Maryland Terrapins vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Indiana Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Maryland (+14)
Indiana Memorial Stadium is the venue where Michael Penix and the Indiana Hoosiers (4-1) will take on the Maryland Terrapins (2-1) on Saturday. Maryland opens this matchup as 14-point dogs. The total has been set at 61.
In their last game, the Maryland Terrapins took on the Penn State Nittany Lions and added a win to their record by a score of 35-19. Taulia Tagovailoa went 18/26 with 282 yards through the air and completed 3 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Jake Funk led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 38 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this contest. He rushed for a total of 80 yards via 16 carries which had him averaging 5.0 yards per run. Rakim Jarrett led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 144 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 28.8 yards per reception for that game.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Maryland Terrapins are averaging 27.7 points per game. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 156.0 yards via the ground game ranking them 72nd in the country. The Terrapins have tallied 1,287 total yards for the year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Maryland has amassed 6 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding yards through the air, the Terrapins are allowing 741 yards which ranks them 36th in D-1. In total, they have given up 474.0 yards per game which has them sitting 125th in Division 1. The Terrapins are sitting in 110th in Division 1 concerning team defense, conceding 35.3 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.9 yards per run and 227.0 yards on the ground per game on the year. During their 3 games played, they have allowed 247.0 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 58.8%. In total, they have given up 681 yards via the ground game in 3 contests.
For his collegiate career, Tagovailoa has passed for a total of 870 yds with 7 TD's and 4 picks. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the ball 19 different times totaling 59 rushing yards. He has a quarterback rating of 158.3 with a touchdown rate of 7.1% and an interception rate of 4.1%. He is passing for 145.0 yds per outing. Taulia Tagovailoa has connected on 67 of his attempted career 98 passes for a completion percentage of 68.4%.
In their last outing, the Indiana Hoosiers played the Ohio State Buckeyes and took the loss by a score of 42-35. Michael Penix Jr. went 27/51 with 491 yards by way of passing and completed 5 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick on the day. Sampson James led the team in rushing in this game. He broke a long run for 8 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 10 yards by way of 3 carries which had him averaging 3.3 yards per carry. Ty Fryfogle was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 218 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 31.1 yards per catch in this game.
For the year thus far, the Hoosiers have thrown for 1,561 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 312.2 passing yards per game, ranking them 18th in college football. The Indiana Hoosiers maintain an average of 393.2 yards/game which ranks them 69th in Division 1. They average 81.0 rushing yards per game and have run for 405 yards for the season. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Hoosiers are sitting 33rd in college football by scoring 34.0 points per outing. The Hoosiers are surrendering 23.8 PPG, which puts them 45th in the country. In total, they have surrendered 119 points in total. Indiana has yielded a total of 751 yards on the ground (150.2 yards per outing) and 6 touchdowns on the ground so far this season. They have given up 10 touchdowns through the air and 227.8 yards/contest, which has them ranked 67th in D-1.
During the 14 contests in his career, Michael Penix has connected on 249 of 395 attempts for a total of 3,174 yards. He averages 226.7 passing yards per contest with a 147.4 QB rating. Penix has thrown 25 touchdowns while tossing 8 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 160 yards on 45 tries. His TD rate on pass attempts is 6.3% and his interception rate is 2.0%.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Hoosiers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Terrapins +14
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