Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Spartan Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Northwestern (-10.5)
Peyton Ramsey and the Northwestern Wildcats (5-0) are headed to Spartan Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Michigan State Spartans (1-3). The spread on this game has Northwestern as 10.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 42.5.
The last time they took the field, the Northwestern Wildcats faced the Wisconsin Badgers and added a win to their record by a score of 17-7. Drake Anderson paced the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 4 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 13 yards via 8 carries which meant he averaged 1.6 yards per run. Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 95 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 23.8 yards per reception in this outing. Peyton Ramsey went 23/44 with 203 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Northwestern Wildcats have an average of 25.8 points per game. Offensively they are averaging 144.0 yards in the run game which has them sitting 80th in the country. The Wildcats have attained 1,682 total yards this season. With reference to getting in the endzone, Northwestern has amassed 8 touchdowns through the air and 8 rushing touchdowns. The Wildcats rank 16th in the nation when it comes to team defense, giving up 12.6 points per contest. The opposition is running for 3.5 yards per rush and 100.6 rushing yards per contest this year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 503 yards via the running game in 5 contests. In terms of yards via the pass, the Wildcats have given up 1,070 yds which ranks them 56th in the nation. In their 5 games played this season, they have allowed 214.0 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 54.6%. For the season, they are surrendering 314.6 yards/outing putting them 27th in college football.
For his collegiate career, Ramsey has thrown for 7,507 yards with 50 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. Over the course of his time in college, he has taken off and run 341 times for a total of 960 yds. He has a quarterback rating of 132.8 with a TD rate of 4.5% and an interception percentage of 2.4%. He is averaging 208.5 yards per outing. Peyton Ramsey has completed 729 of his attempted career 1,107 passes for a completion percentage of 65.9%.
In their last game, the Michigan State Spartans took the field against the Indiana Hoosiers and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 24-0. Connor Heyward led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 27 yards by way of 5 carries which meant he averaged 5.4 yards per carry. Jayden Reed was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 63 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 9.0 yards per reception for the game. Payton Thorne went 10/20 with 110 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 1 interception for the game.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Spartans have thrown for a total of 1,000 yards through the air together with an average of 250.0 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 50th in Division 1. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 323.8 yards/game ranking them 115th in college football. They hold an average of 73.8 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 295 yards for the season. Concerning their scoring prowess, the Spartans rank 123rd in college football averaging 15.3 points per game. The Spartans are surrendering 33.8 points per game, ranking them 103rd in the nation. This season, they have allowed 135 points. Michigan State has given up a total of 597 yards rushing (149.3 yards per outing) in addition to 12 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have allowed 4 touchdowns via the pass and 242.3 yards per contest, which has them ranked 84th in the country.
Rocky Lombardi has passed for 9 touchdowns compared to 12 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown percentage is 3.1% and his interception percentage is 4.1%. He has scampered for 110 yards on 61 attempts. He averages 113.5 yds per contest through the air with a 99.2 QB rating. In the 15 games in his college career, Lombardi has completed 143 of his 294 attempts for a total of 1,702 yds.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Spartans +10.5
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