Iowa Hawkeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 11/21/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: Beaver Stadium
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa (+1.5)
Sean Clifford and the Penn State Nittany Lions (0-4) play the Iowa Hawkeyes (2-2) at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Iowa opens this matchup as 1.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 47.5.
In their last contest, the Iowa Hawkeyes faced the Minnesota Golden Gophers and left there with a win by a score of 35-7. Spencer Petras went 9/18 with 111 yards by way of the pass and tossed 1 touchdown. He threw 1 pick for the contest. Tyler Goodson led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 45 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for this contest. He racked up a total of 142 yards on 20 carries which gave him an average of 7.1 yards per run. Tyrone Tracy Jr. was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 36 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 12.0 yards per catch for that game.
The Hawkeyes currently have 1,504 yards in total over the course of this season. As a unit they hold an average of 183.3 yards in the run game ranking them 50th in Division 1. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Iowa has totaled 3 touchdowns via the pass and 11 rushing touchdowns. In terms of scoring points, the Iowa Hawkeyes are sitting at 31.0 points per game. Concerning passing yardage, the Hawkeyes are conceding 806 yds which has them ranked 51st in Division 1. For the year, they are conceding 314.3 yards per game ranking them 30th in college football. The Hawkeyes are sitting in 21st in Division 1 concerning team defense, giving up 14.8 PPG. They are giving up an average of 2.8 yards per run and 112.8 rushing yards per game for the campaign. In their 4 games, they have yielded 201.5 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 54.0%. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 451 yards via the running game in 4 games.
For his collegiate career, Petras has thrown for 784 yards with 3 TD's and 4 interceptions. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the football 13 times totaling 28 yards. He has a quarterback rating of 100.5 with a TD percentage of 2.1% and an interception percentage of 2.8%. He is averaging 112.0 yards per contest. Spencer Petras has completed 78 of his attempted career 145 tosses for a completion percentage of 53.8%.
The last time they played, the Penn State Nittany Lions went up against the Nebraska Cornhuskers and took the loss by a score of 30-23. Devyn Ford led the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 11 yards and he tallied 1 TD for this game. He scurried for 66 yards on 16 carries which meant he was running for 4.1 yards per carry. Pat Freiermuth was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 113 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 16.1 yards per reception in this outing. Will Levis went 14/31 with 219 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with no picks.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Nittany Lions currently sit 87th in college football by scoring 25.5 points per outing. During this campaign to this point, the Nittany Lions currently have a total of 1,115 passing yards in addition to an average of 278.8 passing yards per game, which is ranked 25th in college football. They maintain an average of 158.3 run yards per game and have rushed for 633 yards for this season. The Penn State Nittany Lions hold an average of 437.0 yards/game which has them ranked 41st in D-1. Penn State has surrendered a total of 518 yards rushing (129.5 yards/game) in addition to 6 touchdowns via the rush this year. The Nittany Lions are allowing 34.8 PPG, which has them sitting 108th in the country. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 139 total points. They have allowed 9 touchdowns from the passing game and 230.5 yards/contest, which puts them in 68th in the nation.
During the 20 games in his college career, Sean Clifford has completed 268 of 456 tries for a total of 3,745 yards. He averages 187.3 passing yards per contest with a 146.7 quarterback rating. Clifford has passed for 34 touchdowns while tossing 13 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 568 yards on 179 tries. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 7.5% and his interception rate is 2.9%.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes +1.5
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