Connecticut Huskies vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Huskies vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Commodores (-13.5)
The Vanderbilt Commodores (1-3) will try to defeat the Connecticut Huskies (0-5) at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday. Connecticut is 13.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 51.
The Connecticut Huskies head into this game 0-5 this year. In their last matchup, the Huskies played the Wyoming Cowboys and ended up losing by a score of 24-22. Tyler Phommachanh went 19/39 with 171 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 88.9 and finished the contest with 1 interception. Nathan Carter was the rushing leader for the Huskies with 10 carries for 65 yards (6.5 yards per carry). In all, they tallied 67 plays for 281 yards. The Connecticut Huskies ran the rock 28 times and had 110 yards, which had them averaging 3.9 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Huskies gave up 203 yds on 45 attempts, which averages out to 4.5 yards per run allowed. Connecticut surrendered 15 completions on 26 attempts for a total of 149 yds, and a completion percentage of 57.7%.
The Huskies have racked up 1,099 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Connecticut has amassed 4 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 8 times. Connecticut has amassed 66 first downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 27 infractions for 172 yds. As a team they maintain an average of 94.8 yards on the ground which ranks them 118th in Division 1. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Connecticut Huskies hold an average of 14.2 PPG.
Concerning passing yards, the Huskies have given up 1,150 yds which puts them in 128th in the nation. They have allowed 230.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 69.9%. During the season, they are granting 465.0 yards/game which has them sitting 134th in college football. They have yielded 14 touchdowns by air as well as 12 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.9 yards per rush on the ground and 235.0 rushing yards per game for the season. For the season, they have given up 1,175 rushing yards through 5 contests. The Huskies are ranked 138th in college football concerning team defense, giving up 41.6 points per game.
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The Commodores head into this game 1-3 for this season. In their last game, the Commodores went home defeated by a final of 62-0 when they faced the Georgia Bulldogs. Mike Wright ran the ball 8 times for 41 yds, ending the game with 5.1 yards per carry for Vanderbilt. Mike Wright ended the contest with 16 yds on 3/9 passing while his quarterback rating was 26.0. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 1.8. Vanderbilt allowed 45 running attempts for 244 yards (5.4 yds per rush). The Commodores secondary conceded a completion rate of 75.0%, surrendering 291 yards on 21 for 28 passing. The Commodores finished the contest with 77 yards and they ran 46 plays (1.7 yards per play). Vanderbilt ran for 1.9 yds per carry, finishing the game with 53 yards on 28 attempts.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Commodores are ranking 129th in Division 1 averaging 12.5 points per outing. For the season so far, the Commodores have a total of 649 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 162.3 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 117th in D-1. The Vanderbilt Commodores maintain an average of 284.5 yards per game, which has them ranked 123rd in the nation. The Vanderbilt offense has racked up 227 yds of penalties on 28 infractions, which ranks 43rd in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Commodores are conceding 36.8 PPG, which has them 133rd in Division 1. Vanderbilt has allowed a total of 834 yards rushing (208.5 yards per outing) in addition to 9 touchdowns rushing for the season. This year, they have given up 147 points. They have conceded 8 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 220.5 yards/contest, which has them in 79th in the nation. The Commodores defense has participated in 259 plays, which is 59th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Commodores college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Huskies +13.5
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