Saturday, October 1, 2016
Sam Boyd Stadium
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The Fresno State Bulldogs take on the UNLV Runnin' Rebels on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Sam Boyd Stadium. The opening line for this game has UNLV as 11.5 point favorites. This season the Bulldogs are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Runnin' Rebels have an over/under record of 4-0-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
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Chason Virgil finished with 276 yards through the air for Fresno State last week. He completed 21 passes out of 45 attempts for a 47% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Dontel James, who finished with 65 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Jamire Jordan was the team leader in receiving with a total of 108 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Fresno State got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 89 total plays for 453 yards for the game. The Bulldogs ran for 177 yards on 44 attempts.
Johnny Stanton finished with 175 yards passing for UNLV last week. He went 14 for 26, resulting in a 54% completion percentage. The Runnin' Rebels were led on the ground by Lexington Thomas, who finished with 160 yards on 19 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Darren Woods Jr. led the team in receiving with 66 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. UNLV had 26 first downs total. 15 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 75 total plays for 539 yards for the contest. The Runnin' Rebels ran for 364 yards on 49 carries as a team.
Fresno State scores 24.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 98th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20 passes on 39 attempts for a 51.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 249 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 52nd in college football. The Bulldogs run for an average of 114.8 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 117th in the nation. They also run 74 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 363.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 98th overall this season. The Bulldogs average 18 first downs per game which ranks them 107th in the country. They accumulate 65.5 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, which ranks 37th in the nation.
Fresno State allows 194.3 passing yards per game, ranking 34th in D-1, and they allow 36.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 112th. They give up 13.3 completions on 24.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.1. The Bulldogs allow 262.5 rushing yards per game on 51.8 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 122nd in the country. Fresno State allows 456.8 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 105th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 52.8 yards per game, ranking them 59th among D-1 teams.
UNLV averages 33.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 51st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 12.8 passes per game on 27 attempts for a 47.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 170.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 109th in Division 1. The Runnin' Rebels run for an average of 250.3 yards per game on 41.5 attempts for an average of 6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 16th on the ground. They also run 68.5 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for a total of 420.8 yards per game, ranking them 68th in the country on offense. The Runnin' Rebels get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 89th in the nation. They average 70.8 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 26th in college football.
UNLV allows an average of 256.3 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 91st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 33 points per contest, which has them ranked 100th in the nation. They give up 19.5 completions on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.3 per game. The Runnin' Rebels allow 150.8 rushing yards per contest on 36.3 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 62nd in the country. UNLV allows 407 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 83rd in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 41 yards in each contest, ranking 19th in the nation.
Fresno State Betting Trends
Fresno State is 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Fresno State has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
UNLV Betting Trends
UNLV is 4-0-0 against the over/under this season
UNLV has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 RB Bryson Oglesby Knee "?" Saturday vs. UNLV
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
09/25/16 WR Brandon Presley Foot "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
09/21/16 DB Evan Austrie Shoulder out indefinitely
08/28/16 WR Kendal Keys Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take UNLV
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