COMMENTARY | Utah State’s Robert Turbin is one of the best running backs in the college game. At 1,416 yards with 19 touchdowns Turbin has been the driving force for the Aggies this season. Riding a five-game winning streak the Aggies are looking for their first bowl win since 1993 and second overall. They key to their offense is their rushing ability as a team. At 277 yards a game they rank sixth overall in the country.
Ohio is lead by QB Tyler Tettleton. Tettleton is having a monster season, having passed for over 3,000 yards and ran for over 600. His 26 passing touchdowns and nine running have been the force behind the Bobcats’ 9-4 record.
When these two teams meet look for an offense explosion. Both teams can run with Utah State being the better running team, but Ohio counters with their passing game. Utah State is favored by only 1.5 points entering their contest on Saturday.
These teams are very evenly matched with both teams averaging more than 450 yards of total offense. Both teams also average over 30 points a game. With that said, look for a lopsided game. Ohio is a good team but Turbin and the Aggies will run all over the Bobcats and control the ball for so long that Ohio will have to pass. With that pressure to pass, Tettleton will make bad throws and turnovers will happen.
Final score of this game will be Utah State 38, Ohio 21.