Utah State Aggies vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 12/18/2021 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Beavers (-6.5)
SoFi Stadium is the location where the Oregon State Beavers (7-5) will compete against the Utah State Aggies (10-3) on Saturday in the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Presented by Stifel. Utah State is 6.5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total is set at 64.5.
The Utah State Aggies head into this matchup 10-3 for this season. In their last contest, the Aggies faced the San Diego State Aztecs and notched a win by a score of 46-13. Logan Bonner connected on 29/42 with 318 yards through the air and 4 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 159.3 and finished the game with 1 pick. Calvin Tyler Jr. was the rushing leader for the Aggies with 17 carries for 41 yards (2.4 yds per carry). The Utah State Aggies ended up rushing 28 times and had 65 yds, which is an average of 2.3 yards per attempt. When all was said and done, they tallied 71 plays which gave them a total of 383 yards. Utah State surrendered 16 pass completions on 29 attempts for 167 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.2%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Aggies conceded 148 yds on 39 attempts, which averages out to 3.8 yards per rush allowed.
The Aggies have tallied 5,897 total yards this year. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Utah State has earned 39 touchdowns via the pass and 12 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 20 times. Utah State has earned 308 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 81 penalties for 718 yards. As a unit they average 148.3 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 79th in the nation. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Utah State Aggies are averaging 33.2 PPG.
The Aggies rank 56th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 25.3 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per run and 162.6 rushing yards per game this season. During this campaign, they have conceded 2,114 yards via the ground game in 13 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Aggies have given up 2,971 yards which puts them in 94th in college football. They have surrendered 228.5 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 62.0%. Over the course of this season, they are surrendering 391.1 yards/contest which ranks them 78th in college football. They have given up 16 touchdowns via the pass and 20 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Beavers come into this game with a record of 7-5 this season. The last time they took the field, the Beavers went home defeated by a final of 38-29 against the Oregon Ducks. Chance Nolan (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 308 yds on 25/39 through the air while his QB rating was 142.2. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 7.9. B.J. Baylor ran the ball 13 times for 59 yards, finishing the contest with 4.5 yds per carry for Oregon State. Oregon State ran the football for 4.0 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 85 yards on 21 attempts. The Beavers finished the game with 393 yds and they ran 60 plays (6.6 yds per play). The Beavers pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 82.1%, surrendering 275 yards on 23 out of 28 through the air. Oregon State relinquished 41 attempts on the ground for 231 yds (5.6 yards per rush).
The Oregon State Beavers have an average of 418.8 yards per outing, which ranks them 53rd in college football. The Oregon State offense has 730 yards of penalties on 76 infractions, which is 61st in college football in terms of hurting your team. During the season to this point, the Beavers have thrown for a total of 2,604 passing yards along with holding an average of 217.0 passing yards per outing, ranking them 79th in the nation. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Beavers are 35th in college football by tallying 32.8 points per outing.
Oregon State has given up a total of 1,763 yards via the ground game (146.9 yards per contest) and 18 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have surrendered 20 touchdowns via the pass as well as 241.1 yards per game, which puts them in 87th in college football. The Beavers defense has taken part in 806 plays, which has them ranked 45th in the country. The Beavers are surrendering 25.9 points per game, which has them ranked 64th in the country. Overall, they have given up 311 total points.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Beavers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Beavers -6.5
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