Ohio State Buckeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio State (-29)
Memorial Stadium is the site where Brandon Peters and the Illinois Fighting Illini (2-3) will play the Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) on Saturday. Ohio State opens this game as 29-point favorites. The O/U is set at 68.5.
In their last contest, the Ohio State Buckeyes took on the Indiana Hoosiers and ended up getting the win by a score of 42-35. Master Teague III led the team on the ground in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 41 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns in this game. He scurried for 169 yards via 26 carries which meant he averaged 6.5 yards per carry. Garrett Wilson was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 169 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 24.1 yards per catch in this outing. Justin Fields went 18/30 with 300 yards by way of passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He threw 3 interceptions for the contest.
Regarding scoring, the Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 45.3 PPG. As a team they're maintaining an average of 233.3 yards via the ground game ranking them 16th in Division 1. The Buckeyes have tallied 2,141 total yards this year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Ohio State has earned 13 touchdowns via the pass and 10 rushing touchdowns. The Buckeyes are ranked 55th in the nation regarding team defense, giving up 26.0 points per contest. They are giving up 3.5 yards per rush on the ground and 98.5 yards on the ground per game for the season. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 394 yards via the ground game in 4 games. When talking about passing yards, the Buckeyes have given up 1,161 yards which has them sitting in 61st in the nation. In their 4 games, they are allowing 290.3 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 63.0%. Over the course of this season, they have given up 388.8 yards/game ranking them 63rd in D-1.
Justin Fields has connected on 355 of his attempted career 506 tosses for a completion percentage of 70.2%. He is throwing for 160.3 yards per game. For his career, Fields has passed for 4,809 yards with 58 touchdowns and 6 picks. His quarterback rating is 185.4 with a TD rate of 11.5% and an interception rate of 1.2%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted a run 221 times for a total of 885 yards.
In their last outing, the Illinois Fighting Illini took on the Nebraska Cornhuskers and took home the victory by a score of 41-23. Brandon Peters went 18/25 with 205 yards via the pass and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. Mike Epstein paced the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 58 yards and he added 1 TD in this game. He ran for 113 yards on 13 carries which gave him an average of 8.7 yards per tote. Josh Imatorbhebhe was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 71 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 17.8 yards per catch in this contest.
For the year thus far, the Fighting Illini have a total of 797 yards via the pass as well as an average of 159.4 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 113th in Division 1. The Illinois Fighting Illini are averaging 381.8 yards per game which has them ranked 80th in Division 1. They have an average of 222.4 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,112 yards for this year. Regarding how much they score, the Fighting Illini rank 101st in the country holding an average of 21.8 points per outing. The Fighting Illini are giving up 32.0 points per game, which has them ranked 91st in Division 1. Overall, they have given up 160 total points. Illinois has conceded a total of 973 rushing yards (194.6 yards per contest) and 9 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. They have conceded 11 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 253.6 yards per outing, ranking them 98th in Division 1.
Peters has thrown 23 touchdowns while tossing 11 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 5.4% and his interception percentage is 2.6%. He has scampered for 288 yds on 106 attempts. He averages 136.0 yards per contest through the air with a 123.5 quarterback rating. During the 21 contests in his career, Brandon Peters has connected on 236 of 429 tries for a total of 2,856 yards.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Fighting Illini college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -29
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