Utah State Aggies vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: CEFCU Stadium in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Spartans (-3.5)
The Utah State Aggies (7-2) are headed to CEFCU Stadium on Saturday where they will go up against the San Jose State Spartans (5-5). San Jose State opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 55.
The Utah State Aggies head into this matchup 7-2 this season. The last time they took the field, the Aggies faced the New Mexico State Aggies and went home with a win by a final score of 35-13. Logan Bonner finished 23/32 with 359 yards passing and 4 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 201.1 and finished the contest with 1 pick. Elelyon Noa was the leader on the ground for the Aggies with 16 attempts for 57 yds (3.6 yds per attempt). In the game, they ran 64 plays for 457 yds. The Utah State Aggies ran the football 32 different times and totaled 98 yards, which had them averaging 3.1 yds per carry. Against the run, the Aggies gave up 49 yards on 35 tries, which averages out to 1.4 yds per rush surrendered. Utah State relinquished 30 completions on 44 tries for a total of 298 yards, and a completion rate of 68.2%.
The Aggies have earned 4,274 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Utah State has amassed 24 touchdowns through the air and 8 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 14 times. Utah State has amassed 221 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 64 infractions for 557 yds. As a team they're holding an average of 153.9 yards on the ground ranking this team at 74th in Division 1. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Utah State Aggies are averaging 31.8 points per outing.
In terms of yards through the air, the Aggies are giving up 2,338 yards which has them ranked 116th in the nation. They are giving up 259.8 yards per contest via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 61.8%. In total, they are surrendering 425.3 yards per contest putting them 115th in D-1. They have yielded 12 touchdowns through the air and 16 touchdowns running the ball. The opposition is running for 4.6 yards per run and 165.6 yards on the ground per contest for the season. In total, they have given up 1,490 yards via the ground game in 9 games. The Aggies rank 85th in the nation regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 27.2 points per game.
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The Spartans head into this game 5-5 this year. In their last game, the Spartans took a loss by a final score of 27-24 against the Nevada Wolf Pack. Nick Starkel (3 TDs) ended the game with 255 yds on 21/40 through the air while his QB rate was 125.8. He tossed 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 6.4. Tyler Nevens carried the rock 14 times for 116 yds, finishing the game with 8.3 yards per attempt for San Jose State. The Spartans finished the game with 452 yards while they ran 76 plays (5.9 yards per play). San Jose State rushed for 6.1 yards per tote, finishing the game with 164 yards on 27 carries. San Jose State gave up 30 run attempts for 53 yds (1.8 yards per carry). The Spartans pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 65.5%, relinquishing 314 yds on 36 for 55 through the air.
The San Jose State Spartans hold an average of 316.7 yards/outing, which ranks them 116th in the country. The San Jose State offense has accrued 576 yards of penalties on 67 violations, which is 19th in college football in terms of hurting your team. For the year to this point, the Spartans have a total of 1,950 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 195.0 passing yards per game, which ranks 99th in Division 1. Regarding how much they score, the Spartans are 112th in the nation averaging 21.4 points per game.
San Jose State has conceded a total of 1,284 yards on the ground (128.4 yards per game) in addition to 6 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. They have conceded 14 touchdowns through the air and 190.8 yards per game, which puts them in 37th in the country. The Spartans defense has been on the field for 630 plays, which is good for 93rd in college football. The Spartans are conceding 23.0 points per game, which has them ranked 60th in Division 1. This year, they have surrendered 230 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Aggies +3.5
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