Utah at UCLA College Football Betting
The Utah Utes visit the UCLA Bruins on Saturday afternoon in a game that can be seen on FOX. The Utes have rebounded from a tough loss to Florida in their opener to win their last four games, as they enter this contest at 4-1. The Bruins have been a nice surprise so far this season, as they enter this contest at 5-0. This will be a huge game in terms of the Pac-12 race, as the winner will stay even with USC and Oregon, while the loser will be in early trouble. The Utes have routed each of their past four opponents and look like a Top 10 team. The Bruins are coming off a good win over Washington last week. The Utes have owned this series over the Bruins of late, winning each of the last five meetings and going a perfect 5-0 ATS. The Bruins have not beaten the Utes since 2017 and they have not won at home against Utah since 2012. The Utes are listed as a slight road favorite in Week 6 college football odds.
NCAA Football Week 6 Betting Odds
Utah Utes -4.5
UCLA Bruins +4.5
Utah Utes Weekly Matchup
On Saturday, October 8, 2022, the Utah Utes visit the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Kickoff time is set for 3:30 p.m. ET with television coverage on FOX.
The Bruins are going to get their first big test of the season, as they host the Utes on Saturday. Winning against Washington was good and it was a stepping stone for UCLA, but beating the Utes would be an even bigger step, considering the Utes are considered the top challenger to USC in the Pac-12.
Utah is averaging 42 points per game which is 11th-best in the country and they are averaging 454.4 yards per contest. They are giving up only 14.4 points and allowing just 279 yards per game. Tavion Thomas leads the team with 295 rushing yards, Cameron Rising has thrown for 1,153 yards, while Devaughn Vele has 269 receiving yards.
UCLA is averaging 41.4 points per game and that is 14th-best in the country and the are averaging 506.4 yards per contest. They are giving up 20.8 points and allowing 322.8 yards per game. Zach Charbonnet is leading the team with 417 rushing yards, Dorian Thompson-Robinson has thrown for 1,211 yards, while Jake Bobo has 363 receiving yards.
As noted earlier, Utah has dominated the Bruins lately, winning and covering each of the last five meetings. It hasn’t been any better at home for the Bruins, as the Utes have won and covered each of the last three games.
Utah Utes Weekly Recap
The Utes defeated visiting Oregon State 42-16 in the Pac-12 Conference last week in Salt Lake City thanks to four touchdowns from Cameron Rising and three interceptions from Clark Phillips III. Early in the second quarter, two touchdowns by Rising gave Utah a 21-7 lead: a 19-yard toss to Jaylen Dixon and a 24-yard dash for the quarterback's first rushing touchdown of the year. Both of those scores followed a Phillips interception of Chance Nolan of Oregon State that was recovered for a touchdown.
Nolan was intercepted twice by Phillips in the first quarter, and as a result of the 38-yard touchdown return, freshman Ben Gulbranson took over at quarterback for the Beavers. With Gulbranson at the quarterback position, Oregon State mounted three straight drives but were unable to score. Only three field goals by Atticus Sappington were allowed by Utah's defense after the Opening OSU score.
In the third quarter, the Beavers made a fourth trip into the red zone and threatened at the 8-yard line, but R.J. Hubert intercepted Gulbranson. Hubert returned the interception 70 yards. With Dixon carrying for a 22-yard touchdown, Utah took advantage of the short field to turn what may have been a one-possession game into a 35-16 lead in only three plays.
Following a fourth-down stop by the Utes' defense on the subsequent Oregon State drive, Rising capped off an outstanding performance with a touchdown pass of four yards to Dalton Kincaid six plays later.
Rising distributed his three touchdown throws among three different targets, completing 19 of 25 passes for 199 yards. Devaughn Vele caught Rising's 16-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, giving him a game-high 94 receiving yards on seven catches.
On seven carries, Rising added 73 yards in the rush, which was a game-high. In the fourth quarter, Phillips completed his day by intercepting Gulbranson and thwarting yet another Oregon State chance in the end zone.
2022 Utah Utes Schedule
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