Utah State at San Diego State NCAA Football Picks Against the Spread 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Jordan Love and the Utah State Aggies head to SDCCU Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the San Diego State Aztecs. San Diego State opens this contest as 3.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 49. The Aggies are 2-0-0 ATS and 2-0-0 when betting on the total. The Aztecs are 0-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-1-0 against the spread.
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
09/15/19 CB Cameron Haney Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs San Diego State
09/15/19 CB DJ Williams Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs San Diego State
09/15/19 CB Zahodri Jackson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs San Diego State
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
09/15/19 DB Darren Hall Hip is questionable Saturday vs Utah State
09/15/19 DL Keshawn Banks Hip is questionable Saturday vs Utah State
In their last game, the Utah State Aggies took on the Stony Brook Seawolves and earned the win by a score of 62-7. Jaylen Warren paced the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 54 yards and he added 2 TD's in the game. He scurried for 105 yards on 9 carries which had him averaging 11.7 yards per tote. Deven Thompkins was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 77 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 15.4 yards per catch in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Aggies was Jordan Love who went 25/34 with 294 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Utah State Aggies ran the football 42 times and generated 325 yards which had them averaging 7.7 yards per carry. For the game, the Aggies had a total of 35 first downs and they had 9 penalties for 80 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. In all, they ran 87 plays for a total of 717 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Utah State allowed 19 completions on 42 tries totaling 155 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.2%. For this contest, they allowed 263 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Aggies allowed 108 yards on 31 attempts giving the other team an average of 3.5 yards per attempt allowed.
The Aggies come into this game with a record of 1-1 for this year. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 48.5 points per contest, putting them 13th in college football. As a unit, they have an average of 252.5 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd in the Mountain West. For total yards, they rank 3rd in the conference and 36th in college football with 1,313 yards. The Aggies have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, allowing 22.5 points per game ranking them 5th in the MWC. When it comes to yards through the air, the Aggies have allowed 808 yards. Teams are completing 59.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.2 yards per try. In terms of yards on the ground, Utah State is giving up 143 yards per game ranking them 7th in the MWC and 69th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.2 yards per carry putting them 4th in the MWC and 38th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have conceded 286 yards rushing through 2 games.
In their last game, the San Diego State Aztecs took on the New Mexico State Aggies and won 31-10. Leading the way at QB for the Aztecs was Ryan Agnew who went 16/25 with 106 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He threw 1 pick on the day. Jordan Byrd paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for a total of 128 yards via 22 carries which meant he averaged 5.8 yards per carry. Elijah Kothe was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 34 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 8.5 yards per reception for the game. The San Diego State Aztecs ran the ball a total of 47 times and earned 291 yards which gave them an average of 6.2 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Aztecs totaled 24 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 41 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. For the game, they ran 72 plays which gave them a total of 397 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, San Diego State allowed 26 catches on 41 attempts totaling 299 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.4%. On the ground, the Aztecs allowed 30 yards on 24 tries which gave the opponent an average of 1.3 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 329 yards and earned 4 turnovers.
The Aztecs come into this game with a record of 3-0. San Diego State needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 70 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 126th in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 210 yards rushing through 3 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Aztecs average 203.7 yards per contest overall putting them 129th in college football and 12th in the conference. The Aztecs are allowing 8 points per game ranking them 1st in the conference and 4th in college football. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 24 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 32.3 yards per game which puts them at 3rd in the country and 1st in the MWC. For the 2019 season, they have given up 97 rushing yards and 0.9 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the best units in college football. They are conceding 106 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Aztecs currently sit at 1st in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Aztecs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Aztecs +3.5
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