Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Beaver Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio State (-5.5)
Beaver Stadium is the site where Sean Clifford and the Penn State Nittany Lions (0-1) will play the Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0) on Saturday. The odds on this contest have Ohio State as 5.5-point favorites. The total is set at 61.5.
In their last contest, the Ohio State Buckeyes took the field against the Nebraska Cornhuskers and earned the win by a score of 52-17. Justin Fields paced the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 17 yards and he added 1 touchdown in this outing. He ran for 54 yards by way of 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. Garrett Wilson was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 129 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 18.4 yards per catch in this outing. Fields went 20/21 with 276 yards by way of passing and added 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions.
In terms of getting in the endzone, the Ohio State Buckeyes are sitting at 52 points per outing. As a unit they're holding an average of 215 yards in the run game which is 19th in D-1. The Buckeyes have tallied 491 total yards over the course of this season. With reference to getting in the endzone, Ohio State has earned 2 passing touchdowns and 4 touchdowns on the ground. Regarding passing yards, the Buckeyes have allowed 160 yds which ranks them 20th in college football. In total, they have allowed 370 yards per contest which ranks them 48th in college football. The Buckeyes are ranked 26th in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 17 points per game. They are giving up 5.8 yards per rush and 210 yards on the ground per contest for the campaign. During their 1 game, they have surrendered 160 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 80.0%. Overall, they have allowed 210 running yards through 1 outing.
For his career, Fields has passed for 3,877 yards with 47 TD's and 3 interceptions. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the ball 194 different times totaling 804 yards. His quarterback rating is 183.5 with a touchdown percentage of 11.4% and an interception percentage of 0.7%. He is averaging 143.6 yards per contest. Justin Fields has connected on 285 of his attempted career 414 tosses for a completion percentage of 68.8%.
The last time they took the field, the Penn State Nittany Lions went up against the Indiana Hoosiers and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 36-35. Sean Clifford went 24/35 with 238 yards by way of passing and completed 3 touchdowns. He walked away with 2 picks for the game. Clifford led the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 35 yards and he added 1 TD in this game. He rushed for 119 yards on 17 carries which had him averaging 7.0 yards per tote. Jahan Dotson was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 94 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 23.5 yards per catch for that contest.
Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Nittany Lions are ranking 31st in D-1 averaging 35 points per game. Over the course of the season thus far, the Nittany Lions have thrown for 238 passing yards per game, ranking them 46th in Division 1. They maintain an average of 250 yards via the ground game. The Penn State Nittany Lions hold an average of 488 yards/outing which has them sitting 16th in the nation. Penn State has given up a total of 41 yards via the ground game in addition to 3 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. The Nittany Lions are allowing 36 PPG, which has them sitting 92nd in the nation. They have conceded 1 touchdown through the air and 170 yards/outing, which has them in 24th in the nation.
Clifford has thrown 28 touchdowns while giving up 9 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 7.8% and his interception percentage is 2.5%. He has left the pocket and rushed for 518 yds on 138 attempts. He averages 181.6 passing yards per game with a 152.8 quarterback rating. In the 17 contests in his career, Sean Clifford has connected on 218 of 361 attempts for a total of 3,087 yards.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nittany Lions +5.5
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