Ohio Bobcats vs San Diego State Aztecs 8/26/2023 – The Ohio Bobcats and the San Diego State Aztecs meet Saturday in college football action from Snapdragon Stadium. The Bobcats managed to go 10-4 overall last year, eventually eking out an Arizona Bowl victory over Wyoming. As for San Diego State, they’re coming off a 7-6 campaign, losing a close one in the Hawaii Bowl versus Middle Tennessee. Check back all season long for free college football picks at Sports Chat Place. The best college football bets todayare up with all the details for this exciting game.
Ohio Bobcats vs San Diego State Aztecs 8/26/2023
|When:||Saturday, August 26, 2023 7:00 PM ET|
|Bobcats||+3.5 (-110)||50 o (-110)||+165|
|Aztecs||-3.5 (-110)||50 u (-110)||-175|
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The Bobcats certainly had their ups and downs last season. Ohio stumbled out of the gate to a 2-3 record but then won seven straight for a MAC East Division Championship. The Bobcats would fall 17-7 to Toledo in the division title game but still managed a 30-27 overtime win over Wyoming in the Arizona Bowl. Looking ahead to 2023, the Bobcats’ main concern is QB Kurtis Rourke’s return to the field. Rourke tore his ACL late last year and it was up to CJ Harris to keep things moving. The good news is that there’s plenty of talent surrounding the quarterback position. Sam Wiglusz is coming off a 74-catch season, and the combo of O’Shaan Allison and Sieh Bangura should be great in the backfield.
The Aztecs had a middling run in 2022 and never really found much consistency outside of a 5-1 run late in the season. San Diego State finished the regular season at 7-5 after a loss to Air Force, putting the team in second place in the West Division of the Mountain West. The Aztecs would finish things off with a rough loss to Middle Tennessee 25-23 in the Hawaii Bowl. Thirteen straight seasons without a losing record is a pretty solid statistic, but San Diego State is looking for more in 2023.
Ohio Bobcats Football: Balanced Offense and Strong Performance in Season Finale
The key on offense will be keeping the ground game moving, and four yards per carry on average will be a pretty good barometer for success. New offensive coordinator Ryan Lindley should serve as a jolt in the arm for the passing game that hinges on Jalen Mayden. SDSU could score a ton of points if things go well this year.
The Ohio Bobcats finished the season with a 10-4 record. In their last game, the Bobcats took the field against the Wyoming Cowboys and took home the win by a score of 30-27. Sieh Bangura led the offense in rushing for the Bobcats with 25 carries for 138 yards (5.5 yards per carry). CJ Harris connected on 20/33 with 184 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 127.4 and ended the contest with no interceptions. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Bobcats gave up 105 yards on 33 attempts, which calculates to 3.2 yards per rush surrendered. Ohio allowed 18 pass completions on 30 attempts for 186 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. In all, they tallied 72 plays for 385 yards. The Ohio Bobcats ended up rushing 38 different times and recorded 201 yards, earning them an average of 5.3 yards per tote.
Ohio Bobcats Football: 2022 Season Recap and Defensive Performance Analysis
The Bobcats earned 5,897 total yards for the prior year. Ohio amassed 28 touchdowns via the pass and 22 touchdowns via the ground. They turned the ball over 13 times. Ohio had 293 1st downs as a unit, and they were flagged for 69 infractions for 617 yards. As a team they averaged 143.1 yds on the ground, giving them a rank of 73rd in the nation. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Ohio Bobcats had an average of 31.8 points per outing.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Bobcats conceded 4,004 yards which ranked them 131st in D-1. In their 14 games played, they surrendered 286.0 yards per game through the air as well as surrendering a completion percentage of 65.2%. Bobcats gave up 426.9 yards per game which had them ranked 109th in college football. They conceded 29 passing touchdowns as well as 20 touchdowns via the ground game. They allowed 4.3 yards per rush on the ground and 140.9 rushing yards per game last season. During the campaign, they conceded 1,973 rushing yards through 14 outings. The Bobcats ranked 81st in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 28.3 PPG.
NCAAF Odds San Diego State Aztecs -3.5 O/U 49
The Aztecs wrapped up their season with a 7-6 record. When they last stepped on the field, the Aztecs went home defeated by a final of 25-23 against the MTSU Blue Raiders. Jalen Mayden (2 TDs) walked away from the game with 309 yards on 19/43 through the air while his quarterback rate was 105.9. He had 3 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 7.2. Garret Fountain carried the football 1 time for 27 yards, finishing the game with 27.0 yards per attempt for San Diego State. San Diego State ran the football for 1.7 yards per attempt, finishing with 55 yards on 32 carries. The Aztecs finished the contest with 364 yards on 75 plays (4.9 yards per play). The Aztec pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 60.5%, relinquishing 236 yards on 26 for 43 passing. San Diego State surrendered 30 rushing attempts for -66 yards (-2.2 yards per carry).
When discussing the points being put on the board, the Aztecs earned a ranking of 108th in D-1 with 21.5 PPG. Last year, the Aztecs compiled 2,360 yards via the pass as well as an average of 181.5 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 117th in college football. The San Diego State Aztecs held an average of 324.9 yards/contest, which was good for 114th in Division 1. The San Diego State offense racked up 772 yds of penalties on 96 violations, ranking them 14th in the nation in terms of giving up free yards.
Ohio State Bobcats Betting Trends
Ohio are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
Bobcats are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
Ohio are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
Ohio are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games played in August.
Bobcats are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games played in week 1.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio’s last 5 games played on a Saturday.
San Diego State Aztecs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego State’s last 6 games.
San Diego State are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
San Diego State are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Mid-American conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Diego State’s last 8 games played in August.
San Diego State are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games played in week 1.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Diego State’s last 10 games played on a Saturday.
Ohio Bobcats vs San Diego State Aztecs Betting Pick
San Diego State surrendered a total of 1,479 rushing yards (113.8 yards/game) in addition to 13 touchdowns via the rush last season. They surrendered 21 touchdowns through the air in addition to 208.8 yards per outing, which had them in 39th in the nation. The Aztecs defense was on the field for 852 plays, which was good for 56th in the country. The Aztecs conceded 20.5 PPG, ranking them 19th in Division 1. Overall, they gave up 267 points in total. The college football odds and predictions are intact for the Aztecs to secure a victory in this game.