Air Force vs Colorado State NCAA Football Betting Tips 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Sonny Lubrick Field at Canvas Stadium
Isaiah Sanders and the Air Force Falcons go to Sonny Lubrick Field at Canvas Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Colorado State Rams. Air Force opens this contest as 10.5-point favorites. The Falcons are 5-4-0 ATS and 5-4-0 when betting on the total. The Rams are 4-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-3-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Air Force Falcons played the Army Black Knights and won 17-13. Timothy Jackson led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 40 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the contest. He ran for a total of 155 yards by way of 20 carries which gave him an average of 7.8 yards per run. Geraud Sanders was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 19 yards on 2 catches. He had an average of 9.5 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Falcons was Donald Hammond III who went 1/6 with 19 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 1 pick during the game. The Falcons ran the ball 55 times and earned 328 yards which gave them an average of 6.0 yards per rush. On the day, they finished with a total of 63 plays which gave them a total of 344 yards. For the game, the Falcons earned a total of 17 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 28 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In terms of defense, Air Force gave up 9 catches on 14 tries for a total of 214 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.3%. For the game, they conceded 343 yards but finished the game without a turnover. In the running game, the Falcons gave up 129 yards on 38 runs which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per attempt allowed.
The Falcons step onto the field holding a record of 7-2 in 2019. For total yardage, they rank 4th in the Mountain West and 53rd in D-1 with 3,893 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 34.4 points per contest, putting them 28th in D-1. As a team, they have an average of 324.1 yards on the ground per contest which is 1st in the MWC. The Falcons have one of the best defenses in the nation, giving up 20.9 points per contest ranking them 3rd in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Falcons have allowed 976 yards. Teams are completing 64.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.6 yards per try. When talking about yards on the ground, Air Force is giving up 96.9 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the MWC and 10th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.4 yards per rush putting them 3rd in the MWC and 24th in the country overall. Overall, they have allowed 872 rushing yards through 9 games.
In their last outing, the Colorado State Rams played the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and earned the victory by a score of 37-17. Running the show from under center for the Rams was Patrick O'Brien who went 17/27 with 234 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game with no interceptions. Christian Hunter led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 34 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He rushed for 79 yards on 12 carries which had him averaging 6.6 yards per carry. Warren Jackson was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 133 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 22.2 yards per reception in the game. The Rams ran the ball a total of 36 times and generated 174 yards giving them an average of 4.8 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they ran 65 plays which added up to 428 yards. Overall, the Rams racked up 23 first downs and they totaled 11 penalties for 129 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. When discussing the defense, Colorado State allowed 22 completions on 40 throws for a total of 280 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.0%. On the ground, the Rams allowed 107 yards on 31 attempts which gave them an average of 3.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 387 yards but weren't able to force a turnover.
The Rams head into this game 4-5. Colorado State is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 156.6 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 77th in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 1,409 yards rushing through 9 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Rams average 468.8 yards per game overall which has them at 22nd in D-1 and 1st in the MWC. The Rams are conceding 32 points per contest ranking them 6th in the Mountain West and 95th in college football. Their pass defense is one of the elite groups in Division 1. They are conceding 191 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Rams currently sit at 3rd in the MWC. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 288 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are allowing 204.7 yards per game ranking them 112th in D-1 and 10th in the Mountain West. For this season, they have conceded 1,842 yards rushing and 18 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Rams college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Falcons -10.5
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