Florida State Seminoles vs North Carolina Tar Heels Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Tar Heels (-17)
The Florida State Seminoles (1-4) are en route to Kenan Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the North Carolina Tar Heels (3-2). Florida State opens this contest as 17-point dogs. The total is set at 64.5.
The Florida State Seminoles come into this matchup with a record of 1-4 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Seminoles played against the Syracuse Orange and walked away with a win by a score of 33-30. Jordan Travis led the offense in rushing for the Seminoles with 19 totes for 113 yds (5.9 yards per carry). Jordan Travis went 22/32 with 131 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 117.5 and finished the game with 1 pick. Against the rush, the Seminoles gave up 239 yards on 40 attempts, which is an average of 6.0 yds per run allowed. Florida State surrendered 13 pass completions on 23 attempts for a total of 150 yards, and a completion rate of 56.5%. On the day, they tallied 69 plays which totaled 378 yards. The Florida State Seminoles ended up rushing 37 times and amassed 247 yards, which is an average of 6.7 yards per carry.
The Seminoles have earned 1,919 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Florida State has compiled 8 touchdowns through the air and 8 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 13 times. Florida State has 101 first downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 34 infractions for 293 yards. Offensively they hold an average of 200.6 yards on the ground which has them sitting 29th in D-1. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Florida State Seminoles are averaging 25.0 PPG.
The Seminoles sit in 117th in D-1 concerning team defense, conceding 31.4 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 153.6 yards on the ground per contest for the year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 768 rushing yards through 5 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Seminoles have given up 1,281 yards which puts them in 116th in Division 1. They have relinquished 256.2 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 61.7%. During the season, they have allowed 409.8 yards per contest which puts them 105th in Division 1. They have yielded 11 touchdowns by air in addition to 9 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Tar Heels head into this game 3-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Tar Heels walked away with a victory by a final of 38-7 when they played the Duke Blue Devils. Sam Howell (3 touchdowns) ended the contest with 321 yds on 18/32 through the air while his QB rating was 171.5. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 10.0. Sam Howell carried the football 13 times for 29 yards, ending the contest with 2.2 yards per attempt for North Carolina. The Tar Heels ended up finishing with 456 yds while they ran 70 plays (6.5 yds per play). North Carolina ended up running for 3.6 yds per carry, finishing the game with 135 yds on 38 carries. North Carolina gave up 39 rushing attempts for 130 yards (3.3 yds per carry). The Tar Heels secondary gave up a completion percentage of 70.8%, relinquishing 184 yds on 17 out of 24 through the air.
The North Carolina Tar Heels have an average of 497.0 yards per game, which has them sitting 14th in college football. The North Carolina offense has racked up 261 penalty yds on 27 violations, which is good for 89th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition. For the year so far, the Tar Heels have racked up 1,548 yards through the air in addition to an average of 309.6 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 15th in college football. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Tar Heels rank 20th in the country with an average of 37.6 points per game.
North Carolina has allowed a total of 720 rushing yards (144.0 yards per contest) and 8 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have surrendered 7 touchdowns from the passing game and 225.8 yards per contest, which has them ranked 81st in the nation. The Tar Heels defense has participated in 341 plays, which has them sitting 86th in Division 1. The Tar Heels are relinquishing 25.0 points per game, which has them sitting 87th in the country. Overall, they have given up 125 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Seminoles/Tar Heels college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Seminoles +17
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