Charlotte 49ers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte 49ers vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Fighting Illini (-9)
The Charlotte 49ers (3-1) are traveling to Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Illinois Fighting Illini (1-4). Illinois is 9-point favorites. The total is set at 53.5.
The Charlotte 49ers step onto the field holding a record of 3-1 this year. In their last contest, the 49ers played the MTSU Blue Raiders and went home with a win by a final score of 42-39. Chris Reynolds finished 25/36 with 339 yds passing and 4 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 185.2 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Shadrick Byrd was the rushing leader for the 49ers with 14 carries for 72 yds (5.1 yds per carry). The Charlotte 49ers ran the rock 37 times and compiled 233 yds, which had them averaging 6.3 yds per attempt. When all was said and done, they tallied 73 plays which totaled 572 yards. Charlotte surrendered 28 pass completions on 40 attempts for 379 yds, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. Against the rush, the 49ers gave up 123 yards on 23 tries, which is an average of 5.3 yards per rush allowed.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Charlotte 49ers hold an average of 30.0 points per contest. As a team they are averaging 202.8 yards rushing ranking this team at 34th in D-1. The 49ers have earned 1,800 total yards this year. In terms of scoring, Charlotte has compiled 9 touchdowns through the air and 7 rushing touchdowns. Charlotte has earned 91 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 25 infractions for 197 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 4 different times.
The 49ers are sitting in 87th in college football when it comes to team defense, allowing 24.3 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 6.0 yards per run and 233.8 yards on the ground per contest this season. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 935 running yards through 4 contests. When talking about yards through the air, the 49ers have conceded 796 yards which ranks them 61st in Division 1. They have conceded 199.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 58.1%. In total, they are giving up 432.8 yards/outing ranking them 118th in Division 1. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Fighting Illini step onto the field holding a record of 1-4 for this year. When they last played, the Fighting Illini took a loss by a final score of 13-9 against the Purdue Boilermakers. Brandon Peters finished the game with 100 yards on 14/26 passing while his quarterback rating was 86.2. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 3.8. Josh McCray carried the ball 24 times for 156 yds, ending the game with 6.5 yards per carry for Illinois. The Fighting Illini finished the contest with a total of 275 yards while running 69 plays (4.0 yards per play). Illinois rushed for 4.2 yds per attempt, totaling 175 yds on 42 carries. Illinois surrendered 23 rushing attempts for 42 yards (1.8 yards per carry). The Fighting Illini secondary conceded a completion percentage of 60.0%, relinquishing 277 yards on 24 out of 40 passing.
The Illinois Fighting Illini have an average of 337.0 yards per outing, which has them ranked 108th in D-1. The Illinois offense has racked up 245 yds of penalties on 25 infractions, ranking them 74th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. During the season so far, the Fighting Illini have a total of 931 yards through the air together with holding an average of 186.2 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 106th in the nation. When it comes to how much they score, the Fighting Illini are ranked 108th in D-1 holding an average of 20.0 points per outing.
Illinois has allowed a total of 683 yards rushing (136.6 yards per contest) in addition to 7 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have allowed 9 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 312.4 yards/game, which has them sitting 135th in D-1. The Fighting Illini defense has taken part in 359 plays, which is good for 140th in the country. The Fighting Illini are surrendering 26.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 96th in the nation. This year, they have relinquished 134 points.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Fighting Illini college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Fighting Illini -9
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