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MWC Battle

No. 19 Utah has its toughest games of the season at the end of the year, but the Utes are looking to stay sharp on Saturday when they host Air Force at 4PM ET from Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Bet Air Force at Utah
The Utes have a 5-1 record on the year, but are 2-4 against the spread, covering in two of its last three games. The lone loss for Utah was a 31-24 defeat at the hands of Oregon. Terrance Cain has thrown for 1,336 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season while David Reed has caught 38 passes for 546 yards and three scores. Eddie Wide has rushed for 408 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Wide has stepped up for Utah with the loss of Matt Asiata, who suffered a torn ACL earlier this year. Utah is allowing 18 points on 306.7 yards per-game with nine interceptions as a team. The Utes have given up just 708 yards on the ground.

Air Force has the second best rushing offense in the country, having run for 1,955 yards in seven games. On the other side, the Falcons have the second worst passing offense in the country, throwing for just 468 yards on the season. Air Force is 4-3 on the season and 2-3-1 against the spread. Jared Tew is leading the Air Force rushing attack with 422 yards and four touchdowns while Savier Stephens and Asher Clark each have over 350 yards rushing. On defense, Air Force leads the Mountain West in scoring defense, giving up just 11.9 points per-game. The Falcons have three defensive touchdowns on the season and have 10 interceptions.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made Utah 9.5-point home favorites over Air Force on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 40.5.
College Football Week 8 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

AIR FORCE is 9-5 against the spread versus UTAH since 1992

UTAH is 9-5 straight up against AIR FORCE since 1992

7 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

AIR FORCE is 2-0 against the spread versus UTAH over the last 3 seasons 

UTAH is 1-1 straight up against AIR FORCE over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at UTAH since 1992

AIR FORCE is 6-1 against the spread versus UTAH since 1992

UTAH is 4-3 straight up against AIR FORCE since 1992

3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at UTAH over the last 3 seasons.

AIR FORCE is 1-0 against the spread versus UTAH over the last 3 seasons 

AIR FORCE is 1-0 straight up against UTAH over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 8 College Football Injury Report
AIR FORCE

[WR] 09/15/2009 - Kyle Halderman out indefinitely ( Collarbone ) 

[CB] 09/18/2009 - PJ Adeji-Paul out indefinitely ( Leg ) 

UTAH

[LB] 09/10/2009 - Mo Neal out indefinitely ( Suspension ) 

[RB] 09/26/2009 - Sausan Shakerin missed last game, "?" 10/10 vs Colorado State ( Hand ) 

[RB] 09/27/2009 - Matt Asiata out for season ( ACL ) 

[DT] 09/24/2009 - Latu Heimuli out for season ( Foot )
Air Force at Utah Current Odds
Air Force Falcons +9.5 Over 40.5 (+290)

Utah Utes -9.5 Under 40.5 (-370)
Bet Air Force at Utah
Posted: 10/24/09 2:06PM ET

 

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