Utah State at Wisconsin College Football Picks & Predictions 9/1/2017
Friday, September 1, 2017
Camp Randall Stadium
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The Utah State Aggies travel to Camp Randall Stadium to take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Friday, September 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 34 point favorites. The Aggies had an ATS record of 3-9-0 last season while their over/under record was 6-6-0. The Badgers had an over/under record of 6-8-0 and they were 9-4-1 against the spread.
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Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies were 6-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Utah State Aggies were 3-9-0 against the spread last year
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers were 6-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Wisconsin Badgers were 9-4-1 against the spread last year
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
08/10/17 LB Jack Cichy ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utah State Aggies were 102nd in Division 1 in points scored with 287 last year. They ran 792 plays last season for 2,474 yards, which ranked them 91st in the nation in total offense. The Aggies averaged 5.7 yards per play, which was 68th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 227 1st downs last year, placing them 105th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah State ran for 2,050 yards as a team, which ranked 74th in the country. They ran 409 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Aggies were penalized on offense 86 times for 709 yards last season, which had them 36th in the nation in penalties. Kent Myers threw for 2,394 yards last season. He completed 212 passes on 362 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.6%. His quarterback rating last year was 118.8. He averaged 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 6.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Utah State was 60th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 352 last season. They surrendered a total of 4,558 yards on D, which was 22nd in Division 1. The Aggies were ranked 31st in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses completed 181 passes on 313 attempts against the Utah State Aggies defense last season, placing them 10th and 9th in the country. The Utah State pass defense also gave up a total of 2,118 yards through the air, which was 6th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 558 attempts for 2,440 yards last year, putting them in 77th place in D-1 against the run. The Aggies committed 85 penalties for 773 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 90th in the nation.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Badgers ran for 2,843 yards as a team last year, which ranked 25th in the nation. They ran 658 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Wisconsin Badgers were penalized on offense 48 times for 455 yards last year, which had them 116th in the country in penalties. They were 49th in Division 1 in points scored with 398. They ran 981 plays last year for 2,507 yards, which ranked them 88th in the nation in total offense. The Badgers averaged 5.5 yards per play, which was 80th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 284 1st downs last season, ranking them 46th overall as an offensive unit. Alex Hornibrook completed 106 throws while attempting 181 passes for a completion percentage of 58.6% last year. He passed for 1,262 yards. He averaged 6.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 125.8.
The Wisconsin Badgers rush defense gave up 421 attempts for 1,383 yards last season, putting them in 4th place in the country against the run. They had 62 penalties for 489 yards on defense last year. That placed them 5th in Division 1. Wisconsin was 5th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 218. They gave up a total of 4,220 yards on D, which was 10th in the nation. The Badgers were 16th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses completed 230 throws on 435 attempts against the Wisconsin defense last season, ranking them 50th and 79th in the country. The Wisconsin Badgers pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,836 yards in the air, which was 50th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Badgers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Badgers -34
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