2022 First Responder Bowl Odds - Memphis vs. Utah State Betting

First Responder Bowl Odds - Memphis vs. Utah State

2022 First Responder Bowl NCAA Football Betting

Utah State snapped a three-game winning streak in the regular season finale loss to the Boise State Broncos but still qualified for a bowl game, overcoming multiple injuries at quarterback. The Aggies ranked 104th in yards per play against FBS opponents during the regular season. Calvin Tyler Jr. exceeded 1,000 rushing yards in the regular season finale and finished with 1,043 yards on the season to go along with seven touchdowns on the ground. Memphis got off to a 4-1 start to the season turned out to be huge for their chances at extending their bowl streak to eight games. This will be the Tigers’ 14th bowl appearance, and the strength of this group was a rushing defense that ranked No. 23 when the regular season ended in yards per rush attempt against FBS opponents.

2021 First Responder Bowl at a Glance

Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Time (ET) / TV: 3:15 PM / ESPN

Venue: Gerald J Ford Stadium, Dallas, Texas

Matchup: Memphis Tigers vs. Utah State Aggies

College Football Betting Lines

Utah State Aggies +7.5

Memphis Tigers -7.5

Total: 62.5

First Responder Bowl Preview

Last game, the Memphis Tigers lost 34-31 against the SMU Mustangs as 4-point road dogs. The game went under the total of 68.5. Memphis has a record of 6-6 straight up, 6-6 against the spread, and 8-4 over/under the total. Memphis ranks 41st for total offense, 22nd for passing, 82nd for rushing, and 22nd for scoring. Defensively they rank 63rd overall, 98th against the pass, 26th against the rush, and 75th for points allowed. Also, Memphis ranks 62nd for fewest turnovers lost and 23rd for takeaways.

Last game, the Utah State Aggies lost 42-23 against the Boise State Broncos as 16.5-point road dogs. The game went over the total of 51.5. Utah State has a record of 6-6 straight up, 4-8 against the spread, and 5-7 over/under the total. Utah State ranks 92nd for total offense, 105th for passing, 58th for rushing and 101st for scoring. Defensively they rank 84th overall, 25th against the pass, 119th against the rush, and 103rd for points allowed. Also, Utah State ranks 44th for fewest turnovers lost and 52nd for takeaways.

First Responder Bowl Prediction

In this situation, Memphis is laying too many points for a team that has struggled to hold leads.

First Responder Bowl Format

The First Responder Bowl, formerly known as the Heart of Dallas Bowl, began in 2011, and the matchup has conference tie-ins with the ACC, AAC, Big 12, and CUSA. The game occurs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in University Park, Texas.

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First Responder Bowl Past Results

2021 Air Force Louisville 31-28
2020 Louisiana UTSA 31-24
2019 Western Kentucky Western Michigan 23-20
2018 Game Cancelled due to Weather
2017 Utah West Virginia 30-14
2016 Army North Texas 38-31
2015 Washington Southern Mississippi 44-31
2014 Louisiana Tech Illinois 35-18
2013 North Texas UNLV 36-14
2012 Oklahoma State Purdue 58-14
2011 Houston Penn State 30-14
2010 Texas Tech Northwestern 45-38

In the first eight First Responder Bowls, the winning team scored 30-plus points and eclipsed 40 or more in three of them. In 2017, Utah cruised past West Virginia 30-14. It was the fifth consecutive bowl win for the Utes and the 14th victory in the past 15 bowl appearances since 1999. The 2018 installment between Boise State and Boston College was canceled because of the threat of severe weather.

Western Kentucky -3 rallied past Western Michigan for a 23-20 win in the 2019 edition, and bettors wagering on either side likely earned a push while the 'under' (56) was never in doubt.

In 2020, a heavily-favored Louisiana posted a 31-24 victory, but UTSA grabbed the cover as a 14-point underdog as the total ended up a push at most books. Louisiana used its bowl win as a springboard to the 2021 Sun Belt Conference championship. And Ragin Cajun head coach Billy Napier was rewarded for building Louisiana into a consistent winner by getting the Florida Gators job. Meanwhile, UTSA won the 2021 CUSA championship in the greatest season in program history. In the 2020 First Responder Bowl, Louisiana running back Elijah Mitchell won Most Valuable Player honors. Mitchell ran for 127 yards and a touchdown while catching two passes for 45 yards.

The game went off on Dec. 28, 2021, despite the COVID-19 global pandemic, and Air Force -1 posted an impressive 31-28 win over Louisville, a Power 5 team, after using a surprising blend of passing and rushing. Normally the Falcons are a heavy ground-based attack. The favorite cashed for the first time since Utah's victory in 2017.

The most lopsided game in this bowl’s history was Oklahoma State’s 58-14 beatdown of Purdue at the end of the 2012 season. The Cowboys were 16-point favorites per the college football betting odds, and they had no trouble covering the number. They were up 45-0 before taking their foot off the gas pedal, allowing the Boilermakers to score a pair of consolation touchdowns.

Most All-Time Wins

1 Western Kentucky 2019
1 Utah 2017
1 Army 2016
1 Washington 2015
1 Louisiana Tech 2014
1 North Texas 2013
1 Oklahoma State 2012
1 Houston 2011
1 Texas Tech 2010

We’ve only seen one school play in this bowl game more than once. North Texas defeated UNLV in this game in 2013, but the Mean Green were unable to beat Army in 2016.

The most lopsided game in this bowl’s history was Oklahoma State’s 58-14 beatdown of Purdue at the end of the 2012 season. The Cowboys were 16-point favorites per the college football betting odds, and they had no trouble covering the number. They were up 45-0 before taking their foot off the gas pedal, allowing the Boilermakers to score a pair of consolation touchdowns.

Boston College and Boise State were supposed to play in the 2018 version of this game. However, that game was called by severe weather in the first quarter. It became the first bowl game cancelled since 1941.

2022-23 College Football Bowl Games

Dec. 16 Bahamas Bowl 11:30 AM / ESPN Miami (Ohio) vs. UAB
Dec. 16 Cure Bowl 3:00 PM / ESPN Troy vs. UTSA
Dec. 17 Fenway Bowl 11:00 AM / ESPN Cincinnati vs. Louisville
Dec. 17 Celebration Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Jackson State vs. North Carolina Central
Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl 2:15 PM / ESPN BYU vs. SMU
Dec. 17 LA Bowl 3:30 PM / ABC Fresno State vs. Washington State
Dec. 17 Lendingtree Bowl 5:45 PM / ESPN Southern Miss vs. Rice
Dec. 17 Las Vegas Bowl 7:30 PM / ESPN Florida vs. Oregon State
Dec. 17 Frisco Bowl 9:15 PM / ESPN Boise State vs. North Texas
Dec. 19 Myrtle Beach Bowl 2:30 PM / ESPN UConn vs. Marshall
Dec. 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN San Jose State vs. Eastern Michigan
Dec. 20 Boca Raton Bowl 7:30 PM / ESPN Toledo vs. Liberty
Dec. 21 New Orleans Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN South Alabama vs. Western Kentucky
Dec. 22 Armed Forces Bowl 7:30 PM / ESPN Air Force vs. Baylor
Dec. 23 Independence Bowl 3:00 PM / ESPN Houston vs. Louisiana
Dec. 23 Gasparilla Bowl 6:30 PM / ESPN Missouri vs. Wake Forest
Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN Middle Tennessee vs. San Diego State
Dec. 26 Quick Lane Bowl 2:30 PM / ESPN New Mexico State vs. Bowling Green
Dec. 27 Camellia Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo
Dec. 27 First Responder Bowl 3:15 PM / ESPN Utah State vs. Memphis
Dec. 27 Birmingham Bowl 6:45 PM / ESPN East Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina
Dec. 27 Guaranteed Rate Bowl 10:15 PM / ESPN Wisconsin vs. Oklahoma State
Dec. 28 Military Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Duke vs. UCF
Dec. 28 Liberty Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN Arkansas vs. Kansas
Dec. 28 Holiday Bowl 8:00 PM / FOX Oregon vs. North Carolina
Dec. 28 Texas Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss
Dec. 29 Pinstripe Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Syracuse vs. Minnesota
Dec. 29 Cheez-It Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN Florida State vs. Oklahoma
Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Washington vs. Texas
Dec. 30 Duke's Mayo Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Maryland vs. NC State
Dec. 30 Sun Bowl 2:00 PM / CBS Pitt vs. UCLA
Dec. 30 Gator Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN Notre Dame vs. South Carolina
Dec. 30 Arizona Bowl 4:30 PM (Barstool) Ohio vs. Wyoming
Dec. 30 Orange Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN Clemson vs. Tennessee
Dec. 31 Music City Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Kentucky vs. Iowa
Dec. 31 Sugar Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Alabama vs. Kansas State
Dec. 31 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl 4:00 PM / ESPN No. 1 Georgia vs. No 4. Ohio State
Dec. 31 VRBO Fiesta Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 TCU
Jan. 2 ReliaQuest Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN2 Illinois vs. Mississippi State
Jan. 2 Cotton Bowl 1:00 PM / ESPN USC vs. Tulane
Jan. 2 Citrus Bowl 1:00 PM / ABC LSU vs. Purdue
Jan. 2 Rose Bowl 5:00 PM / ESPN Penn State vs. Utah
Jan. 9 CFP National Championship Game TBD / ESPN CFP Semifinals Winners

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