Boise State Broncos vs Utah State Aggies Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Maverik Stadium in Logan, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Aggies (+9)
The Utah State Aggies (3-0) will try to beat the Boise State Broncos (1-2) at Maverik Stadium on Saturday. Utah State opens as 9-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 63.5.
The Boise State Broncos come into this matchup with a record of 1-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Broncos took on the Oklahoma State Cowboys and took a loss by a final of 21-20. Hank Bachmeier connected on 22/34 with 242 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 128.3 and walked away from the game with 1 interception. George Holani led the offense in rushing for the Broncos with 12 attempts for 28 yds (2.3 yards per carry). The Boise State Broncos ended up running the ball 35 times and had 61 yds, which is an average of 1.7 yds per attempt. On the day, they tallied 70 plays for 303 yards. Boise State allowed 6 pass completions on 13 attempts for a total of 82 yds, and a completion rate of 46.2%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Broncos gave up 246 yds on 57 attempts, which calculates to 4.3 yds per rush surrendered.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Boise State Broncos have an average of 35.0 points per game. As a unit they average 67.3 yards in the run game which is 126th in college football. The Broncos have racked up 1,047 total yards for the year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Boise State has compiled 5 touchdowns through the air and 5 rushing touchdowns. Boise State has accrued 57 first downs, and they have been hurt by 15 infractions for 172 yards. They have turned the football over 4 times.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Broncos are conceding 632 yds which puts them in 78th in Division 1. They have given up 210.7 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 62.1%. Overall, they are surrendering 412.3 yards per game which has them ranked 108th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 201.7 rushing yards per game for the season. During this campaign, they have conceded 605 yards via the running game in 3 contests. The Broncos are ranked 78th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 23.3 points per game.
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The Aggies step onto the field holding a record of 3-0 this season. For their last game, the Aggies took home the win by a final score of 49-45 when they played the Air Force Falcons. Logan Bonner (2 TDs) ended the contest with 253 yds on 21/34 through the air while his quarterback rate was 137.8. He had 1 pick and his Y/A was 7.4. Calvin Tyler Jr. ran the ball 19 times for 132 yds, ending the game with 6.9 yds per attempt for Utah State. The Aggies finished with a total of 628 yds while running 89 plays (7.1 yds per play). Utah State ran for 4.6 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 180 yards on 39 attempts. Utah State conceded 63 attempts on the ground for 437 yards (6.9 yards per carry). The Aggies pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 50.0%, surrendering 182 yds on 6 for 12 passing.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Aggies currently rank 24th in college football holding an average of 41.0 points per outing. For the season thus far, the Aggies have thrown for 1,071 yards through the air as well as an average of 357.0 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 8th in college football. The Utah State Aggies average 563.3 yards per game, ranking them 3rd in college football. The Utah State offense has racked up 190 penalty yards on 21 violations, which is good for 36th in the country in terms of helping out the other team.
Utah State has allowed a total of 651 yards rushing (217.0 yards/game) and 6 touchdowns on the ground on the season. They have yielded 5 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 255.7 yards/contest, which puts them in 116th in the country. The Aggies defense has taken the field for 206 plays, which ranks 87th in college football. The Aggies are surrendering 30.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 118th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 92 points.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Aggies +9
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