Fresno State Bulldogs vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 9/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (-21.5)
The Fresno State Bulldogs (3-3 last year) are on their way to Autzen Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Oregon Ducks (4-2 last season). Fresno State is 21.5-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 61.5.
The Fresno State Bulldogs ended the season having earned a 3-3 record. In their last matchup, the Bulldogs played the New Mexico Lobos and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 49-39. Jake Haener finished 26/43 with 350 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 147.2 and finished the game with 1 pick. Jake Haener was the leader on the ground for the Bulldogs with 10 carries for -63 yards (-6.3 yards per attempt). When the final whistle blew, they had 66 plays which totaled 408 yds. The Fresno State Bulldogs ran the ball a total of 23 different times and accumulated 58 yards, which earned them an average of 2.5 yards per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Bulldogs gave up 299 yds on 48 attempts, which averages out to 6.2 yards per rush allowed. Fresno State conceded 14 pass completions on 18 tries for 196 yards, and a completion rate of 77.8%.
The Bulldogs tallied 2,876 total yards last season. They gave the ball to the opposition 10 times. Fresno State earned 14 touchdowns via the pass and 12 touchdowns via the ground. Fresno State accrued 146 1st downs offensively, and they committed 33 penalties for 287 yards. Offensively they maintained an average of 123.0 yards rushing, ranking this team 109th in Division 1. In terms of scoring, the Fresno State Bulldogs held an average of 32.8 points per outing.
The Bulldogs ranked 81st in college football concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 30.0 points per contest. The opposition ran for 5.2 yards per attempt on the ground and 212.3 rushing yards per game last season. Overall, they conceded 1,274 rushing yards through 6 games. Regarding passing yardage, the Bulldogs conceded 1,306 yards which had them sitting in 34th in D-1. In their 6 games, they allowed 217.7 yards per outing via the pass as well as surrendering a completion percentage of 55.6%. They yielded 8 touchdowns through the air as well as 14 rushing touchdowns. They granted 430.0 yards per contest ranking them 99th in the country.
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The Ducks ended the year with a 4-2 record. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Ducks took a loss by a final score of 34-17 when they faced the Iowa State Cyclones. Anthony Brown walked away from the contest with 147 yards on 12/19 through the air while his quarterback rating was 128.1. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 7.7. Travis Dye carried the ball 8 times for 52 yards, walking away from the game with 6.5 yards per carry for Oregon. The Ducks finished the game with a total of 312 yards while running 46 plays (6.8 yards per play). Oregon ran the ball for 4.8 yds per carry, finishing with 86 yards on 18 attempts. Oregon gave up 56 rushing attempts for 228 yds (4.1 yds per rush). The Ducks secondary conceded a completion rate of 69.0%, surrendering 156 yds on 20 for 29 through the air.
The Oregon Ducks had an average of 429.7 yards per game which had them sitting 38th in Division 1. They tossed 5 interceptions while conceding 7 fumbles and they earned 134 1st downs. They averaged 180.2 yards per game via the rush and rushed for 1,081 yards for last season. The Oregon offense compiled 326 yards of penalties on 38 violations, which was good for 103rd in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. Last season, the Ducks earned 1,497 yards through the air in addition to averaging 249.5 throwing yards per contest, which had them sitting 46th in the country. When looking at putting points on the board, the Ducks ranked 29th in Division 1 averaging 33.7 points per outing.
Oregon gave up a total of 959 rushing yards (159.8 yards per game) and 13 touchdowns on the ground over the course of last season. Their defense totaled 2 fumbles recovered and 5 picks in the previous season. They yielded 7 touchdowns from the passing game and 249.7 yards per game, which had them ranked 103rd in college football. The Ducks defense took part in 446 plays, which was good for 45th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they conceded 164 total points. The Ducks gave up 27.3 PPG, which had them sitting 66th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Ducks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +21.5
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