UMass Minutemen vs Georgia Southern Eagles Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UMass Minutemen vs Georgia Southern Eagles
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Paulson Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: UMass (+27.5)
Shai Werts and the Georgia Southern Eagles (2-1) play the UMass Minutemen (0-0) at Paulson Stadium on Saturday, October 17, 2020. UMass opens this contest as 27.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 61.5.
In their last outing in 2019, the UMass Minutemen went up against the BYU Cougars and left there with a loss by a score of 56-24. Bilal Ally paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 46 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for this contest. He rushed for a total of 127 yards via 26 carries which meant he averaged 4.9 yards per run. Josiah Johnson led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 49 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 12.3 yards per reception for that contest. Randall West went 15/21 with 131 yards by way of passing and added 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick for the game.
When talking about putting points on the board last season, the UMass Minutemen averaged 19.8 points per outing. As a team they maintained an average of 124.6 yards in the run game, which ranked them 63rd in the country. The Minutemen earned 3,517 total yards last year. UMass amassed 16 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding yards via the pass, the Minutemen allowed 3,145 yds which ranked them 88th in Division 1. They gave up 6.6 yards per tote and 298.1 yards on the ground per game last season. They gave up 32 throwing touchdowns in addition to 50 rushing touchdowns. During the campaign, they conceded 3,577 running yards through 12 outings. They allowed 560.2 yards per game which had them ranked 86th in the country. The Minutemen sat in 88th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 52.7 PPG.
Andrew Brito has connected on 93 of his attempted career 170 passes for a completion percentage of 54.7%. He is averaging 92.2 yds per contest. For his college career, Brito has thrown for 830 yards with 7 touchdowns and 6 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 102.2 with a TD percentage of 4.1% and an interception percentage of 3.5%. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted running the ball 34 times totaling -86 yards.
In their last contest, the Georgia Southern Eagles took the field against the UL Monroe Warhawks and took home the victory by a score of 35-30. J.D. King led the team in rushing in this game. He had a long run of 62 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this contest. He scurried for 196 yards on 21 carries which had him averaging 9.3 yards per run. Beau Johnson was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 17 yards on 1 reception. He notched an average of 17.0 yards per reception in this game. Shai Werts went 3/7 with 29 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He ended the game without an interception.
During this campaign so far, the Eagles have compiled 346 yards via the pass together with an average of 115.3 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 72nd in Division 1. The Georgia Southern Eagles have an average of 387.3 yards/game ranking them 54th in D-1. They have an average of 272.0 yards per game via the rush and have run for 816 yards for this season. Concerning their ability to score points, the Eagles are ranking 55th in the country by scoring 26.7 points per game. Georgia Southern has surrendered a total of 372 yards rushing (124.0 yards per game) and 5 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. The Eagles are conceding 25.3 points per game, which puts them 38th in college football. This year, they have given up 76 pts. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns from the passing game and 287.0 yards per outing, ranking them 71st in D-1.
Werts has thrown 28 TD's while tossing 7 picks in his career. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 6.5% and his interception rate is 1.6%. He has scampered for 2,584 yards on 591 attempts. He averages 80.3 yards per contest through the air with a 133.2 quarterback rating. During the 38 contests in his collegiate career, Shai Werts has completed 242 of 433 tries for 3,052 yds.
Who will win tonight's Minutemen/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Minutemen +27.5
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