Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Utah State Aggies take on the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Mackay Stadium. The opening line for this game has Utah State as 5 point favorites. This season the Aggies are 3-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Wolf Pack have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 2-8-0 against the spread.
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Kent Myers finished with 235 yards through the air for Utah State last week. He completed 17 passes out of 29 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Aggies were led in rushing by Tonny Lindsey, who finished with 75 yards on 5 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 15 yards per carry. Ron'Quavion Tarver was the team leader in receiving with a total of 104 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Utah State got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 414 yards for the game. The Aggies ran for 111 yards on 24 attempts.
Ty Gangi finished with 301 yards passing for Nevada last week. He went 19 for 34, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Wolf Pack were led on the ground by James Butler, who finished with 94 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Wyatt Demps led the team in receiving with 92 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Nevada had 19 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 57 total plays for 409 yards for the contest. The Wolf Pack ran for 108 yards on 23 carries as a team.
Utah State scores 24 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 98th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.9 passes on 34.2 attempts for a 58.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 224.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 75th in college football. The Aggies run for an average of 155.7 yards per game on 33.1 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 87th in the nation. They also run 67.3 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 380.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 90th overall this season. The Aggies average 19.5 first downs per game which ranks them 100th in the country. They accumulate 54.1 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 68th in the nation.
Utah State allows 188.5 passing yards per game, ranking 16th in D-1, and they allow 28.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 68th. They give up 15.7 completions on 26.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.2. The Aggies allow 197.7 rushing yards per game on 45.4 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 86th in the country. Utah State allows 386.2 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 49th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.6 penalties for 69.5 yards per game, ranking them 117th among D-1 teams.
Nevada averages 22.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 114th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.2 passes per game on 30.5 attempts for a 59.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 217.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 85th in Division 1. The Wolf Pack run for an average of 155.6 yards per game on 37.5 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 89th on the ground. They also run 68 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 373.4 yards per game, ranking them 101st in the country on offense. The Wolf Pack get an average of 21.3 first downs per game, which ranks 63rd in the nation. They average 45.8 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 102nd in college football.
Nevada allows an average of 164.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 6th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 30.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 77th in the nation. They give up 12.2 completions on 19.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.6 per game. The Wolf Pack allow 300.5 rushing yards per contest on 50.1 carries for a 6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 128th in the country. Nevada allows 464.8 total yards per game for an average of 6.6 yards per play, which ranks 111th in D-1. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 59 yards in each contest, ranking 91st in the nation.
Utah State Betting Trends
Utah State is 5-5-0 against the over/under this season
Utah State has an ATS record of 3-7-0 this season
Nevada Betting Trends
Nevada is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Nevada has an ATS record of 2-8-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 RB Devante Mays Leg "?" Saturday vs. Nevada
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
11/13/16 WR Victor Gonzalez Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
11/13/16 LB Travis Wilson Foot "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
11/10/16 TE Evan Faunce Knee out for season
11/10/16 LB Jake Lacaden Concussion out for season
11/05/16 DB Riley Brand Concussion out for season
11/03/16 DB Randy Uzoma Shoulder out for season
10/30/16 QB Tyler Stewart Shoulder out for season
10/18/16 RB Akeel Lynch Concussion out for season
09/29/16 WR Brayden Sanchez Foot out for season
09/29/16 DL Salesa Faraimo Pectoral out indefinitely
09/13/16 LB Lucas Weber Knee out for season
08/31/16 LB Colton Concellos Knee out for season
08/31/16 DE Kori Collins Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
08/31/16 DB Tyler Crandall Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Nevada +5
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