Louisiana Monroe at Iowa State NCAA Football Parlay 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Jack Trice Stadium
Brock Purdy and the Iowa State Cyclones host the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Louisiana Monroe opens this matchup as 19-point dogs. The O/U opens at 55.5. The Warhawks are 1-1-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Cyclones are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key Louisiana Monroe Warhawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
09/15/19 OL Colin Newell Knee is questionable Saturday vs UL Monroe
07/09/19 P Corey Dunn Achilles is out for season
The last time they played, the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks went up against the Florida State Seminoles and lost 45-44. Leading the way at QB for the Warhawks was Caleb Evans who went 23/38 with 241 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Josh Johnson paced the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 22 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He racked up a total of 126 yards via 26 carries which gave him an average of 4.8 yards per run. Josh Pederson led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 85 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 14.2 yards per catch for that contest. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks ran the ball a total of 41 times and earned a total of 178 yards giving them an average of 4.3 yards per rush. Overall, they ran 79 plays which added up to 419 yards. On the day, the Warhawks had a total of 26 1st downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 74 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In terms of defense, Louisiana Monroe conceded 30 completions on 40 throws totaling 282 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.0%. For the game, they allowed 501 yards and earned 3 turnovers. On the ground, the Warhawks conceded 219 yards on 50 runs which means they allowed 4.4 yards per attempt allowed.
The Warhawks head into this game 1-1 this year. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 37.5 points per contest, which has them at 34th in Division 1. As a team, they have an average of 246.5 yards on the ground per game which is 3rd in the Sun Belt Conference. For total yards, they rank 7th in the Sun Belt and 100th in Division 1 with 920 yards. The Warhawks have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, allowing 27 points per contest putting them 4th in the conference. When talking about yards on the ground, Louisiana Monroe is giving up 231 yards per contest which has them at 9th in the Sun Belt and 122nd in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.3 yards per carry ranking them 8th in the conference and 120th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 462 rushing yards through 2 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Warhawks have conceded 427 yards. Opponents are completing 66.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.0 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the Iowa State Cyclones played the Iowa Hawkeyes and lost 18-17. Kene Nwangwu led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 18 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 54 yards by way of 6 carries which gave him an average of 9.0 yards per carry. Tarique Milton led the team in receiving yardage by earning 144 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 18.0 yards per catch for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Cyclones was Brock Purdy who went 24/34 with 276 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception. The Iowa State Cyclones ended up running the ball 19 times and generated 91 yards which earned them an average of 4.8 yards per attempt. For the game, they ran 54 plays for a total of 418 yards. Overall, the Cyclones racked up a total of 20 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 21 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When it comes to their defensive performance, Iowa State allowed 22 completions on 35 tries totaling 201 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.9%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 313 yards and forced 0 turnovers. In the running game, the Cyclones allowed 112 yards on 37 carries allowing their opponent an average of 3.0 yards per carry allowed.
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The Cyclones come into this game with a record of 1-1. Iowa State hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 138 yards on the ground per game, ranking them 89th in college football. As a unit, they have a total of 276 yards rushing through 2 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Cyclones average 440.5 yards per game overall ranking them 47th in Division 1 and 7th in the conference. The Cyclones are giving up 22 points per game which puts them at 7th in the Big 12 and 53rd in the country. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 44 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 73 yards per game ranking them 12th in college football and 3rd in the conference. In 2019, they have given up a total of 146 yards on the ground and 1 rushing TD. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the nation. They are conceding 214.5 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cyclones sit in 8th in the Big 12.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cyclones -19 and over 55.5 total points
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