Akron Zips vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Akron Zips vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Buckeyes (-48.5)
Ohio Stadium is the location where the Ohio State Buckeyes (2-1) will compete against the Akron Zips (1-2) on Saturday. Akron opens this game as 48.5-point dogs. The total is 67.5.
The Akron Zips come into this matchup with a record of 1-2 this season. The last time they took the field, the Zips played the Bryant Bulldogs and notched a win by a score of 35-14. Demarcus Irons Jr. led the offense in rushing for the Zips with 15 carries for 136 yards (9.1 yds per carry). Demarcus Irons Jr. connected on 19/23 with 296 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 233.8 and finished the game with no interceptions. Against the run, the Zips gave up 29 yds on 31 tries, which is 0.9 yards per run allowed. Akron allowed 17 pass completions on 25 attempts for 117 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. When all was said and done, they ran 60 plays which converted into 578 yds. The Akron Zips ended up running the ball 37 different times and totaled 282 yards, which came out to an average of 7.6 yards per attempt.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Akron Zips have an average of 23.0 points per outing. As a team they average 158.0 yards on the ground ranking them 69th in D-1. The Zips have tallied 1,152 total yards this season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Akron has amassed 6 touchdowns via the pass and 3 rushing touchdowns. Akron has compiled 62 first downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 15 penalties for 206 yards. They have turned the football over 3 times.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Zips are allowing 669 yards which ranks them 87th in the country. They have given up 223.0 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 77.2%. Overall, they are allowing 397.0 yards/game which has them sitting 98th in college football. The opposition is running for an average of 5.4 yards per run and 174.0 rushing yards per game so far this season. For the season, they have allowed 522 running yards through 3 contests. The Zips are ranked 135th in the nation in terms of team defense, giving up 39.7 points per game.
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The Buckeyes come into this game with a record of 2-1 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Buckeyes took home the win by a final score of 41-20 when they played the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. C.J. Stroud (1 TD) ended the game with 185 yards on 15/25 passing while his quarterback rating was 127.4. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.4. TreVeyon Henderson carried the ball 24 times for 277 yds, ending the game with 11.5 yards per carry for Ohio State. The Buckeyes ended up finishing with 508 yards while they ran 66 plays (7.7 yds per play). Ohio State ran the football for 7.9 yds per carry, totaling 323 yds on 41 attempts. Ohio State allowed 28 rush attempts for 73 yards (2.6 yards per rush). The Buckeyes passing defense gave up a completion rate of 57.4%, relinquishing 428 yards on 31 out of 54 through the air.
The Ohio State Buckeyes hold an average of 538.3 yards per contest, which ranks them 11th in college football. The Ohio State offense has compiled 200 yds of penalties on 21 violations, which has them ranked 39th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition. For the season to this point, the Buckeyes have compiled 963 passing yards as well as holding an average of 321.0 passing yards per contest, ranking them 15th in the nation. Concerning the points being put on the board, the Buckeyes are ranked 36th in the country holding an average of 38.0 points per contest.
The Buckeyes are allowing 28.7 PPG, ranking them 106th in the nation. Ohio State has allowed a total of 545 rushing yards (181.7 yards/game) in addition to 6 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. Over the course of the season, they have given up 86 total points. They have allowed 5 touchdowns through the air and 289.7 yards/outing, ranking them 129th in the country. The Buckeyes defense has been on the field for 230 plays, which ranks them 125th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Zips/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -48.5
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