College football bowl season has arrived as teams across the country are preparing to face their opponents with the hope of ending the year on a high note. The 2022 Cotton Bowl will pit the No. 16 Tulane Green Wave (11-2) against the No. 10 USC Trojans in what will surely be an intense game.
Here's everything you need to know about the Cotton Bowl on Monday, Jan. 2.
Where is Cotton Bowl 2022?
The 2022 edition of the Cotton Bowl will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. AT&T Stadium serves as the home to the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and is known for its 175-foot wide scoreboard. The stadium opened in 2009, seats 80,000 and is hosting this game for the 13th time.
When is Tulane vs USC Cotton Bowl?
The Cotton Bowl is scheduled during college football's bowl season. The game will be played on Monday, Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. ET and airs live on ESPN.
Cotton Bowl Tulane vs USC Prediction and Odds 2022
Our Cotton Bowl prediction is from The Duel's official Tulane vs USC betting preview.
One of the reasons why the Trojans came up short in the Pac-12 Championship Game is that they only generated 56 rushing yards on 27 carries against the Utes. Fortunately, Tulane's frontline isn't nearly as stout, surrendering 161.7 rushing yards per game (No. 74), which has increased to 173.7 over the last three outings.
USC also has the edge when it comes to the turnover department. Not only do the Trojans give up the ball less than any other team (0.5 per game), but they also force the seventh-most turnovers (2.1). While Tulane is relatively decent at holding on to the ball, the offense is coming off a three-turnover performance against UCF, so some vulnerability is there.
As long as USC sticks with what's worked this season, a Cotton Bowl victory is attainable.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: TULN: (+102) | USC: (-122)
Spread: TULN: +1.5 (-110) | USC: -1.5 (-110)
Total: 62.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Final Score Prediction: USC: 41 | Tulane: 38
Tulane vs USC History
This is the fourth all-time head-to-head matchup between Tulane and USC, as well as the first since 1946. The Trojans have won two of the previous three matchups, which includes a 20-13 victory in the last meeting.
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