Utah State vs. Oregon State Odds, Date: Opening Spread, Total for 2021 LA Bowl

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Utah State vs. Oregon State Odds

Utah State Odds+8.5
Oregon State Odds-8.5
DateDec. 18
LocationSoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California

Utah State is set to take on Oregon State in the LA Bowl on Dec. 18 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Find our expert's projected odds, a recap of each team's seasons, plus more information on the LA Bowl below.

Utah State vs. Oregon State Projected Odds

Utah State Spread-9
Oregon State Spread+9

These Utah State vs. Oregon State projections are based on Collin Wilson's college football power ratings, which help power our PRO Projections — they compare all of his projections to real-time college football odds in order to easily identify betting edges.

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How Utah State Reached the LA Bowl

Utah State capped off a memorable season with a Mountain West title, giving the program double-digit wins.

The club romped San Diego State by double digits in the championship game as a 6.5-point underdog.

It marked the fifth upset of the year for Utah State, which also picked up signature victories against Washington State, Air Force, Colorado State and San Jose State.

The Aggies’ 9-4 mark against the spread is the best in the Mountain West entering bowl season.

They got the job done through the air, posting a top-15 passing offense nationally with more than 300 yards per game.

Talk about a show-out year for first-year head coach Blake Anderson, who — along with Aggies starting quarterback Logan Bonner — came over from Arkansas State.

How Oregon State Reached the LA Bowl

Oregon State finally seems to have the right guy at the helm with Jonathan Smith. Sure, this is his first bowl game in four years at the helm, but it doesn’t appear that it will be the last. Despite a 7-5 record, Oregon State had a legitimate chance to win the Pac-12 North up until the final week of the regular season.

After starting Sam Noyer at quarterback in the first game of the season, Chance Nolan took over the reins and proved to be the guy for the Beavers. He went 7-4 as the starter, throwing for 2,414 yards, 19 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.

The Beavers still relied on their run game for most of the season. Running back B.J. Baylor led the Pac-12 in rushing yards (1,259) and rushing yards per game (104.9). When Baylor rushed for 100 or more yards, the Beavers were 5-1. He was prone to putting the ball on the ground, however, leading the Pac-12 with four fumbles.

Oregon State was 7-5 ATS this season but covered the spread in four of its last five games of the season.

Utah State vs. Oregon State Matchup Analysis

Toggle the dropdowns below to hide or show how Utah State and Oregon State match up statistically:

Utah State Offense vs. Oregon State Defense
Rush Success11890
Line Yards10676
Pass Success1067
Pass Blocking**7674
Big Play39102
Finishing Drives10287
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Oregon State Offense vs. Utah State Defense
Rush Success956
Line Yards412
Pass Success37101
Pass Blocking**10152
Big Play15109
Finishing Drives338
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Pace of Play / Other
PFF Tackling65120
Middle 83921
SP+ Special Teams6950
Plays per Minute10100
Rush Rate52.4% (83)60.5% (25)

Data via College Football Data, FootballOutsiders, SP+, PFF and SportSource Analytics.

LA Bowl Date, Time, TV, More Info

  • Date: Dec. 18
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California
  • TV Info: ABC

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