Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Rice Owls Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Rice Owls
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Rice Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Owls (+3.5)
The Rice Owls (3-8) will take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-8) at Rice Stadium on Saturday. Rice opens as 3.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 52.5.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs head into this matchup 3-8 for this year. In their last matchup, the Bulldogs took on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and went home with a loss by a final score of 35-19. Marcus Williams was the rushing leader for the Bulldogs with 17 carries for 76 yards (4.5 yds per attempt). Aaron Allen went 11/26 with 100 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 59.2 and ended the contest with 2 interceptions. In the running game, the Bulldogs conceded 185 yds on 46 attempts, which averages out to 4.0 yds per run allowed. Louisiana Tech allowed 8 completions on 13 attempts for 110 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.5%. For the game, they ran 61 plays for 250 yards. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ran the ball a total of 35 different times and tallied 150 yards, which had them averaging 4.3 yards per attempt.
The Bulldogs have racked up 4,182 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring, Louisiana Tech has totaled 19 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 20 different times. Louisiana Tech has a total of 226 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 78 penalties for 590 yards. As a team they're averaging 122.2 yards on the ground ranking them 107th in Division 1. When talking about scoring points, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have an average of 27.7 points per game.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Bulldogs are allowing 2,968 yards which puts them in 128th in Division 1. They have yielded 269.8 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 66.5%. During this campaign, they are giving up 434.7 yards per outing putting them 115th in D-1. They have yielded 22 touchdowns via the pass and 23 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per attempt on the ground and 164.9 rushing yards per game for the year. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,814 rushing yards through 11 outings. The Bulldogs are ranked 125th in the country when it comes to team defense, giving up 33.9 points per contest.
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The Owls head into this matchup 3-8 for this year. When they last played, the Owls took a defeat with a final score of 38-28 when they faced the UTEP Miners. Jake Constantine (2 TDs) finished the contest with 183 yards on 14/25 through the air while his QB rating was 143.9. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 7.3. Khalan Griffin carried the rock 12 times for 20 yds, ending the game with 1.7 yards per attempt for Rice. Rice ran for 4.7 yards per attempt, totaling 160 yds on 34 attempts. The Owls finished the game with a total of 390 yds while running 72 plays (5.4 yds per play). The Owls secondary conceded a completion rate of 65.7%, relinquishing 366 yards on 23 for 35 through the air. Rice gave up 32 rushing attempts for 122 yards (3.8 yards per carry).
When discussing their ability to score points, the Owls rank 117th in the nation averaging 20.3 points per outing. For the year to this point, the Owls have compiled 2,294 passing yards together with an average of 208.5 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 92nd in college football. The Rice Owls have an average of 357.0 yards per outing, which has them ranked 99th in the country. The Rice offense has racked up 659 penalty yards on 78 violations, ranking them 33rd in the nation in terms of hurting your team.
Rice has allowed a total of 1,830 yards on the ground (166.4 yards per outing) and 29 touchdowns on the ground for the year. They have yielded 20 touchdowns through the air as well as 271.1 yards per outing, ranking them 129th in college football. The Owls defense has taken part in 703 plays, which has them sitting 35th in college football. The Owls are giving up 36.6 points per game, ranking them 133rd in Division 1. This year, they have surrendered 403 points.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -3.5
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