North Carolina Tar Heels vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Doak Campbell Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina (-9.5)
Doak Campbell Stadium is the site where Jordan Travis and the Florida State Seminoles (1-3) will play the North Carolina Tar Heels (3-0) on Saturday. North Carolina opens this matchup as 9.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 62.5.
The last time they played, the North Carolina Tar Heels went up against the Virginia Tech Hokies and notched a win by a score of 56-45. Sam Howell went 18/23 with 257 yards by way of the pass and tossed 3 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Michael Carter led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 62 yards and he added 2 TD's in this contest. He racked up a total of 214 yards via 17 carries which gave him an average of 12.6 yards per run. Dyami Brown was the receiving yardage leader by earning 86 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 28.7 yards per catch for the game.
The Tar Heels currently have 1,520 yards in total for the season. Offensively they're maintaining an average of 245.0 yards on the ground which is 8th in the nation. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, North Carolina has totaled 6 passing touchdowns and 9 touchdowns on the ground. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the North Carolina Tar Heels have an average of 37.7 points per contest. The Tar Heels are ranked 36th in the nation concerning team defense, giving up 24.3 PPG. They are giving up an average of 3.6 yards per rush and 122.7 yards on the ground per game for the season. In total, they have given up 368 running yards through 3 games. In terms of passing yards, the Tar Heels have allowed 682 yards which has them ranked 36th in the nation. During their 3 games played, they are giving up 227.3 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 55.4%. For the year, they have allowed 350.0 yards/contest which has them sitting 33rd in the nation.
Sam Howell has completed 316 of his attempted career 505 throws for a completion percentage of 62.6%. He is passing for 276.1 yards per contest. For his career, Howell has passed for a total of 4,418 yards with 44 touchdowns and 10 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 160.9 with a touchdown percentage of 8.7% and an interception percentage of 2.0%. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the ball 114 times for a total of 65 yds.
The last time they took the field, the Florida State Seminoles faced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and went home in defeat by a score of 42-26. Jordan Travis went 13/24 with 204 yards by way of passing and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 interception for the contest. Jordan Travis led the team on the ground in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 33 yards and he tallied 1 TD in this contest. He rushed for 96 yards on 19 carries which meant he was running for 5.1 yards per run. Tamorrion Terry led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 146 yards on 9 catches. He earned an average of 16.2 yards per reception in this contest.
During this campaign to this point, the Seminoles have thrown for a total of 897 passing yards as well as an average of 224.3 passing yards per game, which is ranked 48th in college football. The Florida State Seminoles hold an average of 393.3 yards per contest which ranks them 50th in the country. They have an average of 169.0 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 676 yards for the season. Concerning their ability to score points, the Seminoles are ranked 60th in the nation averaging 22.5 points per game. The Seminoles are relinquishing 33.5 points per game, ranking them 70th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have given up 134 total points. Florida State has conceded a total of 777 yards on the ground (194.3 yards per game) in addition to 11 touchdowns rushing on the season. They have allowed 6 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 259.8 yards/contest, which has them in 60th in Division 1.
Travis has thrown 3 touchdowns while giving up 3 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 4.3% and his interception rate is 4.3%. He has taken off and run for 503 yards on 74 attempts. He averages 52.4 yds per contest through the air with a 127.9 quarterback rating. In the 11 contests in his career, Jordan Travis has been successful on 36 of his 69 tries for a total of 576 yds.
Who will win tonight's Tar Heels/Seminoles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Seminoles +9.5
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