Utah State Heavily Favored In Potato Bowl
The Utah State Aggies had one of the best ATS records in the country this year at 10-1-1, and they are going to put that mark on the line on Saturday at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against the Toledo Rockets.
Predictably, the Rockets are heavy underdogs for college football picks at +10, and they are going to have their work cut out for them if they are going to stick around in this game.
USU had one of its best seasons ever. QB Chuckie Keeton, still just a sophomore, threw for 3,142 yards and 27 TDs against nine picks, and he rushed for seven touchdowns to boot. The passing game featured three receivers that had at least 550 yards and three more with at least 217 yards. The ground game was highlighted by Keeton with 539 yards and RB Kerwynn Williams, who averaged 6.4 yards per carry and had 1,277 yards and 12 trips to the end zone.
Toledo isn’t a team full of slackers, though. The MAC was quite good at the top this year, and that includes when the Rockets beat up the Big East’s Cincinnati Bearcats and had the Pac-12′s Arizona Wildcats dead to rights this season. Toledo also pushed the Northern Illinois Huskies in DeKalb at the end of the season.
The Rockets are one of these teams that can beat you with the pass or the run. QB Terrence Owens didn’t have the most impressive numbers in the world this year, but he has a great duo of receivers in WR Bernard Reedy and WR Alonzo Russell. Both men combined for 136 catches, 1,976 yards, and 11 of the team’s 19 receiving touchdowns on the campaign. RB David Fluellen rushed for 1,456 yards and 13 scores as well to help the Rockets out. Owens is a dual-threat, as he threw for 2,681 yards and rushed for 381.