Colorado State Rams vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Hawkeyes (-23.5)
The Iowa Hawkeyes (3-0) are welcoming the Colorado State Rams (1-2) at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. Colorado State opens this matchup as 23.5-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 45.5.
The Colorado State Rams head into this matchup 1-2 this season. In their last contest, the Rams stepped onto the field against the Toledo Rockets and notched a win by a score of 22-6. Todd Centeio finished 11/27 with 110 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 75.0 and ended the game with no picks. David Bailey led the offense in rushing for the Rams with 30 attempts for 132 yards (4.4 yards per carry). In the game, they ran 76 plays which converted into 321 yards. The Colorado State Rams ended up running the ball 48 times and tallied 211 yards, which earned them an average of 4.4 yds per carry. On the ground, the Rams gave up 21 yds on 28 tries, which is an average of 0.8 yards per run allowed. Colorado State relinquished 25 pass completions on 43 tries for a total of 270 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.1%.
The Rams currently have 1,228 yards in total this season. When it comes to scoring, Colorado State has compiled 3 touchdowns via the pass and 3 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the ball over 4 times. Colorado State has amassed 66 first downs, and they have committed 23 infractions for 225 yards. As a unit they maintain an average of 180.7 yards rushing which has them sitting 52nd in college football. In terms of scoring points, the Colorado State Rams are averaging 22.0 points per outing.
When talking about passing yards, the Rams are giving up 732 yards which has them sitting in 106th in D-1. They have allowed 244.0 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 61.8%. In total, they are surrendering 366.3 yards per outing putting them at 87th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per running attempt and 122.3 rushing yards per game this season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 367 rushing yards through 3 games. The Rams rank 83rd in the nation in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 24.0 points per game.
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The Hawkeyes come into this game with a record of 3-0 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Hawkeyes took home the win by a final score of 30-7 against the Kent State Golden Flashes. Spencer Petras (1 touchdown) ended the game with 209 yds on 25/36 passing while his QB rate was 127.4. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.8. Tyler Goodson carried the ball 22 times for 153 yards, finishing the contest with 7.0 yds per attempt for Iowa. Iowa ran for 5.4 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 206 yds on 38 carries. The Hawkeyes finished with 418 yards while running 75 plays (5.6 yards per play). The Hawkeyes secondary gave up a completion percentage of 69.6%, surrendering 185 yards on 16 for 23 through the air. Iowa relinquished 41 attempts on the ground for 79 yds (1.9 yards per carry).
The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 298.0 yards per outing, which is good for 119th in Division 1. The Iowa offense has compiled 143 yards of penalties on 15 infractions, which is 102nd in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. During this campaign to this point, the Hawkeyes have racked up 463 yards through the air not to mention an average of 154.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 115th in D-1. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Hawkeyes are sitting 65th in the nation with 30.3 points per game.
Iowa has conceded a total of 243 rushing yards (81.0 yards per contest) as well as 1 touchdown via the rush on the year. They have allowed 2 touchdowns through the air and 197.7 yards/contest, which puts them in 65th in the nation. The Hawkeyes defense has participated in 198 plays, which is 69th in Division 1. The Hawkeyes are conceding 10.0 PPG, which has them 16th in Division 1. Overall, they have relinquished 30 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -23.5
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