Utah State vs. Colorado State - 10/7/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado State Rams (3-2) at Utah State Aggies (3-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm (Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium)
The Line: Utah State Aggies +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Over at Maverik Stadium on Saturday, the Colorado State Rams and the Utah State Aggies will be meeting up in college football action.
On the season so far, the Rams are 3-2, falling to Colorado and Alabama while beating Oregon State, Abil Christian and Hawaii. In that Hawaii game, Colorado State QB Nick Stevens bagged 351 yards and four TDs on an 18-of-22 line, while Dalyn Dawkins handled the rushing duties with 17 carries, 130 yards and a score. Michael Gallup had a monster game for Colorado State, hauling in eight balls for 212 yards and a TD.
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So far this year, Stevens has 1568 yards, 12 scores and six picks, and Dawkins is the top Ram on the ground with 372 yards and three TDs on 68 carries. Gallup is the top receiver for Colorado State with his 39 catches for 597 yards and two TDs.
Over on the Utah State side, they’re currently 3-2 on the season. The Aggies lost two of their first three versus Wisconsin and Wake Forest, but recorded wins over Idaho State, San Jose State and BYU. In that BYU game, Utah State QB Kent Myers put up a 16-of-27 line for 176 yards, two scores and a pick, while LaJuan Hunt was the top rusher with 18 carries and 65 yards.
On the year, Myers has logged 953 yards, six scores and seven interceptions, while Eltoro Allen is the leading Utah State rusher with 58 carries, 219 yards and one TD. The Aggies’ leading receiver is Ron’Quavion Tarver, who has 25 catches for 236 yards and three scores.
The Rams are 8-0 ATS in their last eight conference games and 9-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record. Colorado State is also 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
Meanwhile, the Aggies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on field turf, and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. Utah State is also 2-11 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last seven conference games.
Utah State is built pretty well offensively, as three players have at least 210 rush yards, and five players have at least 100 receiving yards. The Aggies defense has been solid in their wins, giving up no more than 24 points (and 23 total in the other two games), but gave up 105 total points in their two losses. Both quarterbacks here are prone to interceptions, so this could be a sloppy game. Still, I think Colorado State has sufficient talent to get the job done here and cover. I’ll take the Rams.