Mercer Bears vs Wofford Terriers Prediction, 2/20/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Mercer vs Wofford
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Mercer (+16.5)
The Wofford Terriers (0-0) play the Mercer Bears (0-3) at Gibbs Stadium on Saturday. Wofford opens this contest as 16.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 53.5.
In their last outing Mercer played the Abilene Christian Wildcats and were defeated 20-17. Harrison Frost went 11/15 with 126 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Brandon Marshall led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 13 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown during the game. He racked up a total of 46 yards by way of 10 carries which meant he was running for 4.6 yards per carry. Deondre Johnson was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 62 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 20.7 yards per reception in the game. The Mercer Bears rushed the ball a total of 44 times and totaled 166 yards giving them an average of 3.8 yards per rush. On the day, they ran 59 plays for a total of 292 yards. Overall, the Bears got 19 first downs and they had 1 penalty for 10 yards.
In terms of defense, Mercer gave up 25 completions on 33 attempts for a total of 236 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.0%. In the running game, the Bears gave up 161 yards on 36 attempts which means they had an average of 4.5 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they conceded a total of 397 yards and earned 1 turnover.
Mercer accounted for 323 total points and accumulated 41 touchdowns, while having an average of 26:45 mins of ball control per game. When talking about putting points on the board, the Mercer Bears had an average of 26.9 points per outing. Mercer compiled 123 first downs through the air and 84 rushing first downs.
The last time they took the field Wofford played the Kennesaw State Owls and lost 28-21. Blake Morgan led the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards and he added 2 touchdowns for the game. He ran for 65 yards by way of 13 carries which gave him an average of 5.0 yards per carry. T.J. Luther was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 120 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 24.0 yards per catch during the game. Joe Newman went 6/13 with 113 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with no picks. The Wofford Terriers rushed the ball a total of 36 times and generated 111 yards which gave them an average of 3.1 yards per run. In the game, the Terriers got 12 1st downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 56 yards. In all, they ran 56 plays which gave them a total of 282 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, Wofford gave up 3 completions on 6 throws totaling 41 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. Overall, they gave up a total of 350 yards and earned 1 turnover. In the running game, the Terriers gave up 309 yards on 51 runs which gave them an average of 6.1 yards per run allowed.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Terriers maintained an average of 32.3 points per outing. Holding an average of 34:02 minutes per game when it comes to time of possession, the Terriers had a tally of 51 touchdowns as well as 387 points last season. They had a tally of 172 first downs through the run game as well as 54 first downs through the air over the course of last season.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wofford (-16.5)
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