Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs New Mexico State Aggies Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs New Mexico State Aggies
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, NM
Odds/Point Spread: Aggies (-2)
The New Mexico State Aggies (9-3) welcome the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (8-3) at Aggie Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 25, 2023. New Mexico State opens as 2-point favorites. The over/under is 49.5.
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks head into this game 8-3 for this season. In their last contest, the Gamecocks played the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and walked away with a win by a score of 56-17. Zion Webb connected on 6/17 with 106 yards passing. He had a QB rate of 87.7 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. Malik Jackson was the rushing leader for the Gamecocks with 9 carries for 193 yards (21.4 yards per attempt). When the final whistle blew, they ran 78 plays which gave them 628 yards. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks ended up rushing 60 different times and accounted for 522 yards, which earned them an average of 8.7 yards per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Gamecocks gave up 44 yds on 25 attempts, which is an average of 1.8 yards per rush allowed. Jacksonville State relinquished 27 completions on 46 attempts for 225 yds, and a completion percentage of 58.7%.
In terms of getting in the endzone, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks have an average of 31.0 points per outing. As a team they're maintaining an average of 245.6 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 3rd in D-1. The Gamecocks have tallied 4,441 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Jacksonville State has earned 11 passing touchdowns and 31 rushing touchdowns. Jacksonville State has accumulated 241 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 52 penalties for 455 yards. They have surrendered the football 14 times.
Concerning passing yards, the Gamecocks have given up 2,712 yds which puts them in 110th in D-1. They have conceded 246.5 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 58.3%. Overall, they have surrendered 353.1 yards per game which ranks them 47th in college football. They have surrendered 14 touchdowns via the pass as well as 12 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up 2.7 yards per rushing attempt and 106.5 yards on the ground per contest for the season. In total, they have conceded 1,172 yards on the ground through 11 games. The Gamecocks sit in 32nd in the nation when it comes to team defense, giving up 20.4 points per game.
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The Aggies head into this game 9-3 this season. The last time they took the field, the Aggies walked away with a victory by a final of 31-10 against the Auburn Tigers. Star Thomas carried the football 7 times for 67 yards, ending the contest with 9.6 yds per attempt for New Mexico State. Diego Pavia (3 TDs) ended the game with 201 yds on 19/28 passing while his QB rate was 163.5. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 7.2. New Mexico State surrendered 26 rushing attempts for 65 yds (2.5 yds per rush). The Aggies secondary conceded a completion rate of 78.9%, surrendering 148 yds on 15 out of 19 through the air. The Aggies finished the contest with a total of 414 yards while running 65 plays (6.4 yds per play). New Mexico State ran the ball for 5.8 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 213 yds on 37 attempts.
The New Mexico State Aggies are averaging 419.3 yards/game, which has them ranked 48th in college football. The New Mexico State offense has compiled 754 penalty yds on 77 violations, which is 23rd in college football in terms of helping out the opposition. They are averaging 206.3 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 2,476 yards for the year. They have tossed 6 interceptions while losing 4 fumbles and they have been able to earn 241 1st downs. Concerning putting points on the board, the Aggies currently sit 57th in D-1 maintaining an average of 28.9 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Aggies have compiled 2,557 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 213.1 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 83rd in college football.
New Mexico State has allowed a total of 1,558 yards via the ground game (129.8 yards per outing) in addition to 16 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. They have surrendered 14 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 231.9 yards per game, which has them sitting 76th in D-1. Their defense has tallied 5 fumbles recovered and 4 interceptions on the year. The Aggies defense has participated in 772 plays, which is 100th in Division 1. The Aggies are relinquishing 19.9 PPG, which has them 28th in the country. Overall, they have given up 239 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Gamecocks/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Gamecocks +2
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