New Mexico State at Utah State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/8/2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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The New Mexico State Aggies head to Maverik Stadium to play the Utah State Aggies on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah State as 16 point favorites. The Aggies are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Aggies are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-0-0.
Valuable New Mexico State Aggies Betting Trends
The New Mexico State Aggies are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The New Mexico State Aggies are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Utah State Aggies are 1-0-0 against the spread
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Mexico State Aggies are 104th in the country in points scored with 17. They have run 127 plays this year for 406 yards, which ranks them 15th in Division 1 in total offense. The Aggies average 3.2 yards per play, which is 121st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 26 1st downs this season, ranking them 37th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New Mexico State has run for 29 yards as a unit, which ranks 118th in college football. They've run 36 times, averaging 0.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 17 times for 107 yards so far this year, which has them 2nd in the country in penalties. Matt Romero has passed for 373 yards this year. He's completed 45 throws while attempting 85 passes for a completion percentage of 52.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 95.2. He averages 4.3 adjusted yards per throw and 4.4 yards per pass attempt.
New Mexico State is 128th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 77. They have given up a total of 972 yards on D, which is 128th in D-1. The Aggies are 99th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opponent offenses have completed 30 throws on 56 attempts against the New Mexico State Aggies defense this season, ranking them 119th and 123rd in the nation. The New Mexico State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 364 yards in the air, which is 117th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 103 attempts for 608 yards this season, putting them in 130th place in the country against the run. The Aggies have had 13 penalties for 152 yards on defense this year. That places them 130th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
New Mexico State is 10th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 37 punt return yards and average 7.4 yards per return, which is 55th in D-1. They have returned 5 kicks for 69 yards on special teams, which puts them 38th in kick return yardage. The Aggies average 14 yards per kick return and they are 65th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 512. The New Mexico State Aggies punters have accumulated 907 yards on 20 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 33rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aggies have run for 25 yards as a team, which ranks 119th in college football. They've run 25 times, averaging 1 yard per carry as a rushing unit. The Utah State Aggies have been penalized on offense 7 times for 49 yards so far this season, which has them 55th in the country in penalties. They are 76th in the nation in points scored with 31. They have run 69 plays this season for 344 yards, which ranks them 32nd in Division 1 in total offense. Utah State averages 5 yards per play, which is 91st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 25 1st downs this year, placing them 49th overall as an offensive unit. Jordan Love averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 5.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 29 passes on 44 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 117.7. He has thrown for 319 yards this season.
The Utah State Aggies rush defense has allowed 42 attempts for 165 yards this year, putting them in 81st place in D-1 against the run. Utah State has committed 9 penalties for 62 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 78th in college football. They are 106th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 38. They have surrendered a total of 452 yards on D, which is 97th in the country. The Aggies are ranked 96th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 23 passes on 33 attempts against the Utah State defense this season, placing them 91st and 71st in Division 1. The Utah State Aggies pass defense has also given up a total of 287 yards through the air, which is 98th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Utah State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this year. Their punters have totaled 97 yards on 3 punts, averaging 32 yards per punt. That places them 113th in Division 1 in punting average. They have returned 2 kicks for 48 yards on special teams, ranking 62nd in kick return yardage. The Utah State Aggies average 24 yards per kick return and they are 95th in the country in all-purpose yards with 405.
Who will win tonight's Utah State/New Mexico State college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Aggies -16
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