Rice Owls vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rice Owls vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Joe Aillet Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Rice (-1)
Mike Collins and the Rice Owls (1-1) travel to Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (4-3). The odds on this matchup have Rice as 1-point favorites. The over/under opens at 50.5.
The last time they played, the Rice Owls faced the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and went home with the win by a score of 30-6. Juma Otoviano led the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 20 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He rushed for a total of 111 yards by way of 25 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. Austin Trammell was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 143 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 20.4 yards per catch in this outing. Mike Collins went 12/17 with 233 yards through the air and tossed 4 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
In terms of scoring points, the Rice Owls are sitting at 32.0 PPG. As a team they're holding an average of 181.0 yards in the run game ranking this team at 46th in D-1. The Owls have racked up 837 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to scoring, Rice has earned 8 touchdowns through the air and 0 touchdown on the ground. The Owls sit in 41st in D-1 in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 23.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.3 yards per rush and 109.0 rushing yards per game for the year. Overall, they have given up 218 running yards through 2 games. Concerning passing yards, the Owls have conceded 502 yds which puts them in 38th in college football. During their 2 games played this season, they are allowing 251.0 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 73.2%. Over the course of this season, they have yielded 360.0 yards per outing ranking them 48th in college football.
Mike Collins has connected on 112 of his career 197 throws for a completion percentage of 56.9%. He is throwing for 131.9 yds per game. For his career, Collins has thrown for a total of 1,583 yds with 14 TD's and 3 interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 144.8 with a TD rate of 7.1% and an interception rate of 1.5%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has left the pocket to run 56 times totaling 133 yds.
In their last game, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs played the UAB Blazers and went home with the win by a score of 37-34. Israel Tucker paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 13 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He scurried for 54 yards by way of 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.2 yards per tote. Adrian Hardy was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 101 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 14.4 yards per catch for the game. Aaron Allen went 18/26 with 191 yards by way of passing and tossed 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
During the season thus far, the Bulldogs currently sit at 1,697 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 242.4 passing yards per contest, ranking them 54th in Division 1. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 334.4 yards per contest which ranks them 102nd in the nation. They hold an average of 92.0 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 644 yards for the year. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Bulldogs are ranking 48th in the nation scoring 30.3 PPG. Louisiana Tech has allowed a total of 1,173 yards rushing (167.6 yards/game) as well as 15 touchdowns rushing this year. The Bulldogs are conceding 32.3 PPG, which puts them 92nd in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 226 total points. They have surrendered 13 touchdowns through the air as well as 253.1 yards/contest, ranking them 97th in Division 1.
During the 7 contests in his career, Luke Anthony has completed 110 of 176 attempts for 1,208 yards. He averages 172.6 yards per game through the air with a 140.0 quarterback rating. Anthony has passed for 13 TD's compared to 4 picks in his career. He has taken off and run for -26 yards on 41 attempts. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 7.4% and his interception rate is 2.3%.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls -1
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