UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Utah State Aggies Prediction, 9/24/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Location: Maverik Stadium in Logan, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Aggies (+3)
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels (2-1) are headed to Maverik Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Utah State Aggies (1-2). UNLV opens this matchup as 3-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 62.
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels come into this game with a record of 2-1 for this season. In their last game, the Runnin' Rebels took on the North Texas Mean Green and notched a win by a score of 58-27. Doug Brumfield connected on 21/27 with 211 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 167.9 and ended the game with no interceptions. Aidan Robbins was the best rusher for the Runnin' Rebels with 29 attempts for 227 yards (7.8 yards per carry). The UNLV Runnin' Rebels ran the rock 51 different times and accumulated 365 yards, earning them an average of 7.2 yards per tote. At the end of the game, they tallied 78 plays which converted into 576 yds. UNLV allowed 17 completions on 30 tries for 305 yds, and a completion percentage of 56.7%. Against the run, the Runnin' Rebels conceded 169 yards on 39 attempts, which averages out to 4.3 yds per run surrendered.
The Runnin' Rebels have earned 1,437 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, UNLV has compiled 8 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 1 different times. UNLV has accounted for 68 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 21 penalties for 218 yards. As a unit they're averaging 205.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 36th in college football. Regarding getting in the endzone, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels are sitting at 41.3 PPG.
The Runnin' Rebels are ranked 58th in the nation in terms of team defense, giving up 22.7 points per game. They are giving up an average of 2.8 yards per run and 102.7 yards on the ground per contest so far this season. In total, they have conceded 308 rushing yards through 3 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Runnin' Rebels are allowing 774 yds which has them ranked 95th in the country. They have given up 258.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 62.1%. In total, they have relinquished 360.7 yards/game ranking them 68th in the country. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 2 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Aggies come into this game with a record of 1-2 this season. The last time they took the field, the Aggies took a loss by a score of 35-7 when they played the Weber State Wildcats. Calvin Tyler Jr. carried the ball 18 times for 64 yds, finishing the game with 3.6 yards per attempt for Utah State. Logan Bonner ended the contest with 120 yards on 12/31 through the air while his QB rate was 51.9. He threw 3 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 3.9. Utah State relinquished 55 attempts on the ground for 199 yds (3.6 yards per carry). The Aggies pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 50.0%, surrendering 202 yards on 11 out of 22 through the air. The Aggies finished the game with 283 yds and they ran 75 plays (3.8 yards per play). Utah State ran the ball for 3.6 yards per tote, finishing the game with 126 yards on 35 attempts.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Aggies are ranked 126th in the nation averaging 12.7 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Aggies have compiled 495 passing yards as well as holding an average of 165.0 passing yards per game, putting them at 113th in Division 1. The Utah State Aggies are averaging 320.3 yards per outing, which is good for 106th in college football. The Utah State offense has accrued 271 yards of penalties on 28 infractions, which ranks 12th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Aggies are relinquishing 36.7 points per contest, ranking them 115th in college football. Utah State has given up a total of 722 yards via the ground game (240.7 yards per outing) and 3 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. This year, they have surrendered 110 total points. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns through the air as well as 200.7 yards/contest, which has them in 52nd in Division 1. The Aggies defense has been on the field for 221 plays, which is good for 101st in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Runnin' Rebels/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Aggies +3
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