Here’s the prediction from Austin Mock at The Athletic. I hope the Ute players keep that chip on their shoulders.
Utah at Oregon State over 55.5 (-110)
This isn’t the first time my model will be biting on an over involving Oregon State. If you recall, two weeks ago we bet the over in the Beavers’ game against Washington State, which saw a combined total of 958 yards but somehow only managed 55 combined points. Plain and simple, my model thinks Oregon State’s offense is pretty solid, but the defense is just bad. Utah, since turning to Cameron Rising at quarterback a few weeks ago, has shown improvement on offense and has scored 35-plus against USC and Arizona State the past two weeks. I’m sure Rising can rise up and score 35-plus here again and help this over get home. Utah’s defense is a stout group but Oregon State, off a bye, should have enough juice to keep pace with Utah and attempt to overcome the Beavers’ horrid defense.
Model projection: Utah 32.4, Oregon State 27.8