South Alabama at New Mexico State College Football Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Aggie Memorial Stadium
Get todays College Football Odds & Lines on this game
The New Mexico State Aggies host the South Alabama Jaguars at Aggie Memorial Stadium on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has New Mexico State as 7.5 point favorites. The Aggies have an over/under record of 5-6-0 and they are 6-4-1 against the spread. The Jaguars have an ATS record of 5-6-0 while their over/under record is 3-8-0.
Valuable South Alabama Jaguars Betting Trends
The South Alabama Jaguars are 3-8-0 against the over/under
The South Alabama Jaguars are 5-6-0 against the spread
Important New Mexico State Aggies Betting Trends
The New Mexico State Aggies are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The New Mexico State Aggies are 6-4-1 against the spread
Key South Alabama Jaguars Injuries
11/26/17 S Neiko Robinson Foot is "?" Saturday vs. New Mexico State
11/15/17 RB Denzel Foster Knee is out for season
11/15/17 RB Deonta Moore Foot is out indefinitely
11/15/17 RB Jalin Buie Knee is out for season
11/15/17 RB Tywun Walters Disciplinary is out indefinitely
11/04/17 RB Xavier Johnson Suspension is out for season
10/10/17 OL Tyler Grimsley Knee out for season
09/20/17 CB Bobby Flott Knee out for season
09/18/17 CB Gus Nave Knee out indefinitely
08/26/17 WR Jalen Tolbert Knee out for season
08/16/17 CB Jalen Thompson Academics out for season
Key New Mexico State Aggies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The South Alabama Jaguars have run for 1,145 yards as a team, which ranks 126th in college football. They've run 351 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 72 times for 653 yards so far this season, which has them 63rd in the country in penalties. They are 119th in the nation in points scored with 221. They have run 716 plays this season for 3,659 yards, which ranks them 79th in Division 1 in total offense. The Jaguars average 5.1 yards per play, which is 109th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 193 1st downs this year, placing them 121st overall as an offensive unit. Dallas Davis averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 7.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 96 passes on 166 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 131.9. He has thrown for 1,292 yards this season.
The Jaguars rush defense has allowed 406 attempts for 1,788 yards this year, putting them in 51st place in D-1 against the run. South Alabama has committed 56 penalties for 409 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in college football. They are 51st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 296. They have surrendered a total of 4,528 yards on D, which is 60th in the country. The Jaguars are ranked 89th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 222 passes on 360 attempts against the South Alabama Jaguars defense this season, placing them 83rd and 57th in Division 1. The South Alabama pass defense has also given up a total of 2,740 yards through the air, which is 79th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The South Alabama Jaguars have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 15, which is 53rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. South Alabama Jaguars kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 24 for 25 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,976 yards on 66 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 7th in Division 1 in punting average. South Alabama is ranked 121st in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 39 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 96th in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 480 yards on special teams, ranking 116th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 18 yards per kick return and they are 126th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,177.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aggies are 69th in the country in points scored with 333. They have run 826 plays this year for 4,987 yards, which ranks them 10th in Division 1 in total offense. The New Mexico State Aggies average 6 yards per play, which is 47th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 248 1st downs this season, ranking them 65th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New Mexico State has run for 1,207 yards as a unit, which ranks 123rd in college football. They've run 301 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. New Mexico State has been penalized on offense 75 times for 614 yards so far this year, which has them 51st in the country in penalties. Tyler Rogers has passed for 3,374 yards this year. He's completed 279 throws while attempting 451 passes for a completion percentage of 61.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 135.6. He averages 7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.
New Mexico State is 86th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 349. They have given up a total of 4,419 yards on D, which is 52nd in D-1. The Aggies are 50th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 213 throws on 362 attempts against the New Mexico State defense this season, ranking them 60th and 62nd in the nation. The New Mexico State Aggies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,462 yards in the air, which is 48th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 450 attempts for 1,957 yards this season, putting them in 64th place in the country against the run. The Aggies have had 79 penalties for 672 yards on defense this year. That places them 82nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
New Mexico State is 102nd in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 77 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 81st in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 496 yards on special teams, which puts them 113th in kick return yardage. The New Mexico State Aggies average 21 yards per kick return and they are 70th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,561. The Aggies have tried 12 field goals this year and made 8, which is 119th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. New Mexico State kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 37 for 40 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,714 yards on 67 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 88th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jaguars +7.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of this Weeks College Football Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Football Picks