Utah State Aggies vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 11/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020
Location: Mackay Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Utah State (+13.5)
Mackay Stadium is the site where Carson Strong and the Nevada Wolf Pack (2-0) will take on the Utah State Aggies (0-2) on Thursday. The odds on this matchup have Nevada as 13.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 52.
In the last game they played, the Utah State Aggies played the San Diego State Aztecs and ended up taking the loss by a score of 38-7. Devonta'e Henry-Cole led the team in rushing in this outing. He tore off a long run of 5 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He scurried for 27 yards on 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.5 yards per run. Deven Thompkins led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 55 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 9.2 yards per reception in this outing. Jason Shelley went 13/21 with 88 yards by way of the pass and added 1 TD. He walked away with 1 interception on the day.
The Aggies have tallied 418 total yards this year. As a team they hold an average of 107.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 89th in D-1. In terms of scoring, Utah State has amassed 1 touchdown through the air and 2 touchdowns on the ground. Regarding scoring points, the Utah State Aggies hold an average of 10.0 PPG. Regarding yards through the air, the Aggies have given up 442 yds which has them ranked 27th in the country. For the season, they have relinquished 510.0 yards per contest which puts them 111th in the country. The Aggies sit in 105th in the country concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 40.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 6.6 yards per rush and 289.0 rushing yards per game this year. In their 2 games played, they have conceded 221.0 yards per contest via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 67.8%. During the season, they have conceded 578 running yards through 2 games.
Jason Shelley has connected on 131 of his career 227 throws for a completion percentage of 57.7%. He is throwing for 69.3 yds per game. For his collegiate career, Shelley has passed for 1,385 yds with 7 touchdowns and 8 picks. His quarterback rating is 112.1 with a touchdown rate of 3.1% and an interception percentage of 3.5%. Since he has been in college, he has attempted a run 96 times totaling 249 rushing yards.
The last time they played, the Nevada Wolf Pack took the field against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and earned the win by a score of 37-19. Carson Strong went 21/27 with 350 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Toa Taua led the team on the ground in this game. He broke a long run for 33 yards and he added 1 touchdown in this game. He scurried for 86 yards on 12 carries which meant he was running for 7.2 yards per run. Romeo Doubs was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 211 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 35.2 yards per reception in this game.
For the season to this point, the Wolf Pack have earned 770 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 385.0 throwing yards per game, giving them a rank of 2nd in the nation. The Nevada Wolf Pack hold an average of 496.5 yards per outing ranking them 13th in Division 1. They have an average of 111.5 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 223 yards in total. When discussing their ability to score points, the Wolf Pack are 19th in Division 1 holding an average of 37.0 points per game. The Wolf Pack are surrendering 26.5 points per game, which has them ranked 58th in the nation. In total, they have relinquished 53 points in total. Nevada has given up a total of 254 rushing yards (127.0 yards per outing) as well as 2 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have given up 3 touchdowns through the air and 227.5 yards/contest, ranking them 56th in college football.
In 13 contests in his career, Carson Strong has connected on 297 of 453 attempts for 3,105 yds. He averages 238.8 yards per game through the air with a 132.4 quarterback rating. Strong has thrown 17 touchdowns while tossing 7 picks in his career. He has taken off and run for -46 yds on 63 attempts. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 3.8% and his interception rate is 1.5%.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Wolf Pack college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Aggies +13.5
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