MTSU Blue Raiders vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: MTSU Blue Raiders vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Hokies (-19)
Lane Stadium is where the Virginia Tech Hokies (1-0) will compete against the MTSU Blue Raiders (1-0) on Saturday. MTSU opens this game as 19-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total is 54.
The MTSU Blue Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Blue Raiders faced the Monmouth Hawks and went home with a win by a final score of 50-15. Bailey Hockman connected on 17/22 with 215 yards through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 204.4 and ended the game without throwing a pick. Amir Rasul was the rushing leader for the Blue Raiders with 7 carries for 18 yards (2.6 yds per attempt). In the game, they tallied 58 plays which gave them a total of 344 yds. The MTSU Blue Raiders ended up running the ball 32 times and had 96 yards, which earned them an average of 3.0 yards per tote. When it came to stopping the run, the Blue Raiders gave up 88 yards on 38 tries, which is an average of 2.3 yards per rush allowed. MTSU gave up 27 completions on 42 tries for a total of 186 yds, and a completion rate of 64.3%.
In terms of scoring, the MTSU Blue Raiders hold an average of 50.0 points per contest. Offensively they maintain an average of 96.0 yards in the run game which ranks them 98th in the nation. The Blue Raiders have earned 344 total yards this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, MTSU has amassed 3 touchdowns via the pass and 2 rushing touchdowns. MTSU has tallied 19 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 7 infractions for 55 yards.
The Blue Raiders are sitting in 57th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 15.0 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 2.3 yards per tote and 88.0 rushing yards per contest this season. During this campaign, they have given up 88 yards via the ground game in 1 game. When talking about yards via the pass, the Blue Raiders are allowing 186 yds which puts them in 60th in Division 1. They have relinquished 186.0 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 64.3%. During this campaign, they are giving up 274.0 yards per contest ranking them 47th in college football.
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The Hokies come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Hokies went home victorious with a score of 17-10 when they faced the North Carolina Tar Heels. Braxton Burmeister (1 TD) finished the game with 169 yards on 12/19 through the air while his QB rating was 144.7. He threw 1 pick and his Y/A was 8.9. Jalen Holston carried the ball 13 times for 49 yards, ending the contest with 3.8 yards per carry for Virginia Tech. The Hokies finished the game with 296 yards while running 62 plays (4.8 yds per play). Virginia Tech ended up running for 3.0 yds per carry, finishing with 127 yds on 43 attempts. Virginia Tech allowed 30 rush attempts for 146 yards (4.9 yards per rush). The Hokies pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 51.5%, surrendering 208 yards on 17 out of 33 passing.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Hokies rank 101st in the country with 17.0 points per game. For the year so far, the Hokies have compiled 169 yards through the air, which ranks 99th in D-1. The Virginia Tech Hokies maintain an average of 296.0 yards/contest, ranking them 108th in college football. The Virginia Tech offense has 25 penalty yards on 2 violations, ranking them 127th in the country in terms of helping out the other team.
Virginia Tech has allowed a total of 146 rushing yards. They have surrendered 1 touchdown through the air and 208.0 yards/game, which has them in 80th in the nation. The Hokies defense has been on the field for 63 plays, which ranks them 57th in D-1. The Hokies are giving up 10.0 points per contest, ranking them 43rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hokies -19
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