Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: SHI Stadium in Piscataway, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Scarlet Knights (+2)
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-6) host the Maryland Terrapins (5-6) at SHI Stadium on Saturday. Maryland is 2-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 53.
The Maryland Terrapins head into this matchup 5-6 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Terrapins took on the Michigan Wolverines and went home with a loss by a final score of 59-18. Taulia Tagovailoa went 19/33 with 178 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 106.8 and finished the game with 1 pick. Colby McDonald was the rushing leader for the Terrapins with 18 totes for 68 yards (3.8 yards per attempt). Overall, they tallied 77 plays which totaled 359 yards. The Maryland Terrapins ended up rushing 44 times and totaled 181 yards, which came out to an average of 4.1 yds per carry. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Terrapins gave up 151 yds on 35 tries, which averages out to 4.3 yards per run surrendered. Maryland allowed 29 pass completions on 40 attempts for 352 yds, and a completion percentage of 72.5%.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Maryland Terrapins are sitting at 26.1 PPG. As a team they are averaging 118.6 yards via the ground game which is 110th in the country. The Terrapins have tallied 4,678 total yards for this campaign. In terms of scoring, Maryland has earned 22 passing touchdowns and 14 touchdowns on the ground. Maryland has compiled 254 first downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 78 penalties for 670 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 18 different times.
The Terrapins are sitting in 126th in Division 1 regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 33.9 PPG. They are allowing 4.1 yards per attempt on the ground and 153.9 rushing yards per contest on the year. During this campaign, they have given up 1,693 rushing yards through 11 outings. Concerning passing yardage, the Terrapins are giving up 2,934 yds which has them sitting in 127th in college football. They are allowing 266.7 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 59.5%. Over the course of this year, they have relinquished 420.6 yards/game which ranks them 108th in college football. They have allowed 22 touchdowns through the air as well as 21 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Scarlet Knights step onto the field holding a record of 5-6 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Scarlet Knights took a loss by a final score of 28-0 when they faced the Penn State Nittany Lions. Noah Vedral ended the contest with 91 yards on 12/23 passing while his quarterback rating was 85.4. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.0. Noah Vedral ran the ball 8 times for 13 yds, finishing the game with 1.6 yds per attempt for Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights finished the contest with 160 yards while they ran 60 plays (2.7 yards per play). Rutgers rushed the football for 2.1 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 67 yds on 32 attempts. Rutgers gave up 42 attempts on the ground for 149 yards (3.5 yards per rush). The Scarlet Knights passing defense gave up a completion rate of 53.1%, relinquishing 258 yards on 17 for 32 passing.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Scarlet Knights sit 113th in Division 1 averaging 20.9 points per game. For the year thus far, the Scarlet Knights have thrown for a total of 1,901 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 172.8 throwing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 114th in the country. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have an average of 311.4 yards per game, which has them ranked 120th in the nation. The Rutgers offense has 476 penalty yards on 57 infractions, which is 101st in the country in terms of giving up free yards.
The Scarlet Knights are surrendering 23.2 points per game, which has them sitting 56th in college football. Rutgers has given up a total of 1,711 yards via the ground game (155.5 yards/game) in addition to 12 touchdowns via the rush for the season. This year, they have surrendered 255 pts. They have surrendered 19 touchdowns via the pass and 221.6 yards per game, ranking them 68th in Division 1. The Scarlet Knights defense has participated in 712 plays, which is 42nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Scarlet Knights college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Terrapins -2
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