Utah State is Attracting as Many Four-Figure Bets to Win the College Football Playoff as Texas A&M, Behind Ohio State and Alabama
College football bettors have started to identify a few of their favorite teams for the 2022 season as spring ball wraps up for most programs.
They are starting to figure out which teams have reloaded, who are rebuilding and which have a legitimate shot at making the coveted College Football Playoff.
Ohio State has been getting plenty of action as it returns quarterback and Heisman Trophy finalist CJ Stroud, as well as his favorite target, Jaxon Smith-Njigba. According to Caesars, they’ve taken 17 $1,000+ bets on the Buckeyes to win the title.
Alabama is getting some good action, too, as the Tide bring back Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young and seem to reload year-in and year-out. They’ve generated 10 bets at $1,000 or more to win the title at Caesars.
But the team with the third-most $1,000+ bets to win the title at Caesars might come as a surprise: the Utah State Aggies.
Strange note from @CaesarsSports.
They have now received three $1,000 bets on Utah State to win the college football playoff.
As many $1,000 bets have now been put on the Aggies of Utah State as has been put on the Aggies of Texas A&M.
Utah St has moved from 1000/1 to 750/1 pic.twitter.com/iUWatELZ3J
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 20, 2022
Caesars has taken three bets of $1,000 or more – tied for the third-most four-figure bets to win the title along with Texas A&M.
Sportsline reported a $1,000 wager on the Mountain West club just three days ago and it appears a couple of other bettors have followed suit.
Utah State is currently 750-1 at the shop. It is likely a couple of those bets were placed at 1,000-1, which would net the bettors $1 million should Utah State win the championship.
Utah State was 10-4 (71.4%) against the spread last season, tying for fifth nationally.
They also covered seven of their last eight games while beating a ranked San Diego State team in the Mountain West Championship and Oregon State in the bowl game.
Most importantly, the Aggies return quarterback Logan Bonner and seven other starters on offense. Bonner set five school records last season while throwing for 3,628 yards and 26 touchdowns.
Utah State will play Alabama on the road on Sept. 3. If they pull off that upset, who knows what they can accomplish in 2022.