USF at Georgia Tech NCAA Football Tips 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Bobby Dodd Stadium
Blake Barnett and the USF Bulls are headed to Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The spread on this contest has Georgia Tech as 6-point favorites. The over/under is set at 58.5.
The last time they played, the USF Bulls took the field against the Wisconsin Badgers and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 49-0. Jordan McCloud led the team in rushing in this outing. He tore off a long run of 19 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 17 yards on 3 carries which meant he averaged 5.7 yards per run. Jordan Cronkrite was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 23 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 7.7 yards per reception in this outing. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bulls was Blake Barnett who went 13/30 with 109 yards by way of the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He threw 2 picks in this game.
The Bulls come into this matchup with a record of 0-1 for 2019. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the American Athletic Conference and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game. For total yards, they rank 11th in the conference and 128th in the nation with 157 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Bulls have compiled a total of 0 passing TDs and 0 rushing TDs. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation with an average of 0 points per contest, which has them at 130th in the nation. As a team, they have an average of 26 rushing yards per game which is 11th in the conference.
The Bulls have one of the worst defenses in the nation giving up 49 points per contest, which has them at 11th in the American Athletic Conference and 123rd in the country. When it comes to yards through the air, the Bulls have conceded 131 yards. Opponents are completing 73.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.7 yards per try. They have conceded 2 passing TDs and 4 rushing TDs. In discussing yards rushing, USF is allowing 234 yards per contest ranking them 11th in the AAC and 115th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.4 yards per carry ranking them 10th in the AAC and 108th in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 234 yards rushing through 1 game.
The last time they played, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets took on the Clemson Tigers and added a loss to their record by a score of 52-14. Leading the way at QB for the Yellow Jackets was James Graham who went 4/7 with 72 yards via the pass and threw 1 TD. He walked away with no picks. Jordan Mason led the team in rushing in this game. He broke a long run for 14 yards and he added 1 touchdown in this game. He scurried for 72 yards on 13 carries which had him averaging 5.5 yards per run. Jerry Howard Jr. led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 57 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 28.5 yards per catch in this game.
The Yellow Jackets head into this game 0-1. Georgia Tech is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 157 yards per contest, putting them 74th in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 157 yards rushing through 1 contest, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Yellow Jackets average 294 yards per game overall ranking them 105th in D-1 and 12th in the conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Yellow Jackets are ranked 12th in the conference and 108th out of all the teams in the nation averaging 14 points per game.
The Yellow Jackets are conceding 52 points per game ranking them 14th in the ACC and 125th in college football. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in Division 1. They are giving up 221 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Yellow Jackets are currently ranked 6th in the conference. They have allowed 2 passing touchdowns this year. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 52 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are allowing 411 yards per game ranking them 130th in the country and 14th in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 411 rushing yards and 5 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Yellow Jackets college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yellow Jackets -6
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