Boise State Broncos vs Utah State Aggies Prediction, 11/18/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Location: Maverik Stadium in Logan, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Aggies (+5)
The Utah State Aggies (5-5) will play the Boise State Broncos (5-5) at Maverik Stadium on Saturday, November 18, 2023. Boise State opens this matchup as 5-point favorites. The total is set at 64.5.
The Boise State Broncos step onto the field holding a record of 5-5 for this season. In their last contest, the Broncos played against the New Mexico Lobos and walked away with a win by a score of 42-14. Maddux Madsen went 6/11 with 202 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 268.8 and finished the game with no picks. George Holani led the offense in rushing for the Broncos with 16 totes for 95 yds (5.9 yards per carry). The Boise State Broncos ran the ball 42 different times and accumulated 219 yds, which is an average of 5.2 yards per carry. At the end of the game, they had 61 plays which converted into 484 yards. Boise State conceded 17 completions on 26 tries for 200 yds, and a completion rate of 65.4%. In the running game, the Broncos gave up 123 yds on 31 tries, which is 4.0 yards per rush allowed.
The Broncos have racked up 4,393 yards in total this season. In terms of scoring, Boise State has earned 15 passing touchdowns and 23 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 17 times. Boise State has recorded 226 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 41 penalties for 358 yds. As a team they average 195.9 yards on the ground which is 22nd in the country. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Boise State Broncos are averaging 31.2 points per game.
The Broncos are ranked 78th in college football concerning team defense, allowing 27.4 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per rush and 115.6 rushing yards per game for the season. Overall, they have conceded 1,156 rushing yards through 10 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Broncos are allowing 2,718 yards which ranks them 124th in the country. They are conceding 271.8 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 63.0%. Over the course of this season, they have relinquished 387.4 yards per game putting them 78th in college football. They have allowed 15 touchdowns via the pass and 18 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Aggies head into this matchup 5-5 this season. When they last played, the Aggies took home the win by a final score of 41-24 against the Nevada Wolf Pack. Cooper Legas (3 touchdowns) ended the contest with 182 yards on 18/33 passing while his quarterback rate was 118.8. He threw 2 picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.5. Rahsul Faison carried the rock 22 times for 181 yds, walking away from the contest with 8.2 yds per carry for Utah State. Utah State rushed the ball for 6.6 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 292 yds on 44 attempts. The Aggies finished the game with a total of 474 yards and they ran 77 plays (6.2 yards per play). The Aggies passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 50.0%, surrendering 164 yds on 14 out of 28 passing. Utah State surrendered 42 attempts on the ground for 183 yards (4.4 yds per rush).
In terms of putting points on the board, the Aggies are sitting 20th in Division 1 averaging 35.5 points per contest. The Utah State Aggies average 448.3 yards per outing, which is good for 22nd in college football. The Utah State offense has accrued 668 yds of penalties on 75 violations, which is good for 13th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 15 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 4 fumbles and they have been able to record 220 1st downs. During the season so far, the Aggies have a total of 2,710 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 271.0 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 33rd in the country. They hold an average of 177.3 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 1,773 yards in total.
Utah State has yielded a total of 1,700 yards on the ground (170.0 yards/game) in addition to 20 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. They have surrendered 21 touchdowns through the air in addition to 230.3 yards per game, which has them sitting 72nd in D-1. Their defense has totaled 9 fumbles recovered and 10 interceptions on the year. The Aggies defense has been on the field for 745 plays, which ranks 129th in Division 1. The Aggies are relinquishing 32.0 PPG, which has them 112th in D-1. Overall, they have allowed 320 points.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Broncos -5
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