Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Rose Bowl
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-3.5)
Jake Bentley and the Utah Utes (0-0) travel to Rose Bowl on Saturday where they'll take on the UCLA Bruins (0-1). Utah opens this contest as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 58.
In their last game in 2019, the Utah Utes faced the Texas Longhorns and added a loss to their record by a score of 38-10. Tyler Huntley went 15/23 with 126 yards by way of passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Zack Moss led the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 26 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 57 yards on 16 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.6 yards per run. Cole Fotheringham was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 30 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 10.0 yards per catch in this outing.
The Utes earned 6,006 total yards for last year. As a team they had an average of 201.4 yards in the run game, which ranked them 31st in the nation. Utah earned 20 passing touchdowns and 34 rushing touchdowns. Regarding scoring points, the Utah Utes had an average of 32.3 points per contest. When it comes to passing yards, the Utes conceded 2,624 yards which put them in 137th in college football. They allowed an average of 3.1 yards per rush and 81.9 rushing yards per game last season. They conceded 15 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns. Overall, they conceded 1,147 yards via the running game in 14 outings. They conceded 269.4 yards per game putting them at 19th in the nation. The Utes were ranked 27th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 15.0 points per game.
Jake Bentley has completed 626 of his career 1,002 passes for a completion percentage of 62.5%. He is averaging 221.4 yds per outing. For his college career, Bentley has thrown for 7,527 yds with 55 TD's and 32 interceptions. His QB rating is 137.3 with a TD percentage of 5.5% and an interception percentage of 3.2%. Since his collegiate career started, he has taken off and run 194 different times for a total of 143 yds.
In their last contest, the UCLA Bruins played the Colorado Buffaloes and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 48-42. Dorian Thompson-Robinson paced the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 65 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in this outing. He racked up a total of 109 yards by way of 9 carries which gave him an average of 12.1 yards per carry. Greg Dulcich was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 126 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 31.5 yards per reception for that contest. Thompson-Robinson went 20/40 with 303 yards by way of passing and added 4 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception for the contest.
For the year so far, the Bruins currently sit at 303 passing yards, ranking them 19th in the country. The UCLA Bruins maintain an average of 478 yards per contest ranking them 19th in the nation. They are averaging 175 yards per game on the ground. When it comes to how much they score, the Bruins are sitting 12th in college football maintaining an average of 42 points per outing. UCLA has conceded a total of 264 rushing yard as well as 5 touchdowns via the rush this season. The Bruins are conceding 48 PPG, which has them ranked 137th in Division 1. They have given up 1 touchdown through the air as well as 261 yards/game, which has them ranked 105th in the nation.
During the 21 games in his career, Dorian Thompson-Robinson has been successful on 348 of his 596 attempts for 4,315 yards. He is averaging 205.5 yards per game through the air with a 131.2 QB rating. Thompson-Robinson has passed for 32 touchdowns compared to 17 picks in his career. He has taken off and run for 375 yards on 177 attempts. His TD percentage is 5.4% and his interception rate is 2.9%.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bruins +3.5
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