Fresno State at San Diego State College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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The Fresno State Bulldogs travel to Qualcomm Stadium to take on the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Diego State as 11.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 46.5. The Bulldogs have an ATS record of 5-0-1 while their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Aztecs have an over/under record of 2-4-1 and they are 4-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 5-0-1 against the spread
Important San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 2-4-1 against the over/under
The San Diego State Aztecs are 4-3-0 against the spread
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
10/15/17 RB Ronnie Rivers Elbow "?" Saturday vs. San Diego State
09/14/17 DB Chris Coleman Foot out indefinitely
09/13/17 DB Kesomi Mafi Knee out for season
08/28/17 RB Dontel James Knee out for season
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
10/15/17 FB Grady Vazquez Knee "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
10/15/17 OL Ryan Pope Finger "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
10/15/17 CB Tayler Hawkins Knee "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
10/15/17 LB Temerick Harper Foot "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
10/15/17 OL Tyler Roemer Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
09/17/17 CB Garrett Binkley Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 52nd in Division 1 in points scored with 198. They have run 411 plays this season for 2,591 yards, which ranks them 56th in the nation in total offense. The Bulldogs average 6.3 yards per play, which is 29th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 119 1st downs this year, placing them 94th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Fresno State has run for 1,020 yards as a team, which ranks 65th in the country. They've run 215 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 30 times for 260 yards so far this season, which has them 111th in the nation in penalties. Marcus McMaryion has thrown for 966 yards this season. He has completed 73 passes on 111 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 157.9. He averages 8.7 yards per pass attempt and 9.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Fresno State is 30th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 120. They have surrendered a total of 1,883 yards on D, which is 17th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are ranked 29th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 121 passes on 191 attempts against the Fresno State Bulldogs defense this season, placing them 76th and 52nd in the country. The Fresno State pass defense has also given up a total of 1,238 yards through the air, which is 40th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 189 attempts for 645 yards this year, putting them in 18th place in D-1 against the run. The Bulldogs have committed 31 penalties for 254 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 23rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Fresno State is ranked 66th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 74 punt return yards and average 8.2 yards per return, which is 53rd in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 406 yards on special teams, ranking 37th in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 23 yards per kick return and they are 67th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,071. The Fresno State Bulldogs have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 11, which is 20th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 79%. Fresno State Bulldogs kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,146 yards on 29 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 98th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aztecs have run for 1,426 yards as a team, which ranks 26th in the nation. They've run 305 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Aztecs have been penalized on offense 46 times for 432 yards so far this year, which has them 32nd in the country in penalties. They are 45th in Division 1 in points scored with 205. They have run 462 plays this year for 2,651 yards, which ranks them 90th in the nation in total offense. The San Diego State Aztecs average 5.7 yards per play, which is 67th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 134 1st downs this season, ranking them 56th overall as an offensive unit. Christian Chapman has completed 92 throws while attempting 154 passes for a completion percentage of 59.7%. He has passed for 1,208 yards this year. He averages 8.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 141.5.
The San Diego State Aztecs rush defense has given up 250 attempts for 948 yards this season, putting them in 59th place in the country against the run. They have had 35 penalties for 327 yards on defense this year. That places them 61st in Division 1. San Diego State is 52nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 147. They have given up a total of 2,188 yards on D, which is 42nd in the nation. The Aztecs are 41st in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 101 throws on 175 attempts against the San Diego State defense this season, ranking them 32nd and 25th in the country. The San Diego State Aztecs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,240 yards in the air, which is 41st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The San Diego State Aztecs have tried 12 field goals this year and made 10, which is 33rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. San Diego State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 25 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,411 yards on 37 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 117th in the NCAA in punting average. San Diego State is 13th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 114 punt return yards and average 7.6 yards per return, which is 60th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 360 yards on special teams, which puts them 56th in kick return yardage. The Aztecs average 26 yards per kick return and they are 58th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,125.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Aztecs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Aztecs -11.5
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