The Rose Bowl pits the Pac 12 champion against the Big Ten’s 3rd best team, but should still be a good match
position: Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California)
when: January 2 – 5:00 PM ET
Communication network: ESPN
expansion: Utah -1.5
Now that IB has deconstructed the game, it’s time to make predictions.
Brian Driskel, Publisher
predict: Utah 27, Pennsylvania 20
Honestly, this is one of the hardest games to predict, partly because I haven’t been into either team this year. Utah closed out the season in a very impressive way by blowing up USC in the Pac 12 title game. Penn State, to me, is one of the most overrated teams in the country. They were thrashed by a flexible schedule, losing to the only two good teams (Michigan, Ohio) to play all season.
That said, Penn State did what a good team should do in the last month. It’s about blowing up the enemies you face. The Nittany Lions have won their final four games by at least 19 points, all by at least 30 points except for a 35-16 victory over Michigan State.
Utah struggled until the end, but closed out with a big win over USC.Do not have Clark Phillips It can be a problem, but Penn State doesn’t have the best wideouts and the best cornerbacks. Joey Porter Jr. I’ve been going back and forth through the game all week, but in the end I decided to go to Utah for two reasons. One is that I trust a little more come rising Utah’s run defense stood out more than Sean Clifford and in the second half of the season.
predict: Utah 47, Pennsylvania 24
It still blows my mind that the third best team in the Big 10 is representing the Rose Bowl. I don’t think I will be okay with the fact that this is the case. At the very least, Pac12 should have put a champion into the game. Oh yeah I miss the old days when it comes to bowl games but that’s a different discussion and in this particular game it’s based on what I’ve seen at his PAC12 championships and actually his all season It’s from Utes. Penn State is my average college, winning sub-par Big 10 competitions. By the biggest game they had this year, they lost in double digits. This is another big game, and frankly, I trust Yuta more on the big stage.
Ryan Roberts, Director of Recruitment
predict: Utah 27, Pennsylvania 24
Penn State has been a unique team this season. They’re talented as always, but it’s been an easy schedule without much of a challenge.
The Utah have had a bit of ups and downs at times, but they’ve made a living off of limited mistakes in the passing game, downhill running offense, and favorable defensive effort. It can squeak.
SHAUN DAVIS, RECRUITMENT ANALYST
predict: Utah 27, Pennsylvania 21
This heavyweight fight is going to be physical and it may take some time for one side to falter. Counterpunching is key and that is the performance of both quarterbacks. come rising When Sean Clifford The 4th quarter decides who wins.
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Sean Steers, Staff Writer
predict: Utah 36, Pennsylvania 31
Penn State lost to CFP teams Michigan State and Penn State by a combined total of 85 points, but the Nittany Lions allowed only 131 total points in 10 other games. Utah lost to Ohio State in last year’s Roses his bowl, and Penn State lost his seventh straight game to a ranked team.
ANDREW MCDONOUGH, IB Contributor
predict: Utah 38, Pennsylvania 20
Utah Missed Dalton Kincaid and RB Tabion Thomas However Kyle Whittinghamprogram was a model of consistency and the “next man up” mentality of the past decade. Penn State University, on the other hand, is working on its own opt-outs (especially WR parker washington and CB Joey Porter Jr.), making things evening from a roster perspective. Battle-tested Utes behind QB come rising Take control of this from start to finish and take the Rose Bowl against the Penn State team who won 10 without defeating a single ranked opponent. Utah lost a heartbreaker to Ohio State in the Rose Bowl last season, but this time they won the “grandpa of them all.”
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