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    The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Utah Utes meet for the Rose Bowl. The bowl matchup is January 2, 2023, starting at 5:00 PM ET, airing on ESPN.

    The Utes are underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+1.5), against the Nittany Lions (with an over/under of 53.5 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Penn State vs. Utah

    • Game Day: Monday, January 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Pasadena, California
    • Stadium: Rose Bowl
    Nittany Lions vs Utes Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Nittany Lions -1.5 -112 -110 53.5 -110 -110 -120 -102

    Penn State Betting Insights

    • Utah is 8-5-0 ATS this year.
    • Utah is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when an underdog by 1.5 points or more this year.
    • The teams have hit the over in seven of Utah’s 13 games with a set total.

    Penn State Stats & Insights

    • Penn State ranks 34th in total offense this year (432.4 yards per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking 14th-best in the FBS with 432.4 yards allowed per game.
    • Penn State has been a difficult matchup for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (19th-best with 35.8 points per game) and scoring defense (ninth-best with 18.0 points allowed per game) this season.
    • Penn State is totaling 250.3 passing yards per game on offense (47th in the FBS), and ranks 48th defensively with 212.0 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Penn State sports the 42nd-ranked offense this season in terms of rushing yards (182.1 per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 15th-best with just 105.9 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • On the defensive side of the ball, Penn State has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 14th-best by allowing a 30.9% third-down conversion rate. The team’s offense ranks 94th (36.5% third-down conversion rate).
    • Penn State has forced 21 total turnovers (19th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 13 times (23rd in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +8, the 16th-best in college football.

    Penn State’s Best Players

    • Sean Clifford has racked up 2,543 yards (211.9 ypg) on 210-of-330 passing with 22 touchdowns compared to seven interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 186 rushing yards (15.5 ypg) on 62 carries while scoring five touchdowns on the ground.
    • Nicholas Singleton has carried the ball 148 times for a team-high 932 yards on the ground and has found the end zone 10 times.
    • Kaytron Allen has carried the ball 156 times for 830 yards (69.2 per game) and nine touchdowns.
    • Parker Washington’s team-leading 611 yards as a receiver have come on 46 catches (out of zero targets) with two touchdowns.
    • Mitchell Tinsley has caught 45 passes for 528 yards (44.0 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
    • Brenton Strange has been the target of zero passes and compiled 32 grabs for 362 yards, an average of 30.2 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone five times through the air this season.
    • Abdul Carter has five sacks to pace the team, and also has nine TFL and 49 tackles.
    • So far Ji’Ayir Brown leads the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has totaled 61 tackles, four TFL, two sacks, and three interceptions this season.

    Utah Betting Insights

    • So far this season, Utah has compiled an 8-5-0 record against the spread.
    • Utah is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when an underdog by 1.5 points or more this year.
    • The teams have hit the over in seven of Utah’s 13 games with a set total.

    Utah Stats & Insights

    • Utah has dominated on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 15th-best in total offense (472.7 total yards per game) and 20th-best in total defense (325.3 total yards allowed per game).
    • Things have been going well for Utah on both sides of the ball, as it is averaging 40.0 points per game (seventh-best) and allowing only 20.4 points per game (19th-best).
    • Utah is generating 252.5 passing yards per contest on offense this season (45th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 218.3 passing yards per game (55th-ranked) on defense.
    • Utah has been a top-25 run unit on both offense and defense this season, as it ranks 10th-best in rushing yards per game (220.2) and 16th-best in rushing yards surrendered per game (107.0).
    • Utah has been a top-25 unit on third down on both sides of the ball this season, as it ranks seventh-best in third-down conversion rate (49.7%) and ninth-best in third-down rate allowed (29.6%).
    • Utah sports a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking 16th-best at +8.

    Utah’s Best Players

    • Cameron Rising has 2,939 passing yards, or 244.9 per game, so far this season. He has completed 66.1% of his passes and has recorded 25 touchdowns with seven interceptions. He’s also helped out on the ground with 34.2 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner six times.
    • Tavion Thomas is his team’s leading rusher with 142 carries for 687 yards, or 68.7 per game. He’s found the end zone seven times on the ground, as well.
    • Micah Bernard has racked up 474 yards (on 95 carries) with four touchdowns, while also grabbing 31 passes for 306 yards and one touchdown.
    • Dalton Kincaid has totaled 70 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 890 (74.2 yards per game). He’s been targeted zero times and has eight touchdowns.
    • Devaughn Vele has caught 50 passes and compiled 595 receiving yards (49.6 per game) with five touchdowns.
    • Money Parks’ 25 receptions (on zero targets) have netted him 402 yards (33.5 ypg) and two touchdowns.
    • Gabe Reid has five sacks to pace the team, and also has eight TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Utah’s top-tackler, R.J. Hubert, has 72 tackles, three TFL, and three interceptions this year.
    • Clark Phillips III leads the team with six interceptions, while also collecting 23 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and six passes defended.

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