MTSU Blue Raiders vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: MTSU Blue Raiders vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Rams (-9)
The Colorado State Rams (0-1) are hosting the MTSU Blue Raiders (0-1) at Canvas Stadium on Saturday. MTSU opens this matchup as 9-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 57.5.
The MTSU Blue Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 0-1 for this season. In their last game, the Blue Raiders took the field against the James Madison Dukes and took a loss by a final of 44-7. A'varius Sparrow led the offense in rushing for the Blue Raiders with 6 totes for 15 yds (2.5 yds per attempt). Chase Cunningham went 18/32 with 110 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 95.4 and ended the contest with no interceptions. When it came to stopping the run, the Blue Raiders conceded 261 yds on 52 tries, which is 5.0 yds per rush allowed. MTSU relinquished 21 pass completions on 33 tries for a total of 287 yds, and a completion rate of 63.6%. In all, they tallied 61 plays which gave them 119 yds. The MTSU Blue Raiders ended up rushing 28 times and totaled 12 yards, which had them averaging 0.4 yards per tote.
The Blue Raiders racked up 4,709 total yards for the prior season. MTSU totaled 29 passing touchdowns and 16 touchdowns via the ground. They turned the football over 21 times. MTSU accumulated 257 1st downs as a unit, and they were hurt by 86 infractions for 735 yds. As a team they averaged 123.7 yds via the ground game, ranking them 103rd in college football. When talking about putting points on the board, the MTSU Blue Raiders had an average of 29.8 points per game.
The Blue Raiders were sitting in 57th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 25.7 points per game. Opposing teams ran for an average of 4.0 yards per run and 138.0 rushing yards per contest last season. For the year, they conceded 1,794 rushing yards through 13 outings. When it comes to yards through the air, the Blue Raiders conceded 3,075 yards which had them sitting in 86th in college football. During their 13 games played last year, they allowed 236.5 yards per game through the air in addition to surrendering a completion percentage of 58.5%. They conceded 374.5 yards/contest ranking them 61st in Division 1. They granted 23 touchdowns via the pass and 17 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Rams come into this game with a record of 0-1 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Rams took a loss by a final score of 51-7 against the Michigan Wolverines. Clay Millen (1 touchdown) walked away from the game with 137 yds on 16/20 through the air while his QB rating was 144. He tossed 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.9. A'Jon Vivens ran the football 10 times for 35 yards, walking away from the game with 3.5 yds per attempt for Colorado State. The Rams finished the contest with a total of 219 yds and they ran 59 plays (3.7 yds per play). Colorado State ended up running for 2.1 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 82 yds on 39 carries. Colorado State surrendered 40 rush attempts for 234 yards (5.9 yards per rush). The Rams pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 64.3%, relinquishing 206 yards on 18 for 28 passing.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Rams had a ranking of 97th in college football holding an average of 23.7 points per outing. Last year, the Rams compiled 3,020 yards via the pass along with averaging 251.7 throwing yards per game, which ranked 52nd in college football. The Colorado State Rams held an average of 415.9 yards/contest, which had them sitting 57th in Division 1. The Colorado State offense racked up 822 penalty yds on 85 violations, which had them sitting 44th in college football in terms of giving up free yards.
The Rams allowed 28.3 PPG, which had them in 83rd in D-1. Colorado State allowed a total of 2,002 yards on the ground (166.8 yards/game) as well as 18 touchdowns rushing last season. Over the course of the season, they allowed 340 points in total. They surrendered 23 touchdowns from the passing game and 211.1 yards per game, which had them in 38th in Division 1. The Rams defense participated in 827 plays, which had them ranked 41st in college football.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Rams college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders +9
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