Saturday, September 17, 2016
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The Utah Utes take on the San Jose State Spartans on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Spartan Stadium. The opening line for this game has Utah as 12.5 point favorites. This season the Utes are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Spartans have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
Troy Williams finished with 194 yards through the air for Utah last week. He completed 14 passes out of 23 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Utes were led in rushing by Troy McCormick, who finished with 62 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Tyrone Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 60 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 30 yards per reception. As a team in that game Utah got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 65 total plays for 363 yards for the game. The Utes ran for 169 yards on 42 attempts.
Kenny Potter finished with 233 yards through the air for San Jose State last week. He completed 14 passes out of 20 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. The Spartans were led in rushing by Deontae Cooper, who finished with 126 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Tre Hartley was the team leader in receiving with a total of 93 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. San Jose State got a total of 28 first downs in that game. 16 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 78 total plays for 642 yards for the game. The Spartans ran for 409 yards on 57 attempts.
Utah scores 22 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 105th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.5 passes on 31 attempts for a 59.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 246 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 55th in college football. The Utes run for an average of 153.5 yards per game on 39.5 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 84th in the nation. They also run 70.5 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 399.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 75th overall this season. The Utes average 19.5 first downs per game which ranks them 83rd in the country. They accumulate 62.5 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, which ranks 45th in the nation.
Utah allows 113.5 passing yards per game, ranking 14th in D-1, and they allow 9.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 11th. They give up 14 completions on 29.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 47.5. The Utes allow 129.5 rushing yards per game on 29.5 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 54th in the country. Utah allows 243 total yards per game including 4.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 17th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 66 yards per game, ranking them 90th among D-1 teams.
San Jose State averages 38 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 44th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15 passes per game on 25 attempts for a 60 percent completion percentage. They throw for 233.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 62nd in Division 1. The Spartans run for an average of 231 yards per game on 44.5 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 33rd on the ground. They also run 69.5 plays per game and average 6.7 yards per play for a total of 464.5 yards per game, ranking them 44th in the country on offense. The Spartans get an average of 20.5 first downs per game, which ranks 73rd in the nation. They average 45 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 92nd in college football.
San Jose State allows an average of 231.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 78th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 40 points per contest, which has them ranked 117th in the nation. They give up 12.5 completions on 24.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 51 per game. The Spartans allow 253.5 rushing yards per contest on 50 carries for a 5.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 118th in the country. San Jose State allows 485 total yards per game for an average of 6.5 yards per play, which ranks 110th in D-1. They force 3 turnovers per contest and 4.5 penalties for 47.5 yards in each contest, ranking 46th in the nation.
Utah Betting Trends
Utah is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Utah has an ATS record of 0-2-0 this season
San Jose State Betting Trends
San Jose State is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
San Jose State has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 DB Dominique Hatfield Leg "?" Saturday vs. San Jose State
08/28/16 DB Cory Butler-Byrd Suspension out indefinitely
08/15/16 TE Siale Fakailoatonga ACL out for season
San Jose State
09/11/16 CB Cameron Smith Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Utah
09/11/16 RB Thomas Tucker Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Utah
08/29/16 WR Tyler Winston Academics out for season
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose State
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