Saturday, October 22, 2016
Sam Boyd Stadium
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The Colorado State Rams take on the UNLV Runnin' Rebels on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Sam Boyd Stadium. The opening line for this game has UNLV as 1.5 point favorites. This season the Rams are 5-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5-0. The Runnin' Rebels have an over/under record of 6-1-0 and they are 4-3-0 against the spread.
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Nick Stevens finished with 189 yards through the air for Colorado State last week. He completed 17 passes out of 31 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Rams were led in rushing by Dalyn Dawkins, who finished with 66 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Michael Gallup was the team leader in receiving with a total of 91 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game Colorado State got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 67 total plays for 373 yards for the game. The Rams ran for 184 yards on 36 attempts.
Dalton Sneed finished with 279 yards passing for UNLV last week. He went 19 for 27, resulting in a 70% completion percentage. The Runnin' Rebels were led on the ground by Lexington Thomas, who finished with 102 yards on 21 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Devonte Boyd led the team in receiving with 83 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. UNLV had 29 first downs total. 15 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 80 total plays for 535 yards for the contest. The Runnin' Rebels ran for 256 yards on 51 carries as a team.
Colorado State scores 24.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 96th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 16.4 passes on 30.9 attempts for a 53.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 215 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 85th in college football. The Rams run for an average of 186.3 yards per game on 41.3 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 54th in the nation. They also run 72.1 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 401.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 75th overall this season. The Rams average 20.7 first downs per game which ranks them 77th in the country. They accumulate 48 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, which ranks 97th in the nation.
Colorado State allows 234.1 passing yards per game, ranking 77th in D-1, and they allow 28.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 75th. They give up 18 completions on 27.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.9. The Rams allow 191.6 rushing yards per game on 43.6 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 89th in the country. Colorado State allows 425.7 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 87th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.6 penalties for 50 yards per game, ranking them 43rd among D-1 teams.
UNLV averages 32.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 48th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 11.4 passes per game on 23.7 attempts for a 48.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 157 yards through the air per game, ranking them 117th in Division 1. The Runnin' Rebels run for an average of 247.7 yards per game on 43.9 attempts for an average of 5.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 17th on the ground. They also run 67.6 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 404.7 yards per game, ranking them 68th in the country on offense. The Runnin' Rebels get an average of 19.6 first downs per game, which ranks 93rd in the nation. They average 59.1 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, ranking them 50th in college football.
UNLV allows an average of 250.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 88th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 30.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 89th in the nation. They give up 18 completions on 35.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.6 per game. The Runnin' Rebels allow 163 rushing yards per contest on 37.7 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 73rd in the country. UNLV allows 413.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 75th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 5.7 penalties for 50 yards in each contest, ranking 44th in the nation.
Colorado State Betting Trends
Colorado State is 2-5-0 against the over/under this season
Colorado State has an ATS record of 5-2-0 this season
UNLV Betting Trends
UNLV is 6-1-0 against the over/under this season
UNLV has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/11/16 QB Colin Hill ACL out for season
08/29/16 FB Adam Prentice Knee out for season
10/16/16 DL Jason Fao Knee "?" Saturday vs. Colorado State
10/16/16 LB LaKeith Walls Groin "?" Saturday vs. Colorado State
10/04/16 WR Brandon Presley Foot out for season
10/04/16 WR Darren Woods Jr Knee out for season
09/27/16 QB Johnny Stanton Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
09/21/16 DB Evan Austrie Shoulder out indefinitely
08/28/16 WR Kendal Keys Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado State
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