Utah State at UNLV College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Sam Boyd Stadium
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The Utah State Aggies head to Sam Boyd Stadium to play the UNLV Runnin' Rebels on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has UNLV as 2 point favorites. The total has been set at 61. The Aggies are 3-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-1-0. The Runnin' Rebels are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-4-0.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 6-1-0 against the over/under
The Utah State Aggies are 3-4-0 against the spread
Important UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 4-2-0 against the spread
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
10/15/17 OL Sean Taylor Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UNLV
09/05/17 RB Tonny Lindsey Jr. Shoulder out for season
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
10/15/17 OL Kyle Saxelid Knee left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
10/15/17 OL Zach Singer Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
09/10/17 RB Charles Williams Ankle out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utah State Aggies are 41st in the country in points scored with 209. They have run 528 plays this year for 2,619 yards, which ranks them 47th in Division 1 in total offense. The Aggies average 5 yards per play, which is 112th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 136 1st downs this season, ranking them 52nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah State has run for 1,006 yards as a unit, which ranks 73rd in college football. They've run 274 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 44 times for 401 yards so far this year, which has them 42nd in the country in penalties. Kent Myers has passed for 1,199 yards this year. He's completed 120 throws while attempting 190 passes for a completion percentage of 63.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 121. He averages 5.4 adjusted yards per throw and 6.3 yards per pass attempt.
Utah State is 99th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 207. They have given up a total of 2,729 yards on D, which is 94th in D-1. The Aggies are 57th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 108 throws on 189 attempts against the Utah State Aggies defense this season, ranking them 52nd and 48th in the nation. The Utah State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,472 yards in the air, which is 83rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 313 attempts for 1,257 yards this season, putting them in 97th place in the country against the run. The Aggies have had 56 penalties for 448 yards on defense this year. That places them 113th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Utah State is 17th in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 158 punt return yards and average 11.3 yards per return, which is 29th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 458 yards on special teams, which puts them 28th in kick return yardage. The Aggies average 19 yards per kick return and they are 42nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,235. The Utah State Aggies have tried 15 field goals this year and made 14, which is 5th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 93%. Utah State Aggies kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,792 yards on 43 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 74th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Runnin' Rebels have run for 1,594 yards as a team, which ranks 16th in college football. They've run 259 times, averaging 6.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels have been penalized on offense 35 times for 291 yards so far this season, which has them 87th in the country in penalties. They are 59th in the nation in points scored with 186. They have run 387 plays this season for 2,620 yards, which ranks them 113th in Division 1 in total offense. UNLV averages 6.8 yards per play, which is 18th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 118 1st downs this year, placing them 97th overall as an offensive unit. Armani Rogers averages 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 7.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 67 passes on 124 attempts for a completion percentage of 54%. His quarterback rating this year is 130.4. He has thrown for 1,026 yards this season.
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels rush defense has allowed 294 attempts for 1,472 yards this year, putting them in 116th place in D-1 against the run. UNLV has committed 38 penalties for 356 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 73rd in college football. They are 95th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 201. They have surrendered a total of 2,906 yards on D, which is 103rd in the country. The Runnin' Rebels are ranked 101st in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opposing offenses have completed 116 passes on 185 attempts against the UNLV defense this season, placing them 67th and 48th in Division 1. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels pass defense has also given up a total of 1,434 yards through the air, which is 75th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 11, which is 22nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. UNLV kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 21 for 22 this year. Their punters have totaled 868 yards on 22 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 100th in Division 1 in punting average. UNLV is ranked 111th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 54 punt return yards and average 9 yards per return, which is 43rd in college football. They have returned 22 kicks for 375 yards on special teams, ranking 46th in kick return yardage. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels average 17 yards per kick return and they are 68th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,049.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Runnin' Rebels college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Runnin' Rebels -2
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