MTSU Blue Raiders vs Troy Trojans Prediction, 11/21/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: MTSU Blue Raiders vs Troy Trojans
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: Veterans Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: MTSU (+12)
Gunnar Watson and the Troy Trojans (4-3) host the MTSU Blue Raiders (2-6) at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 21, 2020. The odds on this contest have Troy as 12-point favorites. The total opens at 58.
In their last contest, the MTSU Blue Raiders went up against the Marshall Thundering Herd and ended up taking the loss by a score of 42-14. Asher O'Hara went 29/44 with 241 yards by way of passing and completed 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. O'Hara led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 11 yards and he added 1 touchdown in this game. He ran for a total of 39 yards via 11 carries which had him averaging 3.5 yards per run. Jarrin Pierce was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 90 yards on 9 catches. He had an average of 10.0 yards per catch for that game.
When talking about scoring points, the MTSU Blue Raiders have an average of 23.3 PPG. As a team they're averaging 129.1 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 99th in D-1. The Blue Raiders have earned 2,897 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, MTSU has amassed 13 touchdowns through the air and 10 rushing touchdowns. Concerning passing yards, the Blue Raiders have conceded 1,717 yds which puts them in 104th in college football. Overall, they are granting 453.8 yards per outing which puts them 110th in Division 1. The Blue Raiders are ranked 126th in college football when it comes to team defense, allowing 37.8 points per contest. They are allowing 5.4 yards per rushing attempt and 239.1 yards on the ground per contest this season. During their 8 games played this season, they have conceded 214.6 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 58.7%. Over the course of this season, they have given up 1,913 rushing yards through 8 games.
For his career, O'Hara has thrown for a total of 4,480 yds with 32 touchdowns and 17 picks. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted a run 372 different times totaling 1,667 yards. He has a quarterback rating of 135.5 with a touchdown percentage of 5.2% and an interception rate of 2.7%. He is averaging 203.6 yards per outing. Asher O'Hara has connected on 392 of his career 620 throws for a completion percentage of 63.2%.
In their last game, the Troy Trojans faced the Georgia Southern Eagles and took the loss by a score of 20-13. Jacob Free went 21/47 with 201 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 2 picks for the game. Jamontez Woods paced the team in rushing in this contest. He tore off a long run of 22 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 23 yards by way of 3 carries which meant he averaged 7.7 yards per run. Kaylon Geiger led the team in receiving yardage by earning 49 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 8.2 yards per catch in this contest.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Trojans are 56th in Division 1 averaging 29.6 PPG. For the season to this point, the Trojans have thrown for a total of 2,116 passing yards not to mention an average of 302.3 passing yards per game, putting them at 20th in college football. They average 103.6 yards via the ground game and have run for 725 yards for this season. The Troy Trojans have an average of 405.9 yards/game which has them ranked 58th in the nation. The Trojans are allowing 24.9 PPG, which puts them 56th in college football. This year, they have conceded 174 pts. Troy has yielded a total of 1,141 rushing yards (163.0 yards per contest) and 11 touchdowns on the ground for the season. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns through the air in addition to 230.6 yards/game, which puts them in 69th in the nation.
Watson has thrown for 10 touchdowns compared to 3 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage is 5.1% and his interception rate is 1.5%. He has taken off and run for -65 yards on 25 attempts. He averages 117.5 yards per contest through the air with a 136.7 quarterback rating. In the 11 contests in his career, Gunnar Watson has connected on 135 of his 198 attempts for a total of 1,293 yds.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders +12
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