Utah State is a pretty good Mountain West Conference team so don’t rule out the Aggies giving some trouble to No. 5 LSU on Saturday afternoon in Death Valley. Utah State vs LSU is one has one of the highest NCAA football betting totals of the week.
How to Bet Utah State vs LSU College Football Week 6 Odds & Game Info
- When: Saturday, noon ET
- Where: Tiger Stadium
- TV: SEC Network
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- Radio: SiriusXM
- College Football Week 6 Odds: LSU -28 (Total 72.5)
- Mostly Sunny: 34°C/94°F
- Humidity: 57%
- Precipitation: 20%
- Cloud Cover: 18%
- Wind: 7 mph ENE
- Stadium Type: Open
Why Bet on Utah State?
Utah State is on a three-game winning streak and off a 34-24 win over Colorado State last week. Senior tailback Gerold Bright rushed for 179 yards on 36 carries, both career highs, as the Aggies overcame four turnovers.
Bright finished with 198 all-purpose yards as he also caught two passes for 19 yards in the cold and rain. Utah State (3-1, 2-0 Mountain West) finished with 444 yards of total offense, including 240 on the ground. Defensively, the Aggies limited the Rams to 296 yards of total offense. Junior linebacker David Woodward racked up a game-high 14 tackles for Utah State. He also forced two fumbles and recovered one of them, which he returned for an 8-yard touchdown to essentially seal CSU’s fate.
Utah State has now scored at least 34 points in each of its last nine home games and has won all nine of those games by double-digits. Utah State is now 19-4 in its last 23 games under head coach Gary Andersen, which includes a 10-0 home record. USU is also 18-7 at home under Andersen, including winning each of its last six league home games. Utah State scored 20-plus points for the 21st straight game, which is a school record, and the third-longest active streak in the nation.
Utah State now ranks among the top-40 teams nationally in 20 different statistical categories, including leading the nation in kickoff returns (34.6 ypr) and ranking ninth in total offense (533.0 ypg).
Mountain West Beast
Offensively, the Aggies also rank first in the Mountain West and 19th in the nation in scoring (38.5 ppg), second in the MW and 12th in the nation in passing (326.3 ypg), second in the MW and 32nd in the nation in completion percentage (.665), third in the MW and sixth in the nation in sacks allowed with three (0.75 pg), third in the MW and 35th in the nation in rushing (206.8 ypg), and fifth in the MW and 67th in the nation in passing efficiency (139.3).
Utah State is 14-3 (.824) in its last 17 games and 8-4 in its last 12 road games. During those 12 road games, USU is averaging 36.6 points and 431.2 yards of total offense (245.4 passing, 185.8 rushing). USU has also scored at least 30 points seven times and has had at least 500 yards of total offense five times in its last 12 road games.
Utah State is 5-57 all-time against Associated Press ranked teams, but has won four of its last 11 meetings against top-25 competition, including its 52-26 home win against No. 21 Boise State in 2015.
- Points per Game: 40.00
- Passing Yards: 367.00
- Rushing Yards: 195.67
- Yards per Play: 7.03
- Points per Game: 20.67
- Passing Yards: 279.00
- Rushing Yards: 125.67
- Yards per Play: 4.65
Why Bet on LSU?
As the fifth-ranked team in the nation, LSU is the highest-ranked opponent Utah State has faced since the 2007 season, when it played at third-ranked Oklahoma. Overall, this will be the 11th meeting for USU against a top-five team and the Aggies are 0-10 all-time in those games. Under head coach Gary Andersen, Utah State is 1-6 versus Associated Press ranked teams.
LSU comes off a bye week, last seen bashing Vanderbilt 66-38 on Sept. 21. LSU (4-0, 1-0 SEC) scored its most points against a conference opponent in regulation in school history, as Joe Burrow and wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase torched Vanderbilt. Burrow completed 25-of-34 yards for 398 yards with a school-record six touchdowns. Chase became the third LSU receiver to score at least four touchdowns in a game while posting 229 receiving yards – fourth-most in LSU history. Burrow also set LSU records for passing yards in a first half (357) and consecutive 350-yard passing games (3). The Tigers outgained Vanderbilt, 599-374.
LSU has scored more points (231) through the first four games of the season than any SEC team during the SEC era. 4LSU has scored 45 or more points in the first four games of a season for the first time in school history. LSU leads the nation in scoring offense at 57.8 points per game. The Tigers are first in the SEC and No. 2 in the nation in pass offense (431.8) and LSU is first in the league and No. 3 in the nation in total offense (563.5).
Burrow leads the SEC in total offense (385.0), passing yards per game (380.0) and pass efficiency (225.6 rating). He’s completed 100 of 124 passes for 1,520 yards and 17 touchdowns. It’s the most completions, passing yards, and TDs through four games than any player in school history. LSU has scored in 26 consecutive quarters dating back to the Rice game last year.
Dating back to the 2001 season when LSU captured its first outright SEC title since 1986, the Tigers have done quite well against non-conference opponents, going 78-9 against non-SEC foes during that span.
- Points per Game: 57.75
- Passing Yards: 431.75
- Rushing Yards: 131.75
- Yards per Play: 7.99
- Points per Game: 23.25
- Passing Yards: 223.50
- Rushing Yards: 96.50
- Yards per Play: 4.71
Utah State vs LSU College Football Week 6 Betting Trends
- Aggies are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
- Aggies are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games played on a Saturday
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah State’s last 5 games played in week 6
- Tigers are 15-1 SU in their last 16 games played in October
- Tigers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played in week 6
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisiana State’s last 6 games played on a Saturday
Expert Final Score Prediction for Utah State vs LSU
Utah State 28 – LSU 44
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