San Jose State Spartans vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Rams (-2)
The San Jose State Spartans (3-2) are hitting the road to Canvas Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Colorado State Rams (1-3). Colorado State opens as 2-point favorites. The total is set at 44.5.
The San Jose State Spartans head into this game 3-2 for this season. In their last game, the Spartans faced off with the New Mexico State Aggies and took home the win by a score of 37-31. Nick Nash finished 15/18 with 193 yards through the air and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 228.4 and ended the game without throwing a pick. Tyler Nevens was the rushing leader for the Spartans with 22 totes for 115 yards (5.2 yards per attempt). The San Jose State Spartans ran the rock 34 times and accounted for 212 yards, which earned them an average of 6.2 yds per carry. Once the final whistle blew, they had 52 plays for 405 yards. San Jose State conceded 30 completions on 44 attempts for 300 yds, and a completion rate of 68.2%. On the ground, the Spartans conceded 86 yds on 24 attempts, which is an average of 3.6 yds per run surrendered.
The Spartans have racked up 1,734 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, San Jose State has amassed 9 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 10 different times. San Jose State has accrued 83 1st downs, and they have committed 41 infractions for 373 yds. Offensively they have an average of 105.8 yards on the ground ranking them 115th in the country. In terms of putting points on the board, the San Jose State Spartans hold an average of 21.8 points per contest.
The Spartans are ranked 64th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 22.2 PPG. They are giving up 3.7 yards per rushing attempt and 126.2 rushing yards per contest on the season. In total, they have conceded 631 yards via the ground game in 5 contests. Concerning yards via the pass, the Spartans are giving up 1,137 yards which ranks them 88th in the country. They are allowing 227.4 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 59.6%. For the season, they are allowing 353.6 yards/outing which has them sitting 70th in college football. They have yielded 8 touchdowns through the air in addition to 3 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Rams come into this matchup with a record of 1-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Rams took a defeat with a final score of 24-14 when they played the Iowa Hawkeyes. A'Jon Vivens ran the ball 17 times for 45 yards, finishing the contest with 2.6 yards per carry for Colorado State. Todd Centeio (1 TD) finished the game with 155 yds on 16/30 through the air while his quarterback rating was 107.7. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 5.2. Colorado State allowed 32 rush attempts for 54 yards (1.7 yds per carry). The Rams secondary allowed a completion percentage of 65.2%, surrendering 224 yds on 15 for 23 passing. The Rams finished the game with 250 yards on 78 plays (3.2 yards per play). Colorado State rushed the football for 2.0 yds per attempt, finishing with 95 yds on 48 attempts.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Rams currently sit 111th in the country with an average of 20.0 points per game. For the season thus far, the Rams have compiled 841 yards via the pass not to mention holding an average of 210.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 82nd in D-1. The Colorado State Rams maintain an average of 369.5 yards/contest, which ranks them 88th in the nation. The Colorado State offense has 279 yds of penalties on 30 infractions, which is 77th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes.
The Rams are allowing 24.0 points per game, which has them 78th in D-1. Colorado State has conceded a total of 421 yards rushing (105.3 yards per outing) as well as 6 touchdowns via the rush on the season. Overall, they have conceded 96 points in total. They have conceded 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 239.0 yards/game, which puts them in 93rd in Division 1. The Rams defense has been on the field for 267 plays, ranking them 22nd in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Rams college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rams -2
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