UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: CEFCU Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: UNLV (+16)
Nick Starkel and the San Jose State Spartans (3-0) play the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (0-3) at CEFCU Stadium on Saturday, November 14, 2020. San Jose State opens this matchup as 16-point favorites. The total has been set at 57.5.
In their last contest, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels took on the Fresno State Bulldogs and took the loss by a score of 40-27. Max Gilliam paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 71 yards and he tallied 1 TD in this game. He racked up a total of 139 yards on 16 carries which had him averaging 8.7 yards per run. Kyle Williams was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 52 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 10.4 yards per reception for that game. Gilliam went 15/31 with 160 yards by way of passing and threw 1 TD. He walked away with 2 picks on the day.
The Runnin' Rebels have earned 936 total yards over the course of this season. As a unit they hold an average of 149.3 yards via the ground game ranking them 77th in college football. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, UNLV has compiled 4 passing touchdowns and 2 touchdowns via the ground. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels are averaging 17.3 points per game. In terms of yards through the air, the Runnin' Rebels are giving up 731 yards which puts them in 53rd in the nation. In total, they are giving up 469.3 yards/game ranking them 113th in D-1. The Runnin' Rebels sit in 110th in D-1 in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 37.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 6.2 yards per rushing attempt and 225.7 yards on the ground per contest for the season. During their 3 games, they are conceding 243.7 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 61.0%. In total, they have conceded 677 rushing yards through 3 games.
For his college career, Gilliam has passed for 1,866 yds with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has taken off and run 85 times for a total of 143 yards. He has a quarterback rating of 118.3 with a TD percentage of 5.7% and an interception rate of 3.1%. He is throwing for 155.5 yds per contest. Max Gilliam has connected on 180 of his attempted career 318 passes for a completion percentage of 56.6%.
The last time they took the field, the San Jose State Spartans faced the San Diego State Aztecs and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 28-17. Nick Nash paced the team on the ground in this game. He broke a long run for 19 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this game. He ran for 53 yards by way of 11 carries which gave him an average of 4.8 yards per carry. Derrick Deese Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 76 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 15.2 yards per catch in this game. Nick Nash went 16/25 with 169 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He tossed 1 interception for the contest.
For the season to this point, the Spartans currently have a total of 889 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 296.3 throwing yards per game, ranking them 24th in the nation. The San Jose State Spartans are averaging 393.0 yards/game which has them sitting 74th in the country. They hold an average of 96.7 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 290 yards for this season. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Spartans are ranking 73rd in Division 1 with an average of 27.7 points per game. San Jose State has yielded a total of 456 yards via the ground game (152.0 yards per contest) and 3 touchdowns via the rush for the season. The Spartans are conceding 14.7 PPG, which puts them 26th in Division 1. This season, they have given up 44 pts. They have given up 3 touchdowns through the air as well as 215.7 yards per game, which has them ranked 50th in Division 1.
During the 22 games in his college career, Nick Starkel has completed 292 of 485 attempts for a total of 3,820 yds. He averages 173.6 yds per game through the air with a 139.1 QB rating. Starkel has thrown for 29 touchdowns while tossing 17 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has taken off and run for -69 yards on 20 attempts. His touchdown percentage is 6.0% and his interception rate is 3.5%.
Who will win tonight's Runnin' Rebels/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Runnin' Rebels +16
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