Utah State Aggies vs New Mexico State Aggies Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs New Mexico State Aggies
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, NM
Odds/Point Spread: Utah State (+18.5)
The Utah State Aggies (6-2) are traveling to Aggie Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the New Mexico State Aggies (1-7). New Mexico State opens this game as 18.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 71.
The Utah State Aggies head into this matchup 6-2 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Aggies stepped onto the field against the Hawaii Warriors and notched a win by a score of 51-31. Logan Bonner connected on 21/30 with 361 yds passing and 4 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 215.1 and ended the game without throwing a pick. Elelyon Noa was the leader on the ground for the Aggies with 23 totes for 111 yards (4.8 yards per carry). At the end of the game, they had 85 plays which gave them 568 yards. The Utah State Aggies ended up running the ball 53 times and accrued 162 yards, which earned them an average of 3.1 yds per carry. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Aggies gave up 12 yards on 22 attempts, which averages out to 0.5 yds per run allowed. Utah State gave up 27 completions on 46 tries for 348 yds, and a completion rate of 58.7%.
The Aggies have earned 3,821 total yards over the course of this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Utah State has earned 20 touchdowns through the air and 7 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 13 times. Utah State has earned 197 first downs, and they have been called for 56 penalties for 481 yards. Offensively they have an average of 161.4 yards rushing which has them sitting 72nd in the country. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Utah State Aggies are sitting at 31.4 points per outing.
When talking about passing yardage, the Aggies have given up 2,040 yards which ranks them 110th in Division 1. They have conceded 255.0 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 60.7%. For the year, they are surrendering 435.1 yards per game ranking them 122nd in the country. They have granted 12 touchdowns via the pass and 15 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up 5.0 yards per rushing attempt and 180.1 rushing yards per game for the year. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,441 yards via the running game in 8 games. The Aggies rank 100th in the country when it comes to team defense, allowing 29.0 points per game.
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The Aggies head into this matchup 1-7 this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Aggies took a loss by a final score of 48-34 when they played the Hawaii Warriors. Jonah Johnson ended the game with 228 yds on 24/54 through the air while his quarterback rate was 72.5. He threw 2 picks and his Y/A was 4.2. Juwuan Price ran the ball 17 times for 159 yards, ending the contest with 9.4 yds per carry for New Mexico State. The Aggies ended up finishing with 485 yds while running 88 plays (5.5 yds per play). New Mexico State rushed for 7.6 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 257 yds on 34 attempts. New Mexico State surrendered 36 rushing attempts for 263 yards (7.3 yards per carry). The Aggies passing defense allowed a completion rate of 86.2%, surrendering 219 yards on 25 out of 29 passing.
The New Mexico State Aggies average 382.5 yards per contest, which has them sitting 81st in the country. The New Mexico State offense has 475 penalty yards on 52 infractions, which ranks them 62nd in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. During this campaign so far, the Aggies currently sit at 2,205 passing yards along with holding an average of 275.6 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 28th in college football. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Aggies are ranked 92nd in Division 1 averaging 24.4 points per game.
New Mexico State has allowed a total of 1,464 yards rushing (183.0 yards/game) and 16 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns through the air as well as 281.1 yards per outing, which has them sitting 133rd in college football. The Aggies defense has taken part in 526 plays, which ranks 54th in the nation. The Aggies are relinquishing 38.5 points per game, which puts them 137th in Division 1. This year, they have allowed 308 pts.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah State -18.5
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