Indiana Hoosiers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Nittany Lions (-10.5)
The Indiana Hoosiers (2-2) are headed to Beaver Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Penn State Nittany Lions (4-0). Penn State opens this contest as 10.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is 51.5.
The Indiana Hoosiers come into this matchup with a record of 2-2 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Hoosiers stepped onto the field against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and notched a win by a score of 33-31. Stephen Carr led the offense in rushing for the Hoosiers with 25 carries for 109 yards (4.4 yds per attempt). Michael Penix Jr. connected on 35/53 with 373 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 125.2 and ended the contest with no interceptions. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Hoosiers conceded 93 yards on 20 attempts, which is an average of 4.7 yds per run allowed. Indiana gave up 31 pass completions on 44 attempts for 365 yds, and a completion percentage of 70.5%. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 92 plays which gave them 507 yards. The Indiana Hoosiers ended up rushing 39 different times and tallied 134 yds, which is an average of 3.4 yds per attempt.
The Hoosiers have tallied 1,454 total yards over the course of this season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Indiana has earned 5 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 7 different times. Indiana has accounted for 86 1st downs, and they have committed 21 infractions for 182 yards. As a team they hold an average of 135.5 yards on the ground which has them sitting 90th in the country. Concerning scoring, the Indiana Hoosiers are sitting at 29.8 points per contest.
The Hoosiers are sitting in 106th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 29.3 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per running attempt and 108.5 yards on the ground per contest on the season. Over the course of this season, they have given up 434 rushing yards through 4 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Hoosiers are allowing 916 yards which has them ranked 86th in the nation. They are allowing 229.0 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 59.2%. During this campaign, they are allowing 337.5 yards per outing which has them sitting 67th in Division 1. They have relinquished 6 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Nittany Lions head into this matchup 4-0 for this year. When they last played, the Nittany Lions went home victorious with a score of 38-17 against the Villanova Wildcats. John Lovett carried the football 11 times for 45 yards, finishing the contest with 4.1 yds per attempt for Penn State. Sean Clifford (4 TDs) ended the game with 401 yds on 19/26 through the air while his quarterback rating was 245.7. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 15.4. Penn State surrendered 26 run attempts for 58 yds (2.2 yards per rush). The Nittany Lions passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 58.8%, surrendering 222 yards on 20 out of 34 through the air. The Nittany Lions finished the game with 509 yards and they ran 65 plays (7.8 yds per play). Penn State ran the ball for 2.4 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 80 yards on 34 attempts.
The Penn State Nittany Lions hold an average of 421.0 yards/outing, which is good for 54th in D-1. The Penn State offense has accrued 211 penalty yards on 21 infractions, which is 94th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. For the year so far, the Nittany Lions have thrown for a total of 1,231 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 307.8 passing yards per game, putting them at 18th in college football. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Nittany Lions are sitting 57th in Division 1 holding an average of 31.5 points per game.
Penn State has surrendered a total of 485 yards rushing (121.3 yards/game) as well as 4 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have yielded 2 touchdowns through the air as well as 204.5 yards/game, ranking them 60th in the nation. The Nittany Lions defense has been on the field for 304 plays, which is 127th in college football. The Nittany Lions are allowing 15.0 PPG, which has them sitting 24th in the country. In total, they have relinquished 60 points.
Who will win tonight's Hoosiers/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nittany Lions -10.5
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