New Mexico State at Appalachian State College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Kidd Brewer Stadium
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Kidd Brewer Stadium is the venue for the game between the New Mexico State Aggies and the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Appalachian State as 10.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 54. The Mountaineers are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-3-0. The Aggies are 4-0-1 ATS and their over/under record is 1-4-0.
Valuable New Mexico State Aggies Betting Trends
The New Mexico State Aggies are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The New Mexico State Aggies are 4-0-1 against the spread
Important Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 1-3-0 against the spread
Key New Mexico State Aggies Injuries
09/14/17 DL Calvin Allen Personal has left team
08/27/17 DL Derek Watson Shoulder out for season
08/23/17 OL Davis Harker Concussion out for season
08/23/17 LB Derek Ibekwe Redshirt out for season
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
10/01/17 WR Shaedon Meadors Redshirt out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Mexico State Aggies have run for 495 yards as a unit, which ranks 113th in the nation. They've run 114 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 39 times for 335 yards so far this year, which has them 12th in the country in penalties. They are 46th in Division 1 in points scored with 150. They have run 355 plays this year for 2,252 yards, which ranks them 6th in the nation in total offense. The Aggies average 6.3 yards per play, which is 37th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 109 1st downs this season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. Tyler Rodgers has completed 132 throws while attempting 202 passes for a completion percentage of 65.3%. He has passed for 1,413 yards this year. He averages 7.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 139.7.
The Aggies rush defense has given up 201 attempts for 812 yards this season, putting them in 90th place in the country against the run. They have had 35 penalties for 277 yards on defense this year. That places them 85th in Division 1. New Mexico State is 101st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 148. They have given up a total of 2,029 yards on D, which is 98th in the nation. The Aggies are 71st in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 98 throws on 168 attempts against the New Mexico State Aggies defense this season, ranking them 94th and 100th in the country. The New Mexico State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,217 yards in the air, which is 99th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New Mexico State Aggies have tried 3 field goals this year and made 3, which is 99th in college football. New Mexico State Aggies kickers have made 81% of their extra points, going 13 for 16 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,258 yards on 32 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 99th in the NCAA in punting average. New Mexico State is 102nd in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 8 punt return yards and average 1.6 yards per return, which is 121st in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 132 yards on special teams, which puts them 117th in kick return yardage. The Aggies average 13 yards per kick return and they are 40th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,392.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mountaineers are 104th in Division 1 in points scored with 103. They have run 275 plays this season for 1,680 yards, which ranks them 68th in the nation in total offense. The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 6.1 yards per play, which is 41st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 84 1st downs this year, placing them 91st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Appalachian State has run for 648 yards as a team, which ranks 84th in the country. They've run 143 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 32 times for 333 yards so far this season, which has them 39th in the nation in penalties. Taylor Lamb has thrown for 994 yards this season. He has completed 73 passes on 120 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 152.4. He averages 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 9.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Appalachian State is 17th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 71. They have surrendered a total of 1,212 yards on D, which is 14th in Division 1. The Mountaineers are ranked 23rd in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opposing offenses have completed 53 passes on 100 attempts against the Appalachian State defense this season, placing them 11th and 11th in the country. The Appalachian State Mountaineers pass defense has also given up a total of 620 yards through the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 153 attempts for 592 yards this year, putting them in 49th place in D-1 against the run. The Mountaineers have committed 32 penalties for 283 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 88th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Appalachian State is ranked 21st in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 79 punt return yards and average 7.9 yards per return, which is 50th in college football. They have returned 8 kicks for 190 yards on special teams, ranking 96th in kick return yardage. The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 24 yards per kick return and they are 91st in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,949. The Mountaineers have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 6, which is 37th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Appalachian State kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 11 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 973 yards on 24 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 87th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Aggies +10.5
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