Louisville Cardinals vs Ole Miss Rebels Prediction, 9/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Ole Miss Rebels
Date: Monday, September 6, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Rebels (-9)
The Louisville Cardinals (4-7 last year) are hitting the road to Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Monday where they will compete against the Ole Miss Rebels (4-5 last season). Louisville opens this contest as 9-point dogs. The total is set at 74.5.
The Louisville Cardinals wrapped up their season having a 4-7 record. The last time they took the field, the Cardinals took on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and earned the victory with a final of 45-21. Malik Cunningham finished 16/22 with 195 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 177.2 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Jalen Mitchell was the leader on the ground for the Cardinals with 20 totes for 168 yards (8.4 yds per attempt). The Louisville Cardinals ended up rushing 47 times and compiled 254 yards, which came out to an average of 5.4 yds per attempt. Once the final whistle blew, they had 70 plays which totaled 453 yds. Louisville relinquished 17 completions on 41 attempts for 224 yds, and a completion percentage of 41.5%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Cardinals gave up 127 yds on 31 tries, which is an average of 4.1 yards per rush surrendered.
Concerning scoring, the Louisville Cardinals had an average of 29.5 points per outing. As a team they averaged 200.0 yards in the run game, which had them sitting 29th in college football. The Cardinals tallied 4,884 total yards for the prior campaign. Louisville earned 20 passing touchdowns and 21 rushing touchdowns. Louisville compiled 229 1st downs offensively, and they were flagged for 68 penalties for 572 yards. They turned the football over 24 times.
Concerning passing yards, the Cardinals gave up 2,081 yds which had them ranked 81st in the country. In their 11 games, they conceded 189.2 yards per game through the air and surrendering a completion percentage of 53.6%. They gave up 369.1 yards per outing which had them sitting 52nd in the country. They granted 15 touchdowns via the pass and 19 running touchdowns. They allowed 4.8 yards per rush on the ground and 179.9 yards on the ground per game over the course of last season. During the campaign, they gave up 1,979 yards on the ground in 11 contests. The Cardinals were sitting in 61st in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 26.6 points per contest.
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The Rebels wrapped up their season holding a 4-5 record. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Rebels walked away with a victory by a final of 26-20 when they faced the Indiana Hoosiers. Henry Parrish Jr. ran the ball 17 times for 63 yards, ending the contest with 3.7 yards per attempt for Ole Miss. Matt Corral (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 342 yards on 30/44 through the air while his quarterback rating was 148.5. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.8. Ole Miss conceded 40 running attempts for 168 yards (4.2 yds per rush). The Rebels passing defense gave up a completion rate of 57.8%, surrendering 201 yds on 26 out of 45 passing. The Rebels finished with 493 yds while they ran 80 plays (6.2 yds per play). Ole Miss ran the ball for 4.2 yards per tote, totaling 147 yards on 35 attempts.
When it comes to how much they scored, the Rebels had a ranking of 12th in the country by scoring 40.7 points per outing. Last season, the Rebels had a total of 3,103 passing yards in addition to an average of 344.8 passing yards per game, which had them ranked 7th in the nation. They held an average of 218.1 yards per game via the ground game and toted the ball for 1,963 yards for last season. The Ole Miss Rebels maintained an average of 562.9 yards per contest which had them sitting 3rd in D-1. The Ole Miss offense racked up 437 yards of penalties on 52 infractions, which was 65th in college football in terms of hurting your team. They threw 14 picks while surrendering 4 fumbles and they obtained 249 first downs.
The Rebels allowed 40.3 PPG, which had them ranked 134th in college football. In total, they allowed 363 total points. Ole Miss yielded a total of 1,901 rushing yards (211.2 yards/game) as well as 26 touchdowns rushing throughout last year. They conceded 19 touchdowns through the air as well as 324.4 yards per contest, which had them sitting 142nd in D-1. The Rebels defense took the field for 693 plays, which was good for 94th in the nation. Their defense compiled 6 fumbles recovered and 5 interceptions over the course of last year.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Rebels college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +9
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