Utah at Stanford College Football Picks & Predictions 10/4/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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The Utah Utes travel to Stanford Stadium to take on the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Stanford as 3 point favorites. The Utes have an ATS record of 1-3-0 while their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Cardinal have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Utah Utes are 1-3-0 against the spread
Important Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Stanford Cardinal are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Utah Utes Injuries
08/30/18 OL Johnny Capra Undisclosed is out for season
08/07/18 RB Devonta'e Henry-Cole Undisclosed is out for season
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
09/30/18 RB Bryce Love Ankle left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Utah
09/30/18 WR Connor Wedington Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Utah
09/27/18 S Ben Edwards Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/19/18 LB Casey Toohill Arm is OUT 3-4 weeks
09/12/18 OL Foster Sarell Leg is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utah Utes are 120th in Division 1 in points scored with 89. They have run 286 plays this season for 1,524 yards, which ranks them 101st in the nation in total offense. The Utes average 5.3 yards per play, which is 100th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 75 1st downs this year, placing them 121st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah has run for 689 yards as a team, which ranks 93rd in the country. They've run 154 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Utes have been penalized on offense 25 times for 211 yards so far this season, which has them 95th in the nation in penalties. Tyler Huntley has thrown for 795 yards this season. He has completed 76 passes on 128 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 118.7. He averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 6.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Utah is 10th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 65. They have surrendered a total of 1,061 yards on D, which is 3rd in Division 1. The Utes are ranked 4th in yards per play allowed with 4. Opposing offenses have completed 68 passes on 135 attempts against the Utah Utes defense this season, placing them 24th and 48th in the country. The Utah pass defense has also given up a total of 724 yards through the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 127 attempts for 337 yards this year, putting them in 6th place in D-1 against the run. The Utes have committed 23 penalties for 224 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 38th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Utah is ranked 11th in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 91 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 88th in college football. They have returned 2 kicks for 24 yards on special teams, ranking 129th in kick return yardage. The Utes average 12 yards per kick return and they are 118th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,639. The Utah Utes have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 4, which is 86th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 57%. Utah Utes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 831 yards on 19 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 32nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinal have run for 472 yards as a team, which ranks 119th in the nation. They've run 138 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinal have been penalized on offense 32 times for 207 yards so far this year, which has them 52nd in the country in penalties. They are 76th in Division 1 in points scored with 133. They have run 282 plays this year for 1,702 yards, which ranks them 41st in the nation in total offense. The Stanford Cardinal average 6 yards per play, which is 60th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 77 1st downs this season, ranking them 119th overall as an offensive unit. K.J. Costello has completed 88 throws while attempting 141 passes for a completion percentage of 62.4%. He has passed for 1,230 yards this year. He averages 9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 155.8.
The Stanford Cardinal rush defense has given up 199 attempts for 764 yards this season, putting them in 71st place in the country against the run. They have had 30 penalties for 304 yards on defense this year. That places them 95th in Division 1. Stanford is 36th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 92. They have given up a total of 1,977 yards on D, which is 90th in the nation. The Cardinal are 60th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 105 throws on 173 attempts against the Stanford defense this season, ranking them 110th and 107th in the country. The Stanford Cardinal pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,213 yards in the air, which is 100th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Stanford Cardinal have tried 7 field goals this year and made 6, which is 43rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Stanford kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,277 yards on 29 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 28th in the NCAA in punting average. Stanford is 51st in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 105 punt return yards and average 11.7 yards per return, which is 44th in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 178 yards on special teams, which puts them 82nd in kick return yardage. The Cardinal average 16 yards per kick return and they are 91st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,985.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Cardinal college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Utes +3
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