Saturday, October 1, 2016
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The Utah State Aggies take on the Boise State Broncos on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Albertsons Stadium. The opening line for this game has Boise State as 19.5 point favorites. This season the Aggies are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3-0. The Broncos have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
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Kent Myers finished with 360 yards through the air for Utah State last week. He completed 29 passes out of 47 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Aggies were led in rushing by Justen Hervey, who finished with 26 yards on 2 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 13 yards per carry. Ron'Quavion Tarver was the team leader in receiving with a total of 143 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Utah State got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 80 total plays for 414 yards for the game. The Aggies ran for 42 yards on 32 attempts.
Brett Rypien finished with 215 yards passing for Boise State last week. He went 19 for 36, resulting in a 53% completion percentage. The Broncos were led on the ground by Jeremy McNichols, who finished with 208 yards on 28 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Thomas Sperbeck led the team in receiving with 104 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Boise State had 27 first downs total. 14 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 79 total plays for 512 yards for the contest. The Broncos ran for 274 yards on 42 carries as a team.
Utah State scores 26.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 84th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.3 passes on 32.3 attempts for a 59.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 203 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 93rd in college football. The Aggies run for an average of 179.3 yards per game on 37.3 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 65th in the nation. They also run 69.5 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 382.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 90th overall this season. The Aggies average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 96th in the country. They accumulate 42 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, which ranks 111th in the nation.
Utah State allows 195.3 passing yards per game, ranking 36th in D-1, and they allow 24.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 55th. They give up 17 completions on 27.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61.8. The Aggies allow 142.3 rushing yards per game on 42 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 53rd in the country. Utah State allows 337.5 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 30th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.3 penalties for 65.3 yards per game, ranking them 97th among D-1 teams.
Boise State averages 38 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 40th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21 passes per game on 35.7 attempts for a 58.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 321 yards through the air per game, ranking them 20th in Division 1. The Broncos run for an average of 184.3 yards per game on 35.3 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 57th on the ground. They also run 71 plays per game and average 7.1 yards per play for a total of 505.3 yards per game, ranking them 20th in the country on offense. The Broncos get an average of 25.7 first downs per game, which ranks 21st in the nation. They average 50 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, ranking them 81st in college football.
Boise State allows an average of 285.7 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 112th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 20.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 34th in the nation. They give up 32.7 completions on 46 attempts for a completion percentage of 71 per game. The Broncos allow 72.3 rushing yards per contest on 31.7 carries for a 2.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 7th in the country. Boise State allows 358 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 42nd in D-1. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and 9 penalties for 66.7 yards in each contest, ranking 102nd in the nation.
Utah State Betting Trends
Utah State is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Utah State has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Boise State Betting Trends
Boise State is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Boise State has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 S Dallin Leavitt Leg injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Boise State
09/25/16 RB Devante Mays Leg injured last game, expected to miss Saturday vs. Boise State
09/25/16 TE Jake Roh Leg "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
09/25/16 LB Joe Martarano Knee "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
09/25/16 S Kameron Miles Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
08/30/16 S Dylan Sumner-Gardner Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
Josh's Pick: Take Utah State
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