 yards. 

This team will not be as flashy as the Trojans were last week, but will fundamentally wear down a Fresno team whose program stands 4-11 ATS as of late, following a profitable first year campaign under 3rd year mentor DeRuyter.  Technicals agree as Utes have covered their last 6 non-con games against college football odds.  Apparently 10th year head coach Kyle Whittingham will be making these non-con forays a priority with the knowledge that the rugged PAC 12 schedule ahead has dropped the Utes to consecutive 5-7 losing seasons L2Y.  No missteps against a Bulldog team, who is in the wrong place at the wrong time this weekend.  

College Football Pick: Utah -12.5 at 5Dimes

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