USC Trojans vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Arizona Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: USC (-12.5)
Kedon Slovis and the USC Trojans (1-0) head to Arizona Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Arizona Wildcats (0-0). USC opens this game as 12.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 63.5.
In the last game they played, the USC Trojans went up against the Arizona State Sun Devils and notched a win by a score of 28-27. Vavae Malepeai paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 20 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 60 yards via 8 carries which had him averaging 7.5 yards per carry. Drake London was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 125 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 15.6 yards per reception for that game. Kedon Slovis went 40/55 with 381 yards by way of the pass and added 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception for the game.
In terms of scoring, the USC Trojans hold an average of 28 points per contest. As a unit they're holding an average of 175 yards on the ground which ranks them 53rd in the country. The Trojans have earned 556 total yards this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, USC has totaled 2 touchdowns via the pass and 2 rushing touchdowns. In terms of yards through the air, the Trojans have given up 134 yds which ranks them 17th in college football. During the season, they have allowed 392 yards per game which ranks them 63rd in Division 1. The Trojans rank 63rd in D-1 concerning team defense, conceding 27 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 6.8 yards per rush on the ground and 258 rushing yards per contest for the season.
For his career, Slovis has passed for a total of 3,883 yds with 32 TD's and 10 interceptions. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted running the ball 51 different times totaling -36 rushing yards. He has a quarterback rating of 164.2 with a TD percentage of 7.2% and an interception percentage of 2.2%. He is throwing for 298.7 yards per contest. Kedon Slovis has completed 322 of his career 447 throws for a completion percentage of 72.0%.
In their last contest in 2019, the Arizona Wildcats went up against the Arizona State Sun Devils and left there with a loss by a score of 24-14. Khalil Tate led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 29 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 78 yards via 11 carries which meant he was running for 7.1 yards per run. Jamarye Joiner led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 140 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 20.0 yards per catch for that game. Tate went 22/38 with 228 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He tossed 3 picks on the day.
When discussing how much they scored, the Wildcats were ranked 85th in Division 1 with an average of 26.9 points per outing. Last year, the Wildcats had a total of 3,193 yards through the air in addition to an average of 266.1 throwing yards per game, which had them sitting 36th in Division 1. They held an average of 174.1 rushing yards per game and ran for 2,089 yards overall. The Arizona Wildcats maintained an average of 440.2 yards per outing which ranked them 37th in Division 1. Arizona allowed the opposition a total of 2,182 yards via the ground game (181.8 yards per outing) and 28 touchdowns via the rush throughout last year. Last year, they relinquished 430 total points. They allowed 26 touchdowns through the air and 289.8 yards/contest, which had them sitting 124th in the country. The Wildcats conceded 35.8 PPG, which had them ranked 108th in Division 1.
In 8 games in his college career, Grant Gunnell has been successful on 101 of 155 tries for 1,239 yards. He averages 154.9 yards per contest through the air with a 150.2 QB rating. Gunnell has thrown for 9 touchdowns while tossing 1 interception in his collegiate career. He has rushed for 14 yards on 32 attempts. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 5.8% and his interception percentage is 0.6%.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wildcats +12.5
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