Fresno State Bulldogs vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Allegiant Stadium
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Fresno State (-13.5)
Max Gilliam and the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (0-2) host the Fresno State Bulldogs (1-1) at Allegiant Stadium on Saturday, November 7, 2020. UNLV opens this game as 13.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 56.5.
In their last game, the Fresno State Bulldogs faced the Colorado State Rams and notched a win by a score of 38-17. Jake Haener went 22/32 with 311 yards by way of passing and tossed 3 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Ronnie Rivers led the team in rushing in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 32 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns in this contest. He ran for a total of 95 yards by way of 23 carries which meant he averaged 4.1 yards per carry. Keric Wheatfall was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 87 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 17.4 yards per reception in this outing.
When it comes to scoring, the Fresno State Bulldogs are averaging 28.5 points per contest. As a unit they have an average of 102.0 yards rushing which is 92nd in Division 1. The Bulldogs have earned 841 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Fresno State has earned 4 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. Concerning yards through the air, the Bulldogs are conceding 452 yards which puts them in 28th in D-1. During the season, they are allowing 462.0 yards/contest which ranks them 96th in the country. The Bulldogs rank 52nd in D-1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 25.5 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.1 yards per rush on the ground and 236.0 yards on the ground per game on the year. In their 2 games played, they have given up 226.0 yards per contest through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 57.8%. Overall, they have conceded 472 rushing yards through 2 contests.
For his career, Haener has thrown for a total of 707 yards with 5 TD's and 4 picks. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has left the pocket to run 23 times totaling -9 yds. He has a QB rating of 152.5 with a TD percentage of 6.6% and an interception rate of 5.3%. He is averaging 141.4 yards per outing. Jake Haener has completed 48 of his career 76 throws for a completion percentage of 63.2%.
The last time they played, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels went up against the Nevada Wolf Pack and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 37-19. Charles Williams led the team in rushing in this game. He broke a long run for 20 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 99 yards via 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.2 yards per tote. Tyleek Collins was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 74 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 14.8 yards per catch in this game. Max Gilliam went 27/40 with 207 yards by way of passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Runnin' Rebels are sitting 100th in Division 1 averaging 12.5 PPG. Over the course of the season thus far, the Runnin' Rebels have earned 328 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 164.0 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 89th in the country. They hold an average of 103.0 yards per game on the ground and have run for 206 yards for the season. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are averaging 267.0 yards per contest ranking them 99th in the nation. The Runnin' Rebels are relinquishing 35.5 PPG, which has them sitting 91st in college football. This year, they have conceded 71 total points. UNLV has conceded a total of 434 yards via the ground game (217.0 yards per contest) in addition to 5 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. They have given up 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 243.5 yards per contest, which has them ranked 70th in the country.
Gilliam has thrown for 17 touchdowns while giving up 8 picks in his career. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 5.9% and his interception percentage is 2.8%. He has run for 4 yds on 69 tries. He averages 155.1 yds per game through the air with a 121.4 QB rating. In the 11 contests in his college career, Max Gilliam has connected on 165 of 287 tries for 1,706 yds.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Runnin' Rebels college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -13.5
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