East Carolina Pirates vs USF Bulls Prediction, 10/10/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: East Carolina Pirates vs USF Bulls
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: Raymond James Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: East Carolina (+3)
Jordan McCloud and the USF Bulls (1-2) play the East Carolina Pirates (0-2) at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, October 10, 2020. The spread on this game has USF as 3-point favorites. The over/under opens at 56.
In their last game, the East Carolina Pirates went up against the Georgia State Panthers and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 49-29. Tyler Snead paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 31 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this game. He racked up a total of 32 yards on 2 carries which gave him an average of 16.0 yards per run. Tyler Snead led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 105 yards on 11 receptions. He notched an average of 9.5 yards per reception for that game. Holton Ahlers went 29/50 with 236 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He gave away 3 interceptions for the game.
In terms of putting points on the board, the East Carolina Pirates are sitting at 28.5 points per contest. As a team they're holding an average of 147.0 yards on the ground which is 47th in D-1. The Pirates have attained 745 yards in total over the course of this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, East Carolina has totaled 3 touchdowns through the air and 2 rushing touchdowns. In terms of yards through the air, the Pirates have conceded 646 yds which puts them in 51st in the country. During this campaign, they have allowed 558.5 yards/game which puts them 85th in D-1. The Pirates sit in 87th in college football concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 50.0 points per contest. They are allowing 5.6 yards per rush and 235.5 rushing yards per contest for the season. Over the course of their 2 games played, they have surrendered 323.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 66.7%. In total, they have conceded 471 rushing yards through 2 games.
For his college career, Ahlers has passed for a total of 5,623 yards with 36 TD's and 17 interceptions. Since his collegiate career started, he has left the pocket to run 245 times totaling 993 rushing yards. He has a QB rating of 126.4 with a TD percentage of 4.6% and an interception percentage of 2.2%. He is throwing for 234.3 yards per outing. Holton Ahlers has connected on 434 of his career 784 tosses for a completion percentage of 55.4%.
The last time they took the field, the USF Bulls played the Cincinnati Bearcats and left there with a loss by a score of 28-7. Jordan McCloud went 12/21 with 137 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He tossed 2 picks for the contest. Leonard Parker led the team on the ground in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 27 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He rushed for a total of 51 yards via 7 carries which gave him an average of 7.3 yards per carry. DeVontres Dukes led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 47 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 15.7 yards per catch in this contest.
For the season to this point, the Bulls have thrown for a total of 435 yards through the air together with an average of 145.0 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 69th in Division 1. The USF Bulls average 308.7 yards/game ranking them 67th in Division 1. They average 163.7 yards per game on the ground and have run for 491 yards overall. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Bulls rank 75th in the nation with an average of 11.3 points per contest. The Bulls are relinquishing 28.7 points per game, which has them sitting 52nd in D-1. In total, they have conceded 86 points. USF has surrendered a total of 670 yards via the ground game (223.3 yards per outing) in addition to 7 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. They have conceded 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 125.0 yards per outing, which has them sitting 12th in college football.
In 15 contests in his career, Jordan McCloud has been successful on 155 of his 275 attempts for 1,698 yards. He averages 113.2 yards per game through the air with a 116.6 quarterback rating. McCloud has thrown for 13 touchdowns while tossing 10 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has scampered for 289 yds on 117 attempts. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 4.7% and his interception percentage is 3.6%.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +3
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