Vanderbilt Commodores vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Davis Wade Stadium
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Vanderbilt (+16)
K.J. Costello and the Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-4) host the Vanderbilt Commodores (0-4) at Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Mississippi State opens this matchup as 16-point favorites. The O/U is set at 48.
In their last game, the Vanderbilt Commodores took the field against the Ole Miss Rebels and went home in defeat by a score of 54-21. Keyon Henry-Brooks paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 18 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in this contest. He racked up a total of 66 yards by way of 23 carries which gave him an average of 2.9 yards per carry. Cam Johnson was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 97 yards on 14 catches. He earned an average of 6.9 yards per catch for that game. Ken Seals went 31/40 with 319 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He gave away 1 interception for the contest.
When it comes to scoring, the Vanderbilt Commodores are averaging 11.8 points per game. As a team they're maintaining an average of 109.0 yards rushing ranking this team at 88th in the nation. The Commodores have earned 1,191 yards in total over the course of this season. When it comes to scoring, Vanderbilt has totaled 5 passing touchdowns and 1 touchdown on the ground. The Commodores rank 103rd in Division 1 regarding team defense, giving up 38.3 PPG. They are giving up an average of 5.9 yards per rushing attempt and 207.3 rushing yards per contest on the season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 829 yards on the ground through 4 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Commodores have given up 1,171 yards which has them ranked 62nd in the country. Over the course of their 4 games played, they are conceding 292.8 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 69.8%. During the season, they have yielded 500.0 yards/game which has them ranked 110th in the country.
For his career, Seals has thrown for 730 yds with 5 TD's and 5 picks. Since he has been in college, he has attempted a run 20 different times for a total of -34 rushing yds. His quarterback rating is 124.4 with a touchdown rate of 4.2% and an interception rate of 4.2%. He is throwing for 182.5 yds per outing. Ken Seals has connected on 79 of his career 118 tosses for a completion percentage of 66.9%.
The last time they took the field, the Mississippi State Bulldogs took on the Alabama Crimson Tide and took the loss by a score of 41-0. Will Rogers went 24/37 with 147 yards by way of passing but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He threw 2 picks for the contest. Jo'quavious Marks led the team on the ground in this game. He had a long run of 20 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He rushed for a total of 32 yards via 9 carries which gave him an average of 3.6 yards per carry. Jo'quavious Marks was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 38 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 4.8 yards per reception in this game.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Bulldogs are ranked 98th in college football by scoring 14.8 PPG. During this campaign to this point, the Bulldogs have thrown for a total of 1,593 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 318.6 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 18th in college football. They are averaging 30.2 run yards per game and have rushed for 151 yards overall. The Mississippi State Bulldogs hold an average of 348.8 yards per contest which is good for 82nd in the nation. The Bulldogs are surrendering 29.6 points per contest, which puts them 71st in D-1. This year, they have conceded 148 points. Mississippi State has given up a total of 621 yards rushing (124.2 yards per outing) in addition to 3 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns via the pass and 212.0 yards/contest, which puts them in 47th in Division 1.
In 34 contests in his career, K.J. Costello has been successful on 629 of his 998 attempts for 7,434 yards. He is averaging 218.6 passing yards per contest with a 138.2 QB rating. Costello has passed for 55 touchdowns compared to 28 picks in his career. He has scampered for 31 yds on 112 attempts. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 5.5% and his interception percentage is 2.8%.
Who will win tonight's Commodores/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -16
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