Oregon Ducks vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 1/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: State Farm Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon (+4)
Brock Purdy and the Iowa State Cyclones (8-3) host the Oregon Ducks (4-2) at State Farm Stadium on Saturday, January 2, 2021 in the Fiesta Bowl. The odds on this contest have Iowa State as 4-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 56.5.
The last time they played, the Oregon Ducks took on the USC Trojans and took home the victory by a score of 31-24. Travis Dye paced the team in rushing in this outing. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 55 yards by way of 11 carries which gave him an average of 5.0 yards per carry. DJ Johnson was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 27 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 13.5 yards per reception in this outing. Tyler Shough went 8/15 with 91 yards by way of passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He tossed 1 pick for the game.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Oregon Ducks have an average of 33.7 points per game. As a team they hold an average of 180.2 yards on the ground which has them sitting 51st in college football. The Ducks have tallied 2,578 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Oregon has totaled 15 touchdowns via the pass and 11 rushing touchdowns. The Ducks rank 67th in Division 1 in terms of team defense, allowing 27.3 points per game. They are allowing 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 159.8 yards on the ground per game so far this year. For the season, they have conceded 959 running yards through 6 games. Concerning passing yards, the Ducks have conceded 1,498 yards which ranks them 48th in Division 1. Over the course of their 6 games played this year, they have conceded 249.7 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 60.1%. In total, they have allowed 409.5 yards per game which puts them 79th in D-1.
Tyler Shough has connected on 111 of his attempted career 173 passes for a completion percentage of 64.2%. He is averaging 162.4 yards per contest. For his career, Shough has thrown for 1,624 yards with 16 TD's and 5 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 167.8 with a TD percentage of 9.2% and an interception rate of 2.9%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has taken off and run 64 different times totaling 274 yds.
In the last game they played, the Iowa State Cyclones went up against the Oklahoma Sooners and went home in defeat by a score of 27-21. Breece Hall paced the team on the ground in this game. He tore off a long run of 15 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns in this game. He ran for a total of 79 yards on 23 carries which meant he was running for 3.4 yards per run. Xavier Hutchinson was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 114 yards on 10 receptions. He earned an average of 11.4 yards per reception in this game. Brock Purdy went 27/40 with 322 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He tossed 3 picks for the game.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Cyclones are sitting 35th in D-1 maintaining an average of 32.8 points per game. Over the course of the season thus far, the Cyclones have racked up 2,740 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 249.1 passing yards per game, putting them at 45th in college football. They maintain an average of 192.0 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 2,112 yards for the year. The Iowa State Cyclones hold an average of 441.1 yards per outing which has them ranked 29th in the country. The Cyclones are giving up 21.8 points per game, ranking them 40th in Division 1. Overall, they have relinquished 240 points in total. Iowa State has surrendered a total of 1,165 yards rushing (105.9 yards/game) and 9 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have allowed the opposition 14 touchdowns via the pass and 238.4 yards per outing, which puts them in 80th in D-1.
Purdy has thrown for 61 touchdowns while tossing 25 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 5.9% and his interception percentage is 2.4%. He has scampered for 900 yds on 271 attempts. He averages 259.6 yards per game through the air with a 152.6 QB rating. In 34 games in his college career, Brock Purdy has been successful on 681 of 1,031 attempts for 8,826 yds.
Who will win tonight's Ducks/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cyclones -4
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