Joe D's NCAAF 6-0 Blowout Winner
Utah State vs. Ohio,
12/17/2011 17:30 EDT,
Score: 23 - 24
Point Spread: -1½/-110 Utah State
Today's winner is Utah State over Ohio. This is my Blowout Play.
Utah State opened their season up with a tough 4 point loss to Auburn. They finished strong, ending the season with 5 straight wins, and have outgained 10 of their 12 opponents TY. The Aggies are 7-1 SU and 2-0 ATS vs. the MAC. Utah State has a very strong run defense, only allowing 130.0 YPG on the ground and just 3.6 YPC. Led by LB, Bobby Wagner, this LB corps is ready for the running style of QB Tettleton. You see, Utah State faced two similar offense with similar QBs in Nevada and New Mexico State. The Aggie's secondary allowed only 15 TDP, that's 8 less than the 23 that Ohio's secondary yielded. The Bobcat run defense is good but their league is a passing league. Temple is the only run-oriented team and they shredded Ohio for 305 yards rushing. Utah's arsenal averages 280 YPG rushing ( 6th in the country) that consists of RB, Robert Turbin (1426 YR, 19 TDs, and a 6.2 YPC average. They also have a speedy duo in Smith and Williams who have combined for 1208YR and 10 TDs. The tandem of QBs Keeton and Kennedy will burn the vulnerable Ohio secondary with a slew of fantastic receivers. Ohio QB Tettleton broke quite a few MAC records TY. But he also throws INT at crucial times (3 LW). Ohio had one of the weakest schedules in the nation. They allowed an average of 22 points but 6 of 8 opponents have topped that number. It's only a 5 hour drive to Boise, so there will be a lot of fan support for Utah State. The Aggies are better on "D" and running the ball. The Bobcats are 0-5 SU in both Bowls and MAC titles under Frank Solich. Much of OU's offensive success is due to their OL that averages 6'4'' and 306 lbs., whose 5 starters each started 13 games TY. The red-hot Aggies are superior in every aspect here. Take Utah State. Thank you.