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 Cure Bowl will pit the No. 25 UTSA Roadrunners (11-2) against the No. 24 Troy Trojans (11-2) in what will surely be a great game.
Here's everything you need to know about the Cure Bowl on Friday, Dec. 16.
Where is Cure Bowl 2022?
The 2022 edition of the cure Bowl will be played at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL. Exploria Stadium is mostly used for soccer games and is home to the MLS' Orlando City SC as well as the NWSL's Orlando Pride. The stadium opened in 2017, seats 25,500 and is hosting for the fifth time.
When is UTSA vs Troy Cure Bowl?
The Cure Bowl is scheduled during college football's bowl season. The game will be played on Friday, Dec. 16 at 3:00 p.m. ET and airs live on ESPN.
Cure Bowl UTSA vs Troy Prediction and Odds 2022
Our Cure Bowl prediction is from The Duel's official UTSA vs Troy betting preview.
UTSA will be looking to cap off an exciting season with its first bowl game victory in program history. Harris has been carrying this team on his back all year long as he ranks sixth in the nation in passing yards (3,865) and tied for ninth in passing touchdowns (31). His rapid development has been insane.
On the other side, Troy is 5-3 all-time across eight bowl game appearances. The Trojans captured its first Sun Belt title since 2017 by relying on a defense that only allows 322.3 yards (No. 16 in FBS) and 17.6 points (No. 6 in FBS) per game. They also average 1.6 takeaways per game (T-No. 40 in FBS).
This is a classic matchup between a stellar offense and a dominant defense. Both teams are riding 10-game winning streaks as well. I'll ultimately give the edge to Troy here. The Trojans are 8-3 straight up in their last 11 games against a Conference USA opponent and will be playing closer to home.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: UTSA: (+106) | TROY: (-128)
Spread: UTSA: +1.5 (-105) | TROY: -1.5 (-115)
Total: 54.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Final Score Prediction: UTSA: 27 | Troy: 31
UTSA vs Troy History
This will be the first all-time matchup between UTSA and Troy. The Roadrunners own a bowl record of 0-3 across three appearances, while the Trojans own a bowl record of 5-3 across eight appearances.
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