Virginia Tech at Florida State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/3/2018
Monday, September 3, 2018
Bobby Bowden Field
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The Virginia Tech Hokies head to Bobby Bowden Field to play the Florida State Seminoles on Monday, September 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Florida State as 6.5 point favorites. The Hokies were 6-7-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 3-9-1. The Seminoles were 4-7-2 against the spread and their over/under mark was 4-8-1.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies were 3-9-1 against the over/under last season
The Virginia Tech Hokies were 6-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles were 4-8-1 against the over/under last season
The Florida State Seminoles were 4-7-2 against the spread last year
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
08/22/18 LB Alan Tisdale Achilles is out for season
08/06/18 DL Vinny Mihota Knee is upgraded to probable Monday vs Florida State
07/09/18 WR Damon Hazelton Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Florida State
07/09/18 DB Devante Smith Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Florida State
07/09/18 DL Robert Porcher IV Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Florida State
06/25/18 DB Jeremy Webb Achilles is out for season
06/20/18 QB Josh Jackson Suspension Served is upgraded to probable Monday vs Florida State
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
08/27/18 QB Deondre Francois None has been named the starter
08/26/18 DT Marvin Wilson MCL is upgraded to probable Monday vs Virginia Tech
08/23/18 LB Dontavious Jackson Tailbone is probable Monday vs Virginia Tech
08/08/18 WR D.J. Matthews Back is questionable Monday vs Virginia Tech
08/08/18 LB Emmett Rice Knee is questionable Monday vs Virginia Tech
08/06/18 OL Derrick Kelly II Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Virginia Tech
08/06/18 WR Nyqwan Murray Knee is questionable Monday vs Virginia Tech
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Virginia Tech Hokies were 63rd in the country in points scored with 367 last season. They ran 993 plays last year for 5,366 yards, which ranked them 56th in Division 1 in total offense. The Hokies averaged 5.4 yards per play, which was 92nd in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 289 1st downs last season, ranking them 40th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia Tech ran for 2,254 yards, which ranked 51st in college football. They ran 582 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Hokies were penalized on offense 60 times for 549 yards last year, which had them 109th in the country in penalties. Josh Jackson passed for 2,991 yards last year. He completed 236 throws while attempting 396 passes for a completion percentage of 59.6%. His quarterback rating last season was 135.2. He averaged 7.5 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt.
Virginia Tech was 4th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 192 last year. They gave up a total of 4,156 yards on D, which was 14th in D-1. The Hokies were 32nd in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses completed 174 throws on 358 attempts against the Virginia Tech Hokies defense last season, ranking them 10th and 38th in the nation. The Virginia Tech pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,597 yards in the air, which was 39th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 460 attempts for 1,559 yards last season, putting them in 15th place in the country against the run. The Hokies had 82 penalties for 627 yards on defense last year. That placed them 49th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Virginia Tech was 2nd in the country in punt returns with 39 last season. They totaled 413 punt return yards and averaged 10.6 yards per return, which was 22nd in D-1. They returned 26 kicks for 614 yards on special teams, which put them 103rd in kick return yardage. The Hokies averaged 24 yards per kick return and they were 44th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,393. The Virginia Tech Hokies tried 26 field goals last year and made 18, which was 30th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 69%. Virginia Tech Hokies kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 42 for 42 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,798 yards on 66 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranked them 46th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seminoles ran for 2,024 yards as a team last year, which ranked 67th in college football. They ran 463 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Florida State Seminoles were penalized on offense 78 times for 699 yards last season, which had them 60th in the country in penalties. They were 64th in the nation in points scored with 361. They ran 809 plays last season for 4,575 yards, which ranked them 89th in Division 1 in total offense. Florida State averaged 5.7 yards per play, which was 57th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 234 1st downs last year, placing them 99th overall as an offensive unit. Deondre Francois averaged 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 4.2 adjusted yards per throw last season. He completed 19 passes on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.6%. His quarterback rating last year was 108.9. He threw for 210 yards.
The Florida State Seminoles rush defense allowed 465 attempts for 1,763 yards last year, putting them in 35th place in D-1 against the run. Florida State committed 60 penalties for 510 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 14th in college football. They were 30th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 276. They surrendered a total of 4,304 yards on D, which was 19th in the country. The Seminoles were ranked 12th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opposing offenses completed 243 passes on 439 attempts against the Florida State defense last season, placing them 81st and 99th in Division 1. The Florida State Seminoles pass defense also gave up a total of 2,542 yards through the air, which was 33rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Florida State Seminoles attempted 21 field goals last season and made 18, which was 28th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 86%. Seminoles kickers made 96% of their extra points, going 42 for 44 last year. Their punters totaled 2,850 yards on 66 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That placed them 29th in Division 1 in punting average. Florida State was ranked 6th in the nation in punt returns with 31 last year. They accumulated 255 punt return yards and averaged 8.2 yards per return, which was 54th in college football. They returned 27 kicks for 653 yards on special teams, ranking 94th in kick return yardage. The Florida State Seminoles averaged 24 yards per kick return and they were 94th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,482.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Seminoles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Seminoles -6.5
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