Utah State Aggies vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Albertsons Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Utah State (+15.5)
Albertsons Stadium is the site where Hank Bachmeier and the Boise State Broncos (12-2 last year) will take on the Utah State Aggies (7-6 last season) on Saturday. Boise State opens this contest as 15.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 58.
In their last game of 2019, the Utah State Aggies played the Kent State Golden Flashes and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 51-41. Gerold Bright paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 13 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for this game. He rushed for a total of 94 yards via 21 carries which had him averaging 4.5 yards per run. Siaosi Mariner was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 113 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 16.1 yards per catch for the game. Jordan Love went 30/39 with 317 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He gave away 1 pick for the game.
The Aggies attained 5,645 total yards for the prior year. As a team they averaged 155.1 yds on the ground, which had them sitting 70th in Division 1. Utah State compiled 22 touchdowns through the air and 18 rushing touchdowns. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Utah State Aggies were sitting at 29.2 points per outing. The Aggies were sitting in 99th in the country regarding their opponents scoring, conceding 30.7 points per game. They allowed teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per rush and 202.4 yards on the ground per game throughout last year. Over the course of last season, they allowed 2,631 rushing yards through 13 contests. When talking about passing yards, the Aggies gave up 3,102 yds which ranked them 101st in D-1. They gave up 20 passing touchdowns in addition to 29 rushing touchdowns. They gave up 441.0 yards per outing which put them 115th in the nation.
Jason Shelley has completed 104 of his attempted career 179 passes for a completion percentage of 58.1%. He is passing for 66.9 yards per game. For his career, Jason Shelley has thrown for a total of 1,205 yds with 6 TD's and 6 interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 119.0 with a TD percentage of 3.4% and an interception rate of 3.4%. Since he has been in college, he has attempted running the football 82 different times for a total of 223 rushing yards.
In their last outing last season, the Boise State Broncos took on the Washington Huskies and went home in defeat by a score of 38-7. Hank Bachmeier went 15/26 with 119 yards by way of the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He gave away 2 interceptions on the day. George Holani paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 35 yards on 11 carries which meant he was running for 3.2 yards per run. Khalil Shakir led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 38 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 12.7 yards per reception for the game.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Broncos had a ranking of 19th in the nation maintaining an average of 34.7 PPG. For the previous year, the Broncos had a total of 3,664 passing yards as well as averaging 261.7 passing yards per contest, ranking them 38th in the country. They averaged 167.6 yards per game via the ground game and toted the ball for 2,346 yards in total. The Boise State Broncos maintained an average of 429.4 yards per outing ranking them 48th in Division 1. The Broncos surrendered 21.9 points per game, which had them in 44th in Division 1. Last season, they surrendered 307 total points. Boise State conceded a total of 1,588 yards rushing (113.4 yards/game) in addition to 20 touchdowns rushing over the course of last year. They allowed 20 touchdowns through the air and 233.6 yards/outing, which had them in 90th in D-1.
In 8 games in his career, Hank Bachmeier has connected on 137 of 219 attempts for a total of 1,879 yards. He is averaging 234.9 passing yards per contest with a 142.7 QB rating. Bachmeier has thrown 9 touchdowns compared to 6 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 69 yds on 41 tries. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 4.1% and his interception percentage is 2.7%.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Broncos -15.5
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