Iowa at Iowa State NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Jack Trice Stadium
Jack Trice Stadium is the venue where Brock Purdy and the Iowa State Cyclones will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday. Iowa opens this game as 3-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 46. The Hawkeyes are 1-1-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Cyclones are 1-0-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-1-0 against the spread.
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
09/08/19 DB Kaevon Merriweather Foot is questionable Saturday vs Iowa State
09/08/19 OL Cole Banwart Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Iowa State
09/03/19 DB Riley Moss Leg is out indefinitely
09/03/19 OL Alaric Jacskon Knee is out indefinitely
09/03/19 DB Julius Brents Knee is out indefinitely
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
09/08/19 OL Colin Newell Knee is questionable Saturday vs Iowa
09/08/19 RB Kene Nwangwu Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Iowa
07/09/19 P Corey Dunn Achilles is out for season
In their last contest, the Iowa Hawkeyes faced the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and took home the victory by a score of 30-0. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Hawkeyes was Nate Stanley who went 16/28 with 236 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Toren Young paced the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 31 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 59 yards via 9 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.6 yards per carry. Ihmir Smith-Marsette was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 113 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 28.3 yards per reception in the game. The Iowa Hawkeyes ran the ball a total of 39 times and added 194 yards which had them averaging 5.0 yards per run. Overall, the Hawkeyes racked up a total of 23 first downs and they had 4 penalties for 37 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In all, they finished with a total of 73 plays which gave them a total of 438 yards. When discussing the defense, Iowa conceded 9 catches on 26 throws for a total of 41 yards, and a completion percentage of 34.6%. Overall, they gave up a total of 125 yards and earned 3 turnovers. In the running game, the Hawkeyes conceded 84 yards on 23 runs which gave them an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Hawkeyes step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 for the 2019 season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 34 points per contest, ranking them 56th in D-1. As a unit, they are averaging 203.5 rushing yards per game which is 5th in the conference. For total yardage, they currently sit at 7th in the Big Ten and 45th in D-1 with 903 yards. The Hawkeyes have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, allowing 7 points per game ranking them 2nd in the Big Ten Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Hawkeyes have conceded 496 yards. Opponents are completing 49.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 4.3 yards per try. When talking about yards on the ground, Iowa is allowing 71.5 yards per game ranking them 6th in the Big Ten and 16th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3 yards per rush ranking them 10th in the conference and 35th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 143 yards rushing through 2 games.
In the last game they played, the Iowa State Cyclones took on the Northern Iowa Panthers and earned the win by a score of 29-26. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cyclones was Brock Purdy who went 30/41 with 278 yards passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Johnnie Lang paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 12 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 60 yards on 14 carries which had him averaging 4.3 yards per carry. Deshaunte Jones led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 126 yards on 14 catches. He earned an average of 9.0 yards per reception for the game. The Iowa State Cyclones ran the ball a total of 45 times and generated 185 yards giving them an average of 4.1 yards per carry. In the game, the Cyclones earned a total of 26 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 50 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In the game, they totaled 86 plays for a total of 463 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Iowa State conceded 25 catches on 42 throws totaling 228 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.5%. For this contest, they gave up 262 yards and forced 0 turnovers. In the running game, the Cyclones conceded 34 yards on 31 attempts allowing their opponent an average of 1.1 yards per attempt allowed.
The Cyclones come into this matchup with a record of 1-0. Iowa State has made teams respect their running game by averaging 185 yards on the ground per game, putting them 53rd in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 185 yards rushing through 1 game, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Cyclones average 463 yards per game overall which has them at 45th in college football and 8th in the conference. The Cyclones are giving up 26 points per contest ranking them 9th in the conference and 74th in the nation. In discussing points given up, they have given up 26 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are giving up 34 yards per game which puts them at 5th in D-1 and 1st in the Big 12. This year, they have allowed 34 yards rushing and 0 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in Division 1. They are giving up 228 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Cyclones are currently ranked 9th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes +3
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