Indiana Hoosiers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 9/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Hawkeyes (-4.5)
The Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2 last season) are welcoming the Indiana Hoosiers (6-1 last year) at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. Indiana is 4.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 48.5.
The Indiana Hoosiers finished the year having a 6-1 record. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Hoosiers stepped onto the field against the Ole Miss Rebels and took a loss by a score of 26-20. Jack Tuttle finished 26/45 with 201 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 90.9 and ended the game with 1 interception. Stevie Scott was the best rusher for the Hoosiers with 19 attempts for 99 yards (5.2 yards per carry). In all, they had 85 plays for 369 yds. The Indiana Hoosiers ended up running the ball 40 times and recorded 168 yards, which came out to an average of 4.2 yds per carry. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Hoosiers conceded 147 yds on 35 attempts, which is 4.2 yards per run allowed. Indiana allowed 31 completions on 45 tries for a total of 346 yds, and a completion rate of 68.9%.
The Hoosiers racked up 2,532 total yards over the course of last year. They gave the ball to the opposition 10 different times. Indiana earned 16 passing touchdowns and 10 touchdowns on the ground. Indiana totaled 136 1st downs, and they were called for 29 infractions for 308 yards. As a team they had an average of 103.7 yds on the ground, ranking them 118th in the nation. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Indiana Hoosiers averaged 30.1 PPG.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Hoosiers gave up 1,582 yards which ranked them 53rd in the nation. During their 7 games, they conceded 226.0 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 57.3%. They granted 361.7 yards per game ranking them 48th in Division 1. They allowed 11 touchdowns through the air as well as 6 touchdowns via the ground game. The opposition ran for an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt and 135.7 rushing yards per contest last year. During the season, they conceded 950 running yards through 7 contests. The Hoosiers sat in 26th in the nation in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 19.4 PPG.
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The Hawkeyes ended the year holding a 6-2 mark. When they last played, the Hawkeyes went home victorious with a score of 28-7 against the Wisconsin Badgers. Spencer Petras (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 211 yards on 14/25 through the air while his quarterback rate was 153.3. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 8.4. Mekhi Sargent carried the ball 13 times for 51 yards, ending the contest with 3.9 yards per attempt for Iowa. Iowa ran for 4.0 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 127 yds on 32 carries. The Hawkeyes finished the game with a total of 338 yards while running 57 plays (5.9 yards per play). The Hawkeyes passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 52.6%, surrendering 169 yards on 20 for 38 passing. Iowa surrendered 33 attempts on the ground for 56 yds (1.7 yards per carry).
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Hawkeyes ranked 40th in the nation scoring 31.8 points per outing. For the prior season, the Hawkeyes earned 1,581 passing yards in addition to an average of 197.6 passing yards per game, which had them ranked 99th in the nation. They maintained an average of 171.0 yards per game on the ground and toted the ball for 1,368 yards overall. The Iowa Hawkeyes held an average of 368.6 yards per outing which ranked them 87th in college football. The Iowa offense racked up 317 yards of penalties on 38 infractions, which ranked them 99th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. They gave away 5 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 4 fumbles and they obtained 159 1st downs.
The Hawkeyes conceded 16.0 PPG, which put them in 18th in the nation. Last season, they allowed 128 points in total. Iowa allowed a total of 861 rushing yards (107.6 yards per game) as well as 8 touchdowns on the ground last season. They yielded 9 touchdowns from the passing game and 206.1 yards/outing, ranking them 46th in college football. The Hawkeyes defense was on the field for 578 plays, which was good for 64th in D-1. Their defense totaled 7 fumbles recovered and 11 picks last season.
Who will win tonight's Hoosiers/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -4.5
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