San Diego State Aztecs vs BYU Cougars Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs BYU Cougars
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego State (+15.5)
LaVell Edwards Stadium is the venue where Zach Wilson and the BYU Cougars (9-1) will play the San Diego State Aztecs (4-3) on Saturday. BYU opens this matchup as 15.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 49.5.
In their last game, the San Diego State Aztecs went up against the Colorado State Rams and left there with a win by a score of 29-17. Jordon Brookshire paced the team in rushing in this outing. He tore off a long run of 10 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He racked up a total of 38 yards on 23 carries which meant he was running for 1.7 yards per run. Daniel Bellinger was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 53 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 10.6 yards per catch in this outing. Jordon Brookshire went 14/24 with 130 yards by way of the pass and added 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the San Diego State Aztecs are averaging 26.1 PPG. As a team they have an average of 203.7 yards rushing which has them sitting 28th in the nation. The Aztecs have earned 2,407 yards in total for the year. In terms of scoring, San Diego State has compiled 5 touchdowns through the air and 13 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of yards through the air, the Aztecs have allowed 1,179 yds which ranks them 42nd in D-1. In total, they are granting 269.6 yards/contest which ranks them 15th in Division 1. The Aztecs sit in 21st in college football regarding team defense, giving up 16.3 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 3.0 yards per run and 101.1 yards on the ground per game for the season. During their 7 games played, they have allowed 168.4 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 57.7%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 708 rushing yards through 7 games.
In their last game, the BYU Cougars took on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and added a loss to their record by a score of 22-17. Tyler Allgeier paced the team in rushing in this contest. He had a long run of 42 yards and he tallied 1 TD for this contest. He ran for a total of 106 yards by way of 13 carries which meant he was running for 8.2 yards per run. Dax Milne was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 106 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 17.7 yards per reception in this contest. Zach Wilson went 19/30 with 240 yards by way of the pass and added 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 pick for the contest.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Cougars have compiled 3,241 passing yards together with an average of 324.1 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 12th in college football. The BYU Cougars hold an average of 525.0 yards/game which has them ranked 7th in D-1. They average 200.9 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 2,009 yards overall. In relation to their ability to score points, the Cougars sit 7th in the nation holding an average of 44.5 PPG. BYU has allowed a total of 1,077 yards rushing (107.7 yards per outing) in addition to 6 touchdowns rushing this year. The Cougars are allowing 14.7 points per game, which has them 16th in the nation. Over the course of the season, they have given up 147 total points. They have allowed 12 touchdowns through the air as well as 192.3 yards/outing, ranking them 35th in the nation.
In the 28 contests in his college career, Zach Wilson has connected on 514 of his 768 attempts for a total of 6,924 yds. He averages 247.3 yards per contest through the air with a 160.2 QB rating. Wilson has thrown 50 TD's while tossing 15 picks in his career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 634 yds on 203 tries. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 6.5% and his interception rate is 2.0%.
Who will win tonight's Aztecs/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Aztecs +15.5
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