Air Force Falcons vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Air Force Falcons vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: CEFCU Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Air Force (-7.5)
Nick Starkel and the San Jose State Spartans (5-7 last season) host the Air Force Falcons (1-0) at CEFCU Stadium on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The odds on this contest have Air Force as 7.5-point favorites. The total opens at 60.5.
In the last game they played, the Air Force Falcons played the Navy Midshipmen and took home the victory by a score of 40-7. Timothy Jackson led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 19 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 118 yards on 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.2 yards per run. Daniel Morris was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 29 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 9.7 yards per catch for the game. Haaziq Daniels went 4/9 with 41 yards via the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Air Force Falcons hold an average of 40 PPG. Offensively they're holding an average of 369 yards on the ground ranking them 1st in the nation. The Falcons have earned 410 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to scoring, Air Force has totaled 4 touchdowns via the ground. When talking about yards via the pass, the Falcons are giving up 151 yards which has them ranked 13th in college football. Over the course of this year, they are surrendering 241 yards per contest which puts them 13th in Division 1. The Falcons sit in 13th in college football regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 7 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.5 yards per rushing attempt and 90 yards on the ground per game for the year.
In the last game they played last season, the San Jose State Spartans faced the Fresno State Bulldogs and left there with a win by a score of 17-16. Josh Love went 23/34 with 290 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. DeJon Packer paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 29 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this game. He rushed for a total of 93 yards via 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.5 yards per run. Tre Walker led the team in receiving yardage by earning 132 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 16.5 yards per catch for the game.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Spartans were ranked 57th in Division 1 with an average of 30.1 points per contest. Last year, the Spartans had a total of 4,056 yards via the pass along with averaging 338.0 passing yards per outing, putting them at 4th in D-1. They had an average of 89.9 yards per game on the ground and ran for 1,079 yards for the season. The San Jose State Spartans held an average of 427.9 yards per contest which had them ranked 50th in the country. The Spartans surrendered 31.9 PPG, which put them in 111th in college football. In total, they conceded 383 points in total. San Jose State conceded a total of 2,795 rushing yards (232.9 yards/game) and 30 touchdowns on the ground last year. They yielded 16 touchdowns from the passing game and 211.7 yards/game, ranking them 57th in the nation.
Nick Starkel has passed for 22 touchdowns while giving up 16 picks in his career. His TD rate on pass attempts is 5.4% and his interception rate is 3.9%. He has taken off and run for -64 yds on 19 attempts. He is averaging 163.9 yards per contest through the air with a 132.1 QB rating. In the 19 games in his career, Nick Starkel has been successful on 234 of 406 attempts for 3,114 yds.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Spartans +7.5
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