Virginia Cavaliers vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 10/3/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Clemson Memorial Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia (+27.5)
Brennan Armstrong and the Virginia Cavaliers (1-0) head to Clemson Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Clemson Tigers (2-0). Clemson opens this matchup as 27.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 54.
The last time they played, the Virginia Cavaliers took the field against the Duke Blue Devils and took home the victory by a score of 38-20. Brennan Armstrong went 24/45 with 269 yards by way of passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He threw 2 interceptions on the day. Wayne Taulapapa led the team on the ground in this outing. He had a long run of 19 yards and he notched 2 TD's for this outing. He rushed for a total of 95 yards via 16 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.9 yards per carry. Lavel Davis Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 101 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 25.3 yards per reception in this outing.
The Cavaliers have earned 450 total yards over the course of this year. As a team they average 188 yards via the ground game which is 27th in D-1. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Virginia has totaled 2 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 38 points per contest. When talking about yards via the pass, the Cavaliers are giving up 286 yds which ranks them 30th in the nation. Over the course of this year, they have surrendered 342 yards per contest which has them sitting 33rd in college football. The Cavaliers are ranked 33rd in the nation regarding team defense, allowing 20 points per game. They are allowing 1.5 yards per rush and 56 rushing yards per contest so far this season.
For his career, Armstrong has thrown for 527 yards with 4 TD's and 4 interceptions. Since he has been in college, he has left the pocket to run 26 different times for a total of 140 yards. His QB rating is 129.2 with a touchdown rate of 5.7% and an interception rate of 5.7%. He is throwing for 58.6 yds per outing. Brennan Armstrong has completed 41 of his career 70 tosses for a completion percentage of 58.6%.
The last time they played, the Clemson Tigers went up against the The Citadel Bulldogs and left there with a win by a score of 49-0. Trevor Lawrence went 8/9 with 168 yards via the pass and threw 3 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Travis Etienne paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 28 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 68 yards via 8 carries which meant he averaged 8.5 yards per run. Frank Ladson Jr. led the team in receiving yardage by earning 87 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 29.0 yards per catch for that contest.
For the season to this point, the Tigers have compiled 619 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 309.5 passing yards per outing, ranking them 13th in the nation. The Clemson Tigers have an average of 483 yards per game which has them ranked 18th in college football. They are averaging 173.5 yards per game via the ground game and have run for 347 yards for the year. Concerning how much they score, the Tigers rank 13th in the nation averaging 43 points per game. Clemson has allowed a total of 123 rushing yards (61.5 yards per game) and 0 touchdowns via the rush for the season. The Tigers are conceding 6.5 PPG, which has them ranked 14th in the country. Overall, they have relinquished 13 points. They have surrendered 1 touchdown via the pass as well as 184.5 yards per outing, which has them ranked 27th in Division 1.
Lawrence has thrown 70 touchdowns while giving up 12 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 8.3% and his interception rate is 1.4%. He has scampered for 718 yds on 171 tries. He is averaging 233.3 yds per game through the air with a 165.4 quarterback rating. In 32 games in his collegiate career, Trevor Lawrence has completed 557 of his 841 tries for a total of 7,464 yds.
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
09/27/20 DL Tyler Davis Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
09/27/20 WR Brannon Spector Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
09/27/20 DE Justin Foster Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
09/27/20 CB Leanthony Williams Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
09/27/20 DB Mario Goodrich Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Virginia
09/21/20 DL Ruke Orhorhoro Knee is out for season
09/04/20 WR Justyn Ross Back is out for season
09/04/20 DL Xavier Thomas COVID-19 is out indefinitely
09/03/20 LB Luke Price Knee is out for season
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cavaliers +27.5
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