Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 9/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Mississippi State Bulldogs (-24)
The Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-7 last season) will go up against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (5-5 last year) at Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday. Mississippi State opens as 24-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 52.5.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs finished the year holding a 5-5 mark. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bulldogs faced the Georgia Southern Eagles and took a loss by a final of 38-3. Aaron Allen went 10/24 with 41 yds passing. He had a quarterback rate of 31.0 and walked away from the contest with 3 picks. Israel Tucker was the rushing leader for the Bulldogs with 20 totes for 123 yards (6.2 yds per carry). The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ran the football 27 times and tallied 113 yards, which earned them an average of 4.2 yards per tote. At the end of the game, they ran 66 plays which gave them a total of 232 yards. Louisiana Tech gave up 7 pass completions on 12 tries for 126 yds, and a completion rate of 58.3%. In the running game, the Bulldogs gave up 322 yds on 57 tries, which is an average of 5.6 yds per rush allowed.
When talking about scoring points, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs were sitting at 26.7 points per game. Offensively they averaged 99.2 yards rushing, ranking this team 121st in Division 1. The Bulldogs racked up 3,158 total yards for the previous season. Louisiana Tech amassed 21 touchdowns through the air and 10 rushing touchdowns. Louisiana Tech had 199 1st downs offensively, and they were called for 50 penalties for 456 yards. They surrendered the ball 16 different times.
In terms of yards through the air, the Bulldogs gave up 2,290 yds which had them sitting in 93rd in college football. Over the course of their 10 games played, they allowed 229.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to relinquishing a completion percentage of 64.0%. They surrendered 427.3 yards per outing ranking them 94th in Division 1. They allowed 18 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 26 rushing touchdowns. The opposition ran for 4.9 yards per running attempt and 198.3 rushing yards per contest last year. Overall, they allowed 1,983 yards via the running game in 10 contests. The Bulldogs were ranked 109th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 34.7 PPG.
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The Bulldogs ended the year with a 4-7 record. The last time they took the gridiron, the Bulldogs got the victory with a final of 28-26 when they played the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Will Rogers (1 TD) finished the contest with 148 yards on 19/30 passing while his QB rating was 115.8. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.9. Jo'quavious Marks ran the ball 11 times for 72 yards, walking away from the game with 6.5 yards per attempt for Mississippi State. Mississippi State rushed for 4.1 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 123 yards on 30 attempts. The Bulldogs finished the contest with 271 yds and they ran 60 plays (4.5 yards per play). The Bulldogs passing defense gave up a completion rate of 56.5%, relinquishing 347 yds on 26 out of 46 through the air. Mississippi State conceded 40 running attempts for 137 yds (3.4 yards per carry).
Concerning their scoring prowess, the Bulldogs had a ranking of 110th in college football averaging 21.4 points per contest. Last year, the Bulldogs compiled 3,259 yards through the air along with averaging 296.3 passing yards per contest, which had them sitting 20th in the country. They had an average of 43.9 yards via the ground game and toted the ball for 483 yards overall. The Mississippi State Bulldogs held an average of 340.2 yards per game which ranked them 106th in the country. The Mississippi State offense compiled 661 penalty yds on 72 infractions, which was good for 24th in the nation in terms of helping out the other team. They threw 18 picks while surrendering 8 fumbles and they obtained 207 first downs.
Mississippi State allowed the opposition a total of 1,390 rushing yards (126.4 yards per outing) as well as 11 touchdowns via the rush over the course of last year. They earned 7 fumbles and 11 picks over the course of last year. They yielded 23 touchdowns via the pass and 263.4 yards per outing, ranking them 120th in the nation. The Bulldogs defense took the field for 780 plays, which was 116th in college football. Over the course of the season, they surrendered 309 points in total. The Bulldogs conceded 28.1 points per contest, which had them sitting 71st in college football.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mississippi State Bulldogs +24
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