Clemson Tigers vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction, 10/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-3)
Heinz Field is the location where the Pittsburgh Panthers (5-1) will attempt to defeat the Clemson Tigers (4-2) on Saturday. Clemson opens this game as 3-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 46.5.
The Clemson Tigers head into this matchup 4-2 this season. In their last matchup, the Tigers took on the Syracuse Orange and notched a win by a score of 17-14. D.J. Uiagalelei finished 21/34 with 181 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 116.2 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Kobe Pace was the best rusher for the Tigers with 14 carries for 76 yds (5.4 yards per attempt). In all, they tallied 70 plays which totaled 332 yards. The Clemson Tigers ran the ball a total of 35 times and recorded 134 yards, earning them an average of 3.8 yds per carry. Against the run, the Tigers gave up 165 yards on 30 attempts, which is 5.5 yards per run surrendered. Clemson allowed 17 completions on 37 tries for 191 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.9%.
The Tigers have earned 1,953 total yards for the year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Clemson has earned 5 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 6 times. Clemson has accumulated 107 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 46 infractions for 374 yds. As a team they maintain an average of 145.2 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 83rd in Division 1. When talking about scoring, the Clemson Tigers are sitting at 20.5 PPG.
Concerning passing yards, the Tigers have conceded 1,210 yds which has them ranked 33rd in Division 1. They have given up 201.7 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 58.6%. Overall, they have surrendered 318.3 yards per contest ranking them 37th in college football. They have relinquished 5 touchdowns via the pass as well as 2 touchdowns via the ground game. They are giving up 3.2 yards per tote and 116.7 rushing yards per game on the season. Overall, they have allowed 700 rushing yards through 6 contests. The Tigers are ranked 14th in the nation concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 12.5 points per contest.
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The Panthers head into this matchup 5-1 for this season. In their last game, the Panthers took home the win by a final score of 28-7 when they faced the Virginia Tech Hokies. Israel Abanikanda ran the ball 21 times for 140 yards, finishing the contest with 6.7 yds per attempt for Pittsburgh. Kenny Pickett (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 203 yards on 22/37 passing while his QB rating was 123.4. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.5. Pittsburgh allowed 28 rush attempts for 90 yards (3.2 yards per rush). The Panthers passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 34.4%, relinquishing 134 yards on 11 for 32 passing. The Panthers finished the game with a total of 411 yds while running 81 plays (5.1 yards per play). Pittsburgh ran for 4.7 yards per tote, finishing the game with 208 yds on 44 attempts.
In terms of this team's ability to score points, the Panthers are ranking 3rd in Division 1 averaging 48.3 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Panthers have compiled 2,148 yards through the air together with holding an average of 358.0 passing yards per game, ranking them 5th in Division 1. The Pittsburgh Panthers maintain an average of 530.3 yards/outing, which has them sitting 5th in college football. The Pittsburgh offense has racked up 383 yds of penalties on 40 violations, which has them sitting 61st in the nation in terms of giving up free yards.
Pittsburgh has yielded a total of 601 rushing yards (100.2 yards per game) in addition to 7 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have allowed 9 touchdowns through the air as well as 219.2 yards/game, which puts them in 70th in D-1. The Panthers defense has participated in 387 plays, which ranks 31st in Division 1. The Panthers are surrendering 20.0 PPG, which has them sitting 46th in D-1. This year, they have surrendered 120 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +3
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