Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Fresno State Bulldogs take on the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Mackay Stadium. The opening line for this game has Nevada as 11.5 point favorites. This season the Bulldogs are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-1-0. The Wolf Pack have an over/under record of 1-4-0 and they are 1-4-0 against the spread.
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Chason Virgil finished with 296 yards through the air for Fresno State last week. He completed 16 passes out of 45 attempts for a 36% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Dontel James, who finished with 53 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Aaron Peck was the team leader in receiving with a total of 194 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 39 yards per reception. As a team in that game Fresno State got a total of 15 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 77 total plays for 360 yards for the game. The Bulldogs ran for 64 yards on 32 attempts.
Tyler Stewart finished with 160 yards passing for Nevada last week. He went 16 for 21, resulting in a 76% completion percentage. The Wolf Pack were led on the ground by James Butler, who finished with 174 yards on 28 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Jerico Richardson led the team in receiving with 46 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Nevada had 32 first downs total. 18 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 89 total plays for 521 yards for the contest. The Wolf Pack ran for 352 yards on 64 carries as a team.
Fresno State scores 23.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 96th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.2 passes on 40.2 attempts for a 47.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 258.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 47th in college football. The Bulldogs run for an average of 104.6 yards per game on 34.4 attempts for an average of 3 yards per carry. That ranks them 121st in the nation. They also run 74.6 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 363 yards per game, ranking their offense 97th overall this season. The Bulldogs average 17.2 first downs per game which ranks them 115th in the country. They accumulate 62.4 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 44th in the nation.
Fresno State allows 181.2 passing yards per game, ranking 21st in D-1, and they allow 38.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 114th. They give up 12.2 completions on 22.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.5. The Bulldogs allow 283 rushing yards per game on 52 carries for an average of 5.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 126th in the country. Fresno State allows 464.2 total yards per game including 6.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 107th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.6 penalties for 51.2 yards per game, ranking them 48th among D-1 teams.
Nevada averages 21.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 108th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.6 passes per game on 28.2 attempts for a 62.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 189.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 101st in Division 1. The Wolf Pack run for an average of 177.4 yards per game on 40.6 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 60th on the ground. They also run 68.8 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 366.8 yards per game, ranking them 94th in the country on offense. The Wolf Pack get an average of 21.4 first downs per game, which ranks 71st in the nation. They average 53.6 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 69th in college football.
Nevada allows an average of 183.8 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 23rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 28.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 71st in the nation. They give up 13.4 completions on 22.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.4 per game. The Wolf Pack allow 272.6 rushing yards per contest on 47.2 carries for a 5.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 125th in the country. Nevada allows 456.4 total yards per game for an average of 6.6 yards per play, which ranks 103rd in D-1. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 7.2 penalties for 66.6 yards in each contest, ranking 106th in the nation.
Fresno State Betting Trends
Fresno State is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
Fresno State has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Nevada Betting Trends
Nevada is 1-4-0 against the over/under this season
Nevada has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 RB Bryson Oglesby Knee "?" Saturday vs. Nevada
09/01/16 RB Justin Rice Foot out indefinitely
09/01/16 OL Shane Gama Illness out indefinitely
09/01/16 RB Wesley Hill Knee out for season
08/27/16 DL Kevin Jeanniton Elbow out indefinitely
09/29/16 WR Brayden Sanchez Undisclosed out for season
09/29/16 DL Salesa Faraimo Pectoral out indefinitely
09/29/16 WR Victor Gonzalez Shoulder out for season
09/13/16 LB Lucas Weber Knee out for season
08/31/16 LB Colton Concellos Knee out for season
08/31/16 DE Kori Collins Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
08/31/16 DB Tyler Crandall Knee out for season
08/29/16 TE Evan Faunce Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Nevada
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