Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Clemson Memorial Stadium in Clemson, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-30.5)
The Clemson Tigers (1-1) will play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-1) at Clemson Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Georgia Tech opens this matchup as 30.5-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 52.5.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Yellow Jackets went up against the Kennesaw State Owls and took home the win by a score of 45-17. Jahmyr Gibbs was the leader on the ground for the Yellow Jackets with 9 attempts for 56 yds (6.2 yards per carry). Jordan Yates finished 17/23 with 254 yds through the air and 4 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 224.1 and walked away from the contest without throwing an interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Yellow Jackets gave up 157 yds on 42 tries, which is an average of 3.7 yds per run surrendered. Georgia Tech gave up 8 completions on 20 attempts for 111 yards, and a completion percentage of 40.0%. At the end of the game, they ran 59 plays which totaled 412 yds. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ran the ball a total of 36 times and accumulated 158 yards, which is an average of 4.4 yards per carry.
The Yellow Jackets have earned 841 yards in total for the season. With reference to distribution of touchdowns, Georgia Tech has earned 5 passing touchdowns and 3 touchdowns via the ground. Georgia Tech has earned 45 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 7 penalties for 36 yds. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 215.5 yards on the ground which ranks them 29th in the nation. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hold an average of 33.0 points per outing.
The Yellow Jackets are ranked 65th in D-1 in terms of team defense, conceding 19.5 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per run and 161.0 rushing yards per game for the season. Overall, they have conceded 322 running yards through 2 outings. When it comes to passing yards, the Yellow Jackets have allowed 247 yds which ranks them 36th in D-1. They are allowing 123.5 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 51.4%. During the season, they have surrendered 284.5 yards per outing putting them 62nd in the nation.
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The Tigers come into this game with a record of 1-1 this season. The last time they took the field, the Tigers walked away with a victory by a final of 49-3 against the South Carolina State Bulldogs. Will Shipley carried the football 8 times for 80 yds, finishing the game with 10.0 yards per attempt for Clemson. D.J. Uiagalelei (1 touchdown) walked away from the contest with 171 yards on 14/24 passing while his quarterback rating was 123.6. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 7.1. Clemson allowed 34 running attempts for 103 yards (3.0 yards per rush). The Tigers pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 37.0%, surrendering 132 yards on 10 out of 27 passing. The Tigers finished the contest with a total of 504 yds and they ran 75 plays (6.7 yds per play). Clemson rushed the ball for 6.7 yds per carry, totaling 242 yards on 36 carries.
When looking at their scoring prowess, the Tigers currently rank 87th in college football by tallying 26.0 points per outing. For the year thus far, the Tigers have compiled 440 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 220.0 throwing yards per contest, putting them at 54th in the nation. The Clemson Tigers have an average of 342.0 yards per game, ranking them 72nd in college football. The Clemson offense has accrued 94 yds of penalties on 12 infractions, which is 62nd in the country in terms of hurting your team.
The Tigers are relinquishing 6.5 PPG, ranking them 15th in the country. Clemson has conceded a total of 224 yards on the ground (112.0 yards per outing) as well as no TDs via the rush this year. This year, they have given up 13 total points. They have given up no TDs via the pass and 133.5 yards/game, which has them ranked 43rd in Division 1. The Tigers defense has taken the field for 122 plays, which is 64th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Yellow Jackets/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yellow Jackets +30.5
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