Buffalo Bulls vs Akron Zips Prediction, 10/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Akron Zips
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: InfoCision Stadium in Akron, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Zips (+11)
InfoCision Stadium is where the Akron Zips (2-5) will go up against the Buffalo Bulls (3-4) on Saturday. Akron opens this game as 11-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is 57.
The Buffalo Bulls step onto the field holding a record of 3-4 for this season. In their last contest, the Bulls took on the Ohio Bobcats and walked away with a win by a score of 27-26. Dylan McDuffie was the best rusher for the Bulls with 23 totes for 143 yards (6.2 yards per carry). Kyle Vantrease connected on 22/30 with 261 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 161.7 and finished the contest with 1 interception. On the ground, the Bulls conceded 271 yds on 43 tries, which averages out to 6.3 yds per run allowed. Buffalo conceded 6 completions on 10 attempts for a total of 75 yds, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. Overall, they had 68 plays which converted into 399 yds. The Buffalo Bulls ran the football 38 different times and tallied 138 yds, which came out to an average of 3.6 yds per carry.
Regarding scoring, the Buffalo Bulls have an average of 30.6 points per outing. As a team they're holding an average of 199.4 yards on the ground which is 34th in the nation. The Bulls have tallied 2,863 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Buffalo has compiled 6 passing touchdowns and 19 touchdowns via the ground. Buffalo has a total of 162 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 46 infractions for 438 yards. They have turned the ball over 6 different times.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Bulls have conceded 1,592 yds which ranks them 106th in Division 1. They have yielded 227.4 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 61.4%. Overall, they have yielded 418.0 yards/outing which puts them 109th in the nation. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns by air as well as 15 touchdowns running the ball. The opposition is running for an average of 4.4 yards per run and 190.6 rushing yards per game on the campaign. For the year, they have given up 1,334 rushing yards through 7 games. The Bulls sit in 92nd in D-1 concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 27.9 PPG.
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The Zips step onto the field holding a record of 2-5 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Zips took a loss by a final score of 34-21 when they faced the Miami RedHawks. Zach Gibson (3 touchdowns) finished the contest with 291 yards on 25/39 passing while his quarterback rating was 152.2. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.5. Blake Hester carried the football 10 times for 29 yards, finishing the contest with 2.9 yards per attempt for Akron. Akron ran the ball for 2.7 yds per carry, totaling 65 yards on 24 attempts. The Zips finished with 356 yards while running 63 plays (5.7 yards per play). The Zips passing defense conceded a completion rate of 70.4%, surrendering 229 yds on 19 for 27 passing. Akron conceded 39 run attempts for 245 yards (6.3 yds per rush).
When it comes to how much they score, the Zips currently rank 112th in the nation with 21.3 points per outing. During the season thus far, the Zips currently sit at 1,605 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 229.3 passing yards per outing, putting them at 72nd in D-1. The Akron Zips hold an average of 340.7 yards per contest, which has them ranked 107th in the country. The Akron offense has totaled 310 yds of penalties on 36 violations, which has them sitting 90th in the country in terms of hurting your team.
The Zips are conceding 38.0 points per game, which has them sitting 137th in the nation. Akron has conceded a total of 1,509 rushing yards (215.6 yards per game) as well as 18 touchdowns on the ground on the year. Overall, they have allowed 266 points. They have surrendered 14 touchdowns through the air and 228.6 yards/outing, which has them ranked 83rd in college football. The Zips defense has been on the field for 430 plays, which is 67th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Zips college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulls -11
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