Saturday, September 17, 2016
Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium
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The San Diego State Aztecs take on the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium. The opening line for this game has San Diego State as 10 point favorites. This season the Aztecs are 0-1-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Huskies have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 0-2-0 against the spread.
Christian Chapman finished with 129 yards through the air for San Diego State last week. He completed 14 passes out of 23 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Aztecs were led in rushing by Donnel Pumphrey, who finished with 281 yards on 29 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Eric Judge was the team leader in receiving with a total of 47 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game San Diego State got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 463 yards for the game. The Aztecs ran for 334 yards on 47 attempts.
Drew Hare finished with 96 yards through the air for Northern Illinois last week. He completed 13 passes out of 20 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Huskies were led in rushing by Joel Bouagnon, who finished with 72 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Christian Blake was the team leader in receiving with a total of 53 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. Northern Illinois got a total of 19 first downs in that game. 9 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 318 yards for the game. The Huskies ran for 157 yards on 41 attempts.
San Diego State scores 38 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 43rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.5 passes on 24.5 attempts for a 63.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 210 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 81st in college football. The Aztecs run for an average of 252 yards per game on 44 attempts for an average of 5.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 23rd in the nation. They also run 68.5 plays per contest and average 6.7 yards per play for an average of 462 yards per game, ranking their offense 47th overall this season. The Aztecs average 20.5 first downs per game which ranks them 72nd in the country. They accumulate 87.5 penalty yards per game via 11.5 penalties, which ranks 14th in the nation.
San Diego State allows 296 passing yards per game, ranking 110th in D-1, and they allow 20 points per contest on defense, which ranks 52nd. They give up 24 completions on 46 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.2. The Aztecs allow 76.5 rushing yards per game on 26.5 carries for an average of 2.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 18th in the country. San Diego State allows 372.5 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 74th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 52 yards per game, ranking them 55th among D-1 teams.
Northern Illinois averages 25.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 88th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 37 attempts for a 62.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 245 yards through the air per game, ranking them 56th in Division 1. The Huskies run for an average of 145 yards per game on 39 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 86th on the ground. They also run 76 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 390 yards per game, ranking them 80th in the country on offense. The Huskies get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 87th in the nation. They average 78 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, ranking them 20th in college football.
Northern Illinois allows an average of 305 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 114th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 44 points per contest, which has them ranked 124th in the nation. They give up 22 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.7 per game. The Huskies allow 268 rushing yards per contest on 53 carries for a 5.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 122nd in the country. Northern Illinois allows 573 total yards per game for an average of 6.6 yards per play, which ranks 124th in D-1. They force 0.5 turnovers per contest and 9 penalties for 88.5 yards in each contest, ranking 124th in the nation.
San Diego State Betting Trends
San Diego State is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
San Diego State has an ATS record of 0-1-1 this season
Northern Illinois Betting Trends
Northern Illinois is 2-0-0 against the over/under this season
Northern Illinois has an ATS record of 0-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego State
08/29/16 OL Joe Salcedo Knee out for season
08/29/16 OL Ryan Pope Lung out indefinitely
09/11/16 QB Drew Hare Ankle injured last game, expected to miss Saturday vs. San Diego State
09/11/16 QB Ryan Graham None expected to start Saturday vs. San Diego State
09/11/16 CB Shawun Lurry Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. San Diego State
08/27/16 S Jackson Abresch Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Northern Illinois
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