San Jose State Spartans vs New Mexico Lobos Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Dreamstyle Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose State (-8.5)
Nick Starkel and the San Jose State Spartans (1-0) head to Dreamstyle Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the New Mexico Lobos (0-0). New Mexico opens this matchup as 8.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 60.
In the last game they played, the San Jose State Spartans played the Air Force Falcons and left there with a win by a score of 17-6. Kairee Robinson paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 7 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 31 yards on 12 carries which meant he was running for 2.6 yards per run. Bailey Gaither was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 110 yards on 8 receptions. He notched an average of 13.8 yards per reception for the game. Nick Starkel went 22/29 with 226 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception for the game.
The Spartans have earned 301 total yards over the course of this year. As a unit they're averaging 75 yards rushing ranking this team at 98th in Division 1. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, San Jose State has compiled 2 passing touchdowns but no TD's on the ground. When talking about putting points on the board, the San Jose State Spartans are averaging 17 points per game. Regarding passing yardage, the Spartans have given up 92 yards which has them ranked 14th in Division 1. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 298 yards per outing which has them sitting 28th in the country. The Spartans are ranked 15th in the country in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 6 PPG. The opposition is running for 4.2 yards per rush and 206 rushing yards per contest so far this year.
For his career, Starkel has passed for a total of 3,340 yards with 24 touchdowns and 17 picks. Since his collegiate career started, he has taken off and run 19 different times totaling -64 rushing yards. He has a quarterback rating of 133.7 with a touchdown rate of 5.5% and an interception percentage of 3.9%. He is averaging 167.0 yds per game. Nick Starkel has completed 256 of his career 435 throws for a completion percentage of 58.9%.
In their last game of 2019, the New Mexico Lobos went up against the Utah State Aggies and left there with a loss by a score of 38-25. Trae Hall paced the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 22 yards and he added 2 touchdowns in this outing. He scurried for 115 yards via 22 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.2 yards per run. Cedric Patterson III was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 30 yards on 1 catch. He earned an average of 30.0 yards per reception for that game. Hall went 10/21 with 107 yards by way of passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He gave away 2 picks on the day.
When looking at how much they scored, the Lobos were ranked 82nd in D-1 holding an average of 22.3 points per contest. Last season, the Lobos threw for a total of 2,340 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 195.0 throwing yards per contest, which had them ranked 78th in college football. They averaged 205.3 yards per game on the ground and ran for 2,464 yards in total. The New Mexico Lobos averaged 400.3 yards per contest which had them ranked 55th in the nation. The Lobos conceded 37.2 PPG, which had them in 99th in the nation. In total, they allowed 446 points in total. New Mexico conceded a total of 1,974 rushing yards (164.5 yards/game) and 22 touchdowns via the rush over the course of last year. They allowed 34 touchdowns through the air in addition to 321.4 yards per outing, which had them ranked 107th in college football.
During the 20 games in his career, Tevaka Tuioti has been successful on 183 of his 356 attempts for a total of 2,604 yds. He averages 130.2 passing yards per contest with a 119.8 QB rating. Tuioti has thrown for 16 TD's while tossing 14 picks in his career. He has taken off and run for 504 yards on 95 tries. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 4.5% and his interception rate is 3.9%.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Lobos college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Spartans -8.5
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