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    Tory Horton will lead the Colorado State Rams (2-2) into their battle versus the Utah State Aggies (2-3) at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium on Saturday at 8:00 PM ET.

    The Aggies are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+3), versus the Rams (with an over/under of 62 points).

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    Game Info for Colorado State vs. Utah State

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: MW Network
    • Location: Logan, Utah
    • Stadium: Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium
    Colorado State vs Utah State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Colorado State -3 -110 -110 62 -110 -110 -145 +122

    Colorado State Pick Insights

    • Colorado State is 2-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • Colorado State has hit the over in all of its three games with a set total.

    Colorado State Stats & Insights

    • Despite having a bottom-25 defense that ranks 11th-worst in the FBS (438.3 yards allowed per game), Colorado State has played better offensively, ranking 29th in the FBS offensively averaging 455 yards per game.
    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 scoring defense that ranks 15th-worst in the FBS (34 points allowed per game), Colorado State has played better on offense, ranking 48th in the FBS by totaling 32.8 points per game.
    • Colorado State sports the third-best offense this season in terms of passing yards (384 passing yards per game), but ranks second-worst on the defensive side of the ball (319.5 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Colorado State has been a bottom-25 run offense this season, ranking fourth-worst with 71 rushing yards per game. On the defensive side of the ball, the Rams are ranked 49th in the FBS (118.8 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Despite having a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks 18th-worst in the FBS (46% third-down percentage), Colorado State has put up better results on the other side of the ball, ranking 33rd in the FBS by putting up a 45.6% third-down conversion rate.
    • Colorado State ranks 105th in college football with a -3 turnover margin after forcing 7 turnovers (54th in the FBS) while committing 10 (117th in the FBS).

    Colorado State’s Best Players

    • Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi has 1,360 passing yards for Colorado State, completing 72.5% of his passes and recording 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Avery Morrow, has carried the ball 36 times for 100 yards (25 per game).
    • Kobe Johnson has racked up 72 yards on 27 attempts.
    • Horton’s leads his squad with 540 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 45 receptions (out of 53 targets) and scored six touchdowns.
    • Dallin Holker has put together a 362-yard season so far with five touchdowns, reeling in 26 passes on 35 targets.
    • Justus Ross-Simmons has been the target of 31 passes and hauled in 18 receptions for 279 yards, an average of 69.8 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone one time through the air this season.
    • Mohamed Kamara leads the team with 5.5 sacks, and also has five TFL and 16 tackles.
    • So far Jack Howell leads the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has collected 22 tackles and one interception this season.

    Utah State Betting Insights

    • Utah State is 1-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • When they have played as at least 3-point underdogs this year, the Aggies are 1-2 against the spread.
    • Three of Utah State’s four games with a set total have hit the over (75%).

    Utah State Pick Insights

    • Utah State ranks 44th in total yards per game (427.6), but it has been less productive on the other side of the ball, ranking 19th-worst in the FBS with 424.2 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • On the defensive side of the ball, Utah State is bottom-25, giving up 33.8 points per game (16th-worst). On the bright side, it is thriving on offense, generating 37 points per contest (20th-best).
    • From an offensive standpoint, Utah State is accumulating 277.8 passing yards per game (33rd-ranked). It ranks 93rd in the FBS on defense (244.4 passing yards surrendered per game).
    • Utah State’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in run defense this season, surrendering 179.8 rushing yards per game, which ranks 22nd-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 73rd with 149.8 rushing yards per contest.
    • Utah State is putting up a 35.8% third-down conversion percentage on offense this season (99th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 41.7% third-down rate (92nd-ranked) on defense.
    • At +1, Utah State has the 47th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with nine forced turnovers (24th in the FBS) and eight turnovers committed (82nd in the FBS).

    Utah State’s Best Players

    • McCae Hillstead has compiled 730 yards on 57.8% passing while collecting eight touchdown passes with five interceptions this season.
    • Davon Booth is his team’s leading rusher with 48 carries for 254 yards, or 50.8 per game. He’s found the end zone two times on the ground, as well.
    • Rahsul Faison has compiled 208 yards on 25 carries with one touchdown.
    • Jalen Royals leads his squad with 382 receiving yards on 26 catches with five touchdowns.
    • Terrell Vaughn has caught 39 passes and compiled 351 receiving yards (70.2 per game) with six touchdowns.
    • Micah Davis has racked up 245 reciving yards (49 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
    • Cole Joyce paces the team with two sacks, and also has two TFL and 14 tackles.
    • MJ Tafisi is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s racked up 40 tackles and two TFL.
    • Devin Dye has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 22 tackles and two passes defended.
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