Maryland Terrapins vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Buckeyes (-20.5)
The Ohio State Buckeyes (4-1) will take on the Maryland Terrapins (4-1) at Ohio Stadium on Saturday. Ohio State opens as 20.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 69.5.
The Maryland Terrapins come into this game with a record of 4-1 for this season. In their last matchup, the Terrapins stepped onto the field against the Iowa Hawkeyes and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 51-14. Taulia Tagovailoa finished 16/29 with 157 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 88.9 and walked away from the game with 5 interceptions. Colby McDonald was the best rusher for the Terrapins with 5 attempts for 23 yds (4.6 yards per attempt). When all was said and done, they had 54 plays which gave them a total of 271 yds. The Maryland Terrapins ran the football 17 different times and totaled 97 yds, which came out to an average of 5.7 yards per carry. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Terrapins conceded 145 yards on 42 tries, which is 3.5 yards per run allowed. Maryland gave up 23 completions on 38 attempts for a total of 283 yds, and a completion rate of 60.5%.
The Terrapins have earned 2,348 total yards this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Maryland has compiled 13 touchdowns via the pass and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 11 different times. Maryland has earned 115 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 38 penalties for 359 yds. Offensively they're averaging 152.2 yards on the ground ranking them 79th in D-1. When it comes to scoring points, the Maryland Terrapins have an average of 32.6 points per game.
The Terrapins rank 58th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 21.6 points per game. They are giving up an average of 3.2 yards per tote and 111.8 yards on the ground per contest on the season. In total, they have allowed 559 rushing yards through 5 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Terrapins have conceded 1,133 yards which ranks them 85th in D-1. They have relinquished 226.6 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 52.4%. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 338.4 yards per game ranking them 62nd in D-1. They have allowed 5 touchdowns by air and 7 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Buckeyes come into this game with a record of 4-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Buckeyes walked away with a victory by a final of 52-13 when they faced the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. C.J. Stroud (5 touchdowns) finished the contest with 330 yds on 17/23 passing while his quarterback rating was 266.2. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 14.3. Master Teague carried the ball 11 times for 52 yards, finishing the contest with 4.7 yards per carry for Ohio State. Ohio State ran the ball for 5.6 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 208 yds on 37 carries. The Buckeyes finished the game with a total of 541 yards while running 64 plays (8.5 yds per play). The Buckeyes passing defense conceded a completion rate of 70.0%, relinquishing 235 yards on 28 out of 40 passing. Ohio State surrendered 31 running attempts for 111 yds (3.6 yds per rush).
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Buckeyes currently sit 4th in college football averaging 45.0 PPG. Over the course of the season so far, the Buckeyes have compiled 1,681 yards through the air in addition to an average of 336.2 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 8th in Division 1. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 555.6 yards/game, which has them ranked 1st in college football. The Ohio State offense has compiled 360 penalty yds on 35 infractions, which ranks 34th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team.
Ohio State has yielded a total of 732 yards rushing (146.4 yards per outing) in addition to 6 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. They have yielded 8 touchdowns through the air as well as 251.4 yards/outing, which has them ranked 111th in college football. The Buckeyes defense has been on the field for 375 plays, ranking them 127th in Division 1. The Buckeyes are conceding 21.2 points per contest, which has them sitting 54th in the nation. In total, they have relinquished 106 pts.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Terrapins +20.5
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