Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs Buffalo Bulls Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: UB Stadium in Amherst, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Bulls (+9.5)
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (2-0) are headed to UB Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Buffalo Bulls (1-1). Buffalo opens as 9.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 57.5.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers come into this game with a record of 2-0 this season. The last time they took the field, the Chanticleers played against the Kansas Jayhawks and went home with a win by a final score of 49-22. Grayson McCall connected on 17/21 with 245 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 210.4 and walked away from the game without throwing a pick. Reese White was the rushing leader for the Chanticleers with 14 attempts for 102 yds (7.3 yards per attempt). The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers ran the rock 40 times and accrued 215 yards, which had them averaging 5.4 yards per carry. For the game, they ran 61 plays which converted into 460 yards. Coastal Carolina allowed 15 pass completions on 29 attempts for a total of 238 yards, and a completion rate of 51.7%. When it came to stopping the run, the Chanticleers gave up 174 yds on 38 tries, which averages out to 4.6 yds per rush allowed.
The Chanticleers have tallied 1,070 total yards this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Coastal Carolina has earned 4 touchdowns through the air and 9 rushing touchdowns. Coastal Carolina has 56 first downs, and they have been called for 8 infractions for 80 yards. Offensively they have an average of 238.5 yards on the ground which ranks them 18th in college football. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have an average of 50.5 points per contest.
In terms of passing yards, the Chanticleers have given up 252 yds which ranks them 37th in D-1. They have conceded 126.0 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 51.4%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 324.5 yards per outing which puts them 82nd in D-1. The opposition is running for 4.3 yards per tote and 198.5 rushing yards per contest this season. During this campaign, they have conceded 397 rushing yards through 2 outings. The Chanticleers sit in 59th in the nation in terms of team defense, allowing 18.0 points per game.
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The Bulls head into this matchup 1-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Bulls took a loss by a final score of 28-3 when they faced the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Kyle Vantrease ended the game with 224 yds on 27/50 passing while his quarterback rating was 87.6. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 4.5. Kevin Marks ran the ball 21 times for 85 yards, finishing the contest with 4.0 yds per carry for Buffalo. Buffalo ran the ball for 4.1 yds per carry, finishing the game with 135 yards on 33 carries. The Bulls finished with a total of 359 yards while running 83 plays (4.3 yds per play). The Bulls pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 70.0%, relinquishing 296 yds on 14 out of 20 passing. Buffalo gave up 41 running attempts for 220 yds (5.4 yds per rush).
The Buffalo Bulls maintain an average of 464.0 yards per outing, which has them ranked 28th in D-1. The Buffalo offense has racked up 142 yds of penalties on 16 infractions, which is good for 15th in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. During the season to this point, the Bulls have earned 481 passing yards as well as an average of 240.5 throwing yards per game, which is ranked 42nd in the country. When discussing how much they score, the Bulls rank 41st in Division 1 scoring 36.0 PPG.
Buffalo has conceded a total of 238 rushing yards (119.0 yards per game) in addition to 3 touchdowns on the ground on the season. They have allowed 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 187.5 yards per outing, which puts them in 83rd in the nation. The Bulls defense has been on the field for 111 plays, ranking them 48th in D-1. The Bulls are conceding 17.5 points per contest, which has them sitting 55th in the nation. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 35 pts.
Who will win tonight's Chanticleers/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chanticleers -9.5
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