San Jose State Spartans vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (-1.5)
The San Jose State Spartans (2-1) are traveling to Waldo Stadium on Saturday where they will play the Western Michigan Broncos (2-1). Western Michigan is 1.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 61.
The San Jose State Spartans head into this game 2-1 for this year. In their last game, the Spartans faced the Hawaii Warriors and notched a win by a score of 17-13. Kairee Robinson led the offense in rushing for the Spartans with 21 attempts for 55 yds (2.6 yards per attempt). Nick Starkel went 23/50 with 235 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 94.7 and ended the game with 1 pick. Against the rush, the Spartans gave up 127 yards on 37 tries, which is 3.4 yds per rush allowed. San Jose State gave up 18 completions on 39 tries for 242 yards, and a completion percentage of 46.2%. For the game, they ran 77 plays which totaled 291 yds. The San Jose State Spartans ended up running the ball 26 different times and accounted for 56 yards, which is an average of 2.2 yards per carry.
The Spartans have tallied 1,210 total yards for the year. In terms of getting in the endzone, San Jose State has compiled 6 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 6 times. San Jose State has accrued 54 first downs, and they have been called for 26 penalties for 231 yards. As a team they're holding an average of 85.7 yards rushing ranking them 121st in D-1. When it comes to scoring, the San Jose State Spartans have an average of 23.0 points per game.
The Spartans sit in 56th in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 19.0 points per game. They are giving up 3.9 yards per rush on the ground and 132.7 rushing yards per contest this season. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 398 rushing yards through 3 outings. Regarding yards through the air, the Spartans are allowing 637 yards which ranks them 79th in college football. They are giving up 212.3 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 55.8%. For the season, they have surrendered 345.0 yards/outing which puts them 71st in Division 1.
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The Broncos head into this matchup 2-1 for this year. In their last game, the Broncos walked away with a victory by a final of 44-41 against the Pittsburgh Panthers. Kaleb Eleby (3 TDs) walked away from the contest with 337 yds on 23/35 through the air while his quarterback rating was 174.9. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.6. La'darius Jefferson ran the ball 22 times for 78 yds, walking away from the contest with 3.5 yds per carry for Western Michigan. Western Michigan rushed the ball for 3.3 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 160 yds on 48 attempts. The Broncos finished the game with a total of 517 yds and they ran 86 plays (6.0 yards per play). The Broncos passing defense gave up a completion rate of 73.5%, relinquishing 415 yards on 25 out of 34 through the air. Western Michigan allowed 24 running attempts for 75 yds (3.1 yards per rush).
The Western Michigan Broncos are averaging 411.3 yards per outing, which has them ranked 67th in D-1. The Western Michigan offense has compiled 167 penalty yds on 17 violations, which is 84th in college football in terms of making mistakes. For the season so far, the Broncos have racked up 722 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 240.7 passing yards per contest, ranking them 60th in college football. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Broncos are ranking 76th in the nation averaging 28.7 points per contest.
The Broncos are giving up 29.3 points per game, which has them ranked 113th in the nation. Western Michigan has given up a total of 438 yards on the ground (146.0 yards per game) in addition to 3 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. Over the course of the season, they have given up 88 total points. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns through the air as well as 220.0 yards/contest, which puts them in 85th in college football. The Broncos defense has taken part in 163 plays, which has them ranked 21st in college football.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Broncos -1.5
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