Louisville Cardinals vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Seminoles (+3)
Doak Campbell Stadium is where the Florida State Seminoles (0-3) will compete against the Louisville Cardinals (2-1) on Saturday. Florida State opens this matchup as 3-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 60.5.
The Louisville Cardinals come into this game with a record of 2-1 for this year. In their last matchup, the Cardinals played the UCF Knights and went home with a win by a final score of 42-35. Malik Cunningham went 23/38 with 265 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 122.5 and walked away from the game with 1 interception. Jalen Mitchell was the leader on the ground for the Cardinals with 16 attempts for 74 yards (4.6 yards per carry). The Louisville Cardinals rushed the ball a total of 37 times and compiled 191 yds, which is an average of 5.2 yards per attempt. In the game, they ran 76 plays which totaled 501 yards. Louisville conceded 23 completions on 30 tries for 208 yds, and a completion rate of 76.7%. When it came to stopping the run, the Cardinals gave up 212 yards on 34 attempts, which averages out to 6.2 yards per run allowed.
The Cardinals have racked up 1,297 total yards this season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Louisville has earned 4 touchdowns through the air and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 4 different times. Louisville has tallied 64 1st downs, and they have been called for 19 penalties for 161 yards. As a team they average 168.0 yards via the ground game which is 64th in college football. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Louisville Cardinals are averaging 32.0 PPG.
When talking about passing yards, the Cardinals are giving up 738 yards which has them sitting in 107th in Division 1. They have surrendered 246.0 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 70.9%. In total, they are allowing 408.0 yards per contest which puts them 106th in college football. They are allowing 5.0 yards per rush and 162.0 rushing yards per game so far this season. Overall, they have given up 486 running yards through 3 games. The Cardinals are ranked 98th in the nation when it comes to team defense, conceding 27.0 PPG.
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The Seminoles come into this matchup with a record of 0-3 this season. In their last game, the Seminoles took a loss by a score of 35-14 against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. McKenzie Milton finished the contest with 119 yards on 11/16 passing while his QB rate was 106.2. He tossed 2 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 7.4. Jordan Travis carried the rock 11 times for 16 yds, ending the game with 1.5 yds per attempt for Florida State. The Seminoles finished the contest with 317 yards while running 51 plays (6.2 yards per play). Florida State ran the football for 3.1 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 91 yds on 29 attempts. Florida State allowed 58 rush attempts for 225 yds (3.9 yds per carry). The Seminoles pass defense gave up a completion rate of 71.0%, relinquishing 259 yards on 22 for 31 passing.
When discussing their scoring prowess, the Seminoles currently sit 100th in Division 1 maintaining an average of 23.0 points per game. For the season to this point, the Seminoles have thrown for 537 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 179.0 passing yards per outing, ranking them 107th in Division 1. The Florida State Seminoles average 362.7 yards per game, which has them ranked 89th in the nation. The Florida State offense has accrued 233 yards of penalties on 27 violations, which ranks 13th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team.
Florida State has surrendered a total of 398 yards on the ground (132.7 yards per game) as well as 4 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have yielded 8 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 289.0 yards/game, which puts them in 128th in college football. The Seminoles defense has participated in 236 plays, which is 131st in Division 1. The Seminoles are surrendering 32.0 points per game, which puts them 122nd in college football. Overall, they have surrendered 96 total points.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Seminoles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Seminoles +3
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