FIU Panthers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FIU Panthers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Red Raiders (-21)
The FIU Panthers (1-1) are headed to Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-0). Texas Tech opens this game as 21-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 56.5.
The FIU Panthers head into this game 1-1 for this season. In their last matchup, the Panthers played the Texas State Bobcats and ended up losing by a score of 23-17. D'Vonte Price was the rushing leader for the Panthers with 23 carries for 111 yards (4.8 yds per carry). Max Bortenschlager connected on 17/34 with 259 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 133.4 and walked away from the contest with no picks. In the running game, the Panthers gave up 174 yds on 42 attempts, which averages out to 4.1 yards per run allowed. FIU gave up 18 completions on 31 attempts for a total of 165 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.1%. Overall, they ran 72 plays which totaled 400 yds. The FIU Panthers rushed the ball a total of 38 times and compiled 141 yds, which had them averaging 3.7 yds per carry.
When it comes to scoring, the FIU Panthers are sitting at 32.5 points per game. Offensively they're maintaining an average of 160.5 yards rushing ranking this team at 60th in the nation. The Panthers have racked up 597 yards in total over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, FIU has totaled 2 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing touchdowns. FIU has a total of 22 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 6 penalties for 60 yds.
Concerning yards through the air, the Panthers are allowing 195 yds which has them ranked 25th in Division 1. They are giving up 97.5 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 51.6%. During this campaign, they are allowing 145.5 yards per outing which has them ranked 19th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.7 yards per rush on the ground and 48.0 rushing yards per game on the campaign. Overall, they have allowed 96 rushing yards through 2 games. The Panthers are sitting in 51st in college football when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 16.5 PPG.
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The Red Raiders head into this matchup 2-0 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Red Raiders went home victorious with a score of 28-22 when they played the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks. Tahj Brooks carried the football 12 times for 113 yards, finishing the contest with 9.4 yds per attempt for Texas Tech. Tyler Shough (1 touchdown) walked away from the game with 177 yds on 12/22 through the air while his quarterback rate was 118.9. He threw 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.0. Texas Tech conceded 29 run attempts for 32 yds (1.1 yards per rush). The Red Raiders secondary gave up a completion rate of 64.4%, relinquishing 343 yds on 38 out of 59 passing. The Red Raiders finished the contest with 363 yards while they ran 47 plays (7.7 yards per play). Texas Tech rushed for 7.7 yds per attempt, totaling 200 yds on 26 attempts.
In terms of their scoring prowess, the Red Raiders rank 59th in D-1 scoring 33.0 PPG. For the year thus far, the Red Raiders have thrown for 231 passing yards as well as an average of 115.5 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 116th in Division 1. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have an average of 188.0 yards per game, ranking them 120th in the nation. The Texas Tech offense has compiled 47 penalty yards on 6 violations, which is good for 112th in college football in terms of making mistakes.
The Red Raiders are conceding 21.5 points per game, ranking them 72nd in the country. Texas Tech has allowed a total of 77 yards on the ground (38.5 yards/game) in addition to 1 touchdown rushing so far this year. Overall, they have relinquished 43 total points. They have allowed 2 touchdowns via the pass as well as 87.0 yards/outing, which has them ranked 22nd in the nation. The Red Raiders defense has taken the field for 73 plays, which ranks them 34th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Raiders -21
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