Utah State Aggies vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Canvas Stadium
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Utah State (+12)
Canvas Stadium is the site where Patrick O'Brien and the Colorado State Rams (1-3) will take on the Utah State Aggies (1-5) on Saturday. Utah State opens this game as 12-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 53.5.
In their last outing, the Utah State Aggies faced the New Mexico Lobos and ended up getting the win by a score of 41-27. Andrew Peasley paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 62 yards and he added 1 TD for this contest. He rushed for 118 yards on 11 carries which meant he was running for 10.7 yards per carry. Justin McGriff led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 99 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 24.8 yards per catch for that game. Andrew Peasley went 14/21 with 239 yards by way of the pass and threw 3 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
The Aggies have earned 1,655 total yards over the course of this season. Offensively they maintain an average of 140.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 86th in college football. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Utah State has totaled 6 touchdowns through the air and 4 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding scoring points, the Utah State Aggies are sitting at 15.5 points per contest. The Aggies rank 114th in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 35.2 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.3 yards per tote and 224.7 yards on the ground per game so far this season. In total, they have allowed 1,348 running yards through 6 contests. Concerning yards via the pass, the Aggies have allowed 1,564 yards which has them ranked 70th in the nation. Over the course of their 6 games played, they have conceded 260.7 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 67.8%. For the year, they are surrendering 485.3 yards per outing which has them sitting 135th in the nation.
Andrew Peasley has completed 42 of his attempted career 79 tosses for a completion percentage of 53.2%. He is throwing for 46.1 yards per outing. For his career, Peasley has thrown for 415 yards with 4 touchdowns and 3 picks. His quarterback rating is 106.4 with a TD percentage of 5.1% and an interception percentage of 3.8%. Since he has been in college, he has taken off and run 32 different times for a total of 354 yards.
In their last contest, the Colorado State Rams faced the San Diego State Aztecs and went home in defeat by a score of 29-17. Marcus McElroy Jr. led the team on the ground in this outing. He had a long run of 37 yards and he added 2 TD's for this contest. He racked up a total of 50 yards via 10 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.0 yards per carry. Trey McBride led the team in receiving yardage by earning 62 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 12.4 yards per catch in this outing. Patrick O'Brien went 11/24 with 114 yards by way of passing but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He gave away 1 pick for the game.
For the year thus far, the Rams currently have a total of 798 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 199.5 throwing yards per game, which ranks 91st in college football. The Colorado State Rams maintain an average of 323.5 yards per contest ranking them 114th in the nation. They hold an average of 124.0 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 496 yards in total. In relation to how much they score, the Rams sit 103rd in D-1 averaging 22.3 PPG. The Rams are allowing 35.8 PPG, which has them 117th in the nation. In total, they have given up 143 total points. Colorado State has conceded a total of 434 rushing yards (108.5 yards/game) and 8 touchdowns via the rush on the year. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns through the air and 250.3 yards per game, which has them sitting 101st in D-1.
O'Brien has thrown 16 touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown percentage is 3.6% and his interception rate is 2.2%. He has rushed for -7 yds on 100 attempts. He averages 199.2 yds per game through the air with a 135.3 quarterback rating. During the 18 games in his college career, Patrick O'Brien has completed 272 of 448 tries for a total of 3,586 yards.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Rams college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rams -12
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