Boise State at Utah State - 10/16/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boise State Broncos (5-1) at Utah State Aggies (3-2)
College Football: Friday, October 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Romney Stadium)
The Line: Utah State Aggies +9.5 -- Over/Under: 46 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Boise State Broncos and Utah State Aggies square off Friday night at Romney Stadium.
The Boise State Broncos look for their third road victory that would give them five straight wins overall. Brett Rypien is completing 70.2 percent of his passes for 1,057 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Rypien has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Thomas Sperbeck and Shane Williams-Rhodes have combined for 813 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Chaz Anderson has 15 receptions. The Boise State Broncos ground game is averaging 193.6 yards per contest, and Jeremy McNichols leads the way with 485 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Boise State is allowing 12 points and 259.5 yards per game. Ben Weaver leads the Broncos with 33 tackles, Kamalei Correa has three sacks and Darian Thompson has four interceptions. Jeremy McNichols, Rees Odhiambo and Donte Deayon are questionable.
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The Utah State Aggies look to remain unbeaten at home and get their first win over a ranked team. Kent Myers is completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 397 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Myers has 46 pass attempts in two games. Devonte Robinson and Hunter Sharp have combined for 490 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Wyatt Houston has seven receptions. The Utah State Aggies ground game is averaging 167.8 yards per contest, and Devante Mays leads the way with 259 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Utah State is allowing 19.2 points and 297.4 yards per game. Nick Vigil leads the Aggies with 52 tackles, Kyler Fackrell has three sacks and Devin Centers has two interceptions.
The Broncos are 21-10 ATS in their last 31 Friday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Aggies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in October and 15-6-1 ATS in their last 22 conference games. The Broncos are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Utah State and 10-1-2 ATS in their last 13 meetings overall.
Utah State plays pretty well at home and is a very solid under-the-radar defensive team. I also don't love the fact Boise State's workhorse running back is banged up. Although the Broncos have owned Utah State over the years, I like the value of the points and the home team here.