San Diego State Aztecs vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (-1)
The San Diego State Aztecs (1-0) are on their way to Arizona Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Arizona Wildcats (0-1). San Diego State opens this contest as 1-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 47.
The San Diego State Aztecs head into this matchup 1-0 for this season. In their last matchup, the Aztecs took on the New Mexico State Aggies and notched a win by a score of 28-10. Jordon Brookshire connected on 7/20 with 115 yards through the air. He had a QB rating of 73.3 and finished the contest with 1 interception. Greg Bell led the offense in rushing for the Aztecs with 21 totes for 161 yards (7.7 yards per carry). Once the final whistle blew, they had 62 plays which totaled 363 yds. The San Diego State Aztecs ended up rushing 42 different times and accounted for 248 yards, earning them an average of 5.9 yds per carry. Against the run, the Aztecs conceded 48 yards on 26 attempts, which averages out to 1.8 yds per run surrendered. San Diego State conceded 34 completions on 56 tries for 326 yds, and a completion percentage of 60.7%.
In terms of putting points on the board, the San Diego State Aztecs have an average of 28.0 points per game. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 248.0 yards in the run game which ranks them 24th in D-1. The Aztecs have tallied 363 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, San Diego State has compiled 0 touchdowns via the pass and 3 touchdowns on the ground. San Diego State has accounted for 17 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 7 infractions for 70 yards.
The Aztecs are ranked 40th in the country concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 10.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 1.8 yards per running attempt and 48.0 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. Overall, they have allowed 48 running yards through 1 game. Concerning passing yardage, the Aztecs have conceded 326 yards which ranks them 124th in the country. They have relinquished 326.0 yards per outing through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 60.7%. Over the course of this season, they have surrendered 374.0 yards/outing ranking them 90th in college football.
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The Wildcats head into this game 0-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Wildcats went home defeated by a final of 24-16 when they faced the BYU Cougars. Gunner Cruz (1 TD) ended the contest with 336 yards on 34/45 through the air while his quarterback rating was 141.2. He threw 1 pick and his Y/A was 7.5. Michael Wiley carried the rock 15 times for 64 yards, walking away from the game with 4.3 yards per attempt for Arizona. The Wildcats finished the contest with 426 yds while they ran 83 plays (5.1 yards per play). Arizona ran for 2.3 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 81 yards on 35 carries. Arizona allowed 34 rushing attempts for 161 yards (4.7 yds per carry). The Wildcats pass defense gave up a completion rate of 65.5%, relinquishing 207 yds on 19 for 29 through the air.
When looking at how much they score, the Wildcats are 102nd in Division 1 holding an average of 16.0 points per outing. During the season thus far, the Wildcats have racked up 345 passing yards , which is ranked 13th in college football. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 426.0 yards per outing, which is good for 55th in the country. The Arizona offense has compiled 19 penalty yds on 4 infractions, which is 104th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes.
The Wildcats are relinquishing 24.0 points per game, which has them ranked 88th in college football. Arizona has allowed a total of 161 rushing yards. They have allowed 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 207.0 yards per game, which has them sitting 79th in the country. The Wildcats defense has taken the field for 63 plays, which is 63rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Aztecs/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats -1
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