Utah State at Wyoming College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
War Memorial Stadium
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The Utah State Aggies head to War Memorial Stadium to play the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah State as 15 point favorites. The Aggies are 6-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-0-0. The Cowboys are 1-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-4-1.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 6-0-0 against the over/under
The Utah State Aggies are 6-0-0 against the spread
Important Wyoming Cowboys Betting Trends
The Wyoming Cowboys are 2-4-1 against the over/under
The Wyoming Cowboys are 1-6-0 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 Wyoming Cowboys Injuries
10/11/18 RB Trey Woods Undisclosed has left team
10/02/18 P Tim Zaleski Knee is out indefinitely
09/25/18 TE Josh Harshman Knee is out indefinitely
08/29/18 RB Kellen Overstreet Left Team is out for season
08/19/18 WR C.J. Johnson Knee is out indefinitely
08/14/18 OL Gavin Rush Biceps is out for season
06/25/18 DL Javaree Jackson Back is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utah State Aggies are 3rd in the country in points scored with 310. They have run 424 plays this year for 2,886 yards, which ranks them 35th in Division 1 in total offense. The Aggies average 6.8 yards per play, which is 16th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 140 1st downs this season, ranking them 51st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah State has run for 1,206 yards as a unit, which ranks 51st in college football. They've run 217 times, averaging 5.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 45 times for 415 yards so far this year, which has them 45th in the country in penalties. Jordan Love has passed for 1,557 yards this year. He's completed 125 throws while attempting 186 passes for a completion percentage of 67.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 159.1. He averages 9.2 adjusted yards per throw and 8.4 yards per pass attempt.
Utah State is 45th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 143. They have given up a total of 2,195 yards on D, which is 41st in D-1. The Aggies are 16th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opponent offenses have completed 110 throws on 200 attempts against the Utah State Aggies defense this season, ranking them 47th and 70th in the nation. The Utah State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,253 yards in the air, which is 41st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 277 attempts for 942 yards this season, putting them in 57th place in the country against the run. The Aggies have had 40 penalties for 336 yards on defense this year. That places them 50th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Utah State is 15th in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 207 punt return yards and average 12.2 yards per return, which is 38th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 365 yards on special teams, which puts them 38th in kick return yardage. The Aggies average 26 yards per kick return and they are 25th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,458. The Utah State Aggies have tried 12 field goals this year and made 10, which is 18th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Utah State Aggies kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 40 for 40 this season. Their punters have accumulated 955 yards on 22 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 33rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cowboys have run for 971 yards as a team, which ranks 89th in college football. They've run 240 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wyoming Cowboys have been penalized on offense 42 times for 352 yards so far this season, which has them 60th in the country in penalties. They are 125th in the nation in points scored with 108. They have run 428 plays this season for 1,977 yards, which ranks them 117th in Division 1 in total offense. Wyoming averages 4.6 yards per play, which is 124th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 109 1st downs this year, placing them 117th overall as an offensive unit. Tyler Vander Waal averages 5.4 yards per pass attempt and 5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 95 passes on 185 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 99.1. He has thrown for 1,006 yards this season.
The Wyoming Cowboys rush defense has allowed 248 attempts for 911 yards this year, putting them in 51st place in D-1 against the run. Wyoming has committed 49 penalties for 368 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 68th in college football. They are 79th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 180. They have surrendered a total of 2,625 yards on D, which is 87th in the country. The Cowboys are ranked 48th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 168 passes on 254 attempts against the Wyoming defense this season, placing them 129th and 124th in Division 1. The Wyoming Cowboys pass defense has also given up a total of 1,714 yards through the air, which is 110th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Wyoming Cowboys have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 9, which is 31st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Wyoming kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,897 yards on 49 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 109th in Division 1 in punting average. Wyoming is ranked 51st in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 50 punt return yards and average 4.2 yards per return, which is 117th in college football. They have returned 8 kicks for 161 yards on special teams, ranking 111th in kick return yardage. The Wyoming Cowboys average 20 yards per kick return and they are 128th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,188.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Aggies -15
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