Fresno State Bulldogs vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 10/8/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (-7)
The Boise State Broncos (3-2) are welcoming the Fresno State Bulldogs (1-3) at Albertsons Stadium on Saturday. Fresno State opens this game as 7-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 47.
The Fresno State Bulldogs head into this matchup 1-3 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bulldogs played the Connecticut Huskies and took a loss by a final of 19-14. Logan Fife connected on 16/22 with 157 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 114.5 and walked away from the game with 2 picks. Jordan Mims was the rushing leader for the Bulldogs with 15 attempts for 39 yards (2.6 yds per carry). The Fresno State Bulldogs ran the ball 26 times and accrued 30 yards, which came out to an average of 1.2 yards per carry. On the day, they ran 48 plays which gave them 187 yds. Fresno State allowed 8 completions on 16 tries for 130 yds, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. When it came to stopping the run, the Bulldogs gave up 183 yds on 55 attempts, which averages out to 3.3 yds per run surrendered.
The Bulldogs have earned 1,651 total yards over the course of this season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Fresno State has compiled 4 touchdowns via the pass and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 5 times. Fresno State has accumulated 94 first downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 25 infractions for 224 yds. As a team they hold an average of 125.0 yards rushing ranking them 102nd in the country. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Fresno State Bulldogs hold an average of 24.5 points per game.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Bulldogs are giving up 844 yards which has them ranked 17th in college football. They have allowed 211.0 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 56.9%. Over the course of this season, they are surrendering 386.0 yards per contest ranking them 80th in college football. They have relinquished 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 9 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per rush and 175.0 rushing yards per contest for the year. In total, they have conceded 700 running yards through 4 games. The Bulldogs sit in 75th in D-1 concerning team defense, conceding 26.5 points per game.
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The Broncos come into this game with a record of 3-2 this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Broncos got the victory with a final of 35-13 when they faced the San Diego State Aztecs. Sam Vidlak finished the contest with 86 yards on 9/12 passing while his quarterback rating was 135.2. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per attempt was 7.2. George Holani ran the football 17 times for 131 yards, finishing the contest with 7.7 yds per carry for Boise State. Boise State ran the football for 7.2 yards per tote, totaling 316 yds on 44 carries. The Broncos finished the game with 450 yards on 66 plays (6.8 yds per play). The Broncos pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 12.5%, relinquishing 33 yds on 2 for 16 through the air. Boise State relinquished 36 rushing attempts for 84 yards (2.3 yards per rush).
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Broncos currently rank 99th in D-1 by scoring 24.6 PPG. For the season thus far, the Broncos currently have a total of 786 passing yards together with an average of 157.2 passing yards per game, ranking them 118th in Division 1. The Boise State Broncos are averaging 316.6 yards per contest, which ranks them 112th in college football. The Boise State offense has totaled 256 yards of penalties on 28 infractions, which ranks 88th in the country in terms of helping out the other team.
The Broncos are conceding 19.0 points per contest, which puts them 30th in the nation. Boise State has given up a total of 512 yards via the ground game (102.4 yards per game) and 3 touchdowns rushing on the year. This year, they have surrendered 95 points in total. They have given up 5 touchdowns through the air and 134.4 yards/outing, which has them ranked 2nd in the country. The Broncos defense has taken the field for 281 plays, which is 15th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos -7
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