The Citadel Bulldogs vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 9/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: The Citadel Bulldogs vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: Clemson Memorial Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: The Citadel (+47.5)
Brandon Rainey and the The Citadel Bulldogs travel to Clemson Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Clemson Tigers. The Citadel opens this game as 47.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 53.5
Last week the Citadel Bulldogs went up against the USF Bulls and ended up taking the loss by a score of 27-6. Brandon Rainey paced the team in rushing in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 65 yards on 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.3 yards per run. Ryan McCarthy led the team in receiving yardage by earning 44 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 22.0 yards per catch in this outing. Brandon Rainey went 4/18 with 84 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 1 interception on the day.
Even though they are in a weak conference, the Bulldogs did average 50.8 points per contest in 2019, so they are no slouch. They totaled 610 points and 45 total touchdowns last season. They had 242 first downs, with 177 of them by running the ball, so they look to their ground game quite a bit.
Last week the Clemson Tigers played the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and went home with the win by a score of 37-13. Travis Etienne paced the team on the ground in this outing. He broke a long run for 29 yards and he added 1 TD for this game. He scurried for 102 yards on 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.0 yards per carry. Amari Rodgers was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 90 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 18.0 yards per catch in this outing. Trevor Lawrence went 22/28 with 351 yards by way of passing and tossed 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
The Tigers head into this game after being 14-1 last year. Clemson made teams fear their ground game last season by averaging 240.5 yards per contest, ranking them 13th in Division 1. As a team, they compiled a total of 3,608 rushing yards through 15 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Tigers averaged 528.9 yards per game overall ranking them 5th in Division 1 and 1st in the conference. When talking about the points that were being put on the board, the Tigers ranked 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 4th out of all the teams in the country with an average of 43.9 points per game.
The Tigers gave up 13.5 points per game ranking them 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 3rd in the country. In discussing points allowed, they allowed 203 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they allowed 116.3 yards per game which put them at 19th in Division 1 and 3rd in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For 2019, they gave up 1,745 rushing yards. Their passing defense was one of the best groups in the nation. They conceded 172.3 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Tigers ranked 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +47.5
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