Buffalo Bulls vs Ball State Cardinals Prediction, 11/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Ball State Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Location: Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (-6.5)
The Ball State Cardinals (5-6) will play the Buffalo Bulls (4-7) at Scheumann Stadium on Tuesday. Ball State opens as 6.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 58.5.
The Buffalo Bulls head into this game 4-7 for this season. In their last game, the Bulls played the NIU Huskies and took a loss by a final of 33-27. Matt Myers went 16/23 with 162 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 143.1 and ended the contest with no interceptions. Dylan McDuffie was the leader on the ground for the Bulls with 29 carries for 125 yds (4.3 yards per attempt). In all, they had 74 plays which converted into 384 yards. The Buffalo Bulls ran the rock 51 different times and totaled 222 yards, which is an average of 4.4 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Bulls gave up 308 yards on 47 tries, which averages out to 6.6 yds per rush surrendered. Buffalo surrendered 17 completions on 27 tries for a total of 197 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%.
The Bulls have earned 4,591 yards in total this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Buffalo has earned 12 touchdowns via the pass and 30 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 14 times. Buffalo has earned 263 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 61 penalties for 593 yds. As a unit they're holding an average of 199.1 yards rushing which ranks them 29th in the nation. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Buffalo Bulls have an average of 31.6 PPG.
The Bulls are sitting in 105th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 30.8 PPG. They are giving up an average of 5.0 yards per rush and 207.0 rushing yards per game so far this year. In total, they have allowed 2,277 yards via the running game in 11 outings. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Bulls have allowed 2,478 yds which has them ranked 75th in the nation. They have surrendered 225.3 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 61.7%. In total, they are giving up 432.3 yards/game which has them sitting 113th in the country. They have allowed 19 touchdowns through the air and 26 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Cardinals come into this game with a record of 5-6 for this year. In their last game, the Cardinals took a loss by a final score of 37-17 against the Central Michigan Chippewas. Drew Plitt (1 TD) finished the contest with 170 yards on 21/39 passing while his QB rating was 93.8. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 4.4. Carson Steele ran the football 20 times for 93 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.7 yds per attempt for Ball State. The Cardinals finished with a total of 329 yds on 72 plays (4.6 yards per play). Ball State ran for 4.8 yards per attempt, finishing with 159 yards on 33 attempts. Ball State conceded 46 running attempts for 285 yards (6.2 yds per rush). The Cardinals passing defense allowed a completion rate of 80.8%, relinquishing 282 yards on 21 for 26 through the air.
The Ball State Cardinals hold an average of 346.0 yards/game, which has them sitting 105th in the country. The Ball State offense has accrued 454 yards of penalties on 55 violations, which has them sitting 108th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition. Over the course of the season thus far, the Cardinals currently have a total of 2,230 yards through the air along with an average of 202.7 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 97th in college football. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Cardinals sit 96th in college football holding an average of 24.8 points per game.
Ball State has given up a total of 1,890 yards on the ground (171.8 yards per game) as well as 21 touchdowns rushing so far this year. They have allowed 14 touchdowns from the passing game and 251.5 yards per game, which has them sitting 109th in the nation. The Cardinals defense has taken the field for 781 plays, which has them sitting 112th in D-1. The Cardinals are allowing 28.6 points per contest, ranking them 98th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 315 total points.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulls +6.5
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