Utah State Aggies vs. Colorado State Rams Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/23/13
Colorado State Rams (6-5) at Utah State Aggies (6-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 3:30 pm (Romney Stadium)
The Line: Utah State Aggies -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network HD
The Bowl hopeful Colorado State Rams look for a road win over the Utah State Aggies.
Colorado State has been on a roll with back to back wins and victories in four of five overall. The offense has been racking up the yardage and points in this stretch with their best performance coming in a 66-42 shootout with New Mexico. This was a back and forth affair before a 21-0 4th quarter burst ended the mystery. Both teams rolled up big yardage with the Rams leading in that department 649-547 with 35 first downswith equal ability to run and throw. Kapri Bibbs enjoyed a career day on the ground with 291 yards on 35 carries with six touchdowns. Garrett Grayson completed 20-28 for 302 yards with another three touchdowns with no turnovers with the one thing the CSU did do is intercept a pair of passes.
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Utah State remains in the Mountain West Mountain Division title hunt with a 5-1 record which is amazing in itself with the team playing without star quarterback Chuckie Keeton. The Aggies have ripped off three straight wins following a 28-24 decision over an improved UNLV as a 16 point favorite. I would say Utah State missed their star signal caller but Darell Garretson wasn't bad as he connected on 16-28 for 288 yards with a tuchdown and no picks. Garretson needed a big effort because the rushing attack was plain vanilla with Joey DeMartino and Bruce Natson combining for 146 yards on 28 carries with three scores. The USU gave up 402 yards but kept the Rebels out of the end zone for the most part.
Colorado State has really been lighting up the scoreboard but the question is can the Rams do it on the road against a very good defense. We'll find out Saturday but my money is on defense...