The 2022 Utah Utes have a real shot of repeating the success that led to a great 2021 season. Returning quarterback Cameron Rising has a lot to do with the positive vibes. Will Cam and the Utes come through? Check out six must bet games on Utah’s 2022 NCAA Football Betting schedule.
Must Bet 2022 Utah Utes Games | College Football Betting Analysis
2022-23 NCAAF College Football Season
- When: August 27, 2022 – Dec. 10, 2022
Utah Utes at Florida Gators | Saturday, September 3
Coaches like Florida’s Billy Napier require a single offseason to turn a mediocre team into an excellent unit. The Utes must play Napier’s Gators squad in their first game. A victory signals Utah will challenge USC for the Pac-12. A loss isn’t a disaster. Wait for the week of before deciding if you like the Utes to pull off the upset in The Swamp.
San Diego State Aztecs at Utah Utes | Saturday, September 17
Utah started last season losing 2 of their first 3 games. One of the losses happened against the best team in the Mountain West Conference, the San Diego State Aztecs.
SDSU returns enough talent to challenge the Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. But at the end, Rising will lead his team to a cover victory.
Utah Utes at Arizona State Sun Devils | Saturday, September 24
Although the great Devin Lloyd no longer plays for Utah, the Utes’ linebacking corps should be just fine. On offense, ASU doesn’t have the players that can hang with Rising and his receivers. Utah beats and covers versus the Sun Devils.
Utah Utes at UCLA Bruins | Saturday, October 8
A couple of weeks after playing the Devils in Arizona, Utah must contend with Chip Kelly’s UCLA Bruins squad at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Some believe the Bruins are good enough to challenge for the Pac-12 title.
But let’s be honest. The players Kelly recruit and transfer to UCLA are players that USC didn’t go after. Utah secures another impressive road victory and cover.
USC Trojans at Utah Utes | Saturday, October 15
The Utes most important game happens on October 15 when Utah welcomes coach Lincoln Riley, Heisman Trophy contending quarterback Caleb Miller, and the USC Trojans to Salt Lake City.
USC is loaded on both sides of the football. Riley’s squad is as good as you’re going to find in the nation not named Ohio State or Alabama. But although USC should win this game, don’t handicap and make your pick until a few days before kickoff.
Utah coach Kyle Wittingham is a brilliant strategist. Not only that, but Utah almost beat Ohio State in the 2022 Rose Bowl and this happens on the Utes’ field. USC will be tough to beat, but don’t go with the Trojans just yet. Wait to see how the first month and a half plays out.
Utah Utes at Oregon Ducks | Saturday, November 19
Even if Utah loses, they will have a shot to make it to the Pac-12 Championship. To do so, the Utes must get past Dan Lanning’s Oregon Ducks team.
Lanning coached Georgia’s defense last season. So the new HC in Autzen has an idea of how to stop quarterbacks like Cam Rising. Not only that, but Utah’s second to final game happens on the road. Utes can win. So can Oregon. Here’s another to wait until the week of before deciding which squad you want to back.