Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs NC State Wolfpack Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Wolfpack (-19.5)
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-2) are en route to Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the NC State Wolfpack (3-1). NC State opens this game as 19.5-point favorites. The total is 54.5.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs head into this game 2-2 this season. In their last game, the Bulldogs played against the North Texas Mean Green and took home the win by a score of 24-17. Aaron Allen went 14/18 with 137 yards passing. He had a quarterback rate of 141.7 and ended the game with no interceptions. Marcus Williams Jr. was the rushing leader for the Bulldogs with 17 totes for 73 yds (4.3 yards per carry). The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ran the football 40 times and recorded 79 yds, which is an average of 2.0 yards per tote. Overall, they had 68 plays which gave them a total of 286 yds. Louisiana Tech conceded 15 pass completions on 37 tries for a total of 92 yards, and a completion rate of 40.5%. Against the run, the Bulldogs conceded 241 yds on 49 tries, which is 4.9 yards per rush allowed.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are sitting at 35.0 PPG. Offensively they hold an average of 128.0 yards rushing ranking them 96th in the country. The Bulldogs have earned 1,588 total yards for the season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Louisiana Tech has earned 9 touchdowns via the pass and 7 touchdowns on the ground. Louisiana Tech has a total of 82 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 26 penalties for 177 yards. They have turned the football over 5 times.
The Bulldogs are ranked 124th in the nation regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 33.3 points per game. They are giving up 4.4 yards per tote and 147.3 rushing yards per contest so far this season. For the season, they have allowed 589 yards via the ground game in 4 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Bulldogs are allowing 1,352 yards which ranks them 137th in the nation. They have relinquished 338.0 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 70.1%. During this campaign, they are surrendering 485.3 yards per contest which puts them 137th in D-1. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns via the pass as well as 6 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Wolfpack step onto the field holding a record of 3-1 for this season. For their last game, the Wolfpack took home the win by a final score of 27-21 against the Clemson Tigers. Zonovan Knight carried the ball 23 times for 79 yds, walking away from the contest with 3.4 yds per carry for NC State. Devin Leary (4 touchdowns) ended the contest with 238 yds on 32/44 passing while his quarterback rating was 148.2. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his Y/A was 5.4. NC State gave up 22 rushing attempts for 104 yds (4.7 yds per rush). The Wolfpack secondary gave up a completion percentage of 46.2%, surrendering 111 yards on 12 for 26 through the air. The Wolfpack finished the contest with a total of 386 yards on 96 plays (4.0 yards per play). NC State ran the ball for 2.9 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 148 yds on 51 carries.
Regarding how much they score, the Wolfpack currently rank 56th in the nation scoring 31.8 points per contest. During this campaign thus far, the Wolfpack have compiled 1,060 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 265.0 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 45th in Division 1. The NC State Wolfpack maintain an average of 438.3 yards per game, which is good for 42nd in Division 1. The NC State offense has compiled 214 penalty yds on 23 infractions, which ranks 80th in the country in terms of helping out the other team.
NC State has given up a total of 322 rushing yards (80.5 yards per outing) and 1 touchdown rushing for the season. They have given up 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 169.0 yards per outing, which has them in 34th in the nation. The Wolfpack defense has taken the field for 230 plays, which is good for 28th in the country. The Wolfpack are surrendering 13.0 points per contest, which puts them 18th in the nation. This season, they have relinquished 52 total points.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +19.5
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