Fresno State Bulldogs vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Aztecs (-1.5)
The San Diego State Aztecs (7-0) will compete against the Fresno State Bulldogs (6-2) at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday. San Diego State opens this contest as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under is 46.5.
The Fresno State Bulldogs come into this game with a record of 6-2 this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bulldogs played the Nevada Wolf Pack and notched a win by a score of 34-32. Jake Haener connected on 26/38 with 256 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 142.4 and finished the game with no interceptions. Jordan Mims was the rushing leader for the Bulldogs with 23 carries for 134 yds (5.8 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they had 68 plays which gave them a total of 461 yards. The Fresno State Bulldogs ended up rushing 30 times and compiled 205 yds, which earned them an average of 6.8 yards per carry. Against the rush, the Bulldogs gave up 47 yards on 21 tries, which averages out to 2.2 yds per rush allowed. Fresno State relinquished 49 completions on 61 attempts for 476 yds, and a completion rate of 80.3%.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Fresno State Bulldogs are sitting at 35.6 points per outing. As a team they have an average of 139.0 yards on the ground which has them sitting 87th in the country. The Bulldogs have earned 3,840 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Fresno State has compiled 24 touchdowns via the pass and 11 touchdowns via the ground. Fresno State has accrued 198 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 60 penalties for 578 yards. They have surrendered the football 16 different times.
The Bulldogs rank 49th in college football in terms of team defense, allowing 20.9 PPG. The opposition is running for 3.4 yards per rushing attempt and 118.8 rushing yards per contest for the year. Overall, they have allowed 950 yards via the running game in 8 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Bulldogs are conceding 1,759 yds which has them sitting in 104th in the nation. They are allowing 219.9 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 56.1%. Over the course of this year, they are allowing 338.6 yards/game which has them sitting 50th in the country. They have yielded 13 touchdowns by air in addition to 8 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Aztecs head into this game 7-0 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Aztecs took home the win by a final score of 20-14 against the Air Force Falcons. Greg Bell ran the football 10 times for 42 yds, finishing the game with 4.2 yards per carry for San Diego State. Lucas Johnson ended the contest with 72 yards on 11/13 through the air while his QB rating was 131.1. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.5. San Diego State gave up 48 running attempts for 192 yards (4.0 yards per rush). The Aztecs secondary allowed a completion rate of 33.3%, relinquishing 67 yards on 5 out of 15 passing. The Aztecs finished the game with a total of 231 yds on 50 plays (4.6 yards per play). San Diego State ran the football for 4.3 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 159 yards on 37 carries.
The San Diego State Aztecs have an average of 331.7 yards/game, which has them sitting 111th in D-1. The San Diego State offense has totaled 424 yards of penalties on 49 violations, which is good for 47th in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards. During this campaign to this point, the Aztecs currently sit at 886 yards through the air not to mention an average of 126.6 passing yards per game, putting them at 125th in Division 1. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Aztecs rank 49th in college football maintaining an average of 31.0 points per outing.
San Diego State has given up a total of 559 yards rushing (79.9 yards/game) and 2 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns through the air in addition to 199.6 yards per game, ranking them 43rd in Division 1. The Aztecs defense has been on the field for 484 plays, which is 65th in the country. The Aztecs are surrendering 15.7 PPG, which puts them 19th in college football. This year, they have given up 110 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Aztecs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +1.5
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