UL Monroe Warhawks vs Troy Trojans Prediction, 12/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UL Monroe Warhawks vs Troy Trojans
Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Location: Veterans Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: UL Monroe (+25)
Veterans Memorial Stadium is the site where Gunnar Watson and the Troy Trojans (5-6) will take on the UL Monroe Warhawks (0-10) on Thursday. Troy opens this matchup as 25-point favorites. The over/under is set at 58.5.
The last time they played, the UL Monroe Warhawks took on the Arkansas State Red Wolves and left there with a loss by a score of 48-15. Josh Johnson led the team in rushing in this outing. He broke a long run for 15 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this contest. He scurried for 51 yards via 11 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per tote. Malik Jackson was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 57 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 11.4 yards per reception in this outing. Jeremy Hunt went 20/34 with 203 yards by way of passing and completed 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
In terms of scoring, the UL Monroe Warhawks have an average of 16.3 PPG. Offensively they're averaging 76.7 yards in the run game ranking them 125th in D-1. The Warhawks have earned 3,057 total yards for the season. In terms of notching touchdowns, UL Monroe has compiled 14 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns via the ground. When it comes to yards through the air, the Warhawks are giving up 2,153 yards which puts them in 94th in Division 1. Over the course of this year, they are surrendering 464.3 yards per contest ranking them 126th in Division 1. The Warhawks rank 137th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 42.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.4 yards per run and 249.0 rushing yards per game for the campaign. In their 10 games played this year, they have given up 215.3 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 58.1%. For the season, they have allowed 2,490 yards via the ground game in 10 contests.
Jeremy Hunt has completed 70 of his career 129 tosses for a completion percentage of 54.3%. He is throwing for 106.0 yds per contest. For his collegiate career, Hunt has thrown for 742 yds with 6 TD's and 4 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 111.7 with a touchdown percentage of 4.7% and an interception percentage of 3.1%. Since his college career started, he has taken off and run 35 times totaling 18 yds.
The last time they played, the Troy Trojans played the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and left there with a loss by a score of 42-38. Jamontez Woods led the team in rushing in this contest. He tore off a long run of 15 yards and he ran for 1 TD for this contest. He ran for 49 yards on 9 carries which had him averaging 5.4 yards per tote. Kaylon Geiger was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 103 yards on 9 receptions. He averaged 11.4 yards per catch in this contest. Gunnar Watson went 25/37 with 260 yards by way of passing and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 interception on the day.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Trojans are sitting 72nd in the country by scoring 27.4 points per outing. During this campaign thus far, the Trojans have compiled 3,192 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 290.2 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 20th in the country. They are averaging 102.6 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,129 yards for the season. The Troy Trojans hold an average of 392.8 yards per game which has them ranked 68th in the country. The Trojans are relinquishing 25.7 PPG, which has them sitting 57th in Division 1. This year, they have relinquished 283 total points. Troy has surrendered a total of 1,840 yards on the ground (167.3 yards/game) and 17 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. They have yielded 17 touchdowns via the pass and 238.5 yards/game, ranking them 83rd in Division 1.
In the 15 games in his collegiate career, Gunnar Watson has connected on 232 of his 335 attempts for a total of 2,275 yds. He averages 151.7 yards per contest through the air with a 137.9 QB rating. Watson has thrown for 16 TD's while tossing 7 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has scampered for -84 yards on 34 attempts. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 4.8% and his interception rate is 2.1%.
Who will win tonight's Warhawks/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Warhawks +25
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