Iowa Hawkeyes vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 10/1/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: Maryland Stadium in College Park, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Terrapins (+3)
The Iowa Hawkeyes (4-0) are hitting the road to Maryland Stadium on Friday where they will go up against the Maryland Terrapins (4-0). Maryland opens this game as 3-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 44.5.
The Iowa Hawkeyes step onto the field holding a record of 4-0 this season. The last time they took the field, the Hawkeyes stepped onto the field against the Colorado State Rams and notched a win by a score of 24-14. Spencer Petras connected on 15/23 with 224 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 167.0 and ended the game with 1 pick. Tyler Goodson led the offense in rushing for the Hawkeyes with 18 carries for 57 yards (3.2 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they ran 55 plays which totaled 278 yds. The Iowa Hawkeyes ended up rushing 32 different times and accrued 54 yards, which came out to an average of 1.7 yds per carry. Against the run, the Hawkeyes gave up 95 yds on 48 attempts, which is 2.0 yards per run allowed. Iowa allowed 16 pass completions on 30 attempts for 155 yds, and a completion percentage of 53.3%.
Concerning scoring points, the Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 28.8 points per game. Offensively they're holding an average of 121.3 yards in the run game which is 105th in D-1. The Hawkeyes have racked up 1,172 yards in total for this campaign. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Iowa has compiled 4 touchdowns via the pass and 7 rushing touchdowns. Iowa has accumulated 62 1st downs, and they have committed 17 penalties for 163 yds. They have surrendered the ball 4 different times.
In terms of passing yardage, the Hawkeyes have conceded 748 yards which ranks them 55th in D-1. They have yielded 187.0 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 54.2%. For the season, they have allowed 271.5 yards/contest which ranks them 25th in the country. They have granted 3 touchdowns through the air and 2 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.3 yards per rush and 84.5 rushing yards per contest for the year. During this campaign, they have given up 338 yards via the running game in 4 outings. The Hawkeyes rank 15th in college football concerning team defense, conceding 11.0 PPG.
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The Terrapins head into this game 4-0 for this season. In their last game, the Terrapins walked away with a victory by a final of 37-16 when they faced the Kent State Golden Flashes. Taulia Tagovailoa (3 TDs) ended the contest with 384 yds on 31/41 passing while his quarterback rate was 173.6. He had 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.4. Colby McDonald carried the ball 9 times for 44 yards, finishing the contest with 4.9 yds per attempt for Maryland. Maryland ended up running for 5.1 yds per carry, finishing with 142 yds on 28 attempts. The Terrapins finished the contest with a total of 526 yards while they ran 69 plays (7.6 yards per play). The Terrapins secondary allowed a completion percentage of 57.6%, surrendering 308 yards on 19 for 33 through the air. Maryland surrendered 47 running attempts for 150 yds (3.2 yards per carry).
In relation to putting points on the board, the Terrapins rank 30th in Division 1 with an average of 37.3 points per game. Over the course of the season so far, the Terrapins have compiled 1,413 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 353.3 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 8th in Division 1. The Maryland Terrapins have an average of 519.3 yards/game, which has them sitting 12th in college football. The Maryland offense has 277 penalty yds on 28 violations, which has them sitting 36th in college football in terms of making mistakes.
The Terrapins are giving up 14.3 points per contest, which has them 20th in the nation. Maryland has allowed a total of 414 rushing yards (103.5 yards per contest) and 4 touchdowns rushing so far this year. This season, they have surrendered 57 total points. They have surrendered 2 touchdowns through the air as well as 212.5 yards per outing, which puts them in 71st in Division 1. The Terrapins defense has taken part in 263 plays, which is good for 66th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -3
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