Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Prediction
Jimmy Kimmel has his own bowl presented by Stifel and it’ll take place on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. Will Utah State cover as a 7-point underdog against Oregon State or is there a better bet on the board?
216 Utah State Aggies (+7) vs. 215 Oregon State Beavers (-7); o/u 67.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, December 18, 2021
SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
Utah State Aggies Game Notes
Utah State head coach Blake Anderson apologized on Friday for comments he made about sexual assault victims. The apology comes on the heels of a meeting Anderson held with his players back in August where he had said "it has never been more glamorized to be a victim" of sexual assault. These remarks came a day after the now-former police chief of Salt Lake City Earl Morris addressed the team and told them to beware of "having sex with LDS women" because "they might regret it and report it as non-consensual." These comments were brought to light from a lawsuit filed by Kaytriauna Flint and the Salt Lake Tribune obtained voice recordings of the comments. Anderson did apologize in a statement released on Friday, stating “In the course of that conversation, I used a phrase regarding victims of wrongdoing to magnify that message to our team, but after reading my comments in the transcript that was released, I realize my choice of words was hurtful.” The Aggies face Oregon State in the LA Bowl on Saturday.
Oregon State Beavers Game Notes
Oregon State redshirt sophomore QB Chance Nolan completed 25-of-39 passes for 308 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-29 loss to Oregon in the Civil War this Saturday. Nolan (6'3/201) started out slow with Oregon State holding the ball for just 9:44 of game time in the first half while heading into the locker room down 24-3. He quickly rallied the Beavers on the opening possession of the second half, leading OSU on a nine play, 64-yard scoring drive capped off with a four-yard touchdown strike to TE Luke Musgrave. Nolan did his best to try and bring Oregon State back, but the Beavers simply could not keep pace with the high-powered Ducks offense that was scoring at will. He finishes the season with 2,428 passing yards and a 19-to-9 ratio to go with 283 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
Utah State vs. Oregon State Betting Prediction
The Aggies have covered in six of their last seven games overall, are 5-2 against the number in their last seven games as an underdog and are 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 non-conference games. Utah State is also a perfect 4-0 against the number in its last four games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in its previous game and is 5-1 against the spread in its last six games coming off a straight up win.
JIMMY KIMMEL LA BOWL PREDICTION: UTAH STATE AGGIES +7