Friday, October 28, 2016
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The San Diego State Aztecs take on the Utah State Aggies on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Romney Stadium. The opening line for this game has San Diego State as 3 point favorites. This season the Aztecs are 3-3-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-4-0. The Aggies have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread.
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Christian Chapman finished with 167 yards through the air for San Diego State last week. He completed 13 passes out of 18 attempts for a 72% completion percentage. The Aztecs were led in rushing by Donnel Pumphrey, who finished with 135 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Rashaad Penny was the team leader in receiving with a total of 64 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 32 yards per reception. As a team in that game San Diego State got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 62 total plays for 460 yards for the game. The Aztecs ran for 293 yards on 44 attempts.
Kent Myers finished with 188 yards passing for Utah State last week. He went 17 for 29, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Aggies were led on the ground by Tonny Lindsey, who finished with 90 yards on 23 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Ron'Quavion Tarver led the team in receiving with 54 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. Utah State had 24 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 69 total plays for 392 yards for the contest. The Aggies ran for 204 yards on 40 carries as a team.
San Diego State scores 32.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 50th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 12.9 passes on 20 attempts for a 64.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 165.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 113th in college football. The Aztecs run for an average of 252.7 yards per game on 47.6 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 14th in the nation. They also run 67.6 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 418.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 59th overall this season. The Aztecs average 21.7 first downs per game which ranks them 59th in the country. They accumulate 77.7 penalty yards per game via 8.9 penalties, which ranks 10th in the nation.
San Diego State allows 192.1 passing yards per game, ranking 24th in D-1, and they allow 17.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 13th. They give up 16.9 completions on 32.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.2. The Aztecs allow 93.6 rushing yards per game on 31.4 carries for an average of 3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 2nd in the country. San Diego State allows 285.7 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 6th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 57.9 yards per game, ranking them 79th among D-1 teams.
Utah State averages 25.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 90th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.4 passes per game on 34.9 attempts for a 58.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 213.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 84th in Division 1. The Aggies run for an average of 177.6 yards per game on 36.1 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 59th on the ground. They also run 71 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 391.4 yards per game, ranking them 81st in the country on offense. The Aggies get an average of 20.1 first downs per game, which ranks 89th in the nation. They average 52.7 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, ranking them 75th in college football.
Utah State allows an average of 208 passing yards per game, which ranks 40th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 24.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 46th in the nation. They give up 18.4 completions on 30.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.8 per game. The Aggies allow 151.6 rushing yards per contest on 42 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 54th in the country. Utah State allows 359.6 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 35th in D-1. They force 0.9 turnovers per contest and 8.4 penalties for 74.4 yards in each contest, ranking 122nd in the nation.
San Diego State Betting Trends
San Diego State is 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
San Diego State has an ATS record of 3-3-1 this season
Utah State Betting Trends
Utah State is 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Utah State has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego State
10/23/16 CB Billy Vaughn, Jr. Suspension out indefinitely
10/23/16 CB Derek Babiash Suspension out indefinitely
10/23/16 DL Fred Melifonwu Suspension out indefinitely
10/23/16 WR Micah Holder Ankle "?" Friday vs. Utah State
10/10/16 S Na'im McGee Foot out for season
10/10/16 DL Randy Ricks Toe out for season
10/04/16 LS Turner Bernard ACL out for season
08/29/16 OL Joe Salcedo Knee out for season
08/29/16 OL Ryan Pope Lung out indefinitely
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
Guy's Pick: Take Utah State
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