Clemson Tigers vs NC State Wolfpack Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Wolfpack (+10.5)
The NC State Wolfpack (2-1) are hosting the Clemson Tigers (2-1) at Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday. Clemson opens this contest as 10.5-point favorites. The total comes in at 45.5.
The Clemson Tigers head into this matchup 2-1 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Tigers played the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and notched a win by a score of 14-8. D.J. Uiagalelei went 18/25 with 126 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 114.3 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Will Shipley was the best rusher for the Tigers with 21 totes for 88 yds (4.2 yards per carry). The Clemson Tigers ran the football 41 times and accumulated 158 yards, which is an average of 3.9 yds per attempt. For the game, they tallied 66 plays for 284 yds. Clemson surrendered 20 completions on 33 tries for 203 yds, and a completion rate of 60.6%. On the ground, the Tigers gave up 106 yards on 39 attempts, which is an average of 2.7 yds per run allowed.
The Tigers have tallied 968 total yards this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Clemson has totaled 2 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 5 different times. Clemson has 59 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 20 penalties for 160 yds. As a team they're averaging 134.0 yards rushing ranking them 95th in college football. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Clemson Tigers are averaging 22.0 points per game.
The Tigers sit in 14th in D-1 in terms of their opponents scoring, conceding 7.0 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.2 yards per rush and 110.0 rushing yards per game on the season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 330 yards on the ground through 3 contests. When talking about yards through the air, the Tigers have given up 470 yds which puts them in 34th in Division 1. They are conceding 156.7 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 57.7%. In total, they are allowing 266.7 yards per game which ranks them 31st in Division 1.
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The Wolfpack head into this matchup 2-1 for this season. In their last game, the Wolfpack got the victory with a final of 45-7 against the Furman Paladins. Devin Leary (3 touchdowns) finished the contest with 259 yards on 23/29 passing while his quarterback rating was 188.5. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.9. Zonovan Knight carried the football 11 times for 104 yds, ending the game with 9.5 yds per attempt for NC State. The Wolfpack finished the contest with a total of 505 yards while running 68 plays (7.4 yds per play). NC State ran the ball for 7.0 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 218 yards on 31 carries. NC State relinquished 32 rush attempts for 92 yds (2.9 yds per rush). The Wolfpack passing defense conceded a completion rate of 47.6%, relinquishing 104 yds on 10 for 21 passing.
The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 455.7 yards per game, which ranks them 30th in Division 1. The NC State offense has totaled 109 yards of penalties on 12 infractions, which ranks 121st in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition. For the year so far, the Wolfpack have compiled 822 passing yards as well as an average of 274.0 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 38th in the country. In terms of how much they score, the Wolfpack rank 51st in the country with an average of 33.3 points per outing.
NC State has yielded a total of 218 rushing yards (72.7 yards/game) as well as 0 touchdown rushing on the campaign. They have conceded 3 touchdowns from the passing game and 188.3 yards/contest, which has them sitting 56th in the nation. The Wolfpack defense has been on the field for 182 plays, which has them ranked 35th in the nation. The Wolfpack are relinquishing 10.3 points per game, ranking them 18th in college football. This year, they have relinquished 31 points.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolfpack +10.5
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