Indiana Hoosiers vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Spartan Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (-8)
Michael Penix and the Indiana Hoosiers (3-0) are headed to Spartan Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Michigan State Spartans (1-2). Michigan State opens this game as 8-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 53.
In their last contest, the Indiana Hoosiers played the Michigan Wolverines and left there with a win by a score of 38-21. Stevie Scott III led the team on the ground in this outing. He tore off a long run of 15 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for this outing. He racked up a total of 97 yards on 24 carries which meant he averaged 4.0 yards per carry. Ty Fryfogle led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 142 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 20.3 yards per reception in this outing. Michael Penix Jr. went 30/50 with 342 yards via the pass and tossed 3 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
When talking about scoring points, the Indiana Hoosiers hold an average of 37 PPG. As a team they are averaging 97.7 yards rushing which is 113th in Division 1. The Hoosiers have attained 1,043 total yards for the season. With reference to scoring, Indiana has compiled 7 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns on the ground. The Hoosiers are sitting in 58th in D-1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 25.7 PPG. They are allowing 3.7 yards per run and 128.0 rushing yards per contest on the season. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 384 yards via the ground game in 3 outings. Regarding yards through the air, the Hoosiers have given up 708 yards which puts them in 51st in D-1. During their 3 games, they have surrendered 236.0 yards per outing through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 61.4%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 364.0 yards per contest which has them sitting 51st in Division 1.
For his collegiate career, Penix has thrown for a total of 2,363 yards with 18 TD's and 5 picks. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted a run 41 different times for a total of 170 rushing yards. His QB rating is 145.4 with a touchdown percentage of 5.9% and an interception percentage of 1.6%. He is throwing for 196.9 yards per outing. Michael Penix has completed 197 of his career 306 passes for a completion percentage of 64.4%.
In their last game, the Michigan State Spartans took on the Iowa Hawkeyes and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 49-7. Rocky Lombardi went 17/37 with 227 yards by way of passing but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away with 3 picks for the contest. Jordon Simmons led the team in rushing in this contest. He had a long run of 9 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He rushed for a total of 34 yards on 9 carries which meant he was running for 3.8 yards per run. Jalen Nailor led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 119 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 29.8 yards per reception in this contest.
Over the course of the season so far, the Spartans have thrown for a total of 869 yards through the air in addition to an average of 289.7 passing yards per contest, ranking them 27th in Division 1. The Michigan State Spartans maintain an average of 368.0 yards per outing which has them sitting 90th in the country. They maintain an average of 78.3 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 235 yards overall. When looking at their ability to score points, the Spartans are sitting 106th in Division 1 maintaining an average of 20.3 points per game. Michigan State has surrendered a total of 484 rushing yards (161.3 yards per outing) in addition to 11 touchdowns via the rush for the year. The Spartans are surrendering 37.0 PPG, which puts them 113th in the nation. This season, they have conceded 111 total points. They have given up 2 touchdowns via the pass and 216.3 yards/game, which puts them in 52nd in the country.
In 14 contests in his collegiate career, Rocky Lombardi has completed 140 of his 287 tries for a total of 1,681 yds. He averages 120.1 yards per contest through the air with a 101.4 QB rating. Lombardi has thrown 9 touchdowns while tossing 10 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has run for 121 yards on 59 attempts. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 3.1% and his interception rate is 3.5%.
Who will win tonight's Hoosiers/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Spartans +8
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