Saturday, October 1, 2016
Ladd Peebles Stadium
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The San Diego State Aztecs take on the South Alabama Jaguars on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Ladd Peebles Stadium. The opening line for this game has San Diego State as 17.5 point favorites. This season the Aztecs are 1-1-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Jaguars have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 1-3-0 against the spread.
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Christian Chapman finished with 126 yards through the air for San Diego State last week. He completed 11 passes out of 19 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Aztecs were led in rushing by Donnel Pumphrey, who finished with 220 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Mikah Holder was the team leader in receiving with a total of 67 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game San Diego State got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 64 total plays for 404 yards for the game. The Aztecs ran for 278 yards on 45 attempts.
Dallas Davis finished with 302 yards passing for South Alabama last week. He went 24 for 50, resulting in a 48% completion percentage. The Jaguars were led on the ground by Xavier Johnson, who finished with 103 yards on 21 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Kevin Kutchera led the team in receiving with 86 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. South Alabama had 24 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 16 came from a pass. They ran 92 total plays for 510 yards for the contest. The Jaguars ran for 208 yards on 42 carries as a team.
San Diego State scores 39.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 37th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14 passes on 22.7 attempts for a 61.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 182 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 104th in college football. The Aztecs run for an average of 260.7 yards per game on 44.3 attempts for an average of 5.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 12th in the nation. They also run 67 plays per contest and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 442.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 56th overall this season. The Aztecs average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 74th in the country. They accumulate 94 penalty yards per game via 11.3 penalties, which ranks 5th in the nation.
San Diego State allows 271 passing yards per game, ranking 105th in D-1, and they allow 22.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 48th. They give up 22 completions on 42.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 51.6. The Aztecs allow 102.7 rushing yards per game on 30.7 carries for an average of 3.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 20th in the country. San Diego State allows 373.7 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 53rd in terms of yards per game. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 69 yards per game, ranking them 109th among D-1 teams.
South Alabama averages 23.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 103rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 22.5 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 57.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 282.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 31st in Division 1. The Jaguars run for an average of 112.3 yards per game on 33.8 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 118th on the ground. They also run 72.8 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 394.8 yards per game, ranking them 81st in the country on offense. The Jaguars get an average of 21.3 first downs per game, which ranks 72nd in the nation. They average 53 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 69th in college football.
South Alabama allows an average of 151.3 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 14th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 28 points per contest, which has them ranked 77th in the nation. They give up 13.8 completions on 21.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 64 per game. The Jaguars allow 240.5 rushing yards per contest on 43.8 carries for a 5.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 118th in the country. South Alabama allows 391.8 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 71st in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 45.5 yards in each contest, ranking 28th in the nation.
San Diego State Betting Trends
San Diego State is 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
San Diego State has an ATS record of 1-1-1 this season
South Alabama Betting Trends
South Alabama is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
South Alabama has an ATS record of 1-3-0 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
09/21/16 LB Riley Cole Knee out for season
09/10/16 DE Jimmie Gipson III Knee out for season
09/10/16 DL Tre Alford Knee out for season
09/03/16 DE Dewayne Alford Achilles out for season
Josh's Pick: Take South Alabama
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