Akron Zips vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 9/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Akron Zips vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-37)
Jordan-Hare Stadium is the location where the Auburn Tigers (6-5 last year) will play the Akron Zips (1-5 last season) on Saturday. Auburn opens this game as 37-point favorites. The total comes in at 54.5.
The Akron Zips wrapped up their year holding a 1-5 mark. In their last game, the Zips faced the Buffalo Bulls and ended up losing by a score of 56-7. Jeremiah Knight led the offense in rushing for the Zips with 13 carries for 58 yds (4.5 yards per attempt). T.J. Deshields connected on 6/14 with 53 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 60.4 and ended the game with 1 interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Zips conceded 428 yards on 50 attempts, which is an average of 8.6 yards per run surrendered. Akron surrendered 6 pass completions on 10 tries for 79 yards, and a completion rate of 60.0%. Overall, they tallied 57 plays which gave them a total of 204 yards. The Akron Zips ran the rock 30 different times and compiled 92 yds, which came out to an average of 3.1 yards per attempt.
The Zips racked up 1,687 total yards over the course of last year. They surrendered the football 9 times. Akron earned 4 passing touchdowns and 7 touchdowns via the ground. Akron recorded 95 1st downs as a team, and they were flagged for 24 infractions for 190 yards. As a team they had an average of 141.5 yards rushing, which ranked them 86th in college football. In terms of scoring points, the Akron Zips had an average of 17.2 PPG.
The Zips were ranked 138th in Division 1 concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 41.3 points per game. They gave up 6.3 yards per running attempt and 248.2 yards on the ground per game last season. During the campaign, they conceded 1,489 yards via the ground game in 6 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Zips conceded 1,270 yds which ranked them 30th in D-1. In their 6 games, they relinquished 211.7 yards per outing via the pass in addition to surrendering a completion percentage of 67.0%. They relinquished 12 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 19 running touchdowns. They conceded 459.8 yards per game which had them ranked 123rd in Division 1.
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The Tigers ended the season with a 6-5 record. In their last game, the Tigers went home defeated by a final of 35-19 when they faced the Northwestern Wildcats. Bo Nix carried the rock 10 times for 32 yards, ending the contest with 3.2 yards per carry for Auburn. Bo Nix (1 touchdown) finished the game with 292 yards on 25/42 passing while his quarterback rate was 125.8. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 7.0. Auburn gave up 51 rush attempts for 166 yds (3.3 yds per rush). The Tigers pass defense conceded a completion rate of 68.6%, surrendering 291 yds on 24 for 35 through the air. The Tigers finished the contest with 361 yds while they ran 69 plays (5.2 yds per play). Auburn ran the ball for 2.3 yds per attempt, finishing with 61 yds on 26 attempts.
The Auburn Tigers held an average of 382.8 yards/game which ranked them 77th in D-1. They threw 7 interceptions while conceding 2 fumbles and they earned 227 1st downs. They averaged 162.5 yards per game on the ground and ran for 1,788 yards overall. The Auburn offense compiled 548 penalty yards on 64 violations, which was 39th in the country in terms of hurting your team. For the previous year, the Tigers compiled 2,423 yards via the pass along with averaging 220.3 passing yards per game, ranking them 71st in Division 1. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Tigers had a ranking of 88th in the nation averaging 25.1 points per contest.
Auburn gave up a total of 1,797 yards via the ground game (163.4 yards per contest) as well as 17 touchdowns rushing last season. Their defense earned 4 fumbles and 9 picks in the prior season. They gave up 20 touchdowns through the air as well as 242.6 yards per game, ranking them 90th in the country. The Tigers defense took the field for 794 plays, which ranked them 123rd in D-1. In total, they gave up 272 points in total. The Tigers gave up 24.7 points per contest, which had them sitting 51st in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Zips/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -37
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