Clemson Tigers vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 12/29/2021 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Location: Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Cyclones (+1)
The Iowa State Cyclones (7-5) will try to defeat the Clemson Tigers (9-3) at Camping World Stadium on Wednesday in the Cheez-It Bowl. Clemson opens as 1-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 45.5.
The Clemson Tigers step onto the field holding a record of 9-3 for this season. In their last contest, the Tigers played the South Carolina Gamecocks and notched a win by a score of 30-0. Will Shipley led the offense in rushing for the Tigers with 19 totes for 128 yds (6.7 yards per attempt). D.J. Uiagalelei connected on 9/19 with 99 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 91.1 and ended the game with no picks. Against the run, the Tigers gave up 43 yds on 20 tries, which averages out to 2.2 yards per rush allowed. Clemson allowed 19 completions on 42 attempts for a total of 163 yds, and a completion percentage of 45.2%. When all was said and done, they tallied 62 plays for 364 yds. The Clemson Tigers ran the rock 43 times and accumulated 265 yards, which earned them an average of 6.2 yards per tote.
The Tigers currently have 4,373 total yards for this campaign. With reference to getting in the endzone, Clemson has earned 12 passing touchdowns and 25 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the football over 18 times. Clemson has compiled 238 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 74 infractions for 598 yds. As a unit they average 172.9 yards on the ground which is 56th in the nation. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Clemson Tigers have an average of 26.8 PPG.
Concerning yards through the air, the Tigers are conceding 2,512 yds which ranks them 35th in Division 1. They have conceded 209.3 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 57.2%. During this campaign, they are allowing 310.3 yards per contest which puts them 9th in D-1. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns by air as well as 7 touchdowns running the ball. They are giving up an average of 2.9 yards per tote and 101.0 rushing yards per game this season. For the season, they have given up 1,212 running yards through 12 outings. The Tigers are sitting in 2nd in college football regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 15.0 PPG.
Get all of our College Football Picks
The Cyclones come into this game with a record of 7-5 for this season. In their last game, the Cyclones walked away with a victory by a final of 48-14 when they played the TCU Horned Frogs. Brock Purdy (2 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 262 yards on 21/30 through the air while his quarterback rate was 165.4. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.7. Breece Hall ran the football 18 times for 242 yds, ending the game with 13.4 yds per carry for Iowa State. The Cyclones finished the game with a total of 543 yards while running 51 plays (10.6 yards per play). Iowa State ran for 13.4 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 281 yards on 21 carries. Iowa State conceded 39 rushing attempts for 132 yds (3.4 yards per rush). The Cyclones secondary conceded a completion rate of 57.7%, relinquishing 216 yards on 15 out of 26 through the air.
Concerning their scoring prowess, the Cyclones are sitting 34th in Division 1 scoring 32.8 points per game. For the season so far, the Cyclones have earned 3,226 passing yards together with holding an average of 268.8 throwing yards per game, which has them sitting 28th in Division 1. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 437.7 yards per outing, ranking them 34th in D-1. The Iowa State offense has 432 yds of penalties on 55 violations, which ranks them 118th in college football in terms of helping out the opposition.
Iowa State has conceded a total of 1,466 rushing yards (122.2 yards per contest) and 10 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. They have conceded 19 touchdowns through the air and 188.3 yards per game, which puts them in 13th in college football. The Cyclones defense has been on the field for 722 plays, which is good for 7th in Division 1. The Cyclones are allowing 20.6 points per game, ranking them 24th in the nation. This year, they have relinquished 247 points.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -1
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks Free College Football Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Football Picks