Cincinnati Bearcats vs Temple Owls Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Temple Owls
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Lincoln Financial Field
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-35)
Desmond Ridder and the Cincinnati Bearcats (8-0) travel to Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Temple Owls (1-6). Temple opens this matchup as 35-point underdogs. The total has been set at 53.5.
In their last game, the Cincinnati Bearcats took the field against the UCF Knights and notched a win by a score of 36-33. Gerrid Doaks led the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He scurried for 97 yards on 28 carries which gave him an average of 3.5 yards per carry. Josh Whyle was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 81 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 16.2 yards per catch for that contest. Desmond Ridder went 21/32 with 338 yards by way of passing and added 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 40.9 PPG. As a team they have an average of 234.3 yards rushing ranking them 13th in D-1. The Bearcats have earned 3,785 total yards this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Cincinnati has compiled 17 touchdowns via the pass and 26 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to passing yards, the Bearcats are conceding 1,565 yds which puts them in 86th in the nation. Overall, they have yielded 308.1 yards/game which puts them 23rd in the nation. The Bearcats rank 18th in the country concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 15.0 points per game. They are giving up an average of 3.1 yards per rush and 112.5 yards on the ground per game this year. In their 8 games, they are giving up 195.6 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 52.0%. During the season, they have given up 900 yards via the running game in 8 games.
For his career, Ridder has thrown for 6,430 yds with 54 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. Over the course of his time in college, he has taken off and run 360 times totaling 1,759 yards. His QB rating is 140.3 with a TD rate of 6.3% and an interception percentage of 2.4%. He is passing for 189.1 yds per outing. Desmond Ridder has connected on 516 of his attempted career 851 passes for a completion percentage of 60.6%.
In their last contest, the Temple Owls took the field against the East Carolina Pirates and added a loss to their record by a score of 28-3. Kamal Gray went 10/21 with 95 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He tossed 2 interceptions for the game. Tayvon Ruley paced the team in rushing in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 13 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He ran for a total of 48 yards via 14 carries which had him averaging 3.4 yards per run. David Martin-Robinson was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 30 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 15.0 yards per catch in this outing.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Owls are ranked 112th in D-1 holding an average of 19.9 points per outing. For the season so far, the Owls have earned 1,456 passing yards as well as an average of 208.0 throwing yards per game, which has them sitting 87th in the country. They hold an average of 140.3 rushing yards per game and have run for 982 yards in total. The Temple Owls have an average of 348.3 yards/game which has them sitting 100th in D-1. The Owls are allowing 37.1 points per game, which has them sitting 123rd in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 260 total points. Temple has conceded a total of 1,460 yards on the ground (208.6 yards per game) and 15 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have surrendered 18 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 224.4 yards per game, which has them sitting 63rd in the country.
Russo has passed for 44 touchdowns while tossing 32 picks in his career. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 4.9% and his interception percentage is 3.6%. He has rushed for 25 yards on 100 tries. He is averaging 232.9 yds per contest through the air with a 127.4 QB rating. During the 27 contests in his career, Anthony Russo has connected on 536 of 899 attempts for 6,287 yards.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Owls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls +35
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