Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 9/26/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Location: Tiger Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Mississippi State (+19.5)
K.J. Costello and the Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Tiger Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the LSU Tigers. Mississippi State opens this contest as 19.5-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 55.5.
In the last game they played last season, the Mississippi State Bulldogs faced the Louisville Cardinals and added a loss to their record by a score of 38-28. Tommy Stevens paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 24 yards and he ran for 1 TD in this contest. He ran for 71 yards on 17 carries which gave him an average of 4.2 yards per tote. Stephen Guidry led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 76 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 12.7 yards per catch for that game. Tommy Stevens went 17/26 with 221 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception.
The Bulldogs tallied 5,203 total yards for the prior year. Offensively they averaged 220.7 yards rushing, ranking them 23rd in the country. Mississippi State amassed 20 passing touchdowns and 27 touchdowns on the ground. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Mississippi State Bulldogs were sitting at 27.6 points per contest. The Bulldogs ranked 85th in Division 1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 28.8 PPG. They gave up 4.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 152.5 rushing yards per game last season. For the season, they gave up 1,983 yards via the ground game in 13 contests. Concerning passing yards, the Bulldogs gave up 3,208 yds which ranked them 112th in the nation. They gave up 22 touchdowns through the air and 25 touchdowns on the ground. They gave up 399.3 yards/contest which ranked them 84th in the nation.
The last time they took the field last year, the LSU Tigers went up against the Clemson Tigers and won the National Title by a score of 42-25. Clyde Edwards-Helaire led the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 25 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He scurried for 110 yards on 16 carries which gave him an average of 6.9 yards per run. Ja'Marr Chase led the team in receiving yardage by earning 221 yards on 9 receptions. He had an average of 24.6 yards per catch for that contest. Joe Burrow went 31/49 with 463 yards by way of the pass and completed 5 TD's. He walked away with no picks. All 3 players are gone now though, so who knows if this LSU team will be able to answer the bell.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Tigers ranked 1st in the nation with an average of 48.4 points per outing. Last season, the Tigers had a total of 6,024 yards via the pass as well as averaging 401.6 throwing yards per contest, which had them sitting 2nd in college football. They held an average of 167.3 run yards per game and ran for 2,510 yards for the season. The LSU Tigers maintained an average of 568.9 yards per game ranking them 1st in college football. The Tigers gave up 21.9 PPG, which had them ranked 44th in the country. Last season, they surrendered 329 total points. LSU allowed the opposition a total of 1,823 yards rushing (121.5 yards per game) and 18 touchdowns via the rush over the course of last season. They conceded 20 touchdowns through the air as well as 222.7 yards per contest, which had them sitting 71st in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -19.5
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