Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The Fresno State Bulldogs take on the Utah State Aggies on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Romney Stadium. The opening line for this game has Utah State as 14 point favorites. This season the Bulldogs are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Aggies have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread.
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Chason Virgil finished with 139 yards through the air for Fresno State last week. He completed 16 passes out of 26 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Chason Virgil, who finished with 44 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. KeeSean Johnson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 56 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 7 yards per reception. As a team in that game Fresno State got a total of 10 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 4 came through the air. They ran 51 total plays for 217 yards for the game. The Bulldogs ran for 78 yards on 24 attempts.
Kent Myers finished with 210 yards passing for Utah State last week. He went 19 for 34, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Aggies were led on the ground by Tonny Lindsey, who finished with 137 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Rayshad Lewis led the team in receiving with 99 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Utah State had 23 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 74 total plays for 461 yards for the contest. The Aggies ran for 251 yards on 39 carries as a team.
Fresno State scores 20.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 117th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.3 passes on 36.6 attempts for a 50 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 232.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 68th in college football. The Bulldogs run for an average of 122.3 yards per game on 34.9 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 117th in the nation. They also run 71.4 plays per contest and average 5 yards per play for an average of 354.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 108th overall this season. The Bulldogs average 17.3 first downs per game which ranks them 117th in the country. They accumulate 57.9 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, which ranks 53rd in the nation.
Fresno State allows 163 passing yards per game, ranking 9th in D-1, and they allow 33.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 105th. They give up 11.7 completions on 21.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55. The Bulldogs allow 276 rushing yards per game on 53 carries for an average of 5.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 126th in the country. Fresno State allows 439 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 100th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 50.9 yards per game, ranking them 47th among D-1 teams.
Utah State averages 23.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 103rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21 passes per game on 35.8 attempts for a 58.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 218.2 yards through the air per game, ranking them 79th in Division 1. The Aggies run for an average of 173.2 yards per game on 35.5 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 68th on the ground. They also run 71.3 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 391.3 yards per game, ranking them 84th in the country on offense. The Aggies get an average of 19.5 first downs per game, which ranks 96th in the nation. They average 54.8 penalty yards per game via 7.2 penalties, ranking them 66th in college football.
Utah State allows an average of 208.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 45th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25 points per contest, which has them ranked 51st in the nation. They give up 17 completions on 28 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.7 per game. The Aggies allow 157.8 rushing yards per contest on 42.5 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 67th in the country. Utah State allows 366.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 43rd in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 8.2 penalties for 73.5 yards in each contest, ranking 120th in the nation.
Fresno State Betting Trends
Fresno State is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Fresno State has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Utah State Betting Trends
Utah State is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Utah State has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 TE Chad Olsen Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
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
10/16/16 RB Devante Mays Knee "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
10/04/16 TE Dax Raymond Back out for season
10/04/16 S Zach Swenson Leg out for season
10/01/16 S Dallin Leavitt Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Fresno State
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