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On Saturday at 7:00 PM ET, the Colorado State Rams (0-2) will visit the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-2).
The Blue Raiders are the favorites (-3) in their matchup against the Rams, with the over/under at 53 points. (On the moneyline, the Blue Raiders are -153 and the Rams are +129.)
Game Info for Middle Tennessee vs. Colorado State
- Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
- Stadium: Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium
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Middle Tennessee Pick Insights
- Middle Tennessee is 1-2-0 against the spread this season.
- Middle Tennessee is 0-1 against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.
- Middle Tennessee has combined with its opponent to go over in one of three games with a set total (33.3%).
Middle Tennessee Stats & Insights
- Last year, Middle Tennessee averaged just 1.9 more points per game (28.8) than Colorado State allowed (26.9).
- Middle Tennessee was 4-2 against the spread and 5-1 overall last season when the team scored more than 26.9 points.
- Middle Tennessee collected only 19.2 more yards per game (374) than Colorado State gave up per outing (354.8) last season.
- When Middle Tennessee churned out more than 354.8 yards last year, the team was 5-3 against the spread and 6-2 overall.
- Last season Middle Tennessee ran for 55.2 fewer yards per game (108.8) than Colorado State allowed per contest (164).
- Last season Middle Tennessee had a 2-2 ATS record and a 3-1 overall record in games the team ran for more than 164 yards.
- Middle Tennessee turned the ball over 18 times last season, three more turnovers than Colorado State forced (15).
Middle Tennessee’s Best Players
- Chase Cunningham’s previous season stat line: 3,162 passing yards (243.2 per game), 309-for-463 (66.7%), 21 touchdowns and 10 picks.
- Frank Peasant racked up 774 rushing yards (59.5 per game) and nine touchdowns last year. In the receiving game, he made 28 catches for 286 yards and two scores.
- Darius Bracy churned out 264 yards on 65 carries (20.3 yards per game), with four rushing touchdowns last season.
- In the previous season, Jaylin Lane grabbed 69 passes (on 100 targets) for 940 yards (72.3 per game). He also found the end zone five times.
- Izaiah Gathings tacked on 559 yards on 60 grabs with two touchdowns. He was targeted 80 times, and averaged 43 receiving yards per game.
- Yusuf Ali’s stat line last season: 385 receiving yards, 51 catches, two touchdowns, on 71 targets.
- Jordan Ferguson did his thing last season with a huge stat line of 8.5 sacks, 11 TFL, 43 tackles, and one interception.
- Tra Fluellen went to work last year, collecting 68 tackles, three TFL, and two interceptions.
- Decorian Patterson intercepted seven passes last year while also totaling 39 tackles and eight passes defended.
Colorado State Betting Insights
- Colorado State has covered the spread once in two games this season.
- Colorado State has a 1-1 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 3 points or more this year.
- Colorado State has gone over in all of its two games with a set total.
Colorado State Pick Insights
- Last season Colorado State scored 14.5 fewer points per game (13.2) than Middle Tennessee surrendered (27.7).
- Colorado State averaged 123.7 fewer yards per game (285.8) than Middle Tennessee gave up per contest (409.5) last year.
- Colorado State rushed for 89 yards per game last season, 27.8 fewer than the 116.8 Middle Tennessee allowed per outing.
- Last season Colorado State had a 3-1 ATS record and a 2-2 overall record in games the team rushed for over 116.8 yards.
- Colorado State had 19 giveaways last year, while Middle Tennessee had 30 takeaways.
Colorado State’s Best Players
- Clay Millen threw for an average of 159.2 pass yards per contest and threw for 10 touchdowns last season.
- Avery Morrow racked up four rushing touchdowns on 69.5 yards per game last season.
- Last season A’jon Vivens rushed for 104 yards.
- Tory Horton was targeted 9.4 times per game and racked up 1,131 receiving yards and eight touchdowns over the course of 2022.
- Justus Ross-Simmons collected three touchdowns and had 424 receiving yards (35.3 ypg) in 2022.
- Tanner Arkin played his way to 131 receiving yards (10.9 ypg) last season.
- Mohamed Kamara proved to be a menacing defender last year, recording eight sacks, eight TFL and 25 tackles.
- Jack Howell had an impressive defensive performance last season with 91 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and three interceptions.