San Jose State Spartans vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Albertsons Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose State (+11.5)
Nick Starkel and the San Jose State Spartans (4-0) head to Albertsons Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Boise State Broncos (4-1). Boise State opens this contest as 11.5-point favorites. The total is set at 58.5.
In their last game, the San Jose State Spartans took the field against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and took home the victory by a score of 34-17. Nick Starkel went 17/28 with 274 yards by way of the pass and completed 2 TD's. He tossed 1 interception for the game. Nick Nash paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 28 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 94 yards on 8 carries which meant he was running for 11.8 yards per carry. Bailey Gaither led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 94 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 15.7 yards per catch for that contest.
The Spartans have tallied 1,636 total yards over the course of this season. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 116.5 yards via the ground game which ranks them 107th in the nation. In terms of getting in the endzone, San Jose State has earned 11 touchdowns via the pass and 4 rushing touchdowns. Regarding putting points on the board, the San Jose State Spartans are averaging 29.3 PPG. The Spartans sit in 19th in D-1 in terms of team defense, giving up 15.3 points per game. They are giving up an average of 3.1 yards per rushing attempt and 131.5 rushing yards per game for the season. During this campaign, they have given up 526 yards on the ground through 4 outings. When it comes to yards through the air, the Spartans have conceded 871 yds which puts them in 44th in Division 1. In their 4 games, they have given up 217.8 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 62.9%. In total, they have relinquished 349.3 yards per outing putting them at 42nd in D-1.
Nick Starkel has completed 309 of his attempted career 513 throws for a completion percentage of 60.2%. He is throwing for 178.0 yards per outing. For his college career, Starkel has thrown for 4,094 yards with 31 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. His quarterback rating is 140.2 with a touchdown percentage of 6.0% and an interception percentage of 3.5%. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted running the football 23 different times totaling -70 yards.
In their last contest, the Boise State Broncos went up against the Hawaii Warriors and earned the win by a score of 40-32. Andrew Van Buren led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 13 yards and he tallied 2 TD's in this contest. He scurried for 113 yards via 27 carries which meant he averaged 4.2 yards per run. Khalil Shakir was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 130 yards on 11 catches. He averaged 11.8 yards per reception for that game. Hank Bachmeier went 21/31 with 278 yards via the pass and added 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 interception for the contest.
During the season to this point, the Broncos have a total of 1,291 passing yards as well as an average of 258.2 passing yards per contest, putting them at 43rd in college football. The Boise State Broncos hold an average of 383.6 yards per outing which is good for 79th in Division 1. They hold an average of 125.4 yards per game via the rush and have run for 627 yards for the year. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Broncos rank 17th in the nation by tallying 40.0 PPG. Boise State has conceded a total of 1,020 yards rushing (204.0 yards per outing) as well as 13 touchdowns rushing on the campaign. The Broncos are surrendering 29.4 PPG, which has them sitting 75th in the country. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 147 points. They have allowed 7 touchdowns from the passing game and 190.0 yards/game, which puts them in 33rd in college football.
Bachmeier has thrown 14 touchdowns while giving up 7 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 4.6% and his interception rate is 2.3%. He has taken off and run for 50 yds on 55 tries. He averages 238.8 yards per game through the air with a 146.0 QB rating. During the 11 contests in his college career, Hank Bachmeier has completed 194 of 306 attempts for a total of 2,627 yards.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Broncos -11.5
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