Maryland Terrapins vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Ryan Field
Odds/Point Spread: Maryland (+7.5)
Peyton Ramsey and the Northwestern Wildcats (3-9 last season) play the Maryland Terrapins (3-9 last year) at Ryan Field on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Maryland opens this matchup as 7.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 54.
The last time they played last season, the Maryland Terrapins took the field against the Michigan State Spartans and left there with a loss by a score of 19-16. Anthony McFarland Jr. paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 63 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for this outing. He ran for 134 yards on 8 carries which meant he averaged 16.8 yards per carry. Dontay Demus Jr. led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 96 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 13.7 yards per catch for that game. Josh Jackson went 11/27 with 141 yards via the pass and added 1 TD. He tossed 1 pick for the game.
The Terrapins earned 4,121 total yards last season. As a team they had an average of 169.4 yards rushing, ranking them 54th in college football. Maryland earned 16 passing touchdowns and 23 touchdowns via the ground. Concerning putting points on the board, the Maryland Terrapins averaged 25.3 points per game. The Terrapins ranked 126th in D-1 regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 34.7 points per game. The opposition ran for an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt and 178.4 rushing yards per contest last season. Over the course of last season, they conceded 2,141 yards on the ground in 12 games. When talking about yards via the pass, the Terrapins gave up 3,256 yds which ranked them 113th in college football. They granted 23 touchdowns via the pass and 28 touchdowns on the ground. They yielded 449.7 yards per outing ranking them 122nd in Division 1.
For his career, Tagovailoa has thrown for 100 yds with 1 touchdown and 0 interceptions. he has completed 9 of his career 12 passes for a completion percentage of 75.0%.
In their last contest last season, the Northwestern Wildcats played the Illinois Fighting Illini and added a win to their record by a score of 29-10. Andrew Marty went 6/10 with 55 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He gave away 1 pick for the contest. Coco Azema led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 62 yards and he added 1 TD in this outing. He ran for 123 yards by way of 7 carries which meant he was running for 17.6 yards per carry. Riley Lees was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 47 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 9.4 yards per catch for that game.
They held an average of 180.2 yards per game via the rush and rushed for 2,162 yards in total. For the previous year, the Wildcats had a total of 1,404 passing yards as well as an average of 117.0 passing yards per outing, which had them ranked 125th in Division 1. The Northwestern Wildcats averaged 297.2 yards per outing which ranked them 124th in the country. When discussing how much they scored, the Wildcats sat 126th in Division 1 with an average of 16.3 points per game. The Wildcats conceded 23.6 PPG, which had them sitting 55th in D-1. In total, they gave up 283 points in total. Northwestern allowed the opposition a total of 1,649 yards rushing (137.4 yards per game) as well as 14 touchdowns rushing last year. They surrendered 17 touchdowns from the passing game and 198.8 yards/game, which had them sitting 37th in the nation.
Peyton Ramsey has thrown for 42 touchdowns while giving up 23 picks in his career. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 4.4% and his interception rate is 2.4%. He has run for 832 yards on 300 tries. He averages 212.3 yds per game through the air with a 134.3 quarterback rating. In the 31 games in his college career, Ramsey has connected on 633 of his 952 attempts for a total of 6,581 yds.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wildcats -7.5
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