Boise State at Colorado State: 10/30/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
Colorado State Rams (3-4) vs Boise State Broncos (3-4)
Game Info: Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Canvas Stadium)
Betting Odds: Colorado State Rams +2.5 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boise State Broncos will travel to Canvas Stadium to take on the Colorado State Rams this Saturday night in College Football action.
The Boise State Broncos dropped to 3-4 on the season after being defeated by the Air Force Falcons, 24-17, on October 16th. Boise State struggled on the offensive end against Air Force and could not fight back after a 28-yard FG by the Falcons Matthew Dapore gave Air Force a 24-14 lead with 2:49 left in the 4th quarter. Boise State was outgained by Air Force by a 366-337 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Broncos was QB Hank Bachmeier who completed 23 of 36 passes for 259 yards, 1 TD, & 1 INT.
On the season, Boise State is averaging 29.4 ppg on 366.0 total yards per game (278.7 passing yds/g; 87.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Boise State has been led by QB Hank Bachmeier who has completed 64.9% of his passes for 1951 yards, 12 TD, & 5 INT. The top receiving threats for the Broncos have been Khalil Shakir (40 rec, 659 yards, 4 TD), Stefan Cobbs (23 rec, 343 yards, 4 TD), & Octavius Evans (26 rec, 311 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Broncos backfield has been the duo of Andrew Van Buren (61 att, 189 yards, 6 TD) & Cyrus Habibi-Likio (54 att, 181 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Boise State is holding their opponents to an average of 22.1 ppg on 407.4 total yards per game (209.1 passing yds/g; 198.3 rushing yds/g).
The Colorado State Rams dropped to 3-4 on the season after being defeated by the Utah State Aggies, 26-24, on October 22nd. Colorado State fought back from a 26-17 deficit with just 5:03 left in the 4th quarter to have a chance to win it late, however, the Rams Cayden Camper missed a game-winning 42-yard FG as time expired. Colorado State outgained Utah State by a 472-344 margin, however, did lost the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Rams was RB David Bailey who had 159 rushing yards & 2 TD on 30 carries.
On the season, Colorado State is averaging 24.6 ppg on 407.0 total yards per game (234.9 passing yds/g; 172.1 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Colorado State has been led by RB David Bailey who has 477 rushing yards & 6 TD on 116 carries while also hauling in 10 receptions for 107 yards & 2 TD. QB Todd Centeio has completed 60.3% of his passes for 1610 yards, 7 TD, & 2 INT. The top receiving threats for the Rams have been Trey McBride (55 rec, 637 yards, TD), Dante Wright (14 rec, 217 yards), Ty McCullouch (12 rec, 217 yards, TD), & Gary Williams (10 rec, 144 yards, 3 TD).
Defensively, Colorado State is holding their opponents to an average of 20.4 ppg on 293.4 total yards per game (194.1 passing yds/g; 99.7 rushing yds/g).
The Broncos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss, however, are just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite. The Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Boise State is a solid team, however, the Broncos are nowhere near the level that we have seen in past years and haven’t been as explosive on the offensive end as they currently rank just 92nd in total offense. Colorado State has some great impact weapons on the offensive end in RB David Bailey & TE Trey McBride and have been led by their defense what ranks 15th in rushing defense & 8th in total defense. Colorado State is a tough place to play and as I think the Rams will have success keeping this game a low-scoring affair, I think the play here is to take Colorado State and the points. Good Luck!