Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Nippert Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Tulsa (+12.5)
Nippert Stadium is the venue where Desmond Ridder and the Cincinnati Bearcats (8-0) will play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (6-1) on Saturday. Cincinnati opens this matchup as 12.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 46.5.
The last time they took the field, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane played the Navy Midshipmen and notched a win by a score of 19-6. Corey Taylor II led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 13 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 69 yards on 19 carries which meant he was running for 3.6 yards per run. Josh Johnson led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 76 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 25.3 yards per reception for the game. Zach Smith went 10/25 with 168 yards by way of the pass and tossed 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are averaging 27.7 points per outing. As a team they're maintaining an average of 159.4 yards rushing which has them sitting 69th in Division 1. The Golden Hurricane have earned 2,879 total yards this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Tulsa has earned 13 touchdowns via the pass and 9 rushing touchdowns. Concerning yards through the air, the Golden Hurricane are conceding 1,284 yards which puts them in 39th in college football. Overall, they have yielded 328.4 yards per game which puts them 32nd in the nation. The Golden Hurricane sit in 34th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 19.9 PPG. They are allowing 3.5 yards per rush on the ground and 145.0 yards on the ground per contest on the year. In their 7 games, they have allowed 183.4 yards per outing via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 59.8%. For the year, they have conceded 1,015 rushing yards through 7 games.
For his career, Smith has passed for a total of 7,711 yards with 51 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has taken off and run 153 different times for a total of -243 yds. He has a quarterback rating of 131.4 with a TD rate of 5.0% and an interception percentage of 3.0%. He is passing for 202.9 yds per contest. Zach Smith has connected on 575 of his career 1,013 tosses for a completion percentage of 56.8%.
The last time they played, the Cincinnati Bearcats faced the UCF Knights and earned the win by a score of 36-33. Desmond Ridder went 21/32 with 338 yards by way of passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. Gerrid Doaks paced the team on the ground in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 97 yards via 28 carries which meant he was running for 3.5 yards per carry. Josh Whyle was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 81 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 16.2 yards per catch in this outing.
For the season to this point, the Bearcats have thrown for 1,911 passing yards as well as an average of 238.9 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 54th in the country. The Cincinnati Bearcats hold an average of 473.1 yards per game which has them ranked 20th in Division 1. They average 234.3 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,874 yards for the season. In terms of their ability to score points, the Bearcats rank 13th in the nation holding an average of 40.9 points per outing. Cincinnati has given up a total of 900 rushing yards (112.5 yards per game) as well as 7 touchdowns via the rush on the year. The Bearcats are allowing 15.0 points per game, which puts them 17th in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 120 points in total. They have allowed 5 touchdowns from the passing game and 195.6 yards per outing, ranking them 35th in the nation.
Ridder has passed for 54 TD's compared to 20 picks in his career. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 6.3% and his interception percentage is 2.4%. He has left the pocket and rushed for 1,759 yards on 360 attempts. He averages 189.1 yards per game through the air with a 140.3 quarterback rating. In 34 contests in his collegiate career, Desmond Ridder has completed 516 of 851 tries for a total of 6,430 yards.
Who will win tonight's Golden Hurricane/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Hurricane +12.5
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