Arizona Wildcats vs Utah Utes Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs Utah Utes
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+13.5)
Grant Gunnell and the Arizona Wildcats (4-8 last year) travel to Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Utah Utes (11-3 last season). Arizona opens this matchup as 13.5-point dogs. The total opens at 55.5.
The last time they took the field in 2019, the Arizona Wildcats faced the Arizona State Sun Devils and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 24-14. Khalil Tate paced the team on the ground in this outing. He broke a long run for 29 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 78 yards via 11 carries which meant he was running for 7.1 yards per carry. Jamarye Joiner led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 140 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 20.0 yards per reception in this outing. Tate went 22/38 with 228 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He threw 3 picks for the game.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Arizona Wildcats had an average of 26.9 points per contest. As a unit they maintained an average of 174.1 yards in the run game, which was 52nd in college football. The Wildcats earned 5,282 total yards for the prior season. Arizona totaled 23 touchdowns through the air and 19 touchdowns via the ground. When talking about yards through the air, the Wildcats gave up 3,478 yards which put them in 134th in the nation. Opposing teams ran for an average of 4.8 yards per attempt on the ground and 181.8 rushing yards per game last season. They gave up 26 passing touchdowns in addition to 28 rushing touchdowns. During the campaign, they gave up 2,182 yards via the running game in 12 contests. They allowed 471.6 yards per game ranking them 132nd in Division 1. The Wildcats sat in 130th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 35.8 PPG.
For his collegiate career, Grant Gunnell has passed for 1,239 yds with 9 TD's and 1 interception. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the football 32 different times totaling 14 yards. He has a quarterback rating of 150.2 with a TD percentage of 5.8% and an interception percentage of 0.6%. He is averaging 154.9 yds per outing. Grant Gunnell has connected on 101 of his career 155 tosses for a completion percentage of 65.2%.
In their last game last season, the Utah Utes went up against the Texas Longhorns and ended up taking the loss by a score of 38-10. Zack Moss led the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 26 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 57 yards on 16 carries which meant he was running for 3.6 yards per run. Cole Fotheringham was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 30 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 10.0 yards per reception in this contest. Tyler Huntley went 15/23 with 126 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Utes ranked 38th in college football averaging 32.3 points per game. For the previous season, the Utes threw for a total of 3,186 yards through the air as well as an average of 227.6 passing yards per contest, putting them at 69th in D-1. They maintained an average of 201.4 yards per game on the ground and toted the ball for 2,820 yards for the year. The Utah Utes averaged 429.0 yards per outing which was good for 49th in the country. The Utes conceded 15.0 points per game, ranking them 18th in D-1. Overall, they surrendered 210 total points. Utah gave up a total of 1,147 rushing yards (81.9 yards per outing) as well as 8 touchdowns via the rush last year. They gave up 15 touchdowns through the air in addition to 187.4 yards per outing, which had them sitting 24th in Division 1.
Jake Bentley has thrown for 55 touchdowns while tossing 32 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 5.5% and his interception percentage is 3.2%. He has scampered for 143 yds on 194 attempts. He averages 221.4 yds per game through the air with a 137.3 QB rating. In the 34 contests in his career, Bentley has been successful on 626 of 1,002 attempts for 7,527 yds.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Utes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wildcats +13.5
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