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 First Responder Bowl will pit the Memphis Tigers (6-6) against the Utah State Aggies (6-6) in what will surely be an intense game.
Here's everything you need to know about the First Responder Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
Where is First Responder Bowl 2022?
The 2022 edition of the First Responder Bowl will be played at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, TX. Gerald J. Ford Stadium serves as the home of the SMU Mustangs college football team. The stadium opened in 2000, seats 32,000 and is hosting the game for the fourth time.
When is Memphis vs Utah State First Responder Bowl?
The First Responder Bowl is scheduled during college football's bowl season. The game will be played on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 3:15 p.m. ET and airs live on ESPN.
First Responder Bowl Memphis vs Utah State Prediction and Odds 2022
Our First Responder Bowl prediction is from The Duel's official Memphis vs Utah State betting preview.
Memphis is the clear favorite at the First Responder Bowl and a lot of that has to do with Utah State's awful defense. Though the Aggies have won more often than not lately, their defense has surrendered an average of 37 points over the last three games and must face a Tigers offense that operates at a 32.9 PPG clip (No. 26).
Furthermore, Utah State allows the 18th-most rushing yards in the nation (198.4). If Memphis can get a sizeable lead at some point, its run game -- which averages 132.6 rushing yards (No. 86) -- should have no issue running out the clock.
Memphis is the more well-rounded team. As long as it sticks to what's worked, a victory should be right around the corner.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MEM: (-285) | USU: (+230)
Spread: MEM: -7.5 (-104) | USU: +7.5 (-118)
Total: 61.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Final Score Prediction: Memphis: 38 | Utah State: 27
Memphis vs Utah State History
This will be the eighth head-to-head matchup between Memphis and Utah State. The Aggies won four of the previous seven meetings, including the most recent matchup in 1977 by a score of 31-26.
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