Miami RedHawks vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 9/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Redhawks vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bearcats (-23)
Nippert Stadium is the location where the Cincinnati Bearcats (9-1 last year) will play the Miami Redhawks (2-1 last season) on Saturday. Miami is 23-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 50.
The Miami RedHawks finished the year holding a 2-1 record. The last time they stepped onto the field, the RedHawks played against the Akron Zips and earned the victory with a final of 38-7. Brett Gabbert connected on 18/27 with 308 yards passing and 4 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 211.4 and ended the game with no picks. Kevin Davis was the leader on the ground for the RedHawks with 11 attempts for 28 yds (2.5 yds per carry). The Miami RedHawks ran the ball a total of 27 times and accrued 108 yds, which had them averaging 4.0 yards per carry. In all, they had 54 plays which gave them a total of 416 yds. Miami surrendered 16 completions on 27 tries for a total of 141 yards, and a completion rate of 59.3%. Against the rush, the RedHawks gave up 4 yds on 28 attempts, which averages out to 0.1 yds per run surrendered.
The RedHawks had 1,096 total yards for the previous season. They turned the ball over 2 different times. Miami compiled 8 touchdowns through the air and 2 touchdowns via the ground. Miami tallied 56 1st downs as an offense, and they were called for 18 penalties for 182 yds. As a team they averaged 127.0 yards rushing, giving them a rank of 103rd in the country. When it comes to scoring, the Miami RedHawks had an average of 28.7 points per contest.
The RedHawks were sitting in 62nd in Division 1 concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 26.7 points per game. The opposition ran for an average of 3.4 yards per tote and 125.3 yards on the ground per contest last season. In total, they allowed 376 rushing yards through 3 games. Concerning passing yards, the RedHawks conceded 803 yards which put them in 17th in the nation. During their 3 games played last year, they allowed 267.7 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 60.3%. They conceded 6 touchdowns through the air as well as 5 touchdowns on the ground. They gave up 393.0 yards/game ranking them 67th in college football.
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The Bearcats finished the season having earned a 9-1 mark. The last time they took the field, the Bearcats took a loss by a score of 24-21 against the Georgia Bulldogs. Desmond Ridder (2 touchdowns) finished the game with 206 yards on 24/37 passing while his QB rate was 129.5. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.6. Desmond Ridder ran the ball 15 times for -17 yards, ending the contest with -1.1 yds per attempt for Cincinnati. The Bearcats finished the game with a total of 305 yards and they ran 64 plays (4.8 yds per play). Cincinnati ended up running for 3.7 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 99 yards on 27 carries. Cincinnati surrendered 24 running attempts for 45 yards (1.9 yds per rush). The Bearcats pass defense allowed a completion rate of 69.2%, surrendering 404 yards on 27 out of 39 through the air.
Regarding how much they scored, the Bearcats were ranked 17th in the country by scoring 37.5 points per game. For the previous season, the Bearcats compiled 2,386 yards via the pass along with an average of 238.6 passing yards per outing, which ranked 55th in the nation. They averaged 212.4 yards via the ground game and ran for 2,124 yards for last year. The Cincinnati Bearcats held an average of 451.0 yards/game ranking them 24th in the nation. The Cincinnati offense compiled 768 penalty yards on 88 violations, which had them ranked 5th in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. They gave away 6 picks while allowing opponents to recover 10 fumbles and they recorded 219 first downs.
Cincinnati surrendered a total of 1,144 rushing yards (114.4 yards per game) as well as 10 touchdowns on the ground throughout last season. Their defense compiled 5 fumbles recovered and 16 interceptions in the prior season. They gave up 7 touchdowns through the air as well as 213.5 yards/contest, which had them sitting 52nd in Division 1. The Bearcats defense participated in 710 plays, which ranked 100th in the country. Overall, they surrendered 168 total points. The Bearcats conceded 16.8 points per contest, which had them ranked 20th in the country.
Who will win tonight's RedHawks/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bearcats -23
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