MTSU Blue Raiders vs Connecticut Huskies Prediction, 10/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: MTSU Blue Raiders vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (+15.5)
The MTSU Blue Raiders (2-4) are hitting the road to Pratt & Whitney Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Connecticut Huskies (1-7). MTSU opens as 15.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 55.
The MTSU Blue Raiders head into this matchup 2-4 this season. In their last game, the Blue Raiders took the field against the Liberty Flames and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 41-13. Chase Cunningham finished 22/42 with 230 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 109.3 and finished the contest with 1 interception. Chaton Mobley was the rushing leader for the Blue Raiders with 4 attempts for 8 yds (2.0 yds per carry). The MTSU Blue Raiders ran the football 21 times and recorded 35 yds, which is an average of 1.7 yds per carry. When all was said and done, they had 63 plays which gave them 265 yards. MTSU surrendered 17 pass completions on 30 tries for 222 yds, and a completion rate of 56.7%. On the ground, the Blue Raiders gave up 227 yds on 42 attempts, which calculates to 5.4 yards per run surrendered.
The Blue Raiders currently have 1,973 yards in total for this campaign. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, MTSU has compiled 16 touchdowns through the air and 4 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 7 times. MTSU has accounted for 103 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 40 penalties for 337 yds. As a unit they're averaging 89.5 yards rushing which ranks them 124th in the country. In terms of putting points on the board, the MTSU Blue Raiders hold an average of 27.2 PPG.
When talking about passing yardage, the Blue Raiders are allowing 1,504 yds which puts them in 92nd in the nation. They have conceded 250.7 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 62.6%. For the year, they have given up 437.2 yards per contest which ranks them 117th in Division 1. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns by air and 13 touchdowns running the ball. The opposition is running for an average of 4.8 yards per tote and 186.5 yards on the ground per contest for the campaign. For the year, they have conceded 1,119 running yards through 6 contests. The Blue Raiders rank 112th in D-1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 31.3 PPG.
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The Huskies come into this game with a record of 1-7 for this year. In their last game, the Huskies walked away with a victory by a final of 21-15 against the Yale Bulldogs. Steven Krajewski (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 199 yards on 21/32 passing while his quarterback rate was 138.5. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 6.2. Nathan Carter carried the ball 17 times for 39 yds, ending the game with 2.3 yards per attempt for Connecticut. Connecticut ended up running for 3.1 yards per tote, finishing the game with 119 yds on 38 attempts. The Huskies ended up finishing with 318 yards while they ran 70 plays (4.5 yds per play). The Huskies passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 35.2%, relinquishing 191 yds on 19 out of 54 through the air. Connecticut allowed 27 rushing attempts for 108 yards (4.0 yards per carry).
When discussing their scoring prowess, the Huskies are sitting 125th in the nation by scoring 16.6 points per outing. For the season so far, the Huskies have thrown for 1,283 yards via the pass together with an average of 160.4 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 118th in Division 1. The Connecticut Huskies are averaging 278.9 yards/game, which has them ranked 125th in the nation. The Connecticut offense has racked up 395 yards of penalties on 53 violations, which ranks them 18th in the nation in terms of giving up free yards.
Connecticut has allowed a total of 1,636 yards on the ground (204.5 yards per game) and 17 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. They have allowed 17 touchdowns through the air as well as 229.3 yards/game, which has them sitting 84th in D-1. The Huskies defense has been on the field for 594 plays, which has them ranked 142nd in Division 1. The Huskies are allowing 35.0 points per contest, ranking them 127th in Division 1. This season, they have allowed 280 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders -15.5
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