Iowa Hawkeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Ryan Field in Evanston, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (+13)
The Northwestern Wildcats (3-5) will go up against the Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2) at Ryan Field on Saturday. Northwestern is 13-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 39.5.
The Iowa Hawkeyes head into this game 6-2 for this year. In their last game, the Hawkeyes took the field against the Wisconsin Badgers and went home with a loss by a final score of 27-7. Spencer Petras finished 9/19 with 93 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 88.5 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. Tyler Goodson was the best rusher for the Hawkeyes with 13 carries for 27 yards (2.1 yds per carry). Overall, they tallied 55 plays which totaled 156 yds. The Iowa Hawkeyes ended up rushing 30 times and tallied 24 yds, which came out to an average of 0.8 yards per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Hawkeyes conceded 169 yds on 46 attempts, which calculates to 3.7 yards per run allowed. Iowa gave up 11 pass completions on 22 attempts for a total of 104 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%.
The Hawkeyes have attained 2,334 total yards this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Iowa has amassed 9 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the football over 12 different times. Iowa has accumulated 130 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 35 penalties for 308 yds. As a team they're holding an average of 105.3 yards on the ground which has them sitting 117th in D-1. Concerning scoring, the Iowa Hawkeyes are sitting at 25.4 points per game.
The Hawkeyes are ranked 16th in the nation when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 16.1 PPG. The opposition is running for 2.9 yards per running attempt and 99.6 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 797 running yards through 8 contests. When talking about passing yardage, the Hawkeyes have given up 1,584 yards which has them sitting in 40th in the nation. They are giving up 198.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 56.1%. During this campaign, they have yielded 297.6 yards per outing putting them at 21st in Division 1. They have given up 8 touchdowns by air and 7 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Wildcats step onto the field holding a record of 3-5 this year. The last time they took the field, the Wildcats took a loss by a final score of 41-14 when they played the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Andrew Marty (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 93 yds on 10/16 passing while his quarterback rate was 152.6. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.8. Evan Hull ran the football 15 times for 107 yds, finishing the game with 7.1 yards per carry for Northwestern. The Wildcats finished with a total of 242 yds and they ran 52 plays (4.7 yds per play). Northwestern ran for 4.8 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 144 yards on 30 attempts. Northwestern surrendered 53 run attempts for 308 yards (5.8 yards per carry). The Wildcats secondary allowed a completion rate of 70.6%, relinquishing 134 yards on 12 for 17 passing.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Wildcats are 119th in the nation with an average of 19.0 points per contest. During this campaign thus far, the Wildcats currently sit at 1,451 yards through the air not to mention an average of 181.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 108th in Division 1. The Northwestern Wildcats hold an average of 340.4 yards per outing, which has them ranked 108th in the country. The Northwestern offense has 328 yds of penalties on 36 violations, ranking them 116th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team.
Northwestern has allowed the opposition a total of 1,851 yards on the ground (231.4 yards/game) as well as 22 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have given up 5 touchdowns through the air and 191.0 yards per game, which has them sitting 32nd in college football. The Wildcats defense has taken the field for 574 plays, which is 104th in college football. The Wildcats are giving up 27.1 points per game, which has them 89th in Division 1. In total, they have surrendered 217 total points.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -13
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