Northwestern Wildcats vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Kinnick Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Northwestern (+3.5)
Kinnick Stadium is the site where Spencer Petras and the Iowa Hawkeyes (0-1) will take on the Northwestern Wildcats (1-0) on Saturday. Northwestern opens this contest as 3.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 48.
The last time they took the field, the Northwestern Wildcats played the Maryland Terrapins and ended up getting the win by a score of 43-3. Peyton Ramsey went 23/30 with 212 yards by way of the pass and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Drake Anderson led the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 37 yards and he tallied 1 TD for this game. He ran for a total of 103 yards by way of 10 carries which meant he averaged 10.3 yards per tote. John Raine was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 53 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 10.6 yards per reception in this outing.
The Wildcats have earned 537 total yards this year. As a team they average 325 yards on the ground ranking this team at 1st in Division 1. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Northwestern has amassed 1 touchdown through the air and 4 rushing touchdowns. In terms of scoring points, the Northwestern Wildcats are averaging 43 PPG. When it comes to yards through the air, the Wildcats have given up 143 yards which puts them in 19th in the nation. For the season, they have yielded 207 yards per outing putting them 15th in D-1. The Wildcats are sitting in 13th in the country in terms of team defense, giving up 3 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 3.2 yards per rushing attempt and 64 yards on the ground per game on the year. In their 1 game played this year, they have relinquished 143 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 62.1%. Overall, they have allowed 64 rushing yards.
For his college career, Ramsey has passed for a total of 6,793 yards with 43 TD's and 23 interceptions. Since his collegiate career started, he has left the pocket to run 307 times for a total of 879 rushing yds. His QB rating is 134.7 with a touchdown percentage of 4.4% and an interception percentage of 2.3%. He is throwing for 212.3 yards per outing. Peyton Ramsey has connected on 656 of his career 982 throws for a completion percentage of 66.8%.
In their last game, the Iowa Hawkeyes went up against the Purdue Boilermakers and left there with a loss by a score of 24-20. Tyler Goodson paced the team in rushing in this contest. He had a long run of 16 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 77 yards on 16 carries which gave him an average of 4.8 yards per run. Sam LaPorta was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 71 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 14.2 yards per reception in this contest. Spencer Petras went 22/39 with 265 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
When discussing the points being put on the board, the Hawkeyes rank 83rd in Division 1 holding an average of 20 PPG. During the season so far, the Hawkeyes have earned 265 yards through the air along, which has them ranked 30th in D-1. They maintain an average of 195 yards per game on the ground. The Iowa Hawkeyes hold an average of 460 yards per game which is good for 26th in college football. The Hawkeyes are relinquishing 24 points per contest, ranking them 43rd in the country. This season, they have conceded 24 points in total. Iowa has allowed a total of 104 rushing yards. They have surrendered 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 282 yards/outing, ranking them 96th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -3.5
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