Fresno State Bulldogs vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 11/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
Location: CEFCU Stadium in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Spartans (+7)
CEFCU Stadium is the location where the San Jose State Spartans (5-6) will attempt to defeat the Fresno State Bulldogs (8-3) on Thursday. San Jose State opens as 7-point underdogs. The total is 52.5.
The Fresno State Bulldogs come into this matchup with a record of 8-3 this season. In their last matchup, the Bulldogs took on the New Mexico Lobos and walked away with a win by a score of 34-7. Jake Haener went 24/31 with 300 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 190.6 and ended the game with no interceptions. Ronnie Rivers led the offense in rushing for the Bulldogs with 29 attempts for 71 yds (2.4 yards per carry). The Fresno State Bulldogs rushed the ball a total of 40 different times and amassed 97 yards, which had them averaging 2.4 yards per carry. In all, they had 71 plays which converted into 397 yards. Fresno State allowed 2 pass completions on 8 tries for 34 yds, and a completion rate of 25.0%. On the ground, the Bulldogs conceded 162 yards on 38 tries, which is an average of 4.3 yards per rush allowed.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Fresno State Bulldogs have an average of 33.0 PPG. As a team they are averaging 133.2 yards rushing giving them a rank of 93rd in D-1. The Bulldogs have earned 5,078 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Fresno State has earned 30 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns via the ground. Fresno State has compiled 263 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 87 penalties for 801 yards. They have surrendered the ball 21 times.
The Bulldogs rank 44th in Division 1 concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 21.3 points per contest. The opposition is running for 3.7 yards per rush and 133.1 rushing yards per game so far this season. Overall, they have given up 1,464 yards on the ground through 11 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Bulldogs are giving up 2,323 yds which puts them in 51st in the nation. They have relinquished 211.2 yards per game through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 53.8%. Over the course of this year, they are allowing 344.3 yards per contest which ranks them 48th in D-1. They have allowed 15 touchdowns by air and 14 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Spartans come into this matchup with a record of 5-6 this year. The last time they took the field, the Spartans walked away with a loss by a score of 48-17 against the Utah State Aggies. Nick Starkel ended the game with 138 yds on 19/29 passing while his quarterback rate was 98.6. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.8. Tyler Nevens ran the ball 10 times for 12 yds, finishing the game with 1.2 yds per carry for San Jose State. The Spartans finished the contest with a total of 150 yds on 54 plays (2.8 yds per play). San Jose State ran the football for 0.5 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 12 yds on 22 attempts. San Jose State surrendered 47 run attempts for 147 yards (3.1 yds per rush). The Spartans passing defense allowed a completion rate of 58.8%, surrendering 263 yards on 20 for 34 passing.
The San Jose State Spartans are averaging 342.6 yards per outing, which has them sitting 107th in Division 1. The San Jose State offense has totaled 726 yards of penalties on 80 violations, ranking them 28th in the country in terms of helping out the other team. For the season so far, the Spartans have thrown for 2,376 yards through the air along with holding an average of 216.0 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 84th in the country. In relation to how much they score, the Spartans sit 111th in D-1 averaging 21.0 PPG.
The Spartans are relinquishing 25.3 PPG, which has them sitting 70th in the country. San Jose State has allowed the opposition a total of 1,484 yards on the ground (134.9 yards/game) in addition to 8 touchdowns rushing this year. In total, they have surrendered 278 points in total. They have given up 19 touchdowns through the air and 225.9 yards per game, which has them ranked 75th in college football. The Spartans defense has participated in 796 plays, which is 122nd in college football.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -7
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