NC State Wolfpack vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC State Wolfpack vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Bulldogs (+2.5)
Davis Wade Stadium is the location where the Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-0) will try to defeat the NC State Wolfpack (1-0) on Saturday. NC State opens as 2.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 55.
The NC State Wolfpack head into this game 1-0 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Wolfpack played the USF Bulls and notched a win by a score of 45-0. Zonovan Knight led the offense in rushing for the Wolfpack with 16 totes for 163 yds (10.2 yds per carry). Devin Leary connected on 17/26 with 232 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 158.0 and walked away from the game with 1 pick. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Wolfpack conceded 104 yds on 32 tries, which averages out to 3.3 yds per run surrendered. NC State relinquished 14 pass completions on 33 tries for a total of 167 yards, and a completion percentage of 42.4%. In all, they ran 66 plays which gave them 525 yards. The NC State Wolfpack rushed the ball a total of 40 times and had 293 yards, which had them averaging 7.3 yards per tote.
The Wolfpack have earned 525 total yards for the season. With reference to getting in the endzone, NC State has compiled 2 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns on the ground. NC State has amassed 27 first downs as a team, and they have committed 3 infractions for 25 yds. As a unit they average 293.0 yards on the ground ranking them 15th in college football. Concerning scoring, the NC State Wolfpack are sitting at 45.0 PPG.
Concerning yards via the pass, the Wolfpack have conceded 167 yards which has them ranked 49th in college football. They have relinquished 167.0 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 42.4%. During the season, they have given up 271.0 yards/game which ranks them 44th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.3 yards per rush and 104.0 rushing yards per game for the season. In total, they have conceded 104 running yards through 1 outing. The Wolfpack are ranked 2nd in college football when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 0.0 PPG.
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The Bulldogs come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 for this season. In their last game, the Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 35-34 when they played the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Will Rogers (3 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 370 yds on 39/47 passing while his QB rating was 165.9. He had 1 interception and his Y/A was 7.9. Jo'quavious Marks carried the ball 12 times for 71 yards, walking away from the game with 5.9 yds per attempt for Mississippi State. Mississippi State ran the football for 3.4 yds per attempt, totaling 65 yards on 19 carries. The Bulldogs finished the game with 435 yards and they ran 66 plays (6.6 yds per play). The Bulldogs passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 56.8%, relinquishing 268 yards on 21 for 37 passing. Mississippi State conceded 25 rushing attempts for 101 yds (4.0 yds per rush).
When looking at putting points on the board, the Bulldogs are ranking 49th in D-1 holding an average of 35.0 points per contest. During the season so far, the Bulldogs currently have a total of 370 yards via the pass, putting them at 6th in college football. The Mississippi State Bulldogs hold an average of 435.0 yards per game, which has them sitting 51st in the country. The Mississippi State offense has accrued 95 yds of penalties on 12 violations, which is 14th in college football in terms of giving up free yards.
The Bulldogs are relinquishing 34.0 PPG, which puts them 111th in the country. Mississippi State has allowed a total of 101 yards via the ground game. They have yielded 2 touchdowns through the air as well as 268.0 yards/game, ranking them 106th in the nation. The Bulldogs defense has been on the field for 62 plays, which has them ranked 54th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolfpack -2.5
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