Arizona Wildcats vs USC Trojans Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs USC Trojans
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Trojans (-20.5)
The Arizona Wildcats (0-7) are hitting the road to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the USC Trojans (3-4). USC is 20.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 55.5.
The Arizona Wildcats head into this game 0-7 for this season. In their last matchup, the Wildcats played against the Washington Huskies and went home with a loss by a final score of 21-16. Jalen John was the rushing leader for the Wildcats with 19 totes for 65 yds (3.4 yards per carry). Will Plummer went 13/20 with 62 yds passing. He had a quarterback rate of 71.0 and ended the contest with 2 interceptions. Against the rush, the Wildcats conceded 88 yards on 38 tries, which calculates to 2.3 yds per run surrendered. Arizona allowed 13 completions on 22 tries for a total of 217 yds, and a completion percentage of 59.1%. When the final whistle blew, they ran 61 plays which gave them a total of 280 yds. The Arizona Wildcats ran the football 40 different times and amassed 218 yards, earning them an average of 5.5 yds per attempt.
When it comes to scoring, the Arizona Wildcats are sitting at 14.3 points per game. As a unit they maintain an average of 129.6 yards in the run game which is 91st in D-1. The Wildcats have racked up 2,376 yards in total this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Arizona has earned 7 passing touchdowns and 2 touchdowns via the ground. Arizona has compiled 147 first downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 58 penalties for 437 yds. They have turned the football over 16 different times.
The Wildcats rank 110th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 30.4 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per running attempt and 185.9 yards on the ground per game this season. For the year, they have conceded 1,301 running yards through 7 outings. In terms of yards via the pass, the Wildcats have given up 1,235 yards which ranks them 23rd in the country. They have relinquished 176.4 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 56.9%. Over the course of this year, they are giving up 362.3 yards/outing putting them 66th in the nation. They have allowed 13 touchdowns through the air as well as 9 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Trojans come into this matchup with a record of 3-4 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Trojans took a defeat with a final score of 31-16 against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Keaontay Ingram ran the ball 24 times for 138 yds, finishing the game with 5.8 yds per attempt for USC. Kedon Slovis ended the game with 299 yds on 27/37 passing while his quarterback rate was 135.4. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 8.1. USC relinquished 41 rushing attempts for 170 yards (4.1 yds per carry). The Trojans secondary allowed a completion rate of 73.3%, relinquishing 213 yds on 22 out of 30 passing. The Trojans finished with a total of 424 yards while running 69 plays (6.1 yards per play). USC rushed the football for 3.9 yds per attempt, finishing with 125 yards on 32 attempts.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Trojans currently rank 56th in the country averaging 29.9 PPG. During the season so far, the Trojans have earned 2,209 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 315.6 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 13th in D-1. The USC Trojans hold an average of 444.7 yards/game, which ranks them 34th in Division 1. The USC offense has 564 yards of penalties on 59 violations, which has them ranked 15th in the country in terms of helping out the other team.
USC has surrendered a total of 1,060 yards rushing (151.4 yards/game) as well as 13 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have allowed 13 touchdowns through the air and 230.9 yards per outing, which puts them in 86th in the country. The Trojans defense has been on the field for 442 plays, which has them sitting 31st in college football. The Trojans are surrendering 27.9 PPG, which has them ranked 93rd in college football. This season, they have surrendered 195 total points.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Trojans -20.5
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