Colorado State at Utah State College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium
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The Colorado State Rams head to Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium to play the Utah State Aggies on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado State as 7 point favorites. The total has been set at 63. The Rams are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Aggies are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-0-0.
Valuable Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Colorado State Rams are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 5-0-0 against the over/under
The Utah State Aggies are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
08/23/17 WR E.J. Scott ACL out for season
08/21/17 LB Deonte Clyburn Blood Clot out indefinitely
08/08/17 DB Braylin Scott Legal problems out indefinitely
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
09/05/17 RB Tonny Lindsey Jr. Shoulder out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Colorado State Rams are 26th in the country in points scored with 173. They have run 377 plays this year for 2,538 yards, which ranks them 12th in Division 1 in total offense. The Rams average 6.7 yards per play, which is 20th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 131 1st downs this season, ranking them 11th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Colorado State has run for 955 yards as a unit, which ranks 35th in college football. They've run 191 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Rams have been penalized on offense 32 times for 287 yards so far this year, which has them 41st in the country in penalties. Nick Stevens has passed for 1,232 yards this year. He's completed 96 throws while attempting 164 passes for a completion percentage of 58.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 130.4. He averages 6.8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.
Colorado State is 67th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 116. They have given up a total of 2,155 yards on D, which is 108th in D-1. The Rams are 108th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opponent offenses have completed 118 throws on 189 attempts against the Colorado State Rams defense this season, ranking them 122nd and 121st in the nation. The Colorado State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,392 yards in the air, which is 117th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 151 attempts for 763 yards this season, putting them in 81st place in the country against the run. The Rams have had 27 penalties for 221 yards on defense this year. That places them 52nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Colorado State is 72nd in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 47 punt return yards and average 7.8 yards per return, which is 51st in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 248 yards on special teams, which puts them 63rd in kick return yardage. The Rams average 23 yards per kick return and they are 10th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,833. The Colorado State Rams have tried 7 field goals this year and made 7, which is 32nd in college football. Colorado State Rams kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 20 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 669 yards on 14 punts, averaging 48 yards per punt. That ranks them 2nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aggies have run for 812 yards as a team, which ranks 53rd in college football. They've run 208 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Utah State Aggies have been penalized on offense 33 times for 278 yards so far this season, which has them 36th in the country in penalties. They are 27th in the nation in points scored with 172. They have run 389 plays this season for 2,044 yards, which ranks them 37th in Division 1 in total offense. Utah State averages 5.3 yards per play, which is 93rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 100 1st downs this year, placing them 50th overall as an offensive unit. Kent Myers averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 5.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 76 passes on 114 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 125. He has thrown for 777 yards this season.
The Utah State Aggies rush defense has allowed 225 attempts for 956 yards this year, putting them in 110th place in D-1 against the run. Utah State has committed 40 penalties for 288 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 92nd in college football. They are 103rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 152. They have surrendered a total of 1,927 yards on D, which is 88th in the country. The Aggies are ranked 68th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 68 passes on 132 attempts against the Utah State defense this season, placing them 24th and 42nd in Division 1. The Utah State Aggies pass defense has also given up a total of 971 yards through the air, which is 58th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Utah State Aggies have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 11, which is 5th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92%. Utah State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 19 for 19 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,282 yards on 31 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 67th in Division 1 in punting average. Utah State is ranked 29th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 95 punt return yards and average 9.5 yards per return, which is 42nd in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 306 yards on special teams, ranking 39th in kick return yardage. The Utah State Aggies average 18 yards per kick return and they are 34th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,445.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rams -7
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