College Football odds players know that Johnson redshirted last season as he recovered from knee surgery after being the starter in 2005, when he completed 63.6% of his passes for 2,892 yards and 18 touchdowns. College Football odds players know that junior college transfer Matt Asiata joins the Utes to run the ball and should have a good year behind a solid offensive line. The Utes went 8-5 straight up in 2006 and 7-4-1 against the college football betting pointspread. Football odds NCAA players know that the defense is a question mark but the linebackers are very good led by Joe Jiannoni who had 92 tackles last season.
Football odds players know that head coach Kyle Whittingham took over the program 3 years ago from Urban Meyer and has done a nice job going 15-10 with two bowl victories. College football betting players see that the Utes have a very difficult schedule. Football odds players know that they open at Oregon State, followed two weeks later by a visit from UCLA, and then an October 5th battle at Louisville. Football odds players know that the Mountain West schedule is not easy either as they have to go on the road at TCU and BYU. Football odds players believe that winning all the league home games (Air Force, San Diego State, Wyoming and New Mexico) is necessary.
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Football odds players know that the running of Matt Asiata will be a big key because Brian Johnson will be very good. Football odds players know that Utah has such a difficult schedule that a big season is not likely. Football odds players know that the best offensive player is QB Brian Johnson. He may have been the best player in the conference in 2005 and now he is back. College football betting players think the best defensive player is senior LB Joe Jiannoni.
Football odds players know that the goal for Utah is to win the conference and make a bowl game. Football odds players know that realistically that is going to be tough considering they have to go to TCU. College football betting players think that an eight win season might be more in line and even that will be tough considering the difficult non-conference slate.