New Mexico State at BYU College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
LaVell Edwards Stadium
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LaVell Edwards Stadium is the venue for the game between the New Mexico State Aggies and the BYU Cougars on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has BYU as 21.5 point favorites. The Cougars are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-8-0. The Aggies are 2-8-0 ATS and their over/under record is 7-3-0.
Valuable New Mexico State Aggies Betting Trends
The New Mexico State Aggies are 7-3-0 against the over/under
The New Mexico State Aggies are 2-8-0 against the spread
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 2-8-0 against the over/under
The BYU Cougars are 6-4-0 against the spread
Key New Mexico State Aggies Injuries
10/26/18 WR Izaiah Lottie Knee is out indefinitely
10/13/18 DL DeShawnte Lloyd Knee is out for season
10/13/18 DB Malik Demby Shoulder is out for season
08/12/18 WR Caleb Mills Collarbone is out indefinitely
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
11/06/18 DB Chris Wilcox Knee is out for season
10/11/18 LB Zayne Anderson Shoulder is out for season
10/01/18 TE Moroni Laulu-Pututau ACL is out for season
09/09/18 DB Austin McChesney Undisclosed is out for season
08/31/18 RB K.J. Hall Personal has left team
08/21/18 LB Johnny Tapusoa Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/21/18 DB Trevion Greene Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Mexico State Aggies have run for 1,141 yards as a unit, which ranks 116th in the nation. They've run 301 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 69 times for 575 yards so far this year, which has them 42nd in the country in penalties. They are 80th in Division 1 in points scored with 272. They have run 723 plays this year for 3,746 yards, which ranks them 34th in the nation in total offense. The Aggies average 5.2 yards per play, which is 105th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 206 1st downs this season, ranking them 66th overall as an offensive unit. Josh Adkins has completed 168 throws while attempting 278 passes for a completion percentage of 60.4%. He has passed for 1,986 yards this year. He averages 7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 129.2.
The Aggies rush defense has given up 535 attempts for 2,774 yards this season, putting them in 125th place in the country against the run. They have had 78 penalties for 725 yards on defense this year. That places them 122nd in Division 1. New Mexico State is 125th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 423. They have given up a total of 4,917 yards on D, which is 121st in the nation. The Aggies are 103rd in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opponent offenses have completed 161 throws on 264 attempts against the New Mexico State Aggies defense this season, ranking them 24th and 14th in the country. The New Mexico State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,143 yards in the air, which is 58th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New Mexico State Aggies have tried 15 field goals this year and made 11, which is 58th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. New Mexico State Aggies kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 33 for 33 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,445 yards on 59 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 67th in the NCAA in punting average. New Mexico State is 50th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 119 punt return yards and average 7.4 yards per return, which is 83rd in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 590 yards on special teams, which puts them 34th in kick return yardage. The Aggies average 23 yards per kick return and they are 77th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,455.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cougars are 102nd in Division 1 in points scored with 233. They have run 645 plays this season for 3,403 yards, which ranks them 90th in the nation in total offense. The BYU Cougars average 5.3 yards per play, which is 100th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 185 1st downs this year, placing them 106th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground BYU has run for 1,405 yards as a team, which ranks 94th in the country. They've run 350 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 63 times for 536 yards so far this season, which has them 59th in the nation in penalties. Zach Wilson has thrown for 885 yards this season. He has completed 70 passes on 109 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 146.9. He averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 8.4 adjusted yards per throw.
BYU is 31st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 215. They have surrendered a total of 3,292 yards on D, which is 27th in Division 1. The Cougars are ranked 35th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 195 passes on 303 attempts against the BYU defense this season, placing them 90th and 64th in the country. The BYU Cougars pass defense has also given up a total of 1,937 yards through the air, which is 37th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 360 attempts for 1,355 yards this year, putting them in 39th place in D-1 against the run. The Cougars have committed 68 penalties for 555 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 72nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
BYU is ranked 26th in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 130 punt return yards and average 6.5 yards per return, which is 97th in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 239 yards on special teams, ranking 116th in kick return yardage. The BYU Cougars average 18 yards per kick return and they are 120th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,772. The Cougars have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 10, which is 76th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. BYU kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 27 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,932 yards on 47 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 72nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Aggies +21.5
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