Syracuse at Maryland Expert College Football Picks 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium
Capital One Field is the venue where Josh Jackson and the Maryland Terrapins will play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday. Syracuse opens this game as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 59.5.
In the last game they played, the Syracuse Orange faced the Liberty Flames and notched a win by a score of 24-0. Moe Neal led the team in rushing in this contest. He tore off a long run of 42 yards and he added 1 TD for this game. He ran for 89 yards by way of 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.4 yards per carry. Moe Neal led the team in receiving yardage by earning 54 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 18.0 yards per catch in this contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Orange was Tommy DeVito who went 17/35 with 176 yards by way of the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He gave away 2 picks for this game.
The Orange head into this game 1-0 for the 2019 season. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 24 points per game, ranking them 83rd in the nation. As a unit, they are averaging 192 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For total yardage, they sit in 9th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 85th in the nation with 368 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Orange currently have a total of 0 passing TDs and 3 rushing TDs. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the conference and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Orange have one of the best defenses in Division 1 giving up 0 points per game, ranking them 1st in the ACC and 1st in the country. When it comes to passing yards, the Orange have allowed 176 yards. Teams are completing 50% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.7 yards per attempt. They have conceded 0 passing TDs and 0 rushing TDs. When it comes to rushing yards, Syracuse is giving up -4 yards per game which has them at 1st in the conference and 2nd in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of -0.1 yards per carry which has them at 1st in the conference and 2nd in college football overall. In total, they have allowed -4 yards rushing through 1 contest.
In their last game, the Maryland Terrapins took on the Howard Bison and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 79-0. Leading the way at QB for the Terrapins was Josh Jackson who went 15/24 with 245 yards by way of the pass and threw 4 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Jake Funk paced the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 49 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in this game. He ran for 79 yards by way of 12 carries which meant he averaged 6.6 yards per run. Dontay Demus Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 100 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 33.3 yards per catch for that contest.
The Terrapins step onto the field holding a record of 1-0. Maryland has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 317 yards per contest, which has them at 14th in Division 1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 317 rushing yards through 1 game, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Terrapins average 623 yards per contest overall putting them 8th in D-1 and 2nd in the conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Terrapins currently sit at 1st in the Big Ten and 1st out of all the teams in the nation averaging 79 points per contest.
The Terrapins are giving up 0 points per contest ranking them 1st in the Big Ten and 3rd in Division 1. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 0 total points. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are giving up 1 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the country and 2nd in the Big Ten. In 2019, they have given up 1 yards rushing and 0 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate groups in D-1. They are allowing 67 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Terrapins are currently ranked 1st in the Big Ten Conference. They have conceded 0 passing touchdowns for this season.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Terrapins NCAA football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Terrapins +3
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