USF Bulls vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 10/3/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USF Bulls vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Nippert Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: USF (+14)
Jordan McCloud and the USF Bulls (1-1) are headed to Nippert Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Cincinnati Bearcats (2-0). The spread on this contest has Cincinnati as 14-point favorites. The over/under is set at 43.5.
In their last contest, the USF Bulls took on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and ended up taking the loss by a score of 52-0. Jordan McCloud went 8/14 with 64 yards via the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Johnny Ford paced the team on the ground in this contest. He tore off a long run of 42 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 70 yards by way of 6 carries which had him averaging 11.7 yards per tote. Latrell Williams was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 48 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 24.0 yards per catch in this contest.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the USF Bulls are averaging 13.5 points per outing. As a team they have an average of 204 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 21st in the country. The Bulls have earned 635 yards in total for this campaign. When it comes to scoring, USF has earned 1 touchdown through the air and 2 touchdowns via the ground. The Bulls are sitting in 47th in the country when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 29 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.9 yards per running attempt and 240.5 yards on the ground per game so far this season. During this campaign, they have allowed 481 yards via the running game in 2 games. Regarding passing yards, the Bulls have given up 232 yards which ranks them 20th in the country. During their 2 games played, they have yielded 116 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 43.6%. Overall, they are granting 356.5 yards per outing which has them sitting 36th in college football.
Jordan McCloud has connected on 143 of his attempted career 254 passes for a completion percentage of 56.3%. He is passing for 111.5 yards per contest. For his career, McCloud has thrown for a total of 1,561 yds with 13 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 118.5 with a TD percentage of 5.1% and an interception percentage of 3.1%. Since his collegiate career started, he has left the pocket to run 113 times for a total of 307 rushing yards.
In their last outing, the Cincinnati Bearcats took on the Army Black Knights and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 24-10. Desmond Ridder went 18/33 with 258 yards by way of passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 pick for the game. Jerome Ford paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards and he notched 1 TD for this contest. He scurried for 34 yards via 8 carries which meant he averaged 4.3 yards per tote. Jayshon Jackson was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 75 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 18.8 yards per reception for that game.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Bearcats are sitting 16th in the nation with an average of 39.5 points per contest. For the year so far, the Bearcats have compiled 511 yards via the pass as well as an average of 255.5 throwing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 30th in college football. They have an average of 172.5 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 345 yards for the year. The Cincinnati Bearcats hold an average of 428 yards per outing ranking them 29th in the country. Cincinnati has allowed the opposition a total of 322 yards via the ground game (161 yards/game) and 2 touchdowns via the rush on the season. The Bearcats are giving up 15 points per game, ranking them 24th in D-1. Overall, they have given up 30 total points. They have given up 0 touchdowns via the pass and 153.5 yards/game, which has them ranked 19th in the country.
Ridder has thrown 42 TD's while tossing 15 interceptions in his career. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 6.1% and his interception percentage is 2.2%. He has taken off and run for 1,276 yds on 304 attempts. He averages 180.8 passing yards per game with a 136.3 quarterback rating. In 28 games in his career, Desmond Ridder has completed 404 of 688 attempts for 5,063 yds.
Key USF Bulls Injuries
09/28/20 OL Brad Cecil Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati U
09/28/20 OL Demetris Harris Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati U
09/28/20 WR Eddie McDoom Personal is out for season
09/28/20 S Keyon Helton Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati U
09/28/20 RB Darrian Felix Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati U
09/28/20 QB Cade Fortin Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati U
09/28/20 PK Jared Sackett Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati U
09/21/20 DB TJ Robinson Eligibility is out for season
09/04/20 WR Jernard Phillips Personal is out for season
09/04/20 DT John Waller Personal is out for season
09/03/20 CB Eugene Bowman Personal is out for season
09/03/20 RB Josh Berry Personal is out for season
09/03/20 TE Thomas Nance Personal is out for season
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
09/22/20 WR Alec Pierce Knee is out indefinitely
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bearcats -14
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