Georgia Bulldogs vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 9/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-3)
Bank of America Stadium is the site where the Clemson Tigers (10-2 last year) will attempt to defeat the Georgia Bulldogs (8-2 last season) on Saturday. Georgia is 3-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 52.
The Georgia Bulldogs finished the season with a 8-2 record. In their last contest, the Bulldogs stepped onto the field against the Cincinnati Bearcats and walked away with a win by a score of 24-21. JT Daniels connected on 26/38 with 392 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 158.5 and ended the contest with 1 interception. Zamir White was the rushing leader for the Bulldogs with 11 totes for 39 yds (3.5 yds per attempt). For the game, they tallied 63 plays which gave them 449 yards. The Georgia Bulldogs ended up rushing 24 different times and amassed 45 yards, which earned them an average of 1.9 yards per carry. On the ground, the Bulldogs conceded 99 yards on 27 tries, which calculates to 3.7 yards per rush surrendered. Georgia conceded 24 completions on 37 tries for a total of 206 yds, and a completion percentage of 64.9%.
The Bulldogs had 4,241 yards in total for last year. They surrendered the football 15 times. Georgia compiled 19 passing touchdowns and 18 touchdowns on the ground. Georgia recorded 209 1st downs offensively, and they were called for 55 infractions for 528 yds. As a unit they maintained an average of 174.2 yds on the ground, which was 57th in D-1. In terms of scoring points, the Georgia Bulldogs had an average of 32.3 points per game.
The Bulldogs were ranked 30th in college football regarding team defense, allowing 20.0 points per game. Opposing teams ran for an average of 2.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 72.3 rushing yards per contest last year. Over the course of last year, they gave up 723 rushing yards through 10 contests. When talking about yards via the pass, the Bulldogs conceded 2,487 yds which put them in 101st in the country. In their 10 games played, they surrendered 248.7 yards per outing via the pass and relinquishing a completion percentage of 65.7%. They gave up 15 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns on the ground. They surrendered 321.0 yards per game which put them 24th in the country.
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The Tigers wrapped up their season having a 10-2 record. The last time they took the field, the Tigers took a loss by a score of 49-28 when they played the Ohio State Buckeyes. Trevor Lawrence (2 TDs) ended the contest with 400 yds on 33/48 through the air while his quarterback rating was 148.3. He had 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 8.3. Travis Etienne carried the ball 10 times for 32 yards, ending the contest with 3.2 yards per attempt for Clemson. Clemson rushed the football for 2.0 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 44 yards on 22 carries. The Tigers finished the contest with a total of 444 yards on 70 plays (6.3 yds per play). The Tigers secondary gave up a completion rate of 78.6%, relinquishing 385 yards on 22 for 28 through the air. Clemson surrendered 44 rush attempts for 254 yards (5.8 yards per carry).
Concerning how much they scored, the Tigers sat 4th in college football scoring 43.5 points per outing. Last year, the Tigers threw for a total of 4,182 yards through the air along with averaging 348.5 throwing yards per outing, which had them ranked 6th in the country. They maintained an average of 153.8 run yards per game and ran for 1,846 yards in total. The Clemson Tigers had an average of 502.3 yards per outing which ranked them 10th in the nation. The Clemson offense compiled 578 yds of penalties on 65 infractions, which ranked 35th in the nation in terms of making mistakes. They tossed 6 interceptions while losing 10 fumbles and they obtained 295 first downs.
Clemson conceded a total of 1,352 yards on the ground (112.7 yards per game) and 10 touchdowns via the rush last season. They had 10 fumbles recovered and 14 picks in the previous season. They surrendered 17 touchdowns via the pass as well as 214.2 yards/outing, which had them ranked 53rd in the country. The Tigers defense took the field for 781 plays, which had them ranked 117th in D-1. In total, they gave up 242 total points. The Tigers surrendered 20.2 points per game, which had them sitting 31st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -3
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