Utah State at San Jose State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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The Utah State Aggies head to CEFCU Stadium to play the San Jose State Spartans on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Jose State as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 59. The Aggies are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-0-0. The Spartans are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-3-0.
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Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The Utah State Aggies are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important San Jose State Spartans Betting Trends
The San Jose State Spartans are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The San Jose State Spartans are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
09/17/17 QB Kent Myers Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. San Jose State
09/05/17 RB Tonny Lindsey Jr. Shoulder out indefinitely
Key San Jose State Spartans Injuries
09/17/17 DT Bryson Bridges Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
09/17/17 DE Cameron Alexander Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
09/17/17 LB Frank Ginda Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
09/17/17 QB Montel Aaron Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
09/17/17 DT Sailosi Latu Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utah State Aggies are 95th in the country in points scored with 71. They have run 217 plays this year for 1,167 yards, which ranks them 45th in Division 1 in total offense. The Aggies average 5.4 yards per play, which is 95th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 57 1st downs this season, ranking them 82nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah State has run for 382 yards as a unit, which ranks 90th in college football. They've run 107 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 22 times for 180 yards so far this year, which has them 35th in the country in penalties. Kent Myers has passed for 596 yards this year. He's completed 58 throws while attempting 90 passes for a completion percentage of 64.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 116.3. He averages 4.6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.6 yards per pass attempt.
Utah State is 121st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 118. They have given up a total of 1,369 yards on D, which is 108th in D-1. The Aggies are 102nd in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opponent offenses have completed 48 throws on 81 attempts against the Utah State Aggies defense this season, ranking them 46th and 48th in the nation. The Utah State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 731 yards in the air, which is 83rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 142 attempts for 638 yards this season, putting them in 111th place in the country against the run. The Aggies have had 23 penalties for 181 yards on defense this year. That places them 82nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Utah State is 28th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 80 punt return yards and average 11.4 yards per return, which is 32nd in D-1. They have returned 12 kicks for 220 yards on special teams, which puts them 31st in kick return yardage. The Aggies average 18 yards per kick return and they are 58th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,467. The Utah State Aggies have tried 5 field goals this year and made 5, which is 28th in college football. Utah State Aggies kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 772 yards on 19 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 78th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Spartans have run for 452 yards as a team, which ranks 81st in college football. They've run 150 times, averaging 3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The San Jose State Spartans have been penalized on offense 29 times for 228 yards so far this season, which has them 7th in the country in penalties. They are 92nd in the nation in points scored with 72. They have run 290 plays this season for 1,303 yards, which ranks them 33rd in Division 1 in total offense. San Jose State averages 4.5 yards per play, which is 120th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 65 1st downs this year, placing them 47th overall as an offensive unit. Josh Love averages 5.8 yards per pass attempt and 4.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 35 passes on 70 attempts for a completion percentage of 50%. His quarterback rating this year is 103.9. He has thrown for 403 yards this season.
The San Jose State Spartans rush defense has allowed 234 attempts for 1,077 yards this year, putting them in 129th place in D-1 against the run. San Jose State has committed 25 penalties for 190 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 89th in college football. They are 128th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 165. They have surrendered a total of 1,905 yards on D, which is 126th in the country. The Spartans are ranked 75th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 63 passes on 109 attempts against the San Jose State defense this season, placing them 88th and 102nd in Division 1. The San Jose State Spartans pass defense has also given up a total of 828 yards through the air, which is 103rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The San Jose State Spartans have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 4, which is 32nd in D-1. San Jose State kickers have made 67% of their extra points, going 6 for 9 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,385 yards on 31 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 33rd in Division 1 in punting average. San Jose State is ranked 41st in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 46 punt return yards and average 7.7 yards per return, which is 55th in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 212 yards on special teams, ranking 36th in kick return yardage. The San Jose State Spartans average 19 yards per kick return and they are 44th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,561.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Spartans -2.5
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