Fresno State Bulldogs vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 12/3/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Location: Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (-5.5)
The Fresno State Bulldogs (8-4) are traveling to Albertsons Stadium on Saturday where they will go up against the Boise State Broncos (9-3). Boise State opens as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50.5.
The Fresno State Bulldogs step onto the field holding a record of 8-4 this season. In their last game, the Bulldogs took the field against the Wyoming Cowboys and notched a win by a score of 30-0. Jake Haener went 21/32 with 183 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 124 and ended the contest with no interceptions. Jordan Mims was the best rusher for the Bulldogs with 16 carries for 52 yds (3.3 yds per carry). At the end of the game, they ran 66 plays which converted into 297 yards. The Fresno State Bulldogs ran the ball a total of 34 times and recorded 114 yards, which had them averaging 3.4 yards per attempt. Against the run, the Bulldogs conceded 87 yds on 29 tries, which calculates to 3.0 yards per run allowed. Fresno State allowed 12 pass completions on 29 tries for 104 yards, and a completion rate of 41.4%.
The Bulldogs have racked up 4,894 total yards for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Fresno State has amassed 19 passing touchdowns and 24 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 14 different times. Fresno State has accrued 268 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 55 infractions for 512 yards. As a unit they maintain an average of 130.8 yards rushing which is 94th in the country. In terms of scoring, the Fresno State Bulldogs hold an average of 30.9 PPG.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Bulldogs have conceded 2,338 yards which ranks them 27th in college football. They have conceded 194.8 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 53.1%. For the year, they have surrendered 353.4 yards/game which has them sitting 42nd in the country. They have surrendered 13 touchdowns through the air and 16 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per tote and 158.6 rushing yards per game so far this season. For the year, they have conceded 1,903 running yards through 12 games. The Bulldogs are ranked 26th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 20.8 points per game.
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The Broncos step onto the field holding a record of 9-3 this year. The last time they took the field, the Broncos walked away with a victory by a final of 42-23 against the Utah State Aggies. Taylen Green carried the football 6 times for 91 yards, ending the contest with 15.2 yards per carry for Boise State. Taylen Green (4 TDs) finished the game with 220 yards on 14/23 through the air while his QB rate was 198.6. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 9.6. Boise State relinquished 44 running attempts for 162 yds (3.7 yds per rush). The Broncos secondary allowed a completion rate of 54.8%, relinquishing 306 yards on 23 for 42 through the air. The Broncos finished the game with 428 yards on 59 plays (7.3 yds per play). Boise State ran for 5.8 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 208 yds on 36 carries.
The Boise State Broncos have an average of 386.8 yards per game, ranking them 70th in Division 1. The Boise State offense has 565 penalty yards on 65 violations, which ranks 90th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. Over the course of the season thus far, the Broncos have a total of 2,356 passing yards as well as an average of 196.3 passing yards per outing, which ranks 109th in Division 1. When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Broncos are sitting 56th in college football by tallying 30.2 points per contest.
Boise State has conceded a total of 1,510 rushing yards (125.8 yards/game) and 12 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. They have conceded 10 touchdowns via the pass and 158.8 yards/game, which has them ranked 3rd in Division 1. The Broncos defense has been on the field for 724 plays, which has them sitting 12th in college football. The Broncos are giving up 17.8 points per game, which has them ranked 9th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 214 total points.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +5.5
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