Fresno State Bulldogs vs Utah State Aggies Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Maverik Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Fresno State (-12.5)
Jake Haener and the Fresno State Bulldogs (2-1) go to Maverik Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Utah State Aggies (0-3). Fresno State opens this game as 12.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 56.5.
The last time they played, the Fresno State Bulldogs faced the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 40-27. Ronnie Rivers led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 20 yards and he tallied 3 touchdowns for this contest. He rushed for a total of 133 yards via 19 carries which meant he averaged 7.0 yards per carry. Ronnie Rivers was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 99 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 16.5 yards per catch for that contest. Jake Haener went 15/23 with 164 yards by way of passing and threw 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception.
The Bulldogs currently have 1,328 total yards for the season. As a team they're averaging 149.0 yards on the ground which has them sitting 78th in Division 1. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Fresno State has earned 5 touchdowns through the air and 7 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Fresno State Bulldogs hold an average of 32.3 points per game. Concerning passing yardage, the Bulldogs are giving up 612 yards which puts them in 43rd in the country. Overall, they are allowing 442.0 yards/contest which puts them 97th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are sitting in 60th in the nation when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 26.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.1 yards per rush on the ground and 238.0 rushing yards per game this season. In their 3 games played this year, they have conceded 204.0 yards per outing through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 54.6%. In total, they have allowed 714 running yards through 3 games.
Jake Haener has connected on 63 of his attempted career 99 passes for a completion percentage of 63.6%. He is passing for 145.2 yards per game. For his career, Haener has thrown for 871 yards with 6 touchdowns and 4 picks. His QB rating is 149.5 with a TD percentage of 6.1% and an interception percentage of 4.0%. Since his college career started, he has attempted a run 30 different times totaling 70 rushing yards.
In the last game they played, the Utah State Aggies took on the Nevada Wolf Pack and took the loss by a score of 34-9. Jason Shelley led the team on the ground in this game. He broke a long run for 20 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 34 yards by way of 7 carries which meant he was running for 4.9 yards per tote. Deven Thompkins was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 30 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 5.0 yards per catch in this game. Jason Shelley went 15/27 with 96 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Aggies have thrown for 305 yards through the air in addition to an average of 101.7 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 120th in Division 1. The Utah State Aggies hold an average of 209.3 yards per game which ranks them 122nd in D-1. They average 107.7 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 323 yards in total. When looking at putting points on the board, the Aggies currently rank 121st in D-1 by tallying 9.7 PPG. The Aggies are surrendering 38.0 points per game, which has them ranked 118th in Division 1. In total, they have surrendered 114 total points. Utah State has conceded a total of 699 rushing yards (233.0 yards per outing) as well as 7 touchdowns on the ground this year. They have given up 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 287.7 yards/game, which has them sitting 118th in D-1.
In 21 games in his collegiate career, Jason Shelley has completed 146 of his 254 attempts for 1,481 yds. He averages 70.5 yards per contest through the air with a 110.6 quarterback rating. Shelley has thrown for 8 touchdowns while tossing 8 picks in his career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 283 yards on 103 attempts. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 3.1% and his interception percentage is 3.1%.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -12.5
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