Kent State Golden Flashes vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Maryland Stadium in College Park, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Terrapins (-14.5)
The Kent State Golden Flashes (1-2) are en route to Maryland Stadium on Saturday where they will meet the Maryland Terrapins (3-0). Kent State opens this matchup as 14.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 68.5.
The Kent State Golden Flashes come into this game with a record of 1-2 for this season. In their last matchup, the Golden Flashes played the Iowa Hawkeyes and took a loss by a score of 30-7. Dustin Crum went 16/23 with 185 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 151.5 and ended the game with no picks. Marquez Cooper was the rushing leader for the Golden Flashes with 10 carries for 38 yards (3.8 yards per attempt). The Kent State Golden Flashes ran the football 41 times and amassed 79 yds, which had them averaging 1.9 yards per attempt. Overall, they ran 64 plays which converted into 264 yds. Kent State allowed 26 completions on 37 tries for a total of 212 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.3%. When it came to stopping the run, the Golden Flashes gave up 206 yards on 38 attempts, which averages out to 5.4 yards per rush allowed.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Kent State Golden Flashes hold an average of 25.7 points per contest. Offensively they average 266.3 yards via the ground game which is 9th in D-1. The Golden Flashes have earned 1,298 total yards for this campaign. With reference to scoring, Kent State has earned 2 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns on the ground. Kent State has 68 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 17 penalties for 155 yards. They have surrendered the ball 3 different times.
Concerning passing yards, the Golden Flashes have conceded 650 yds which has them sitting in 82nd in the nation. They are giving up 216.7 yards per outing through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 59.7%. For the season, they are conceding 434.3 yards per outing which puts them 117th in the country. They are allowing an average of 5.6 yards per rush and 217.7 rushing yards per game on the season. Over the course of this season, they have given up 653 yards via the ground game in 3 contests. The Golden Flashes are sitting in 97th in the nation in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 27.0 points per game.
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The Terrapins step onto the field holding a record of 3-0 this season. For their last game, the Terrapins got the win with a final of 20-17 against the Illinois Fighting Illini. Taulia Tagovailoa (1 TD) finished the contest with 350 yards on 32/43 through the air while his QB rating was 150.5. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 8.1. Tayon Fleet-Davis carried the football 11 times for 62 yards, walking away from the game with 5.6 yards per attempt for Maryland. The Terrapins finished the contest with a total of 481 yds and they ran 70 plays (6.9 yds per play). Maryland rushed the football for 4.9 yards per carry, totaling 131 yards on 27 attempts. Maryland surrendered 45 rushing attempts for 150 yards (3.3 yds per carry). The Terrapins secondary gave up a completion rate of 38.5%, relinquishing 185 yds on 10 for 26 through the air.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Terrapins rank 39th in the nation with 37.3 points per contest. For the season so far, the Terrapins have compiled 1,029 passing yards along with an average of 343.0 passing yards per game, which ranks 10th in the country. The Maryland Terrapins have an average of 517.0 yards/game, which is good for 15th in D-1. The Maryland offense has accrued 157 yards of penalties on 19 infractions, which has them ranked 59th in the country in terms of giving up free yards.
Maryland has conceded a total of 264 rushing yards (88.0 yards/game) and 4 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. They have conceded 1 touchdown from the passing game as well as 180.7 yards per game, which has them ranked 47th in the nation. The Terrapins defense has taken the field for 183 plays, which is good for 38th in Division 1. The Terrapins are relinquishing 13.7 points per game, ranking them 28th in D-1. Overall, they have given up 41 points.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Terrapins -14.5
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