Boise State vs San Jose State NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Chase Cord and the Boise State Broncos head to CEFCU Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the San Jose State Spartans. Boise State opens this contest as 17-point favorites. The Broncos are 4-2-1 ATS and 4-3-0 when betting on the total. The Spartans are 3-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-3-1 against the spread.
In their last game, the Boise State Broncos played the BYU Cougars and took the defeat by a score of 28-25. George Holani led the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 97 yards by way of 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.9 yards per run. Octavius Evans was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 77 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 15.4 yards per reception in the game. Running the show from under center for the Broncos was Chase Cord who went 18/30 with 185 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 2 picks in the game. The Broncos ran the ball a total of 40 times and racked up a total of 174 yards which gave them an average of 4.4 yards per run. In the game, the Broncos had a total of 25 1st downs and they had 4 penalties for 35 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they finished with a total of 72 plays for 359 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Boise State gave up 15 completions on 26 attempts for a total of 221 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.7%. In the running game, the Broncos gave up 131 yards on 33 runs which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they allowed 352 yards but finished the game without a turnover.
The Broncos head into this game 6-1 for 2019. For total yards, they sit in 4th in the Mountain West and 53rd in the nation with 3,288 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 35.3 points per contest, ranking them 31st in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 167.6 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the Mountain West. The Broncos have one of the best defenses in the nation, giving up 20.7 points per game ranking them 3rd in the MWC. When it comes to passing yards, the Broncos have conceded 2,115 yards. Teams are completing 53.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.5 yards per attempt. In terms of rushing yards, Boise State is giving up 125.9 yards per game which has them at 5th in the Mountain West and 34th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.9 yards per carry putting them 5th in the conference and 50th in the country overall. In total, they have allowed 881 rushing yards through 7 contests.
In their last game, the San Jose State Spartans faced the Army Black Knights and won by a score of 34-29. DeJon Packer led the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 63 yards via 9 carries which gave him an average of 7.0 yards per carry. Tre Walker led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 94 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 15.7 yards per reception for that game. Running the show from under center for the Spartans was Josh Love who went 20/31 with 314 yards through the air and completed 3 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Spartans ended up rushing 17 times and earned a total of 89 yards which earned them an average of 5.2 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Spartans earned 19 1st downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 16 yards which means they were extremely disciplined in this game. In all, they ran 48 plays for 403 yards. When discussing the defense, San Jose State allowed 7 completions on 13 attempts for a total of 103 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.8%. In the running game, the Spartans allowed 326 yards on 70 tries which is an average of 4.7 yards per run allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 429 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Spartans come into this game with a record of 4-4. San Jose State hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 86 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 127th in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 688 yards rushing through 8 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Spartans average 397 yards per game overall which has them at 76th in college football and 6th in the conference. The Spartans are giving up 29.4 points per game which puts them at 6th in the conference and 84th in the country. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in the country. They are allowing 206.4 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Spartans currently sit at 6th in the Mountain West. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 235 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are allowing 237.8 yards per contest which puts them at 126th in D-1 and 12th in the Mountain West. For this year, they have conceded a total of 1,902 yards rushing and 16.8 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos -17
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