San Diego State Aztecs vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 10/15/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
Location: CEFCU Stadium in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Spartans (+8)
CEFCU Stadium is where the San Jose State Spartans (3-3) will try to defeat the San Diego State Aztecs (5-0) on Friday. San Diego State opens this game as 8-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 41.5.
The San Diego State Aztecs step onto the field holding a record of 5-0 for this season. In their last game, the Aztecs stepped onto the field against the New Mexico Lobos and walked away with a win by a score of 31-7. Greg Bell led the offense in rushing for the Aztecs with 21 attempts for 111 yards (5.3 yards per carry). Jordon Brookshire went 11/24 with 130 yards passing. He had a quarterback rating of 91.3 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. Against the run, the Aztecs conceded 66 yards on 34 attempts, which is an average of 1.9 yards per run surrendered. San Diego State conceded 13 completions on 27 attempts for 127 yards, and a completion rate of 48.1%. In all, they ran 68 plays which gave them 336 yds. The San Diego State Aztecs ran the rock 43 different times and recorded 203 yards, earning them an average of 4.7 yards per tote.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the San Diego State Aztecs are averaging 35.6 points per outing. Offensively they're averaging 241.4 yards on the ground which ranks them 13th in Division 1. The Aztecs have racked up 1,851 total yards this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, San Diego State has amassed 4 passing touchdowns and 15 touchdowns via the ground. San Diego State has accounted for 93 1st downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 31 infractions for 284 yards. They have turned the ball over 6 times.
The Aztecs are sitting in 28th in the country regarding team defense, conceding 16.6 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 1.9 yards per rush and 50.0 rushing yards per game for the season. During the season, they have given up 250 yards via the ground game in 5 outings. In terms of passing yards, the Aztecs are giving up 1,102 yds which puts them in 44th in the nation. They have allowed 220.4 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 54.9%. Overall, they are giving up 270.4 yards per game which ranks them 18th in the nation. They have yielded 9 touchdowns by air and 0 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Spartans come into this game with a record of 3-3 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Spartans took a defeat with a final score of 32-14 when they faced the Colorado State Rams. Nick Nash ran the football 11 times for 38 yards, finishing the contest with 3.5 yds per carry for San Jose State. Nick Nash (2 touchdowns) finished the game with 154 yds on 11/22 passing while his quarterback rate was 129.7. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 7.0. San Jose State gave up 51 run attempts for 219 yards (4.3 yds per carry). The Spartans pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 82.6%, relinquishing 232 yds on 19 for 23 passing. The Spartans finished the game with a total of 267 yds while running 53 plays (5.0 yards per play). San Jose State ended up running for 3.6 yds per attempt, totaling 113 yards on 31 attempts.
Concerning how much they score, the Spartans are ranked 113th in D-1 with an average of 20.5 PPG. During the season to this point, the Spartans have thrown for a total of 1,359 passing yards in addition to an average of 226.5 passing yards per outing, which ranks 73rd in the country. The San Jose State Spartans hold an average of 333.5 yards/game, which is good for 114th in the country. The San Jose State offense has 443 yards of penalties on 50 infractions, which has them ranked 9th in the nation in terms of making mistakes.
San Jose State has allowed a total of 850 yards rushing (141.7 yards per outing) and 4 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have allowed 9 touchdowns via the pass and 228.2 yards per game, which has them sitting 78th in D-1. The Spartans defense has taken the field for 421 plays, which is 110th in college football. The Spartans are surrendering 23.8 points per contest, which puts them 74th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 143 pts.
Who will win tonight's Aztecs/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Spartans +8
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