Iowa Hawkeyes vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Cyclones (-4.5)
The Iowa State Cyclones (1-0) will go up against the Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0) at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday. Iowa is 4.5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 46.
The Iowa Hawkeyes come into this game with a record of 1-0 this season. In their last contest, the Hawkeyes went up against the Indiana Hoosiers and took home the win by a score of 34-6. Tyler Goodson led the offense in rushing for the Hawkeyes with 19 carries for 99 yds (5.2 yards per attempt). Spencer Petras finished 13/27 with 145 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 93.3 and ended the game without throwing an interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Hawkeyes conceded 77 yds on 31 attempts, which calculates to 2.5 yards per rush surrendered. Iowa allowed 14 completions on 33 attempts for 156 yards, and a completion rate of 42.4%. Overall, they tallied 64 plays which gave them a total of 303 yards. The Iowa Hawkeyes ended up running the ball 36 times and had 158 yds, which earned them an average of 4.4 yards per carry.
When it comes to scoring points, the Iowa Hawkeyes have an average of 34.0 points per game. Offensively they average 158.0 yards on the ground which has them sitting 66th in D-1. The Hawkeyes have earned 303 yards in total for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Iowa has compiled 0 touchdowns through the air and 2 touchdowns via the ground. Iowa has accrued 18 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 2 penalties for 20 yds.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Hawkeyes are giving up 156 yds which puts them in 45th in college football. They have yielded 156.0 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 42.4%. In total, they are surrendering 233.0 yards per game ranking them 30th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.5 yards per rushing attempt and 77.0 yards on the ground per contest on the year. During the season, they have allowed 77 rushing yards through 1 game. The Hawkeyes are ranked 21st in college football in terms of team defense, allowing 6.0 PPG.
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The Cyclones come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Cyclones walked away with a victory by a final of 16-10 when they faced the Northern Iowa Panthers. Breece Hall carried the ball 23 times for 69 yards, ending the contest with 3.0 yards per attempt for Iowa State. Brock Purdy ended the game with 199 yds on 21/26 passing while his QB rate was 145.1. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per attempt was 7.7. Iowa State gave up 26 attempts on the ground for 45 yards (1.7 yards per carry). The Cyclones secondary gave up a completion percentage of 61.8%, surrendering 230 yards on 21 for 34 through the air. The Cyclones finished the contest with 335 yards and they ran 60 plays (5.6 yds per play). Iowa State rushed for 4.0 yards per carry, totaling 136 yds on 34 carries.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Cyclones rank 103rd in college football with an average of 16.0 PPG. During this campaign so far, the Cyclones have thrown for 199 passing yards, which has them sitting 79th in Division 1. The Iowa State Cyclones average 335.0 yards per contest, which has them sitting 97th in college football. The Iowa State offense has 31 penalty yds on 4 infractions, which is good for 105th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
Iowa State has given up a total of 45 yards rushing. They have conceded 1 touchdown through the air as well as 230.0 yards/game, which has them in 90th in Division 1. The Cyclones defense has taken the field for 60 plays, which is good for 39th in the country. The Cyclones are relinquishing 10.0 points per game, which has them ranked 37th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cyclones -4.5
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