Colorado State Rams vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 11/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: CEFCU Stadium in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Spartans (-20)
The San Jose State Spartans (5-2) welcome the Colorado State Rams (2-6) at CEFCU Stadium on Saturday. San Jose State opens this matchup as 20-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 45.
The Colorado State Rams come into this matchup with a record of 2-6 for this year. In their last game, the Rams went up against the Boise State Broncos and took a loss by a score of 49-10. Clay Millen went 13/20 with 161 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 149.1 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Keegan Holles led the offense in rushing for the Rams with 4 totes for 21 yards (5.3 yards per attempt). The Colorado State Rams ended up rushing 20 different times and accounted for 3 yards, earning them an average of 0.2 yds per carry. On the day, they tallied 46 plays which converted into 170 yards. Colorado State conceded 24 pass completions on 32 tries for 305 yards, and a completion rate of 75.0%. In the running game, the Rams gave up 209 yards on 47 tries, which averages out to 4.4 yds per rush surrendered.
In terms of getting in the endzone, the Colorado State Rams are sitting at 12.5 points per contest. Offensively they are averaging 84.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 125th in Division 1. The Rams have attained 2,040 total yards for the season. In terms of getting in the endzone, Colorado State has amassed 7 touchdowns via the pass and 3 rushing touchdowns. Colorado State has compiled 106 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 59 penalties for 533 yds. They have turned the football over 14 times.
When talking about passing yardage, the Rams have given up 1,866 yards which puts them in 65th in college football. They are giving up 233.3 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 63.7%. In total, they are granting 397.0 yards/game which puts them 85th in D-1. They have yielded 12 touchdowns by air in addition to 18 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 163.8 rushing yards per contest so far this year. For the season, they have conceded 1,310 yards on the ground through 8 games. The Rams sit in 113th in college football when it comes to team defense, allowing 32.1 PPG.
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The Spartans head into this matchup 5-2 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Spartans walked away with a victory by a final of 35-28 when they played the Nevada Wolf Pack. Chevan Cordeiro (2 TDs) finished the game with 340 yds on 33/45 through the air while his QB rate was 151.5. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.6. Kairee Robinson ran the football 11 times for 40 yds, ending the game with 3.6 yds per attempt for San Jose State. San Jose State rushed the football for 0.9 yards per attempt, totaling 25 yds on 29 attempts. The Spartans finished the contest with 365 yards while they ran 74 plays (4.9 yards per play). The Spartans pass defense gave up a completion rate of 62.1%, surrendering 223 yards on 18 for 29 passing. San Jose State conceded 38 run attempts for 70 yards (1.8 yards per rush).
Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Spartans rank 80th in D-1 averaging 27.0 points per game. For the year so far, the Spartans currently have a total of 1,969 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 281.3 passing yards per game, putting them at 29th in the country. The San Jose State Spartans have an average of 371.7 yards per contest, ranking them 83rd in Division 1. The San Jose State offense has 370 yds of penalties on 44 violations, which ranks them 89th in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards.
San Jose State has surrendered a total of 828 yards on the ground (118.3 yards/game) as well as 7 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have allowed the opposition 7 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 177.0 yards/contest, which puts them in 12th in the nation. The Spartans defense has taken the field for 439 plays, which has them sitting 2nd in the nation. The Spartans are giving up 16.4 points per contest, which has them sitting 6th in the country. This season, they have surrendered 115 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Spartans -20
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