Central Michigan Chippewas vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 9/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Faurot Field in Columbia, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-13)
The Central Michigan Chippewas (3-3 last year) are en route to Faurot Field on Saturday where they will compete against the Missouri Tigers (5-5 last season). Central Michigan opens this game as 13-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 60.5.
The Central Michigan Chippewas ended the season holding a 3-3 record. The last time they took the field, the Chippewas stepped onto the field against the Toledo Rockets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 24-23. Ty Brock connected on 9/19 with 101 yards through the air. He had a QB rating of 92.0 and finished the contest with no interceptions. Kobe Lewis was the leader on the ground for the Chippewas with 18 attempts for 58 yards (3.2 yards per attempt). When all was said and done, they ran 66 plays which totaled 362 yards. The Central Michigan Chippewas ran the football 42 times and compiled 197 yds, which had them averaging 4.7 yds per attempt. Against the run, the Chippewas gave up 126 yards on 43 tries, which is 2.9 yds per run allowed. Central Michigan surrendered 18 pass completions on 33 attempts for 265 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.5%.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Central Michigan Chippewas had an average of 31.3 PPG. As a unit they averaged 218.2 yds via the ground game, giving them a rank of 16th in college football. The Chippewas racked up 2,523 total yards for the prior year. Central Michigan totaled 7 touchdowns through the air and 16 touchdowns on the ground. Central Michigan accumulated 117 1st downs as an offense, and they committed 37 infractions for 357 yds. They turned the ball over 9 times.
Concerning passing yardage, the Chippewas allowed 1,783 yds which had them ranked 62nd in the country. During their 6 games played, they conceded 297.2 yards per contest via the pass and surrendering a completion percentage of 57.8%. They relinquished 427.7 yards per outing putting them 95th in Division 1. They gave up 15 touchdowns through the air as well as 7 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams ran for an average of 3.1 yards per run and 130.5 rushing yards per contest last year. For the year, they allowed 783 rushing yards through 6 games. The Chippewas ranked 84th in the nation regarding their opponents scoring, conceding 30.2 PPG.
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The Tigers wrapped up their season having earned a 5-5 record. The last time they took the gridiron, the Tigers took a loss by a score of 51-32 when they faced the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Connor Bazelak (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 225 yds on 22/38 passing while his quarterback rating was 109.2. He threw 3 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.9. Larry Rountree III ran the ball 25 times for 121 yds, ending the game with 4.8 yards per attempt for Missouri. The Tigers finished the contest with 342 yards while running 69 plays (5.0 yds per play). Missouri rushed the ball for 3.4 yards per tote, totaling 101 yards on 30 carries. Missouri surrendered 28 run attempts for 151 yds (5.4 yards per rush). The Tigers pass defense gave up a completion rate of 55.3%, relinquishing 295 yds on 21 for 38 passing.
When discussing their scoring prowess, the Tigers ranked 79th in the nation by scoring 26.7 points per contest. Last year, the Tigers compiled 2,668 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 266.8 passing yards per game, which was ranked 33rd in D-1. They had an average of 135.2 yards per game on the ground and ran for 1,352 yards overall. The Missouri Tigers averaged 402.0 yards per contest ranking them 59th in the nation. The Missouri offense had 498 penalty yds on 58 violations, which ranked 50th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. They gave away 6 interceptions while conceding 8 fumbles and they tallied 223 first downs.
Missouri conceded a total of 1,622 rushing yards (162.2 yards per game) as well as 19 touchdowns rushing last season. Their defense earned 6 fumbles recovered and 4 picks in the prior season. They surrendered 21 touchdowns through the air in addition to 245.5 yards per game, which had them ranked 97th in college football. The Tigers defense took part in 668 plays, which was 88th in the nation. In total, they allowed 323 total points. The Tigers relinquished 32.3 points per contest, which put them in 98th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -13
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