San Jose State Spartans vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-23)
The Auburn Tigers (1-0) will try to beat the San Jose State Spartans (1-0) at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. San Jose State opens this contest as 23-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 52.
The San Jose State Spartans come into this game with a record of 1-0 for this year. In their last game, the Spartans faced the Portland State Vikings and took home the win by a score of 21-17. Chevan Cordeiro went 15/30 with 239 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 127.9 and ended the game with no interceptions. Kairee Robinson was the best rusher for the Spartans with 10 totes for 35 yards (3.5 yds per carry). The San Jose State Spartans ran the football 29 times and amassed 49 yds, which came out to an average of 1.7 yds per attempt. On the day, they tallied 59 plays for 288 yards. San Jose State conceded 24 pass completions on 37 tries for 270 yards, and a completion rate of 64.9%. When it came to stopping the run, the Spartans gave up 125 yards on 35 attempts, which averages out to 3.6 yds per run allowed.
When it comes to scoring points, the San Jose State Spartans had an average of 20.0 points per game. As a unit they averaged 121.0 yds on the ground, which was 111th in Division 1. The Spartans tallied 4,088 total yards for the previous season. San Jose State earned 16 touchdowns via the pass and 12 rushing touchdowns. San Jose State accumulated 203 1st downs as a team, and they were called for 88 infractions for 782 yds. They gave the ball to the opposition 24 different times.
When talking about passing yards, the Spartans conceded 2,833 yards which put them in 55th in the nation. During their 12 games played last season, they allowed 236.1 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 62.6%. They allowed 371.3 yards per contest putting them at 55th in college football. They allowed 23 touchdowns via the pass and 10 running touchdowns. Opposing teams ran for an average of 3.5 yards per run and 135.2 rushing yards per game last year. In total, they gave up 1,622 yards on the ground in 12 outings. The Spartans ranked 67th in the nation regarding team defense, giving up 26.5 PPG.
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The Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 this year. When they last played, the Tigers got the victory with a final of 42-16 when they played the Mercer Bears. TJ Finley (1 TD) ended the contest with 112 yards on 9/14 passing while his QB rate was 126.5. He tossed 2 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 8.0. Tank Bigsby carried the ball 16 times for 147 yds, ending the game with 9.2 yards per carry for Auburn. The Tigers finished the game with 497 yards while they ran 62 plays (8.0 yards per play). Auburn ran for 7.0 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 285 yards on 41 attempts. Auburn relinquished 31 attempts on the ground for 74 yards (2.4 yards per rush). The Tigers secondary gave up a completion rate of 58.3%, surrendering 197 yards on 21 for 36 through the air.
The Auburn Tigers averaged 402.5 yards per contest, which was good for 67th in Division 1. The Auburn offense totaled 603 penalty yds on 74 infractions, ranking them 75th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition. Last season, the Tigers compiled 3,121 passing yards as well as an average of 240.1 passing yards per contest, ranking them 59th in college football. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Tigers were ranked 68th in the nation holding an average of 28.3 PPG.
The Tigers allowed 21.8 points per game, which had them ranked 28th in D-1. Auburn conceded a total of 1,681 yards rushing (129.3 yards per game) as well as 8 touchdowns by way of the ground game over the course of last year. Overall, they relinquished 283 total points. They surrendered 23 touchdowns via the pass and 245.6 yards per game, ranking them 95th in D-1. The Tigers defense was on the field for 913 plays, which had them sitting 98th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -23
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