East Carolina Pirates vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 10/30/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: East Carolina Pirates vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
Location: Chapman Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: East Carolina (+18.5)
Zach Smith and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-1) play the East Carolina Pirates (1-3) at Chapman Stadium on Friday, October 30, 2020. Tulsa opens this contest as 18.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 61.
In their last game, the East Carolina Pirates took the field against the Navy Midshipmen and added a loss to their record by a score of 27-23. Mason Garcia went 10/20 with 104 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Rahjai Harris paced the team in rushing in this game. He broke a long run for 80 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in this game. He racked up a total of 172 yards on 22 carries which meant he averaged 7.8 yards per carry. Tyler Snead was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 39 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 9.8 yards per reception in this game.
The Pirates have racked up 1,549 total yards over the course of this year. As a team they're maintaining an average of 193.0 yards in the run game which is 28th in D-1. When it comes to getting in the endzone, East Carolina has totaled 6 passing touchdowns and 6 touchdowns on the ground. Regarding getting in the endzone, the East Carolina Pirates are averaging 31.0 points per game. In terms of yards through the air, the Pirates have allowed 982 yds which has them sitting in 61st in college football. In total, they are conceding 458.3 yards/outing which puts them 90th in D-1. The Pirates rank 98th in college football in terms of their opponents scoring, conceding 37.8 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 4.9 yards per rush and 212.8 rushing yards per game for the campaign. During their 4 games played, they have conceded 245.5 yards per contest via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 68.8%. For the year, they have allowed 851 running yards through 4 games.
For his career, Ahlers has thrown for a total of 5,845 yds with 39 TD's and 17 picks. Since his collegiate career started, he has left the pocket to run 251 times totaling 1,028 yards. He has a quarterback rating of 128.0 with a TD rate of 4.8% and an interception rate of 2.1%. He is passing for 233.8 yards per contest. Holton Ahlers has connected on 451 of his career 810 tosses for a completion percentage of 55.7%.
In their last game, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane went up against the USF Bulls and earned the win by a score of 42-13. Zach Smith went 16/24 with 233 yards via the pass and added 1 TD. He tossed 1 interception on the day. Deneric Prince led the team on the ground in this outing. He had a long run of 62 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns in this outing. He ran for a total of 109 yards via 15 carries which had him averaging 7.3 yards per tote. Sam Crawford Jr. led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 82 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 20.5 yards per catch in this outing.
During the season thus far, the Golden Hurricane currently have a total of 674 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 224.7 passing yards per game, ranking them 59th in D-1. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane hold an average of 392.7 yards per game which ranks them 58th in college football. They average 168.0 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 504 yards overall. When it comes to how much they score, the Golden Hurricane are sitting 58th in Division 1 averaging 27.7 points per game. Tulsa has allowed a total of 386 yards rushing (128.7 yards/game) and 3 touchdowns on the ground on the campaign. The Golden Hurricane are allowing 18.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 27th in the nation. In total, they have relinquished 55 points in total. They have yielded 2 touchdowns from the passing game and 217.0 yards per outing, ranking them 48th in D-1.
Smith has passed for 45 TD's compared to 27 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 5.0% and his interception rate is 3.0%. He has rushed for -222 yds on 138 tries. He averages 204.4 yds per contest through the air with a 131.9 QB rating. In 34 games in his collegiate career, Zach Smith has completed 518 of 907 attempts for 6,948 yds.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Golden Hurricane college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates +18.5
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