USC Trojans vs Utah Utes Prediction, 11/21/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Utah Utes
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: USC (+1.5)
Rice-Eccles Stadium is the site where Jake Bentley and the Utah Utes (0-0) will play the USC Trojans (2-0) on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Utah as 1.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 56.5.
In their last game, the USC Trojans took the field against the Arizona Wildcats and earned the win by a score of 34-30. Kedon Slovis went 30/43 with 325 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Markese Stepp paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 49 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for this outing. He rushed for a total of 82 yards by way of 12 carries which had him averaging 6.8 yards per run. Amon-Ra St. Brown was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 113 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 16.1 yards per catch for the game.
When it comes to scoring, the USC Trojans are sitting at 31.0 points per outing. As a team they maintain an average of 175.0 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 55th in the country. The Trojans have racked up 1,056 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, USC has amassed 3 passing touchdowns and 5 touchdowns via the ground. The Trojans are sitting in 71st in college football concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 28.5 points per game. They are giving up 5.3 yards per attempt on the ground and 208.0 rushing yards per contest so far this season. In total, they have conceded 416 rushing yards through 2 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Trojans have given up 420 yds which has them sitting in 28th in college football. During their 2 games played, they are allowing 210.0 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 59.3%. During this campaign, they are surrendering 418.0 yards/game which puts them 86th in the country.
Kedon Slovis has connected on 352 of his attempted career 490 tosses for a completion percentage of 71.8%. He is throwing for 300.6 yards per outing. For his career, Slovis has passed for 4,208 yds with 33 touchdowns and 10 picks. His QB rating is 162.1 with a touchdown rate of 6.7% and an interception percentage of 2.0%. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the ball 52 times totaling -35 rushing yards.
In their last game in 2019, the Utah Utes took the field against the Texas Longhorns and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 38-10. Zack Moss paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 26 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 57 yards by way of 16 carries which meant he was running for 3.6 yards per run. Cole Fotheringham led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 30 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 10.0 yards per catch for that game. Tyler Huntley went 15/23 with 126 yards via the pass and added 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Utes ranked 44th in college football maintaining an average of 32.3 PPG. Last season, the Utes compiled 3,186 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 227.6 throwing yards per game, which ranked 69th in Division 1. They maintained an average of 201.4 yards per game on the ground and ran for 2,820 yards overall. The Utah Utes maintained an average of 429.0 yards per contest which had them sitting 47th in D-1. Utah conceded a total of 1,147 yards via the ground game (81.9 yards per contest) as well as 8 touchdowns on the ground last year. Over the course of the season, they relinquished 210 points in total. They conceded 15 touchdowns through the air in addition to 187.4 yards/game, which had them ranked 34th in college football. The Utes relinquished 15.0 PPG, which had them in 23rd in Division 1.
Bentley has thrown 55 touchdowns while giving up 32 picks in his career. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 5.5% and his interception percentage is 3.2%. He has rushed for 143 yds on 194 attempts. He averages 221.4 yds per game through the air with a 137.3 QB rating. In 34 games in his career, Jake Bentley has completed 626 of 1,002 attempts for 7,527 yards.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Utes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Utes -1.5
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