Cincinnati Bearcats vs East Carolina Pirates Prediction, 11/26/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Pirates (+14)
The Cincinnati Bearcats (11-0) are on their way to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Friday where they will compete against the East Carolina Pirates (7-4). Cincinnati opens as 14-point favorites. The total has been set at 58.
The Cincinnati Bearcats come into this game with a record of 11-0 for this season. In their last game, the Bearcats played the SMU Mustangs and walked away with a win by a score of 48-14. Desmond Ridder finished 17/23 with 274 yards through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 217.0 and walked away from the contest with no picks. Jerome Ford was the leader on the ground for the Bearcats with 20 totes for 82 yds (4.1 yds per carry). Overall, they had 71 plays for 544 yards. The Cincinnati Bearcats ran the ball 41 different times and had 249 yards, which earned them an average of 6.1 yards per attempt. In the running game, the Bearcats conceded 133 yards on 31 tries, which calculates to 4.3 yds per run surrendered. Cincinnati conceded 15 completions on 26 attempts for 66 yds, and a completion percentage of 57.7%.
The Bearcats have racked up 4,727 yards in total over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Cincinnati has earned 24 passing touchdowns and 30 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 17 times. Cincinnati has tallied 230 first downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 83 penalties for 620 yards. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 180.5 yards on the ground ranking them 48th in college football. When it comes to scoring points, the Cincinnati Bearcats have an average of 40.0 points per contest.
The Bearcats sit in 18th in college football regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 16.0 points per game. They are giving up 3.7 yards per rushing attempt and 149.7 rushing yards per contest for the season. In total, they have conceded 1,647 yards via the running game in 11 games. In terms of passing yards, the Bearcats have conceded 1,700 yards which has them sitting in 14th in D-1. They have surrendered 154.5 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 52.8%. For the year, they are conceding 304.2 yards/contest ranking them 19th in the nation. They have yielded 7 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 14 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Pirates step onto the field holding a record of 7-4 this season. In their last game, the Pirates took home the win by a final score of 38-35 when they played the Navy Midshipmen. Holton Ahlers (3 touchdowns) finished the contest with 405 yards on 27/32 passing while his quarterback rating was 221.6. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 12.7. Keaton Mitchell ran the football 18 times for 94 yds, finishing the game with 5.2 yards per attempt for East Carolina. The Pirates finished the game with 563 yards and they ran 67 plays (8.4 yds per play). East Carolina ran for 4.5 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 158 yds on 35 carries. East Carolina relinquished 44 rush attempts for 345 yards (7.8 yds per rush). The Pirates secondary allowed a completion rate of 100.0%, surrendering 37 yds on 4 for 4 through the air.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Pirates are sitting 51st in college football with an average of 31.2 points per game. For the year thus far, the Pirates have thrown for 3,024 passing yards in addition to an average of 274.9 throwing yards per game, putting them at 22nd in the nation. The East Carolina Pirates maintain an average of 446.4 yards per contest, which is good for 26th in the country. The East Carolina offense has racked up 541 yds of penalties on 58 violations, which has them sitting 94th in the nation in terms of making mistakes.
The Pirates are giving up 25.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 73rd in the nation. East Carolina has allowed the opposition a total of 1,810 rushing yards (164.5 yards per outing) and 18 touchdowns via the rush for the year. Overall, they have surrendered 281 points in total. They have surrendered 15 touchdowns via the pass and 224.8 yards/game, which has them sitting 71st in the nation. The Pirates defense has been on the field for 726 plays, which is 54th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +14
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