Fresno State at Washington College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium
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The Fresno State Bulldogs travel to Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium to take on the Washington Huskies on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 34.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 58. The Bulldogs have an ATS record of 2-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Huskies have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important Washington Huskies Betting Trends
The Washington Huskies are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Washington Huskies are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
08/28/17 RB Dontel James Knee out for season
Key Washington Huskies Injuries
08/29/17 TE David Ajamu Leg out for season
08/29/17 LB DJ Beavers Foot out indefinitely
08/28/17 DB Austin Joyner Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 9/23 vs Colorado)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 37th in Division 1 in points scored with 76. They have run 139 plays this season for 900 yards, which ranks them 19th in the nation in total offense. The Bulldogs average 6.5 yards per play, which is 33rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 44 1st downs this year, placing them 50th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Fresno State has run for 270 yards as a team, which ranks 85th in the country. They've run 61 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 4 times for 21 yards so far this season, which has them 127th in the nation in penalties. Chason Virgil has thrown for 426 yards this season. He has completed 37 passes on 63 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 122.8. He averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Fresno State is 55th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 41. They have surrendered a total of 622 yards on D, which is 52nd in Division 1. The Bulldogs are ranked 54th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 35 passes on 58 attempts against the Fresno State Bulldogs defense this season, placing them 61st and 55th in the country. The Fresno State pass defense has also given up a total of 347 yards through the air, which is 51st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 66 attempts for 275 yards this year, putting them in 70th place in D-1 against the run. The Bulldogs have committed 11 penalties for 80 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 40th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Fresno State is ranked 24th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 59 punt return yards and average 11.8 yards per return, which is 31st in college football. They have returned 8 kicks for 191 yards on special teams, ranking 21st in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 24 yards per kick return and they are 29th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,150. The Fresno State Bulldogs have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 3, which is 26th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Fresno State Bulldogs kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this year. Their punters have totaled 380 yards on 9 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 53rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Huskies have run for 297 yards as a team, which ranks 75th in the nation. They've run 61 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 12 times for 106 yards so far this year, which has them 63rd in the country in penalties. They are 13th in Division 1 in points scored with 93. They have run 119 plays this year for 874 yards, which ranks them 33rd in the nation in total offense. The Washington Huskies average 7.3 yards per play, which is 19th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 42 1st downs this season, ranking them 65th overall as an offensive unit. Jake Browning has completed 39 throws while attempting 56 passes for a completion percentage of 69.6%. He has passed for 543 yards this year. He averages 10.3 adjusted yards per throw and 9.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 171.1.
The Washington Huskies rush defense has given up 75 attempts for 162 yards this season, putting them in 30th place in the country against the run. They have had 8 penalties for 60 yards on defense this year. That places them 25th in Division 1. Washington is 21st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 21. They have given up a total of 472 yards on D, which is 26th in the nation. The Huskies are 9th in yards per play allowed with 3.3. Opponent offenses have completed 43 throws on 66 attempts against the Washington defense this season, ranking them 89th and 74th in the country. The Washington Huskies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 310 yards in the air, which is 39th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Washington Huskies have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 44th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Washington kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 262 yards on 7 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 111th in the NCAA in punting average. Washington is 80th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 147 punt return yards and average 49 yards per return, which is 1st in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 53 yards on special teams, which puts them 109th in kick return yardage. The Huskies average 18 yards per kick return and they are 37th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,074.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Huskies -34.5
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