San Diego State Aztecs vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 9/16/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Location: Reser Stadium in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Beavers (-21)
Reser Stadium is where the Oregon State Beavers (2-0) will go up against the San Diego State Aztecs (2-1) on Saturday, September 16, 2023. San Diego State opens this matchup as 21-point underdogs. The betting total is set at 48.5.
The San Diego State Aztecs step onto the field holding a record of 2-1 for this season. In their last game, the Aztecs took the field against the UCLA Bruins and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 35-10. Jalen Mayden went 19/37 with 196 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 88.6 and ended the contest with 3 interceptions. Kenan Christon was the leader on the ground for the Aztecs with 9 totes for 27 yards (3.0 yds per carry). When all was said and done, they had 71 plays which totaled 259 yards. The San Diego State Aztecs ran the ball 33 different times and totaled 63 yds, which is an average of 1.9 yds per carry. Against the rush, the Aztecs gave up 254 yards on 39 tries, which averages out to 6.5 yards per run allowed. San Diego State gave up 18 completions on 29 attempts for 296 yds, and a completion percentage of 62.1%.
The Aztecs have racked up 966 total yards this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, San Diego State has compiled 3 touchdowns via the pass and 4 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 7 times. San Diego State has compiled 51 1st downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 24 infractions for 222 yds. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 173.7 yards in the run game which ranks them 57th in college football. When talking about scoring, the San Diego State Aztecs are sitting at 22.0 points per outing.
The Aztecs rank 82nd in college football when it comes to team defense, allowing 25.3 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt and 129.0 rushing yards per contest so far this season. In total, they have allowed 387 running yards through 3 contests. In terms of yards via the pass, the Aztecs are giving up 897 yds which puts them in 133rd in D-1. They have surrendered 299.0 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 52.4%. During the season, they are giving up 428.0 yards per outing putting them 112th in college football. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 3 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Beavers head into this matchup 2-0 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Beavers walked away with a victory by a final of 55-7 against the UC Davis Aggies. D.J. Uiagalelei (2 TDs) finished the game with 107 yds on 8/13 through the air while his quarterback rating was 181.4. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 8.2. Damien Martinez carried the football 7 times for 104 yards, ending the contest with 14.9 yards per carry for Oregon State. The Beavers finished the contest with a total of 450 yds while they ran 63 plays (7.1 yds per play). Oregon State ran for 7.3 yds per attempt, totaling 269 yards on 37 carries. Oregon State surrendered 29 rush attempts for 47 yards (1.6 yds per rush). The Beavers passing defense gave up a completion rate of 56.7%, relinquishing 119 yards on 17 for 30 through the air.
The Oregon State Beavers maintain an average of 461.5 yards per game, which is good for 33rd in the nation. The Oregon State offense has racked up 101 yards of penalties on 11 violations, which is good for 68th in college football in terms of helping out the opposition. They have an average of 233.0 yards per game via the ground game and have rushed for 466 yards in total. They have thrown 0 picks while allowing opponents to recover 0 fumbles and they have been able to tally 50 1st downs. In terms of their scoring prowess, the Beavers are 10th in D-1 by tallying 48.5 points per contest. Over the course of the season thus far, the Beavers have thrown for a total of 457 yards via the pass along with an average of 228.5 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 76th in D-1.
The Beavers are allowing 12.0 points per game, ranking them 21st in D-1. Oregon State has allowed a total of 103 yards rushing (51.5 yards per game) and 1 touchdown rushing so far this season. In total, they have surrendered 24 total points. They have conceded 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 175.5 yards/game, which has them sitting 41st in the country. The Beavers defense has participated in 123 plays, which is 34th in the country. Their defense has totaled 2 fumbles recovered and 1 interception so far this year.
Who will win tonight's Aztecs/Beavers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Beavers -21
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