NIU Huskies vs Toledo Rockets Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NIU Huskies vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Glass Bowl in Toledo, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Rockets (-11)
The NIU Huskies (3-2) are hitting the road to Glass Bowl on Saturday where they will play the Toledo Rockets (3-2). NIU is 11-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 53.5.
The NIU Huskies come into this game with a record of 3-2 this year. In their last game, the Huskies played the Eastern Michigan Eagles and notched a win by a score of 27-20. Clint Ratkovich was the rushing leader for the Huskies with 19 carries for 49 yds (2.6 yards per carry). Rocky Lombardi went 9/20 with 84 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 80.3 and walked away from the contest without throwing an interception. Against the run, the Huskies gave up 38 yds on 24 attempts, which is an average of 1.6 yards per run allowed. NIU gave up 27 pass completions on 40 attempts for a total of 338 yds, and a completion rate of 67.5%. At the end of the game, they ran 76 plays which gave them a total of 326 yds. The NIU Huskies ran the ball a total of 55 times and accumulated 242 yards, earning them an average of 4.4 yards per tote.
The Huskies have racked up 1,886 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, NIU has amassed 5 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 8 times. NIU has 101 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 31 penalties for 267 yds. Offensively they average 221.0 yards rushing which ranks them 21st in college football. Regarding scoring, the NIU Huskies are sitting at 28.6 points per game.
The Huskies are ranked 125th in college football concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 33.6 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 5.0 yards per run and 200.0 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,000 yards on the ground through 5 outings. When it comes to passing yards, the Huskies have conceded 1,096 yards which ranks them 76th in college football. They have surrendered 219.2 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 61.4%. Over the course of this year, they are surrendering 419.2 yards/game which puts them 110th in D-1. They have yielded 6 touchdowns via the pass as well as 16 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Rockets come into this matchup with a record of 3-2 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Rockets walked away with a victory by a final of 45-7 when they played the UMass Minutemen. Carter Bradley (1 TD) ended the game with 110 yards on 11/18 passing while his QB rating was 130.8. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.1. Bryant Koback ran the football 11 times for 82 yds, walking away from the contest with 7.5 yards per attempt for Toledo. Toledo ran the football for 5.2 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 223 yards on 43 carries. The Rockets finished the game with 455 yds while they ran 73 plays (6.2 yds per play). The Rockets passing defense allowed a completion rate of 44.0%, relinquishing 111 yards on 11 out of 25 through the air. Toledo conceded 26 run attempts for 23 yds (0.9 yds per carry).
The Toledo Rockets average 396.8 yards per outing, ranking them 66th in Division 1. The Toledo offense has accrued 456 penalty yds on 51 violations, ranking them 1st in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. During this campaign thus far, the Rockets have racked up 1,139 yards through the air in addition to an average of 227.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 73rd in the nation. Regarding their ability to score points, the Rockets sit 61st in college football holding an average of 30.2 PPG.
Toledo has surrendered a total of 635 yards via the ground game (127.0 yards per game) in addition to 1 touchdown via the rush on the season. They have allowed the opposition 5 touchdowns via the pass as well as 170.6 yards per outing, which has them sitting 30th in college football. The Rockets defense has been on the field for 333 plays, which ranks 72nd in D-1. The Rockets are relinquishing 16.6 points per game, which puts them 30th in the nation. This year, they have conceded 83 total points.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Rockets college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Huskies +11
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