Iowa State vs. San Jose State - 9/24/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose State Spartans (1-2) at Iowa State Cyclones (0-3)
College Football: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Jack Trice Stadium)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The San Jose State Spartans and Iowa State Cyclones meet early Saturday afternoon at Jack Trice Stadium.
The San Jose State Spartans look for their first road win of the season and get back to a .500 record. Kenny Potter is completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 532 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Potter . Tre Hartley and Justin Holmes have combined for 356 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Tim Crawley has 11 receptions. The San Jose State Spartans ground game is averaging 172.6 yards per contest, and Deontae Cooper leads the way with 214 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, San Jose State is allowing 38 points and 475.3 yards per game. Frank Ginda leads the Spartans with 32 tackles, Nick Oreglia has two sacks and Andre Chachere has two interceptions.
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The Iowa State Cyclones are still looking for their first victory after being outscored 43-108 in their first three games. Joel Lanning is completing 55.1 percent of his passes for 469 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Lanning has three passing touchdowns in his last three games. Allen Lazard and Trever Ryen have combined for 351 receiving yards and one touchdown while Dondre Daley has three receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 105 yards per contest, and Mike Warren leads the way with 153 yards on 42 carries. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 36 points and 427.7 yards per game. Reggan Northrup leads the Cyclones with 23 tackles, Jhaustin Thomas has one sack and Jarnor Jones has two interceptions.
The Spartans are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Cyclones are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 7-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Iowa State's bad start is kind of overblown given that two of those three losses were on the road against Iowa and TCU. Now, the home loss to Northern Iowa is inexcusable. Still, the Cyclones are more talented than San Jose State and should be able to move the ball up and down the field against a Spartans team that struggles big time defensively.
If Iowa State can't win and cover this game at home, folks will have some explaining to do.