Austin Peay Governors vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 9/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Austin Peay Governors vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: Nippert Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Austin Peay (+31.5)
Desmond Ridder and the Cincinnati Bearcats play the Austin Peay Governors at Nippert Stadium on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The spread on this game has Cincinnati as 31.5-point favorites. The total is set at 52.5.
Last week the Austin Peay Governors took on the Pittsburgh Panthers and left there with a loss by a score of 55-0. Running the show from under center for the Governors was Jeremiah Oatsvall who went 7/18 with 96 yards by way of passing but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He gave away 1 pick in this game. Brian Snead paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 5 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He scurried for 9 yards on 8 carries which meant he was running for 1.1 yards per run. Baniko Harley led the team in receiving yardage by earning 83 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 16.6 yards per catch for the game.
Since Pitt was up 42-0 at halftime, the teams opted to play 10 minute quarters in the 2nd half. So far in 2019, the Governors are 0-2 and only averaging 17 points per contest. They've scored 2 touchdowns this season and have 23 1st downs in 2 games. They've been penalized 13 times for 104 yards to this point in the season, which is something they'll need to clean up if they are going to improve this year.
In their last game of 2019, the Cincinnati Bearcats went up against the Boston College Eagles and left there with a win by a score of 38-6. Desmond Ridder led the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 22 yards and he tallied 3 touchdowns in this game. He rushed for 105 yards via 21 carries which gave him an average of 5.0 yards per carry. Jayshon Jackson was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 33 yards on 2 receptions. He earned an average of 16.5 yards per catch for that contest. Ridder went 14/24 with 95 yards by way of passing and added 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception.
The Bearcats head into this game after an 11-3 campaign last year. Cincinnati made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 208 yards per contest, putting them 25th in college football. As a unit, they compiled a total of 2,912 rushing yards through 14 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Bearcats averaged 390.3 yards per game overall putting them 79th in D-1 and 10th in the AAC. When looking at their ability to score points, the Bearcats sat in 7th in the American Athletic Conference and 59th out of all the teams in the nation averaging 29.6 points per contest.
The Bearcats allowed 20.6 points per contest which put them at 1st in the conference and 24th in the country. Their pass defense was one of the middling groups in college football. They gave up 222.8 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bearcats sat in 8th in the American Athletic Conference. In terms of points given up, they gave up 288 points in total. In regard to rushing yards, they conceded 138.6 yards per contest which put them at 39th in college football and 2nd in the American Athletic Conference. For the season, they allowed 1,940 yards rushing.
Who will win tonight's Governors/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Governors +31.5
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