Utah State Aggies vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 10/21/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Location: CEFCU Stadium in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Spartans (-8)
The Utah State Aggies (3-4) are en route to CEFCU Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2023 where they will meet the San Jose State Spartans (2-5). Utah State opens this contest as 8-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 65.
The Utah State Aggies come into this game with a record of 3-4 for this season. In their last game, the Aggies faced off with the Fresno State Bulldogs and went home with a loss by a final score of 37-32. Cooper Legas connected on 23/40 with 363 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 148.5 and finished the game with 2 interceptions. Rahsul Faison was the leader on the ground for the Aggies with 12 totes for 75 yds (6.3 yds per carry). At the end of the game, they had 82 plays for 568 yards. The Utah State Aggies ran the ball 42 different times and accrued 205 yards, which is an average of 4.9 yards per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Aggies gave up 151 yards on 40 tries, which averages out to 3.8 yds per run allowed. Utah State allowed 23 completions on 40 tries for 310 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.5%.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Utah State Aggies have an average of 37.3 PPG. As a team they're maintaining an average of 172.3 yards on the ground ranking this team at 49th in the country. The Aggies have tallied 3,345 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Utah State has earned 23 touchdowns via the pass and 9 rushing touchdowns. Utah State has amassed 162 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 49 infractions for 434 yards. They have surrendered the football 14 times.
Concerning passing yardage, the Aggies have allowed 1,757 yards which has them sitting in 116th in the nation. They are giving up 251.0 yards per contest via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 59.3%. For the year, they are granting 414.6 yards per game which puts them 110th in Division 1. They have surrendered 13 touchdowns via the pass and 16 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing an average of 4.1 yards per rush and 163.6 rushing yards per contest for the year. Overall, they have given up 1,145 rushing yards through 7 games. The Aggies sit in 117th in Division 1 in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 32.9 PPG.
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The Spartans come into this matchup with a record of 2-5 for this season. When they last played, the Spartans got the victory with a final of 52-24 when they faced the New Mexico Lobos. Kairee Robinson carried the rock 15 times for 126 yds, ending the game with 8.4 yds per carry for San Jose State. Chevan Cordeiro (2 TDs) finished the game with 272 yds on 8/17 through the air while his QB rating was 220.3. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 16.0. San Jose State relinquished 36 rush attempts for 129 yds (3.6 yds per rush). The Spartans passing defense gave up a completion rate of 60.0%, relinquishing 262 yds on 18 out of 30 through the air. The Spartans finished with 531 yds and they ran 49 plays (10.8 yds per play). San Jose State rushed for 8.1 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 259 yards on 32 attempts.
The San Jose State Spartans average 391.1 yards per game, ranking them 68th in the country. The San Jose State offense has accrued 336 yards of penalties on 42 infractions, which is 46th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition. They are averaging 148.4 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 1,039 yards in total. They have tossed 3 picks while allowing opponents to recover 1 fumbles and they have been able to earn 140 1st downs. When looking at how much they score, the Spartans are ranking 49th in college football maintaining an average of 31.4 PPG. For the season so far, the Spartans have thrown for a total of 1,699 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 242.7 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 59th in college football.
The Spartans are allowing 32.3 points per game, ranking them 116th in the country. San Jose State has allowed the opposition a total of 1,471 rushing yards (210.1 yards per contest) as well as 18 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the year. This season, they have relinquished 226 total points. They have conceded 11 touchdowns via the pass and 186.1 yards per game, which has them ranked 22nd in the country. The Spartans defense has taken part in 455 plays, which is 94th in the nation. Their defense has compiled 6 fumbles recovered and 4 interceptions this season.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Spartans -8
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