Free College Football Picks Today: Utah State Aggies vs San Jose State Spartans 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Utah State Aggies vs San Jose State Spartans 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

The San Jose State University Spartans (6-3, 4-2 MWC) are on the road to face the Utah State University Aggies (5-5, 4-2 MWC) at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium on Saturday for a matchup that pits one of the Mountain West Conference’s most potent passing offenses against one of its best aerial defenses.

The Spartans are one-point favorites, and the total is 51. San Jose State is coming off a 43-27 loss against San Diego State at Snapdragon Stadium last Saturday. Chevan Cordeiro threw for 195 yards with three touchdowns and an interception.

Kairee Robinson ran nine times for 32 yards. Isaiah Hamilton caught three passes for 39 yards and a touchdown. Utah State beat Hawaii 41-34 at Clarence T.C. Ching Complex last Saturday. Cooper Legas was 16 of 25 for 238 yards and three touchdowns.

Calvin Tyler Jr. scored on the ground and through the air. He carried 25 times for 113 yards and a touchdown and added three catches for 50 yards and a receiving TD. Brian Cobbs had five receptions for 74 yards.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Aggies won the only game between the teams last season, a 48-17 victory in November, their third straight win against San Jose State. Logan Bonner threw four touchdowns for Utah State.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Spartans are averaging 27.1 points per game for the season, 75th in FBS, and they are facing an Aggies defense that has surrendered 29.4 PPG (95th). Meanwhile, Utah State has scored 22.1 points a game this season, 105th in the country, and San Jose State is allowing 19.3 PPG (19th).

The Spartans rank as one of the country’s worst teams in rushing yards per game (82.4, 128th), while they are 31st in passing yards (271.0). They may find their best opportunities on the ground, as the Aggies are 121st in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game (208.6).

Against the pass, Utah State is 22nd (190.4).Utah State has been one of the nation’s least productive passing teams, averaging 185.2 passing yards per game (114th), while ranking 61st in rushing yards (159.7). The Spartans are allowing 204.4 passing yards (37th) and 124.4 rushing yards per game (32nd).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through nine games, Chevan Cordeiro has thrown for 14 touchdowns (3 INT) and 268.9 yards per game to lead San Jose State in passing. In four away games this season, he has five TDs (2 INT) and an average of 271.5 yards passing. Kairee Robinson leads the team in rushing with an average of 53.2 yards a game over nine games.

He has nine touchdowns on the ground and two through the air. Elijah Cooks is the Spartans’ leading receiver with 81.9 yards a game and five TDs. Cooper Legas has nine passing touchdowns (5 INT) with 130.7 yards per game through seven games to lead Utah State.

In three home games this season, he has thrown for three TDs (8 INT) and an average of 133.7 yards. Calvin Tyler Jr. has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 85.3 yards a game through 10 games.

He has four total touchdowns, three rushing and one receiving. Brian Cobbs has been the primary target in the Aggies’ passing game. He has four touchdowns and a 64.7 yard per game average through 10 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Foottball Pick:

Utah State (-110)

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