Iowa State Cyclones vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Runnin' Rebels (+30.5)
The Iowa State Cyclones (1-1) are en route to Allegiant Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (0-2). UNLV opens as 30.5-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 51.5.
The Iowa State Cyclones come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 for this season. In their last matchup, the Cyclones took the field against the Iowa Hawkeyes and ended up losing by a score of 27-17. Brock Purdy connected on 13/27 with 138 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 68.9 and walked away from the game with 3 interceptions. Breece Hall was the best rusher for the Cyclones with 16 totes for 69 yds (4.3 yards per attempt). The Iowa State Cyclones ended up rushing 27 different times and accrued 87 yards, earning them an average of 3.2 yards per tote. When all was said and done, they ran 70 plays which totaled 339 yds. Iowa State conceded 11 pass completions on 21 attempts for a total of 106 yds, and a completion rate of 52.4%. Against the rush, the Cyclones conceded 67 yards on 39 attempts, which is an average of 1.7 yards per rush surrendered.
When talking about scoring points, the Iowa State Cyclones hold an average of 16.5 PPG. As a team they're holding an average of 111.5 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 89th in D-1. The Cyclones currently have 674 total yards for the year. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Iowa State has totaled 1 touchdown through the air and 2 rushing touchdowns. Iowa State has compiled 38 first downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 8 penalties for 56 yds.
Regarding yards through the air, the Cyclones are allowing 336 yards which puts them in 63rd in the country. They have allowed 168.0 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 58.2%. During this campaign, they have yielded 224.0 yards per game which ranks them 41st in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 1.7 yards per run and 56.0 yards on the ground per game so far this year. Over the course of this year, they have given up 112 yards on the ground through 2 contests. The Cyclones are sitting in 60th in D-1 in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 18.5 PPG.
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The Runnin' Rebels come into this matchup with a record of 0-2 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Runnin' Rebels walked away with a loss by a score of 37-10 when they played the Arizona State Sun Devils. Doug Brumfield ended the contest with 60 yds on 6/14 through the air while his QB rate was 78.9. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 4.3. Charles Williams ran the football 13 times for 35 yds, finishing the game with 2.7 yds per attempt for UNLV. UNLV ran the ball for 2.8 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 88 yds on 32 attempts. The Runnin' Rebels finished the game with a total of 155 yds while they ran 51 plays (3.0 yards per play). The Runnin' Rebels pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 69.0%, relinquishing 175 yds on 20 out of 29 through the air. UNLV relinquished 47 attempts on the ground for 290 yds (6.2 yards per rush).
In terms of how much they score, the Runnin' Rebels are ranked 104th in D-1 holding an average of 21.5 points per game. During the season thus far, the Runnin' Rebels have thrown for 207 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 103.5 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 119th in D-1. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels hold an average of 247.0 yards/contest, which has them ranked 108th in the nation. The UNLV offense has 85 yds of penalties on 10 violations, which is 81st in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team.
UNLV has allowed a total of 387 yards rushing (193.5 yards/game) in addition to 4 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have conceded 5 touchdowns from the passing game and 274.5 yards/game, ranking them 130th in the country. The Runnin' Rebels defense has been on the field for 149 plays, ranking them 129th in the nation. The Runnin' Rebels are allowing 36.0 PPG, which has them sitting 130th in the country. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 72 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Runnin' Rebels college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Runnin' Rebels +30.5
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