No. 6 Ohio State meets No. 11 Utah in the Capital One Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2022.
Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The game will be televised on ESPN. This is the 108th edition of "The Granddaddy of Them All."
Ohio State (10-2) is making its 17th Rose Bowl appearance, and third under third-year coach Ryan Day. Heisman Trophy finalist C.J. Stroud leads an offense that topped the FBS with 551.4 yards per game in 2021. The Buckeyes could have a few key players opt out, but Stroud has more than enough talent to work with.
Utah (10-3) won the Pac-12 championship and is making its first Rose Bowl appearance. The Utes closed the season on a six-game winning streak under veteran coach Kyle WVU vs. Pitt Rivalry Jerseys Whittingham, and that no-nonsense formula could work against Ohio State.
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With that in mind, here is what you should know about betting on the Rose Bowl Game matchup between the Buckeyes and Utes:
Ohio State vs. Utah betting odds
- Spread: Ohio State -6.5
- Over/under: 66
- Moneyline: Ohio State -245, Utah +194
Three trends to know
— The Buckeyes were favored in every game this season. Ohio State is 0-4 ATS this season in games where the spread was 14 points or less, and that included the S/U losses to Oregon and Michigan.
— Ohio State is 12-4 S/U against ranked opponents under Day, but the Buckeyes are 7-9 ATS in those games.
— Utah was favored in every game but one in 2021. The Utes beat USC 42-26 as a three-point underdog. Utah covered in five of its last games when the spread was single digits.
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Three things to watch
— Ohio State ready to play? It's almost unfathomable to think of the Rose Bowl as a consolation prize for the Buckeyes, but that is the case. Ohio State has made two previous appearances in this game since the BCS era. The Buckeyes beat Oregon 26-17 in the 2010 Rose Bowl and beat Washingt Notre Dame vs. USC Rivalry Jerseys on 28-23 in the 2019 Rose Bowl. The latter was Urban Meyer's final game, and Ohio State jumped out to a 28-3 lead. Day was the offensive coordinator that season, so he can bu Clarkson Golden Knights shirt ild on that experience.
— Berklee College of Music clothes Who is Stroud throwing to? Stroud passed for 3,862 yards, 38 TDs and five interceptions for the Buckeyes this season. Star receivers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson have not made their intentions clear for the Rose Bowl, but even if they opt out, the Buckeyes have options at receiver. SN second-team All-American Jaxon Smith-Njigba broke out with 80 catches, 1,259 yards and six TDs this season. Emeka Egbuka, Marvin Harrison Jr. and Julian Fleming also could see more targets. Utah allowed 242 passing yards per game this season, and it will be a challenge for their secondary no matter who is in at receiver.
— Follow the model. It's a good bet Utah will follow the model set by Oregon and Michigan. Cameron Rising must make high-percentage throws, and running backs Tavion Thomas (1,041 yards, 20 TDs) and T.J. Pledger (671 yards, 10 TDs) will hammer away at an Ohio State run defen Alabama Crimson Tide clothes se that allowed an average of 283 rushing yards in those losses to the Ducks and Wolverines. On defense, SN first-team All-American linebacker Devin Lloyd (107 tackles, seven sacks, four interceptions) can take over a game.
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Stat that matters
The Utes are 11-3 in bowl games under Whittingham through a journey that has gone from the Mountain West Conference through the Pac-12. It is a historic bowl appearance for the program, and there is no doubt they will be engaged for this bowl game. This could be a g College Halloween Costumes ame where Rising has to throw 30 or more times, and the Utes are just 2-2 in those games. Rising, however, has nine TDs and two interceptions in those contests. He can have success against the Ohio State defense.
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In the loss to Michig College Lacrosse shirt an, Ohio State got away from TreVeyon Henderson in spots. The talented freshman running back had 1,172 yards and 15 TDs, and the Buckeyes might rely on him to loosen up that middle of the Utah defense early. Expect Stroud to get on tra College Cold Weather Gear ck from there. The Utes will have success on the ground, but it will be more of a challenge playing from behind after the first quarter. Stroud wins Ros Cincinnati Bearcats clothes e Bowl MVP honors, and the Buckeyes use this to launch their Big Ten redemption tour in 2022.
Final score: Ohio State 35, Utah 23