Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Razorbacks (-4)
Razorback Stadium is the site where the Arkansas Razorbacks (5-3) will go up against the Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-3) on Saturday. Mississippi State opens this matchup as 4-point underdogs. The over/under is 55.5.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs come into this matchup with a record of 5-3 for this season. In their last matchup, the Bulldogs took on the Kentucky Wildcats and went home with a win by a final score of 31-17. Jo'quavious Marks was the rushing leader for the Bulldogs with 20 carries for 58 yds (2.9 yds per carry). Will Rogers finished 36/39 with 344 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 174.9 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Bulldogs conceded 66 yards on 20 tries, which averages out to 3.3 yds per rush surrendered. Mississippi State relinquished 17 completions on 28 tries for 150 yds, and a completion percentage of 60.7%. When all was said and done, they ran 74 plays which gave them a total of 438 yds. The Mississippi State Bulldogs ended up rushing 35 different times and tallied 94 yds, which came out to an average of 2.7 yards per tote.
The Bulldogs have tallied 3,402 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Mississippi State has earned 20 touchdowns via the pass and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 12 times. Mississippi State has accounted for 200 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 68 penalties for 488 yds. As a team they average 54.4 yards via the ground game which is 130th in college football. Regarding scoring, the Mississippi State Bulldogs have an average of 28.0 points per outing.
The Bulldogs rank 74th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 24.6 points per game. The opposition is running for 3.4 yards per running attempt and 89.6 rushing yards per game on the season. Overall, they have conceded 717 yards via the ground game in 8 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Bulldogs are allowing 1,789 yds which ranks them 72nd in the country. They have surrendered 223.6 yards per outing through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 61.6%. For the season, they are allowing 313.3 yards/contest putting them 28th in college football. They have yielded 15 touchdowns via the pass as well as 4 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Razorbacks step onto the field holding a record of 5-3 this season. The last time they took the field, the Razorbacks went home victorious with a score of 45-3 against the Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions. K.J. Jefferson (4 touchdowns) ended the game with 194 yards on 10/17 through the air while his quarterback rating was 232.3. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 11.4. Raheim Sanders carried the ball 9 times for 46 yards, walking away from the game with 5.1 yards per carry for Arkansas. The Razorbacks finished the contest with 504 yds on 63 plays (8.0 yards per play). Arkansas rushed the football for 7.1 yds per carry, finishing with 291 yards on 41 carries. Arkansas surrendered 37 run attempts for 111 yards (3.0 yards per rush). The Razorbacks secondary conceded a completion rate of 36.4%, surrendering 112 yds on 8 for 22 passing.
The Arkansas Razorbacks maintain an average of 465.9 yards per contest, which has them ranked 18th in D-1. The Arkansas offense has accrued 559 yards of penalties on 66 infractions, which is 14th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team. Over the course of the season thus far, the Razorbacks have thrown for a total of 1,730 passing yards along with holding an average of 216.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 84th in college football. In relation to putting points on the board, the Razorbacks rank 36th in the nation with an average of 32.8 points per contest.
The Razorbacks are surrendering 23.5 PPG, which puts them 65th in the nation. Arkansas has allowed the opposition a total of 1,335 rushing yards (166.9 yards per game) and 16 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. This season, they have relinquished 188 total points. They have yielded 5 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 167.5 yards/game, ranking them 20th in the nation. The Razorbacks defense has participated in 516 plays, which ranks them 41st in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Razorbacks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Razorbacks -4
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