Maryland Terrapins vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Beaver Stadium
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Maryland (+24.5)
Beaver Stadium is the venue where Sean Clifford and the Penn State Nittany Lions (0-2) will play the Maryland Terrapins (1-1) on Saturday. Penn State opens this game as 24.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 61.5.
The last time they played, the Maryland Terrapins went up against the Minnesota Golden Gophers and added a win to their record by a score of 45-44. Jake Funk led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 51 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this game. He rushed for 216 yards via 21 carries which meant he was running for 10.3 yards per tote. Jeshaun Jones was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 103 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 34.3 yards per catch for the game. Taulia Tagovailoa went 26/35 with 394 yards by way of the pass and tossed 3 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception on the day.
The Terrapins have earned 882 total yards for this campaign. As a team they're maintaining an average of 172.5 yards on the ground which has them sitting 44th in college football. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Maryland has compiled 3 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Maryland Terrapins are averaging 24.0 points per outing. In terms of yards through the air, the Terrapins are giving up 401 yards which ranks them 24th in college football. During this campaign, they are giving up 494.0 yards/outing ranking them 108th in the country. The Terrapins are sitting in 112th in college football concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 43.5 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.7 yards per rushing attempt and 293.5 rushing yards per game this year. During their 2 games, they have surrendered 200.5 yards per outing via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 73.3%. In total, they have allowed 587 rushing yards through 2 games.
For his career, Tagovailoa has thrown for a total of 588 yards with 4 TD's and 4 interceptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted a run 12 different times for a total of 46 yds. His QB rating is 143.9 with a TD percentage of 5.6% and an interception percentage of 5.6%. He is averaging 117.6 yards per contest. Taulia Tagovailoa has completed 49 of his attempted career 72 throws for a completion percentage of 68.1%.
In their last outing, the Penn State Nittany Lions took the field against the Ohio State Buckeyes and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 38-25. Sean Clifford went 18/30 with 281 yards by way of passing and threw 3 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick for the game. Devyn Ford paced the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 23 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 36 yards via 8 carries which meant he was running for 4.5 yards per carry. Jahan Dotson was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 144 yards on 8 catches. He notched an average of 18.0 yards per reception in this contest.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Nittany Lions are sitting 50th in the country holding an average of 30.0 PPG. For the year thus far, the Nittany Lions have thrown for a total of 519 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 259.5 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 33rd in college football. They are averaging 147.0 yards per game via the ground game and have rushed for 294 yards overall. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 406.5 yards/outing which is good for 48th in the country. Penn State has given up a total of 249 rushing yards (124.5 yards per outing) and 4 touchdowns rushing for the season. The Nittany Lions are relinquishing 37.0 points per game, which has them 98th in D-1. Overall, they have relinquished 74 pts. They have conceded 5 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 244.0 yards per game, which has them in 71st in D-1.
Clifford has thrown for 31 touchdowns while tossing 10 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown percentage is 7.9% and his interception percentage is 2.6%. He has scampered for 523 yards on 156 attempts. He is averaging 187.1 yds per game through the air with a 153.8 QB rating. In 18 contests in his career, Sean Clifford has completed 236 of 391 attempts for a total of 3,368 yards.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nittany Lions -24.5
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