Iowa State Cyclones vs West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Mountaineers (+7.5)
The West Virginia Mountaineers (3-4) will go up against the Iowa State Cyclones (5-2) at Mountaineer Field on Saturday. Iowa State opens this matchup as 7.5-point favorites. The total comes in at 47.
The Iowa State Cyclones head into this game 5-2 this year. The last time they took the field, the Cyclones took the field against the Oklahoma State Cowboys and walked away with a win by a score of 24-21. Brock Purdy connected on 27/33 with 307 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 180.0 and finished the game without throwing an interception. Breece Hall was the leader on the ground for the Cyclones with 21 carries for 70 yds (3.3 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they tallied 66 plays which converted into 374 yards. The Iowa State Cyclones ended up rushing 33 different times and accrued 67 yds, earning them an average of 2.0 yards per attempt. Against the rush, the Cyclones conceded 107 yds on 32 attempts, which is an average of 3.3 yds per rush allowed. Iowa State gave up 15 completions on 24 attempts for a total of 225 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.5%.
The Cyclones have attained 3,002 total yards for the season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Iowa State has totaled 12 passing touchdowns and 14 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 6 times. Iowa State has tallied 154 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 31 penalties for 242 yards. As a team they're averaging 170.0 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 60th in the country. Regarding scoring points, the Iowa State Cyclones hold an average of 32.3 PPG.
In terms of passing yards, the Cyclones have allowed 1,152 yards which puts them in 19th in D-1. They have yielded 164.6 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 60.2%. In total, they have yielded 263.3 yards per game which has them sitting 15th in D-1. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns by air and 4 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.9 yards per rush on the ground and 98.7 rushing yards per contest so far this season. For the season, they have given up 691 yards via the ground game in 7 games. The Cyclones are ranked 24th in D-1 regarding team defense, giving up 17.0 points per contest.
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The Mountaineers head into this matchup 3-4 this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Mountaineers took home the win by a final score of 29-17 against the TCU Horned Frogs. Jarret Doege ended the game with 257 yards on 21/28 through the air while his QB rate was 152.1. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.2. Leddie Brown carried the rock 24 times for 111 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.6 yards per carry for West Virginia. West Virginia ended up running for 5.6 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 229 yards on 41 carries. The Mountaineers finished the game with 487 yds and they ran 70 plays (7.0 yards per play). The Mountaineers secondary gave up a completion percentage of 61.5%, relinquishing 244 yds on 16 for 26 passing. West Virginia conceded 34 running attempts for 149 yds (4.4 yards per carry).
The West Virginia Mountaineers average 393.3 yards/contest, which ranks them 72nd in the country. The West Virginia offense has accrued 364 yds of penalties on 45 infractions, which ranks 66th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition. During this campaign to this point, the Mountaineers have earned 1,853 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 264.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 37th in the nation. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Mountaineers currently rank 73rd in Division 1 by tallying 28.4 PPG.
West Virginia has conceded a total of 759 yards on the ground (108.4 yards per game) and 5 touchdowns on the ground for the season. They have conceded 11 touchdowns from the passing game and 247.9 yards per game, which has them sitting 109th in college football. The Mountaineers defense has taken the field for 457 plays, which has them sitting 43rd in the nation. The Mountaineers are relinquishing 21.7 points per contest, which has them 53rd in college football. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 152 total points.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mountaineers +7.5
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