Foster Farms Bowl
Indiana (6-6, 4-5 Big Ten) vs. No. 19 Utah (8-4, 5-4 Pac-12)
Dec. 28 – 8:30 p.m., Fox
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
Average Line: Utah, -8
This will be the first game for Indiana since the dismissal of head coach Kevin Wilson.
It’s definitely worth seeing how the Hoosiers will respond. The talent is still there with a talented group that includes running back Devine Redding.
Indiana always seems to have a lethal back that makes it to the NFL. It’s been Tevin Coleman (Atlanta Falcons) and Jordan Howard (Chicago Bears) over the past two seasons and Redding is just as good.
Richard Lagow may not be the most talented signal caller in the world, but he’s got the weapons to make things happen if he makes sound decisions.
Utah did possess one of the better defenses in the Pac 12. Tailback Joe Williams is also a phenomenal story.
Williams abruptly retired in September due to injuries, but returned to the Utes a month later. He finished with 1,185 yards and nine touchdowns. He rushed for 332 yards against UCLA earlier this season.
Utah definitely was primed for a run at the College Football Playoff, but three losses in the last four games dashed those hopes. Colorado and Washington, a pair of top 10 teams, were two of those losses.
However, this is still a very strong team that can hang with just about anybody.
Prediction: Utah wins 24-13
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