NIU Huskies vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 9/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NIU Huskies vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Yellow Jackets (-17.5)
Bobby Dodd Stadium is the site where the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-7 last year) will take on the NIU Huskies (0-6 last season) on Saturday. Georgia Tech opens as 17.5-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 55.5.
The NIU Huskies finished the season with a 0-6 record. In their last matchup, the Huskies went up against the Eastern Michigan Eagles and took a loss by a score of 41-33. Ross Bowers connected on 22/37 with 221 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 136.4 and finished the contest with no picks. Harrison Waylee was the rushing leader for the Huskies with 23 attempts for 122 yds (5.3 yds per carry). The NIU Huskies ran the ball a total of 38 times and recorded 199 yds, which came out to an average of 5.2 yards per tote. At the end of the game, they ran 75 plays for 420 yards. NIU surrendered 21 pass completions on 29 tries for 242 yds, and a completion rate of 72.4%. On the ground, the Huskies conceded 131 yards on 38 tries, which is an average of 3.4 yards per rush allowed.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the NIU Huskies averaged 24.8 points per game. As a team they had an average of 127.0 yards in the run game, ranking them 102nd in the country. The Huskies racked up 2,205 yards in total over the course of last season. NIU earned 11 passing touchdowns and 7 touchdowns on the ground. NIU amassed 127 1st downs, and they committed 41 infractions for 407 yds. They turned the football over 10 times.
When talking about yards via the pass, the Huskies gave up 1,472 yards which ranked them 43rd in college football. During their 6 games played last season, they conceded 245.3 yards per game through the air as well as relinquishing a completion percentage of 64.8%. They allowed 418.8 yards/outing which ranked them 87th in Division 1. They allowed 11 throwing touchdowns and 13 touchdowns via the ground game. They gave up 4.8 yards per attempt on the ground and 173.5 rushing yards per contest last year. Overall, they gave up 1,041 yards via the ground game in 6 outings. The Huskies were ranked 131st in the country in terms of team defense, conceding 38.7 points per game.
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The Yellow Jackets finished the season having a 3-7 mark. When they last stepped on the field, the Yellow Jackets took a loss by a final score of 34-20 against the Pittsburgh Panthers. Jeff Sims (2 TDs) ended the contest with 238 yds on 17/31 passing while his QB rating was 127.7. He tossed 2 interceptions and his Y/A was 7.7. Jordan Mason carried the rock 13 times for 41 yards, finishing the contest with 3.2 yds per carry for Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech ran the ball for 3.4 yards per attempt, totaling 98 yds on 29 carries. The Yellow Jackets finished the game with 348 yards while running 65 plays (5.4 yds per play). The Yellow Jackets passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 50.0%, relinquishing 196 yards on 17 out of 34 through the air. Georgia Tech allowed 54 run attempts for 317 yds (5.9 yds per carry).
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Yellow Jackets ranked 95th in Division 1 holding an average of 23.9 PPG. Last year, the Yellow Jackets earned 1,991 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 199.1 passing yards per game, ranking them 94th in the country. They held an average of 190.8 yards per game on the ground and ran for 1,908 yards in total. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets averaged 389.9 yards per contest which had them ranked 72nd in the nation. The Georgia Tech offense racked up 749 penalty yds on 89 infractions, which was good for 3rd in the country in terms of making mistakes. They tossed 13 picks while losing 12 fumbles and they obtained 199 1st downs.
Georgia Tech allowed the opposition a total of 1,892 yards via the ground game (189.2 yards per outing) and 21 touchdowns by way of the ground game over the course of last year. They tallied 12 fumbles recovered and 6 interceptions during the previous year. They conceded 22 touchdowns via the pass and 270.1 yards/outing, which had them in 126th in college football. The Yellow Jackets defense took part in 784 plays, which ranked them 119th in college football. Last season, they allowed 368 points in total. The Yellow Jackets allowed 36.8 points per game, ranking them 122nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Yellow Jackets college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yellow Jackets -17.5
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