2015 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Odds: Akron vs. Utah State
The (blue) turf is ready for the 2015 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and as online sports betting reviews of the matchup are all set, as Utah State will face Akron in what promises to be an exciting matchup. Both the Aggies and the Zips will want to end off the 2015 season on a high note scoring a Bowl victory. The Aggies will want to follow their 2014 New Mexico Bowl win with a victory this year, while the Zips return after ten years to a bowl game following that loss in 2005 versus Memphis in the Motor City Bowl.
The Akron Zips ended their regular season strong with a four game winning streak, that included a 20-0 shutout to Kent State. This Bowl truly means a lot for the Zips after not being able to compete in one in a decade. As they return they face two important challenges, avenge their 2005 loss to Memphis and beat the -7 favorites Utah State Aggies. Initial reports from sports betting reviews and insiders on US friendly sportsbooks don’t come with the highest expectation for the Zips, offensively they are not a strong team, their power lies on their defense and capability to generate turnovers, but that doesn’t feel that will be enough against a tough team such as Utah State.
The Utah State Aggies approach this game as a farewell to one of their most beloved players: Chuckie Keeton. Keeton, despite having to fight injuries, managed to inject life to the program and help the Aggies reach mainstream recognition as a top football program. We can only wonder how the Aggies would have ranked if Keeton was healthier during the season. But when he was away, sophomore QB Kent Myers stepped up and delivered some great performances. Online sports betting reviews and predictions are keeping the Aggies as overall favorites because of the efforts of another senior, WR Hunter Sharp who is the number one target for Utah State this entire season, averaging twice as many yards than any of his teammates.
What will make this game exciting will be the tough clash between the Zips’ defensive line and the Aggies’ offense, with Keeton leading the charge. Despite that this will be a hard fought and emotional game for the course of it, we definitely see the Akron Zips not being able to keep up with Utah State’s pace. For the early quarters the game might be a close affair, but a couple of big plays coming from Keeton and Sharp will catapult the Aggies to a secure lead. Online sports betting reviews and other top sportsbooks experts are right on this one. Expect Utah State to win and cover 34 to 17.