Oregon State at Ohio State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/1/2018
Saturday, September 1, 2018
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The Ohio State Buckeyes host the Oregon State Beavers at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 38 point favorites. The Buckeyes had an over/under record of 9-5-0 and they were 7-7-0 against the spread last year. The Beavers had an ATS record of 3-9-0 while their over/under record was 9-3-0.
Valuable Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers were 9-3-0 against the over/under last season
The Oregon State Beavers were 3-9-0 against the spread last year
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes were 9-5-0 against the over/under last season
The Ohio State Buckeyes were 7-7-0 against the spread last year
Key Oregon State Beavers Injuries
08/24/18 TE Noah Togiai Foot is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Ohio State
08/17/18 RB Calvin Tyler Jr. Hamstring is out indefinitely
08/17/18 S David Morris Foot is out indefinitely
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
08/04/18 DT Malik Barrow Knee is questionable Saturday vs Oregon State
07/25/18 LB Dante Booker Shoulder is probable Saturday vs Oregon State
07/25/18 LB Tuf Borland Achilles is out indefinitely
07/24/18 S Marcus Hooker Suspension is OUT Saturday vs Oregon State
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oregon State Beavers ran for 1,650 yards as a team last year, which ranked 101st in college football. They ran 412 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Beavers were penalized on offense 84 times for 816 yards last season, which had them 39th in the country in penalties. They were 115th in the nation in points scored with 248. They ran 773 plays last season for 4,006 yards, which ranked them 97th in Division 1 in total offense. The Beavers averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 105th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 228 1st downs last year, placing them 104th overall as an offensive unit. Jake Luton averaged 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 5.6 adjusted yards per throw last season. He completed 83 passes on 135 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.5%. His quarterback rating last year was 118.4. He threw for 853 yards.
The Beavers rush defense allowed 515 attempts for 2,830 yards last year, putting them in 119th place in D-1 against the run. Oregon State committed 76 penalties for 724 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 89th in college football. They were 127th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 516. They surrendered a total of 5,677 yards on D, which was 112th in the country. The Beavers were ranked 122nd in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opposing offenses completed 229 passes on 344 attempts against the Oregon State Beavers defense last season, placing them 61st and 29th in Division 1. The Oregon State pass defense also gave up a total of 2,848 yards through the air, which was 68th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Oregon State Beavers attempted 19 field goals last season and made 12, which was 89th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 63%. Oregon State Beavers kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 30 for 30 last year. Their punters totaled 2,304 yards on 60 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That placed them 121st in Division 1 in punting average. Oregon State was ranked 127th in the nation in punt returns with 6 last year. They accumulated 35 punt return yards and averaged 5.8 yards per return, which was 93rd in college football. They returned 58 kicks for 1,184 yards on special teams, ranking 4th in kick return yardage. The Beavers averaged 20 yards per kick return and they were 106th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,225.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buckeyes were 5th in the country in points scored with 575 last season. They ran 1,028 plays last year for 7,087 yards, which ranked them 22nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Ohio State Buckeyes averaged 6.9 yards per play, which was 8th in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 354 1st downs last season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio State ran for 3,408 yards, which ranked 9th in college football. They ran 588 times, averaging 5.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Buckeyes were penalized on offense 97 times for 944 yards last year, which had them 11th in the country in penalties. Dwayne Haskins passed for 565 yards last year. He completed 40 throws while attempting 57 passes for a completion percentage of 70.2%. His quarterback rating last season was 173.1. He averaged 10.5 adjusted yards per throw and 9.9 yards per pass attempt.
Ohio State was 22nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 266 last year. They gave up a total of 4,213 yards on D, which was 17th in D-1. The Buckeyes were 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opponent offenses completed 246 throws on 447 attempts against the Ohio State defense last season, ranking them 84th and 106th in the nation. The Ohio State Buckeyes pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,743 yards in the air, which was 54th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 501 attempts for 1,471 yards last season, putting them in 11th place in the country against the run. The Buckeyes had 83 penalties for 721 yards on defense last year. That placed them 87th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio State was 5th in the country in punt returns with 32 last season. They totaled 167 punt return yards and averaged 5.2 yards per return, which was 101st in D-1. They returned 28 kicks for 678 yards on special teams, which put them 84th in kick return yardage. The Ohio State Buckeyes averaged 24 yards per kick return and they were 6th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 7,931. The Buckeyes tried 21 field goals last year and made 17, which was 42nd in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 81%. Ohio State kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 71 for 71 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,255 yards on 50 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranked them 16th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Beavers/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -38
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