San Diego State at Nevada: 11/21/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

San Diego State at Nevada: 11/21/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by David Calvert-USA TODAY Sports

Nevada Wolf Pack (4-0) vs San Diego State Aztecs (3-1)

Game Info: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Clarence Mackay Stadium)

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The San Diego State Aztecs will travel to Mackay Stadium to take on the Nevada Wolf Pack this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.

The San Diego State Aztecs improved to 3-1 (3-1 Mountain West) on the season after defeating the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors, 34-10, this past Saturday. San Diego State was outstanding defensively agianst Hawai’i and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 28-0 lead. San Diego State outgained Hawai’i b a 356-275 margin and forced the Rainbow Warriors into committing three turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Aztecs was RB Greg Bell who had 160 rushing yards & 2 TD’s on 19 carries.

On the season, San Diego State is averaging 30.8 ppg on 428.0 total yards per game (147.8 passing yds/g; 280.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, San Diego State has been led by the RB trio of Greg Bell (85 att, 537 yards, 5 TD; 9 rec, 72 yards, TD), Chance Bell (33 att, 203 yards, 3 TD), and Jordan Byrd (13 att, 177 yards, 2 TD). QB Carson Baker has completed 58.5% of his passes for 591 yards, 3 TD, & 3 INT. The top receiving threats for the Aztecs have been Jesse Matthews (10 rec, 173 yards), Kobe Smith (9 rec, 90 yards, TD), and Daniel Bellinger (7 rec, 73 yards).

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Defensively, San Diego State is holding their opponents to an average of 12.8 ppg on 243.5 total yards per game (152.3 passing yds/g; 91.3 rushing yds/g).

The Nevada Wolf Pack improved to 4-0 (4-0 Mountain West) on the season after defeating the New Mexico Lobos, 27-20, this past Saturday. Nevada was solid offensively against the Lobos and was able to pull away from New Mexico after taking a 27-13 lead on a 59-yard TD reception by a Romeo Doubs with 6:47 left in regulation. Nevada outgained New Mexico by a 392-352 margin and forced New Mexico into committing one turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Wolf Pack was WR Romeo Doubs who had 5 receptions for 172 yards & 3 TD.

On the season, Nevada is averaging 33.8 ppg on 481.8 total yards per game (382.8 passing yds/g; 99.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Nevada has been led by QB Carson Strong who has completed 71.0% of his passes for 1,517 yards, 12 TD, & 1 INT. The top receiving threats for Strong and the Wolf Pack have been Romeo Doubs (31 rec, 645 yards, 8 TD), Cole Turner (21 rec, 329 yards, 2 TD), and Justin Lockhart (18 rec, 173 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Wolf Pack backfield has been the duo of Toa Taua (39 att, 255 yards, 2 TD) and Devonte Lee (32 att, 142 yards, TD).

Defensively, Nevada is holding their opponents to an average of 20.5 ppg on 317.8 total yards per game (191.8 passing yds/g; 126.0 rushing yds/g).

The Aztecs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Wolf Pack are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.

San Diego State once agianst has one of the better defenses in the Mountain West, however, I am not sold on their offense which has had the luxury of going against some pretty bad defenses in UNLV, Utah State, & Hawai’i. Nevada has had a similar easy schedule, however, between the fact that I think their defense will be able to slow down the Aztecs running game and that the Carson Strong/Romeo Doubs duo will have some success in the Wolf Pack passing attack, I’m taking Nevada at home with the points in this one. Good Luck!

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