UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: UNLV (+14.5)
Max Gilliam and the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (4-8 last year) are headed to Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday where they'll meet the San Diego State Aztecs (10-3 last season). San Diego State opens this contest as 14.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 50.5.
In their last outing last season, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels faced the Nevada Wolf Pack and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 33-30. Charles Williams led the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 80 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in this contest. He ran for 138 yards by way of 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.9 yards per run. Steve Jenkins was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 140 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 28.0 yards per reception for that contest. Kenyon Oblad went 16/22 with 229 yards by way of passing and threw 3 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels averaged 24.2 points per game. As a team they averaged 168.3 yards on the ground, giving them a rank of 57th in the country. The Runnin' Rebels tallied 4,494 yards in total last season. UNLV earned 20 touchdowns through the air and 17 touchdowns via the ground. The Runnin' Rebels ranked 119th in the country concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 33.0 points per contest. They allowed 5.2 yards per rush on the ground and 186.8 rushing yards per contest last season. Over the course of last season, they conceded 2,242 rushing yards through 12 contests. Concerning yards through the air, the Runnin' Rebels gave up 3,074 yds which had them ranked 95th in college football. They allowed 16 passing touchdowns and 28 rushing touchdowns. They allowed 442.9 yards per contest putting them at 117th in the nation.
For his collegiate career, Max Gilliam has thrown for a total of 1,394 yds with 14 TD's and 8 picks. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the ball 51 times totaling -4 rushing yds. He has a QB rating of 120.5 with a touchdown percentage of 6.2% and an interception rate of 3.5%. He is throwing for 154.9 yds per contest. Max Gilliam has connected on 125 of his career 226 throws for a completion percentage of 55.3%.
The last time they took the field last season, the San Diego State Aztecs went up against the Central Michigan Chippewas and left there with a win by a score of 48-11. Jordan Byrd led the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 56 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this outing. He scurried for 139 yards via 17 carries which gave him an average of 8.2 yards per tote. Jesse Matthews led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 111 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 37.0 yards per reception for that contest. Ryan Agnew went 18/31 with 287 yards by way of passing and tossed 3 TD's. He gave away 1 pick for the game.
They averaged 141.3 yards per game via the rush and toted the ball for 1,837 yards for the season. For the prior season, the Aztecs threw for a total of 2,634 passing yards as well as averaging 202.6 throwing yards per game, putting them at 92nd in the country. The San Diego State Aztecs had an average of 343.9 yards per game which ranked them 109th in D-1. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Aztecs were 114th in college football with 21.2 points per outing. San Diego State gave up a total of 982 rushing yards (75.5 yards per outing) and 8 touchdowns rushing throughout last year. Last year, they relinquished 165 points in total. They allowed the opposition 10 touchdowns through the air and 212.3 yards/game, which had them ranked 58th in college football. The Aztecs gave up 12.7 PPG, which had them ranked 15th in Division 1.
Carson Baker has been successful on 19 of 24 attempts for 172 yds in his 1 game in his collegiate career. His inexperience should be something to keep an eye on in this matchup.
Who will win tonight's Runnin' Rebels/Aztecs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Runnin' Rebels +14.5
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