Saturday, November 5, 2016
Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium
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The Fresno State Bulldogs take on the Colorado State Rams on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium. The opening line for this game has Colorado State as 13 point favorites. This season the Bulldogs are 5-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-3-0. The Rams have an over/under record of 3-5-0 and they are 6-2-0 against the spread.
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Chason Virgil finished with 303 yards through the air for Fresno State last week. He completed 18 passes out of 37 attempts for a 49% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Dontel James, who finished with 24 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 1 yards per carry. KeeSean Johnson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 142 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Fresno State got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 68 total plays for 349 yards for the game. The Bulldogs ran for 37 yards on 30 attempts.
Nick Stevens finished with 237 yards passing for Colorado State last week. He went 21 for 28, resulting in a 75% completion percentage. The Rams were led on the ground by Marvin Kinsey, who finished with 68 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Michael Gallup led the team in receiving with 91 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Colorado State had 26 first downs total. 15 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 78 total plays for 467 yards for the contest. The Rams ran for 230 yards on 50 carries as a team.
Fresno State scores 20.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 119th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.3 passes on 37.6 attempts for a 51.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 238.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 58th in college football. The Bulldogs run for an average of 111.9 yards per game on 34.8 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 119th in the nation. They also run 72.3 plays per contest and average 4.8 yards per play for an average of 350.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 112th overall this season. The Bulldogs average 18 first downs per game which ranks them 115th in the country. They accumulate 60 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 45th in the nation.
Fresno State allows 158.4 passing yards per game, ranking 4th in D-1, and they allow 33.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 107th. They give up 11.6 completions on 20.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.6. The Bulldogs allow 274.1 rushing yards per game on 53.6 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 126th in the country. Fresno State allows 432.6 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 90th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 49.2 yards per game, ranking them 43rd among D-1 teams.
Colorado State averages 26.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 79th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17 passes per game on 30.5 attempts for a 55.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 217.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 80th in Division 1. The Rams run for an average of 191.8 yards per game on 42.4 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 49th on the ground. They also run 72.9 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 409.5 yards per game, ranking them 66th in the country on offense. The Rams get an average of 21.4 first downs per game, which ranks 62nd in the nation. They average 44.6 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, ranking them 109th in college football.
Colorado State allows an average of 228 passing yards per game, which ranks 69th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 71st in the nation. They give up 16.6 completions on 27.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3 per game. The Rams allow 189.5 rushing yards per contest on 42.1 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 84th in the country. Colorado State allows 417.5 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 75th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 46.4 yards in each contest, ranking 29th in the nation.
Fresno State Betting Trends
Fresno State is 5-3-0 against the over/under this season
Fresno State has an ATS record of 5-3-0 this season
Colorado State Betting Trends
Colorado State is 3-5-0 against the over/under this season
Colorado State has an ATS record of 6-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/27/16 TE Chad Olsen Personal out indefinitely
10/18/16 LB Brandon Hughes Eligibility out for season
10/04/16 RB Dejonte O'Neal Knee out for season
09/01/16 RB Wesley Hill Knee out for season
08/27/16 DL Kevin Jeanniton Elbow out indefinitely
10/30/16 DB Braylin Scott Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
10/30/16 WR Olabisi Johnson Hand injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
10/11/16 QB Colin Hill ACL out for season
08/29/16 FB Adam Prentice Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Fresno State
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