Colorado State Rams vs Utah State Aggies Prediction, 10/7/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Location: Maverik Stadium in Logan, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Aggies (-1)
Maverik Stadium is the location where the Utah State Aggies (2-3) will take on the Colorado State Rams (2-2) on Saturday, October 7, 2023. Utah State opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 66.
The Colorado State Rams come into this matchup with a record of 2-2 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Rams faced the Utah Tech Trailblazers and took home the win by a score of 41-20. Vann Schield led the offense in rushing for the Rams with 16 totes for 54 yards (3.4 yards per attempt). Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi went 26/32 with 462 yds through the air and 4 TDs. He had a QB rating of 231.3 and walked away from the game with 2 interceptions. When it came to stopping the run, the Rams conceded 164 yards on 35 tries, which calculates to 4.7 yards per rush allowed. Colorado State gave up 21 completions on 33 attempts for a total of 185 yds, and a completion rate of 63.6%. In the game, they had 63 plays which gave them a total of 586 yards. The Colorado State Rams ran the ball a total of 29 different times and tallied 112 yds, earning them an average of 3.9 yds per attempt.
The Rams have earned 1,818 total yards this season. With reference to scoring, Colorado State has earned 13 touchdowns via the pass and 2 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 10 times. Colorado State has amassed 85 first downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 40 penalties for 392 yards. As a team they are averaging 71.0 yards in the run game which ranks them 130th in the country. Regarding putting points on the board, the Colorado State Rams are averaging 32.8 points per outing.
The Rams are sitting in 120th in the nation when it comes to team defense, allowing 34.0 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.4 yards per rush on the ground and 118.8 yards on the ground per game on the year. During the season, they have given up 475 yards via the running game in 4 games. Concerning passing yards, the Rams are giving up 1,278 yds which has them ranked 108th in the country. They have surrendered 319.5 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 74.3%. During the season, they are surrendering 438.3 yards per outing ranking them 122nd in the nation. They have allowed 11 touchdowns through the air and 4 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Aggies come into this matchup with a record of 2-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Aggies walked away with a victory by a final of 34-33 when they played the Connecticut Huskies. Cooper Legas (3 touchdowns) ended the game with 204 yds on 11/13 passing while his QB rate was 292.6. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 15.7. Cooper Legas ran the football 6 times for 26 yds, finishing the game with 4.3 yards per attempt for Utah State. The Aggies finished with a total of 416 yds while running 56 plays (7.4 yds per play). Utah State ran for 3.2 yds per carry, finishing with 101 yards on 32 attempts. Utah State allowed 45 rushing attempts for 218 yards (4.8 yds per carry). The Aggies pass defense gave up a completion rate of 71.9%, relinquishing 255 yds on 23 for 32 passing.
The Utah State Aggies have an average of 427.6 yards/game, ranking them 44th in the country. The Utah State offense has accrued 290 yards of penalties on 34 infractions, which is 40th in college football in terms of hurting your team. They have an average of 149.8 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 749 yards for this year. They have given away 7 picks while losing 1 fumble and they have been able to earn 104 1st downs. In relation to how much they score, the Aggies are ranking 23rd in the nation averaging 37.0 points per contest. Over the course of the season so far, the Aggies have compiled 1,389 yards via the pass along with an average of 277.8 throwing yards per contest, which has them sitting 35th in the country.
The Aggies are conceding 33.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 118th in the nation. Utah State has allowed a total of 899 yards rushing (179.8 yards/game) as well as 11 touchdowns rushing this year. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 169 points in total. They have conceded 11 touchdowns through the air in addition to 244.4 yards per outing, which has them ranked 93rd in the nation. The Aggies defense has been on the field for 370 plays, which ranks 119th in D-1. They have 4 fumbles and 5 interceptions so far this season.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Aggies -1
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