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    On Saturday at 8:00 PM ET, the James Madison Dukes (3-0) will visit the Utah State Aggies (1-2).

    The Aggies are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+5.5), against the Dukes (with an over/under of 53 points).

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    Game Info for James Madison vs. Utah State

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: MW Network
    • Location: Logan, Utah
    • Stadium: Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium
    James Madison vs Utah State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    James Madison -5.5 -110 -110 53 -110 -110 -234 +189

    James Madison Pick Insights

    • James Madison is 1-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • James Madison is winless against the spread (0-2) when playing as at least 5.5-point favorites.
    • In James Madison’s three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).

    James Madison Stats & Insights

    • Offensively, James Madison ranks 81st in the FBS with 373.7 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 45th in total defense (307.7 yards allowed per contest).
    • Offensively, James Madison ranks 69th in the FBS with 30 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 41st in points allowed (307.7 points allowed per contest).
    • James Madison sports the 94th-ranked passing offense this season (201 passing yards per game), and has been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking 17th-worst with 285 passing yards allowed per game.
    • James Madison ranks 56th in rushing yards this season (172.7 rushing yards per game), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking best in the FBS with 22.7 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • James Madison has struggled on third down, ranking 23rd-worst in the FBS (33.3%) this season. However, the defense ranks fourth-best on the defensive side of the ball, allowing a 22.7% third-down percentage.
    • James Madison has forced three total turnovers (82nd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over one time (third in the FBS) for +2a turnover margin of +2, 29th-ranked in college football.

    James Madison’s Best Players

    • Jordan McCloud has recorded 568 yards (189.3 ypg) on 45-of-68 passing with four touchdowns compared to zero interceptions this season.
    • Kaelon Black has carried the ball 37 times for a team-high 228 yards (76 per game). He has also caught seven passes for 60 yards and one receiving touchdown.
    • Ty Son Lawton has carried the ball 26 times for 156 yards (52 per game) and three touchdowns.
    • Reggie Brown’s team-leading 194 yards as a receiver have come on 10 catches (out of 20 targets) with one touchdown.
    • Elijah Sarratt has caught 10 passes for 143 yards (47.7 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Jamree Kromah leads the team with 3.5 sacks, and also has five TFL and 11 tackles.
    • James Madison’s tackle leader, Aiden Fisher, has 13 tackles this year.
    • Devyn Coles has a team-high one interception to go along with five tackles and one pass defended.

    Utah State Betting Insights

    • Utah State is 1-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • Utah State is 1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 5.5 points or more this year.
    • Out of Utah State’s two games with a set total, one has hit the over (50%).

    Utah State Pick Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, Utah State is putting up 407.3 total yards per contest (56th-ranked). It ranks 88th in the FBS defensively (378.7 total yards surrendered per game).
    • With 37.7 points per game on offense, Utah State ranks 35th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 103rd, giving up 30.3 points per game.
    • From an offensive angle, Utah State is accumulating 224 passing yards per game (79th-ranked). It ranks 53rd in the FBS defensively (201 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Utah State ranks 42nd in rushing yards per game (183.3), but it has been less effective defensively, ranking 20th-worst in the FBS with 177.7 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • Utah State’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit on third down this season, surrendering a 47.8% third-down conversion rate, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 108th with a 47.8% third-down rate.
    • With three forced turnovers (82nd in the FBS) and three turnovers committed (32nd in the FBS) this season, Utah State ranks 59th in the FBS with a turnover margin of 0.

    Utah State’s Best Players

    • Cooper Legas has racked up 384 yards (128 per game) while completing 67.6% of his passes and collecting three touchdown passes with two interceptions this season.
    • Rahsul Faison has rushed 19 times for 194 yards, with one touchdown.
    • Davon Booth has taken 21 carries and totaled 135 yards with two touchdowns.
    • Terrell Vaughn has totaled 29 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 227 (75.7 yards per game). He’s been targeted 42 times and has four touchdowns.
    • Micah Davis has caught eight passes and compiled 153 receiving yards (51 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Jalen Royals’ 12 receptions (on 17 targets) have netted him 140 yards (46.7 ypg) and two touchdowns.
    • Cole Joyce paces the team with two sacks, and also has two TFL and 12 tackles.
    • Utah State’s tackle leader, MJ Tafisi, has 21 tackles and two TFL this year.
    • Jaiden Francois has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has nine tackles and one pass defended to his name.
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