Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Al Presto. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes.
The 2015 Utah State Aggies return thirteen starters from a team that went 10-4 overall. Utah State finished 6-2 in the Mountain West. Mountain Division. Head Coach Matt Wells enter his third season on the sidelines with a 19-9 record. Most of all the Aggies return a four-year starter under center, who was lost last season. Two first-year coordinators on offense and defense are positives coming into the season. Former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Josh Heupel is the offensive coordinator. The Utah State Aggie plays home games at the 25,500 seat Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium in Logan, Utah.
The 2015 Utah State Aggies football team will be led by quarterback Chuckie Keaton. The Houston, Texas native is used to being in the national spotlight with mind-boggling performances on the national stage. Keaton will have five experienced receivers at his disposal, led by Hunter Sharp (939) yards last season. Senior Jojo Natson (7) touchdowns will also be a factor. Running back Lajuan Hunt (540) rushing yards is capable of grinding out yards. Hunt can also take it the distance. The offensive line is steady with Center Austin Stephens. The Utah State Aggies went 7-7 on College Football ATS Predictions last season, going over the betting odds total seven times and staying under the betting odds total seven.
*The 379.0 yards per game by the Aggies offense ranked 85th in the FBS.
*Utah State was 2-4 Against The Point Spread at home last season.
*The Aggies were 4-2 ATS on the road last season.
*The betting odds total was 4-2 at Merlin Olsen Field last season.
*The Aggies went over the betting odds total three times on the road.
*Utah State stayed under the betting odds total five times away from Logan.
*The Aggies passing offense ranked 93rd in College Football with an average of 198.7 yards per contest.
*Utah State averaged 26.9 ppg, 81st in all of College Football.
*The 180.3 yards per game running the football ranked 93rd nationally.
The 2015 Utah State defense returns six starters. New defensive coordinator Kevin Clune returns after holding the same position at Hawaii. First-team All MWC linebacker Nick Vigil is the leader on the unit. Senior Torrey Green is also capable of making plays at the linebacker position. There is also depth at the cornerback position. The Utah State defense has to replace two starting safeties; the free safety Devin Centers returns. The defensive line will get better as the season progresses. The Aggies hope to take over Boise State in the Mountain Division, Keaton’s health and the defense are the keys.
*The 356.1 yards per contest given up by the Aggies defense ranked 31st in the FBS.
*The 225.4 yards per game allowed by the Utah State pass defense was 58th nationally.
*The 19.7 ppg allowed by the Aggies defense was good enough for 12th in College Football.
*Utah State ranked 24th in the nation against the run, allowing the opposition 130.6 per game on the ground.
*Utah State has out of conference game at Utah and Washington in September.
*The October 17th home matchup with Boise State will be huge.
Bovada lists San Diego State at over/under eight wins in 2015.
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