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    One of the top wide receivers in college football will be featured when Jalen Royals and the Utah State Aggies (3-3) host the Fresno State Bulldogs (5-1) on Friday, October 13, 2023.

    The Bulldogs are expected to win by at least a touchdown (currently -7) versus the Aggies. The over/under for this game is 61 points.

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    Game Info for Fresno State vs. Utah State

    • Game Day: Friday, October 13, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
    • Location: Logan, Utah
    • Stadium: Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium
    Fresno 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
    Fresno State -7 -110 -110 61 -110 -110 -264 +215

    Fresno State Pick Insights

    • Fresno State is 3-2-0 ATS this season.
    • Fresno State has a 1-1 record against the spread when favored by 7 points or more this season.
    • Fresno State has gone over in two of five games with a set total (40%).

    Fresno State Stats & Insights

    • Fresno State has the 59th-ranked offense this year (408 yards per game), and has been even better defensively, ranking 17th-best with only 289.8 yards allowed per game.
    • Fresno State ranks 38th in points scored this year (33.5 points per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking 25th-best in the FBS with 18.2 points allowed per game.
    • On the offensive side of the ball, Fresno State has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 19th-best in the FBS by totaling 300 per game. The Bulldogs rank 27th on defense (190.5 passing yards allowed per game).
    • While Fresno State ranks 18th-worst in the FBS in rushing offense with 108 rushing yards per game, it’s been a different situation on defense, ranking 19th-best (99.3 rushing yards per game allowed).
    • Fresno State ranks 39th in third-down defense this season (34.1% third-down conversion rate allowed), but has been shining on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 19th-best in the FBS with a 48.9% third-down conversion rate.
    • Fresno State has forced 12 total turnovers (ninth in the FBS) this season and have turned it over five times (16th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +7, the fifth-best in college football.

    Fresno State’s Best Players

    • Mikey Keene has racked up 1,682 yards (280.3 ypg) on 159-of-232 passing with 15 touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season.
    • Elijah Gilliam has racked up 322 yards on 78 carries while finding the end zone four times as a runner. He’s also caught nine passes for 106 yards (17.7 per game) and one touchdown through the air.
    • Malik Sherrod has carried the ball 47 times for 301 yards (50.2 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Erik Brooks has hauled in 36 catches for 494 yards (82.3 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone four times as a receiver.
    • Jalen Moss has grabbed 33 passes while averaging 60 yards per game and scoring four touchdowns.
    • Jaelen Gill has racked up 32 grabs for 355 yards, an average of 59.2 yards per game. He’s scored five times as a receiver this season.
    • Morice Norris has 2.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has four TFL, 24 tackles, and one interception.
    • Fresno State’s tackle leader, Levelle Bailey, has 36 tackles, two TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Carlton Johnson has a team-leading four interceptions to go along with 17 tackles and four passes defended.

    Utah State Betting Insights

    • Utah State is 2-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • Utah State has a 1-1 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 7 points or more this year.
    • Utah State games have hit the over in four out of five opportunities (80%).

    Utah State Pick Insights

    • Utah State’s defense ranks 107th in the FBS with 406.8 total yards given up per game, but it has been lifted up by its offense, which ranks 23rd-best by putting up 462.8 total yards per contest.
    • Defensively, Utah State is a bottom-25 unit, ceding 32.2 points per game (23rd-worst). Fortunately, it is dominating on the offensive side of the ball, putting up 38.2 points per contest (15th-best).
    • Utah State’s pass offense has been excelling, accumulating 296 passing yards per contest (20th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 88th by allowing 241.2 passing yards per game.
    • With 166.8 rushing yards per game on offense, Utah State ranks 56th in the FBS. Defensively it ranks 103rd, surrendering 165.7 rushing yards per game.
    • Utah State ranks 83rd in the FBS with a 38.1% third-down conversion percentage on offense, and 79th with a 39.6% third-down percentage allowed on the defensive side of the ball.
    • With 14 forced turnovers (fourth in the FBS) and 12 turnovers committed (121st in the FBS) this season, Utah State ranks 42nd in the FBS with a turnover margin of +2.

    Utah State’s Best Players

    • Cooper Legas has thrown for 975 yards on 69% passing while collecting 10 touchdown passes with four interceptions this season.
    • Davon Booth has run for 395 yards on 62 carries so far this year while scoring four times on the ground.
    • Rahsul Faison has taken 34 carries and totaled 259 yards with one touchdown.
    • Royals paces his squad with 522 receiving yards on 32 receptions with seven touchdowns.
    • Terrell Vaughn has 47 receptions (on 66 targets) for a total of 494 yards (82.3 yards per game) and seven touchdowns this year.
    • Micah Davis has racked up 349 reciving yards (58.2 ypg) and four touchdowns this season.
    • Paul Fitzgerald has racked up two sacks to lead the team, while also picking up one TFL and 14 tackles.
    • MJ Tafisi is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s collected 49 tackles and four TFL.
    • Ike Larsen has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 37 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.
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