Utah State at Wake Forest College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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The Utah State Aggies head to BB&T Field to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Wake Forest as 15 point favorites. The total has been set at 51.5. The Aggies are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-0-0. The Demon Deacons are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0.
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Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Utah State Aggies are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
09/05/17 RB Tonny Lindsey Jr. Shoulder out indefinitely
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
08/26/17 DL Paris Black None 3-game suspension (eligible to return 9/23 vs Appalachian State)
08/25/17 DB Traveon Redd Elbow out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utah State Aggies are 71st in the country in points scored with 61. They have run 149 plays this year for 900 yards, which ranks them 35th in Division 1 in total offense. The Aggies average 6 yards per play, which is 57th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 46 1st downs this season, ranking them 43rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah State has run for 340 yards as a unit, which ranks 60th in college football. They've run 76 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 18 times for 141 yards so far this year, which has them 20th in the country in penalties. Kent Myers has passed for 542 yards this year. He's completed 49 throws while attempting 67 passes for a completion percentage of 73.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 139. He averages 6 adjusted yards per throw and 8.1 yards per pass attempt.
Utah State is 110th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 72. They have given up a total of 781 yards on D, which is 80th in D-1. The Aggies are 87th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 32 throws on 54 attempts against the Utah State Aggies defense this season, ranking them 49th and 44th in the nation. The Utah State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 434 yards in the air, which is 72nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 83 attempts for 347 yards this season, putting them in 91st place in the country against the run. The Aggies have had 15 penalties for 119 yards on defense this year. That places them 77th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Utah State is 17th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 60 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 43rd in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 151 yards on special teams, which puts them 37th in kick return yardage. The Aggies average 19 yards per kick return and they are 34th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,111. The Utah State Aggies have tried 4 field goals this year and made 4, which is 23rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Utah State Aggies kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this season. Their punters have accumulated 376 yards on 9 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 57th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Demon Deacons have run for 406 yards as a team, which ranks 46th in college football. They've run 97 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have been penalized on offense 9 times for 65 yards so far this season, which has them 93rd in the country in penalties. They are 25th in the nation in points scored with 85. They have run 143 plays this season for 796 yards, which ranks them 91st in Division 1 in total offense. Wake Forest averages 5.6 yards per play, which is 80th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 43 1st downs this year, placing them 60th overall as an offensive unit. John Wolford averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 9.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 24 passes on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 173.2. He has thrown for 258 yards this season.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons rush defense has allowed 86 attempts for 349 yards this year, putting them in 92nd place in D-1 against the run. Wake Forest has committed 5 penalties for 45 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 9th in college football. They are 14th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 17. They have surrendered a total of 553 yards on D, which is 40th in the country. The Demon Deacons are ranked 24th in yards per play allowed with 4.1. Opposing offenses have completed 20 passes on 50 attempts against the Wake Forest defense this season, placing them 18th and 37th in Division 1. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons pass defense has also given up a total of 204 yards through the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 3, which is 43rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Wake Forest kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 10 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 409 yards on 10 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 70th in Division 1 in punting average. Wake Forest is ranked 18th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 82 punt return yards and average 13.7 yards per return, which is 25th in college football. They have returned 2 kicks for 39 yards on special teams, ranking 118th in kick return yardage. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 20 yards per kick return and they are 76th in the country in all-purpose yards with 917.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons -15
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