Utah State at Colorado State College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Colorado State Stadium
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The Utah State Aggies travel to Colorado State Stadium to take on the Colorado State Rams on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah State as 26 point favorites. The Aggies have an ATS record of 9-1-0 while their over/under record is 9-1-0. The Rams have an over/under record of 4-5-0 and they are 3-6-0 against the spread.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 9-1-0 against the over/under
The Utah State Aggies are 9-1-0 against the spread
Important Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Colorado State Rams are 3-6-0 against the spread
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
09/14/18 NT Gasetoto Schuster Undisclosed is out for season
09/03/18 P Aaron Dalton Back is out for season
08/24/18 LB Kevin Meitzenheimer MCL is out indefinitely
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
11/11/18 OL Ches Jackson Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Utah State
11/11/18 LB Max McDonald Personal is questionable Saturday vs Utah State
11/11/18 WR Olabisi Johnson Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Utah State
11/11/18 OL Salofi Gaoa Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Utah State
11/11/18 OL Tyler Bjorklund Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Utah State
11/06/18 DL Richard King Concussion is out for season
10/16/18 RB Rashaad Boddie Left Team is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utah State Aggies are 1st in Division 1 in points scored with 513. They have run 743 plays this season for 5,191 yards, which ranks them 17th in the nation in total offense. The Aggies average 7 yards per play, which is 10th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 243 1st downs this year, placing them 19th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah State has run for 2,257 yards as a team, which ranks 21st in the country. They've run 392 times, averaging 5.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 79 times for 697 yards so far this season, which has them 15th in the nation in penalties. Jordan Love has thrown for 2,676 yards this season. He has completed 202 passes on 303 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 164.4. He averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 9.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Utah State is 32nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 219. They have surrendered a total of 3,607 yards on D, which is 45th in Division 1. The Aggies are ranked 23rd in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opposing offenses have completed 179 passes on 351 attempts against the Utah State Aggies defense this season, placing them 57th and 106th in the country. The Utah State pass defense has also given up a total of 2,264 yards through the air, which is 69th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 400 attempts for 1,343 yards this year, putting them in 37th place in D-1 against the run. The Aggies have committed 72 penalties for 606 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 94th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Utah State is ranked 21st in the nation in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 205 punt return yards and average 9.8 yards per return, which is 58th in college football. They have returned 24 kicks for 716 yards on special teams, ranking 16th in kick return yardage. The Aggies average 30 yards per kick return and they are 3rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,112. The Utah State Aggies have attempted 22 field goals this season and made 17, which is 10th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. Utah State Aggies kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 66 for 66 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,630 yards on 40 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 82nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rams have run for 933 yards as a team, which ranks 125th in the nation. They've run 290 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Rams have been penalized on offense 66 times for 533 yards so far this year, which has them 47th in the country in penalties. They are 103rd in Division 1 in points scored with 231. They have run 681 plays this year for 3,726 yards, which ranks them 22nd in the nation in total offense. The Colorado State Rams average 5.5 yards per play, which is 81st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 212 1st downs this season, ranking them 58th overall as an offensive unit. Collin Hill has completed 59 throws while attempting 102 passes for a completion percentage of 57.8%. He has passed for 621 yards this year. He averages 5.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 109.6.
The Colorado State Rams rush defense has given up 361 attempts for 1,874 yards this season, putting them in 91st place in the country against the run. They have had 61 penalties for 512 yards on defense this year. That places them 44th in Division 1. Colorado State is 117th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 385. They have given up a total of 3,998 yards on D, which is 74th in the nation. The Rams are 120th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opponent offenses have completed 141 throws on 228 attempts against the Colorado State defense this season, ranking them 8th and 3rd in the country. The Colorado State Rams pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,124 yards in the air, which is 57th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Colorado State Rams have tried 15 field goals this year and made 9, which is 79th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Colorado State kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 24 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,523 yards on 52 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That ranks them 3rd in the NCAA in punting average. Colorado State is 80th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 54 punt return yards and average 4.2 yards per return, which is 120th in D-1. They have returned 31 kicks for 635 yards on special teams, which puts them 26th in kick return yardage. The Rams average 21 yards per kick return and they are 81st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,415.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Rams college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rams +26
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