Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Chapman Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-3.5)
Desmond Ridder and the Cincinnati Bearcats (8-0) travel to Chapman Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (6-1). Cincinnati opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 49.
In their last contest, the Cincinnati Bearcats took the field against the UCF Knights and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 36-33. Desmond Ridder went 21/32 with 338 yards by way of passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Gerrid Doaks led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 97 yards on 28 carries which had him averaging 3.5 yards per run. Josh Whyle led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 81 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 16.2 yards per catch for the game.
The Bearcats have attained 3,785 total yards over the course of this year. Offensively they hold an average of 234.3 yards rushing giving them a rank of 14th in D-1. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Cincinnati has earned 17 touchdowns through the air and 26 rushing touchdowns. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 40.9 points per game. Concerning passing yardage, the Bearcats are giving up 1,565 yds which puts them in 71st in college football. For the year, they have relinquished 308.1 yards/game which puts them 23rd in the country. The Bearcats are ranked 17th in college football regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 15.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.1 yards per run and 112.5 rushing yards per contest this year. Over the course of their 8 games played, they have conceded 195.6 yards per contest via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 52.0%. For the season, they have conceded 900 running yards through 8 outings.
Desmond Ridder has connected on 516 of his attempted career 851 throws for a completion percentage of 60.6%. He is averaging 189.1 yards per outing. For his collegiate career, Ridder has passed for 6,430 yds with 54 touchdowns and 20 picks. His quarterback rating is 140.3 with a TD percentage of 6.3% and an interception percentage of 2.4%. Since his collegiate career started, he has left the pocket to run 360 times totaling 1,759 yds.
In their last game, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane went up against the Navy Midshipmen and notched a win by a score of 19-6. Corey Taylor II paced the team on the ground in this contest. He tore off a long run of 13 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 69 yards via 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.6 yards per run. Josh Johnson was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 76 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 25.3 yards per catch in this contest. Zach Smith went 10/25 with 168 yards by way of passing and completed 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
During the season so far, the Golden Hurricane have thrown for 1,763 yards via the pass as well as an average of 251.9 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 43rd in the country. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane average 411.3 yards per game which is good for 54th in the nation. They are averaging 159.4 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,116 yards in total. In terms of their ability to score points, the Golden Hurricane are sitting 72nd in Division 1 with an average of 27.7 points per game. The Golden Hurricane are surrendering 19.9 points per game, which has them sitting 33rd in the country. This season, they have surrendered 139 points in total. Tulsa has given up a total of 1,015 rushing yards (145.0 yards per contest) in addition to 5 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have conceded 8 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 183.4 yards/game, ranking them 27th in Division 1.
Smith has passed for 51 touchdowns compared to 30 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage is 5.0% and his interception percentage is 3.0%. He has left the pocket and rushed for -243 yds on 153 tries. He is averaging 202.9 passing yards per contest with a 131.4 QB rating. In the 38 contests in his career, Zach Smith has been successful on 575 of his 1,013 tries for a total of 7,711 yards.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Golden Hurricane college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bearcats -3.5
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