Florida State at Virginia NCAA Football Picks 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Scott Stadium is the venue where Bryce Perkins and the Virginia Cavaliers will take on the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday. Florida State opens this contest as 7-point dogs. The total opens at 56.5. The Seminoles are 0-2-0 ATS and 2-0-0 when betting on the total. The Cavaliers are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-0-0 against the spread.
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
08/21/19 DB Darrius Bratton Knee is out for season
The last time they took the field, the Florida State Seminoles took on the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and left there with a win by a score of 45-44. Cam Akers paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 24 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns in the game. He scurried for 193 yards on 36 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Tamorrion Terry was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 57 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 9.5 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Seminoles was James Blackman who went 30/40 with 282 yards through the air and tossed 3 TD's. He gave away 2 interceptions on the day. The Florida State Seminoles ran the football 50 times and racked up a total of 219 yards earning them an average of 4.4 yards per attempt. In the game, the Seminoles got 30 1st downs and they had 11 penalties for 108 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. For the game, they ran 90 plays which gave them a total of 501 yards. In terms of defense, Florida State conceded 23 completions on 38 tries totaling 241 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.5%. On the ground, the Seminoles conceded 178 yards on 41 runs allowing their opponent an average of 4.3 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 419 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Seminoles head into this matchup 1-1 for this season. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 38 points per contest, ranking them 39th in college football. As a unit, they have an average of 159 rushing yards per game which is 9th in the conference. For total yards, they sit in 6th in the conference and 38th in college football with 927 yards. The Seminoles have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, giving up 40 points per contest putting them 14th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When talking about rushing yards, Florida State is allowing 196 yards per game which has them at 13th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 108th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4 yards per carry which has them at 8th in the ACC and 78th in college football overall. In total, they have allowed 392 rushing yards through 2 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Seminoles have allowed 609 yards. Teams are completing 59.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.3 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Virginia Cavaliers went up against the William & Mary Tribe and went home with the win by a score of 52-17. Running the show from under center for the Cavaliers was Bryce Perkins who went 16/26 with 192 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He threw 2 interceptions on the day. Mike Hollins paced the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 37 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for 78 yards by way of 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.1 yards per carry. Joe Reed was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 58 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 14.5 yards per catch in the game. The Virginia Cavaliers ran the football 35 times and racked up a total of 216 yards which gave them an average of 6.2 yards per rush. On the day, the Cavaliers racked up 25 1st downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 31 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. On the day, they ran 71 plays which gave them a total of 511 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Virginia conceded 5 catches on 13 tries for a total of 130 yards, and a completion percentage of 38.5%. On the day, they conceded a total of 193 yards and forced 1 turnover. In the running game, the Cavaliers conceded 63 yards on 35 carries which means they allowed 1.8 yards per attempt allowed.
The Cavaliers head into this game 2-0. Virginia is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 172.5 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 60th in Division 1. As a team, they have a total of 345 yards rushing through 2 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Cavaliers average 410.5 yards per game overall ranking them 68th in Division 1 and 9th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Cavaliers are allowing 15.5 points per game which puts them at 3rd in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 28th in Division 1. In regard to points given up, they have given up 31 total points. In terms of yards on the ground, they are conceding 70.5 yards per contest which puts them at 14th in the country and 2nd in the ACC. This season, they have given up 141 yards rushing and 2 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the elite groups in D-1. They are giving up 157.5 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cavaliers currently sit at 2nd in the ACC.
Who will win tonight's Seminoles/Cavaliers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Seminoles +7
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