Indiana Hoosiers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: L. T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Hilltoppers (+9.5)
The Indiana Hoosiers (1-2) are headed to L. T. Smith Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (1-1). Western Kentucky opens as 9.5-point dogs. The over/under is 63.5.
The Indiana Hoosiers step onto the field holding a record of 1-2 for this year. In their last contest, the Hoosiers stepped onto the field against the Cincinnati Bearcats and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 38-24. Michael Penix Jr. connected on 17/40 with 224 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 91.0 and walked away from the contest with 3 picks. Stephen Carr was the leader on the ground for the Hoosiers with 21 carries for 52 yds (2.5 yards per carry). The Indiana Hoosiers ended up running the ball 37 different times and accumulated 152 yds, earning them an average of 4.1 yards per tote. On the day, they ran 77 plays which gave them a total of 376 yards. Indiana gave up 20 completions on 36 tries for a total of 210 yards, and a completion rate of 55.6%. When it came to stopping the run, the Hoosiers conceded 118 yds on 36 tries, which is an average of 3.3 yds per run surrendered.
The Hoosiers have earned 947 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Indiana has earned 5 touchdowns through the air and 4 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 7 different times. Indiana has compiled 51 first downs as a team, and they have committed 17 infractions for 162 yds. As a unit they're averaging 136.0 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 91st in college football. When it comes to scoring, the Indiana Hoosiers hold an average of 28.7 PPG.
In terms of passing yards, the Hoosiers are giving up 551 yds which ranks them 52nd in Division 1. They have given up 183.7 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 54.5%. Over the course of this season, they have yielded 297.3 yards per contest which has them sitting 46th in the nation. They are giving up an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt and 113.7 rushing yards per contest for the year. In total, they have allowed 341 yards via the ground game in 3 games. The Hoosiers are sitting in 105th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 28.7 points per game.
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The Hilltoppers head into this game 1-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Hilltoppers went home defeated by a final of 38-35 when they played the Army Black Knights. Bailey Zappe (3 touchdowns) ended the game with 435 yds on 28/40 passing while his QB rating was 181.1. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 10.9. Noah Whittington carried the football 8 times for 33 yards, walking away from the game with 4.1 yds per carry for Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers finished the game with 477 yards and they ran 59 plays (8.1 yards per play). Western Kentucky ran the ball for 2.2 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 42 yds on 19 carries. Western Kentucky allowed 67 rush attempts for 339 yards (5.1 yds per rush). The Hilltoppers pass defense gave up a completion rate of 83.3%, surrendering 77 yards on 5 for 6 passing.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Hilltoppers currently sit 4th in college football with 47.0 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Hilltoppers have earned 913 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 456.5 throwing yards per game, which has them sitting 1st in the nation. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers hold an average of 532.0 yards/outing, which has them ranked 12th in the country. The Western Kentucky offense has compiled 89 penalty yards on 13 infractions, which ranks them 113th in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards.
The Hilltoppers are conceding 29.5 PPG, which has them 114th in D-1. Western Kentucky has conceded a total of 540 rushing yards (270.0 yards per game) in addition to 6 touchdowns via the rush for the season. Overall, they have surrendered 59 points in total. They have allowed 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 136.0 yards per outing, which has them sitting 21st in the nation. The Hilltoppers defense has taken the field for 150 plays, which has them sitting 17th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Hoosiers/Hilltoppers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hilltoppers +9.5
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