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

    The Dukes are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-6.5), against the Aggies. The over/under for this game is 52.5 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 -6.5 -110 -110 52.5 -110 -110 -245 +199

    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 6.5-point favorites.
    • One of James Madison’s three games with a set total has hit the over (33.3%).

    James Madison Stats & Insights

    • James Madison ranks 81st in total offense (373.7 yards per game) and 45th in total defense (307.7 yards allowed per game) this year.
    • James Madison is averaging 30 points per game on offense, which ranks them 69th in the FBS. Defensively, the defense ranks 41st, allowing 17.3 points per contest.
    • James Madison has the 94th-ranked passing offense this year (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 sports the 56th-ranked offense this year in terms of rushing yards (172.7 per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking best with only 22.7 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • James Madison owns the fourth-best third-down defense this season (22.7% third-down percentage allowed), but ranks 23rd-worst on offense (33.3% third-down conversion rate).
    • James Madison owns the 29th-ranked turnover margin in college football at +2, forcing three turnovers (82nd in the FBS) while turning it over one time (third in the FBS).

    James Madison’s Best Players

    • Jordan McCloud has racked up 568 yards (189.3 ypg) on 45-of-68 passing with four touchdowns compared to zero interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Kaelon Black, has carried the ball 37 times for 228 yards (76 per game). He’s proven to be a dual threat, racking up 60 receiving yards on seven catches with one touchdown through the air.
    • This season, Ty Son Lawton has carried the ball 26 times for 156 yards (52 per game) and three touchdowns.
    • Reggie Brown’s leads his squad with 194 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 10 catches (out of 20 targets) and scored one touchdown.
    • Elijah Sarratt has hauled in 10 receptions totaling 143 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Jamree Kromah leads the team with 3.5 sacks, and also has five TFL and 11 tackles.
    • Aiden Fisher, James Madison’s leading tackler, has 13 tackles this year.
    • Devyn Coles has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has five tackles and one pass defended to his name.

    Utah State Betting Insights

    • Utah State has covered the spread once in two games this year.
    • Utah State has a 1-1 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 6.5 points or more this year.
    • Utah State has hit the over in one of two games with a set total (50%).

    Utah State Pick Insights

    • Utah State ranks 56th with 407.3 total yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 88th with 378.7 total yards given up per contest on defense.
    • From an offensive angle, Utah State is generating 37.7 points per contest (35th-ranked). It ranks 103rd in the FBS on the other side of the ball (30.3 points surrendered per game).
    • In terms of passing, Utah State ranks 79th in the FBS (224 passing yards per game) and 53rd on the other side of the ball (201 passing yards allowed per contest).
    • Utah State’s defense has been bottom-25 in run defense this season, allowing 177.7 rushing yards per game, which ranks 20th-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 42nd with 183.3 rushing yards per contest.
    • Utah State’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit on third down this season, ceding a 47.8% third-down conversion percentage, 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 compiled 384 yards on 67.6% passing while tossing three touchdown passes with two interceptions this season.
    • Rahsul Faison has rushed for 194 yards on 19 carries so far this year while scoring one time on the ground.
    • Davon Booth has been given 21 carries and totaled 135 yards with two touchdowns.
    • Terrell Vaughn paces his team with 227 receiving yards on 29 receptions with four touchdowns.
    • Micah Davis has totaled 153 receiving yards (51 yards per game) and two touchdowns on eight receptions.
    • Jalen Royals’ 17 targets have resulted in 12 grabs for 140 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Cole Joyce has racked up two sacks to lead the team, while also picking up two TFL and 12 tackles.
    • MJ Tafisi, Utah State’s leading tackler, has 21 tackles and two TFL this year.
    • Jaiden Francois has a team-leading one interception to go along with nine tackles and one pass defended.
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