Kent State Golden Flashes vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Hawkeyes (-22.5)
The Kent State Golden Flashes (1-1) are hitting the road to Kinnick Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Iowa Hawkeyes (2-0). Kent State is 22.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 54.5.
The Kent State Golden Flashes come into this game with a record of 1-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Golden Flashes faced the VMI Keydets and earned the victory with a final of 60-10. Dustin Crum went 12/17 with 180 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 178.9 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Xavier Williams was the leader on the ground for the Golden Flashes with 13 carries for 65 yds (5.0 yds per carry). The Kent State Golden Flashes ran the rock 62 times and accounted for 494 yards, which is an average of 8.0 yards per attempt. On the day, they tallied 81 plays which gave them a total of 698 yards. Kent State relinquished 17 pass completions on 36 attempts for 146 yds, and a completion rate of 47.2%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Golden Flashes conceded 142 yds on 37 attempts, which averages out to 3.8 yds per rush allowed.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Kent State Golden Flashes hold an average of 35.0 points per outing. Offensively they're averaging 360.0 yards in the run game which is 2nd in D-1. The Golden Flashes have earned 1,034 total yards this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Kent State has earned 1 touchdown through the air and 8 touchdowns on the ground. Kent State has tallied 50 first downs offensively, and they have committed 11 infractions for 108 yds.
When talking about passing yardage, the Golden Flashes are giving up 438 yds which ranks them 102nd in college football. They have conceded 219.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 54.3%. In total, they are surrendering 442.5 yards/game putting them 129th in college football. They are allowing an average of 5.7 yards per rush and 223.5 yards on the ground per contest for the campaign. In total, they have conceded 447 running yards through 2 games. The Golden Flashes are ranked 99th in the nation concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 25.5 PPG.
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The Hawkeyes head into this matchup 2-0 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Hawkeyes got the victory with a final of 27-17 when they faced the Iowa State Cyclones. Spencer Petras (1 TD) walked away from the game with 106 yds on 11/21 through the air while his QB rating was 110.5. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.0. Tyler Goodson carried the ball 21 times for 55 yards, finishing the contest with 2.6 yards per carry for Iowa. Iowa ran for 1.7 yds per carry, totaling 67 yds on 39 attempts. The Hawkeyes finished the game with a total of 173 yds while running 60 plays (2.9 yards per play). The Hawkeyes secondary conceded a completion percentage of 55.8%, relinquishing 252 yards on 24 out of 43 passing. Iowa conceded 27 attempts on the ground for 87 yds (3.2 yds per carry).
The Iowa Hawkeyes average 238.0 yards per contest, which ranks them 109th in Division 1. The Iowa offense has racked up 70 yards of penalties on 7 infractions, which is good for 108th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. During the season thus far, the Hawkeyes currently have a total of 251 passing yards as well as holding an average of 125.5 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 113th in the nation. When discussing their scoring prowess, the Hawkeyes currently rank 67th in the nation holding an average of 30.5 points per game.
The Hawkeyes are surrendering 11.5 points per contest, which puts them 27th in D-1. Iowa has allowed a total of 164 rushing yards (82.0 yards per game) as well as 1 touchdown via the rush this season. This year, they have surrendered 23 pts. They have given up 1 touchdown through the air and 204.0 yards/contest, which has them ranked 95th in Division 1. The Hawkeyes defense has been on the field for 134 plays, which is 87th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -22.5
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