Illinois Fighting Illini vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Illinois Fighting Illini vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Hawkeyes (-12.5)
Kinnick Stadium is where the Iowa Hawkeyes (8-2) will try to defeat the Illinois Fighting Illini (4-6) on Saturday. Iowa is 12.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 38.
The Illinois Fighting Illini come into this matchup with a record of 4-6 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Fighting Illini played the Minnesota Golden Gophers and notched a win by a score of 14-6. Brandon Peters went 7/9 with 80 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 189.1 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Chase Brown was the best rusher for the Fighting Illini with 32 attempts for 147 yards (4.6 yards per carry). In the game, they tallied 58 plays which gave them 265 yards. The Illinois Fighting Illini ended up running the ball 48 different times and accumulated 185 yards, which had them averaging 3.9 yds per carry. Against the run, the Fighting Illini conceded 89 yds on 35 tries, which is an average of 2.5 yards per rush allowed. Illinois conceded 16 pass completions on 30 attempts for a total of 200 yds, and a completion percentage of 53.3%.
The Fighting Illini have racked up 3,152 yards in total for this campaign. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Illinois has earned 10 touchdowns through the air and 8 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 9 different times. Illinois has earned 182 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 46 infractions for 487 yards. As a team they are averaging 176.8 yards rushing which is 54th in D-1. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Illinois Fighting Illini have an average of 17.2 points per outing.
Regarding yards through the air, the Fighting Illini have conceded 2,376 yds which has them ranked 91st in college football. They have surrendered 237.6 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 60.9%. Overall, they are giving up 390.3 yards/game which puts them 87th in the nation. They have relinquished 12 touchdowns by air and 13 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per rush on the ground and 152.7 yards on the ground per game this season. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,527 rushing yards through 10 outings. The Fighting Illini are ranked 48th in college football in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 21.6 points per game.
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The Hawkeyes come into this matchup with a record of 8-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Hawkeyes took home the win by a final score of 27-12 when they faced the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Alex Padilla (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 206 yards on 11/24 passing while his QB rating was 89.3. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 8.6. Tyler Goodson carried the rock 18 times for 59 yards, ending the contest with 3.3 yards per carry for Iowa. Iowa ran the ball for 2.8 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 71 yds on 25 carries. The Hawkeyes finished the contest with 277 yards on 49 plays (5.7 yards per play). The Hawkeyes passing defense allowed a completion rate of 56.8%, surrendering 270 yds on 25 for 44 passing. Iowa gave up 31 rush attempts for 93 yds (3.0 yds per carry).
The Iowa Hawkeyes have an average of 297.2 yards per contest, which has them sitting 124th in D-1. The Iowa offense has totaled 368 penalty yards on 41 infractions, which ranks 125th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. During this campaign thus far, the Hawkeyes have racked up 1,874 yards through the air along with an average of 187.4 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 107th in the nation. Regarding how much they score, the Hawkeyes rank 94th in Division 1 by scoring 24.7 points per outing.
The Hawkeyes are relinquishing 16.3 PPG, which puts them 19th in Division 1. Iowa has allowed the opposition a total of 1,076 yards rushing (107.6 yards per outing) in addition to 7 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the campaign. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 163 total points. They have allowed 11 touchdowns through the air in addition to 207.4 yards/outing, which puts them in 47th in the country. The Hawkeyes defense has participated in 713 plays, which has them ranked 109th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Illini/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -12.5
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