Boise State at Utah State College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium
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Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium is the venue for the game between the Boise State Broncos and the Utah State Aggies on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boise State as 8.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 54. The Aggies are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-1-0. The Broncos are 4-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-5-0.
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Valuable Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The Boise State Broncos are 4-3-0 against the spread
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 7-1-0 against the over/under
The Utah State Aggies are 4-4-0 against the spread
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
10/22/17 TE Chase Blakley Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
10/22/17 WR CT Thomas Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
10/22/17 DT Daniel Auelua Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
10/20/17 S Jace Richter Dismissed is out for season
10/03/17 CB Michael Young Suspension out indefinitely
09/12/17 WR Akilian Butler ACL out for season
08/28/17 LB Blake Whitlock Shoulder out for season
08/24/17 S Evan Tyler ACL out for season
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
10/22/17 CB Cameron Haney Head is probable Saturday vs. Boise State
10/22/17 CB Jalen Davis Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Boise State
10/22/17 WR Ron'Quavion Tarver Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Boise State
09/05/17 RB Tonny Lindsey Jr. Shoulder out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boise State Broncos have run for 981 yards as a unit, which ranks 90th in the nation. They've run 267 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 36 times for 293 yards so far this year, which has them 102nd in the country in penalties. They are 72nd in Division 1 in points scored with 198. They have run 466 plays this year for 2,362 yards, which ranks them 96th in the nation in total offense. The Broncos average 5.1 yards per play, which is 102nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 127 1st downs this season, ranking them 104th overall as an offensive unit. Brett Rypien has completed 79 throws while attempting 128 passes for a completion percentage of 61.7%. He has passed for 822 yards this year. He averages 5.7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 116.1.
The Broncos rush defense has given up 243 attempts for 723 yards this season, putting them in 11th place in the country against the run. They have had 24 penalties for 214 yards on defense this year. That places them 1st in Division 1. Boise State is 39th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 151. They have given up a total of 2,190 yards on D, which is 21st in the nation. The Broncos are 14th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opponent offenses have completed 137 throws on 237 attempts against the Boise State Broncos defense this season, ranking them 80th and 82nd in the country. The Boise State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,467 yards in the air, which is 48th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Boise State Broncos have tried 8 field goals this year and made 7, which is 71st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. Boise State Broncos kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 25 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,475 yards on 35 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 65th in the NCAA in punting average. Boise State is 5th in the country in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 268 punt return yards and average 13.4 yards per return, which is 17th in D-1. They have returned 21 kicks for 575 yards on special teams, which puts them 14th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 27 yards per kick return and they are 86th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,205.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aggies are 30th in Division 1 in points scored with 261. They have run 604 plays this season for 3,207 yards, which ranks them 35th in the nation in total offense. The Utah State Aggies average 5.3 yards per play, which is 90th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 162 1st downs this year, placing them 38th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah State has run for 1,271 yards as a team, which ranks 50th in the country. They've run 321 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 50 times for 456 yards so far this season, which has them 39th in the nation in penalties. Kent Myers has thrown for 1,206 yards this season. He has completed 121 passes on 192 attempts for a completion percentage of 63%. His quarterback rating this year is 120.5. He averages 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 5.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Utah State is 98th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 235. They have surrendered a total of 3,189 yards on D, which is 97th in Division 1. The Aggies are ranked 58th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 121 passes on 219 attempts against the Utah State defense this season, placing them 45th and 61st in the country. The Utah State Aggies pass defense has also given up a total of 1,557 yards through the air, which is 58th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 366 attempts for 1,632 yards this year, putting them in 112th place in D-1 against the run. The Aggies have committed 60 penalties for 480 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 100th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Utah State is ranked 19th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 250 punt return yards and average 15.6 yards per return, which is 12th in college football. They have returned 27 kicks for 566 yards on special teams, ranking 17th in kick return yardage. The Utah State Aggies average 21 yards per kick return and they are 16th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,024. The Aggies have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 15, which is 5th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 94%. Utah State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 30 for 30 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,915 yards on 46 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 74th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos -8.5
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