Free College Football Picks Today: First Responder Bowl 2022

Free College Football Picks Today: First Responder Bowl 2022
Tue 27th December 2022

The University of Memphis Tigers (6-6, 1-4 Away) travel to face the Utah State University Aggies (6-6, 4-2 Home) at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Tuesday. The Tigers are 7.5-point favorites, and the total is 60.5. Memphis is coming off a narrow 34-31 loss against SMU at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on November 26. Seth Henigan threw for 287 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Jevyon Ducker ran 10 times for 81 yards. Javon Ivory caught six passes for 98 yards. Utah State lost 42-23 to Boise State at Albertsons Stadium on November 25.

Cooper Legas was 23 of 40 for 306 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. Calvin Tyler Jr. carried 18 times for 65 yards and a touchdown. Terrell Vaughn also scored once. He hauled in eight receptions for 148 yards.


The Tigers are averaging 35.1 points per game for the season, 22nd in FBS, and they are facing an Aggies defense that has surrendered 30.6 PPG (105th). Meanwhile, Utah State has scored 23.3 points a game this season, 99th in the country, and Memphis is allowing 27.3 PPG (76th).

The Tigers rank 22nd in the nation in passing yards per game (279.8) and 82nd in rushing (142.1). Look for them to exploit a matchup advantage on the ground, as the Aggies are 118th in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game (198.2).

Against the pass, Utah State is 26th (198.4).Utah State is 105th in the nation in passing yards per game (200.2) and 59th in rushing (162.1), while the Tigers are allowing 250.2 passing yards (98th) and 121.8 rushing yards per game (25th).


Through 12 games, Seth Henigan has thrown for 19 touchdowns (8 INT) and 273.9 yards per game to lead Memphis in passing. In five games away from home this season, he has nine TDs (5 INT) and an average of 317.2 yards passing.

Jevyon Ducker leads the team in rushing with an average of 38.4 yards a game over 12 games. He has five touchdowns on the ground and four through the air. Caden Prieskorn is the Tigers’ leading receiver with 49.4 yards a game and six TDs.

Cooper Legas has 11 passing touchdowns (9 INT) with 162.8 yards per game through nine games to lead Utah State. Calvin Tyler Jr. has been the team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 86.9 yards a game through 12 games.

He has eight total touchdowns, seven rushing and one receiving. Brian Cobbs has been the primary target in the Aggies’ passing game. He has four touchdowns and a 70.3 yard per game average through 12 appearances.


Utah State is pursuing a fourth consecutive home win this season.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Memphis -7.5 (-110)

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