East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls Prediction, 11/21/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: East Carolina Pirates vs Temple Owls
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: Lincoln Financial Field
Odds/Point Spread: East Carolina (+2)
Lincoln Financial Field is the venue where Anthony Russo and the Temple Owls (1-5) will play the East Carolina Pirates (1-6) on Saturday. The odds on this game have Temple as 2-point favorites. The O/U is set at 63.
In their last contest, the East Carolina Pirates faced the Cincinnati Bearcats and took the loss by a score of 55-17. Keaton Mitchell led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 22 yards and he added 1 touchdown in this game. He ran for a total of 124 yards by way of 17 carries which meant he averaged 7.3 yards per carry. Keaton Mitchell was the receiving yardage leader by earning 26 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 13.0 yards per reception for that contest. Holton Ahlers went 9/20 with 87 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 3 interceptions for the game.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the East Carolina Pirates are sitting at 27.4 PPG. As a team they have an average of 162.7 yards on the ground which ranks them 70th in college football. The Pirates currently have 2,684 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring, East Carolina has compiled 12 touchdowns via the pass and 8 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to passing yards, the Pirates are allowing 1,805 yards which ranks them 113th in Division 1. For the season, they are granting 486.7 yards/game which puts them 129th in college football. The Pirates rank 131st in college football in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 39.7 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 5.8 yards per tote and 228.9 rushing yards per game on the year. In their 7 games, they have relinquished 257.9 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 66.8%. Overall, they have given up 1,602 rushing yards through 7 games.
For his career, Ahlers has thrown for 6,613 yards with 45 TD's and 21 picks. Since he has been in college, he has attempted running the football 267 different times totaling 989 rushing yds. He has a quarterback rating of 128.6 with a touchdown rate of 4.9% and an interception percentage of 2.3%. He is throwing for 236.2 yards per outing. Holton Ahlers has completed 525 of his career 923 throws for a completion percentage of 56.9%.
The last time they took the field, the Temple Owls went up against the UCF Knights and took the loss by a score of 38-13. Re-al Mitchell went 10/23 with 107 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 2 picks for the game. Tayvon Ruley led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 18 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 90 yards on 23 carries which gave him an average of 3.9 yards per run. Jadan Blue led the team in receiving yardage by earning 71 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 14.2 yards per catch for the game.
In terms of their ability to score points, the Owls are sitting 100th in college football with 22.7 points per contest. Over the course of the season so far, the Owls have thrown for a total of 1,361 passing yards along with holding an average of 226.8 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 69th in the nation. They have an average of 140.3 yards per game via the rush and have run for 842 yards for the year. The Temple Owls are averaging 367.2 yards per outing which has them sitting 88th in the country. Temple has conceded a total of 1,195 yards on the ground (199.2 yards/game) and 14 touchdowns via the rush on the year. The Owls are conceding 38.7 PPG, which has them sitting 130th in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 232 points in total. They have allowed 16 touchdowns through the air as well as 231.5 yards per game, which puts them in 71st in college football.
In 27 games in his college career, Anthony Russo has connected on 536 of his 899 tries for 6,287 yards. He averages 232.9 yards per contest through the air with a 127.4 QB rating. Russo has thrown for 44 touchdowns while giving up 32 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has taken off and run for 25 yds on 100 attempts. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 4.9% and his interception percentage is 3.6%.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls -2
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