North Carolina Tar Heels vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Yellow Jackets (+12.5)
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-2) are hosting the North Carolina Tar Heels (2-1) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday. Georgia Tech is 12.5-point underdogs. The total comes in at 63.5.
The North Carolina Tar Heels step onto the field holding a record of 2-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Tar Heels played against the Virginia Cavaliers and took home the win by a score of 59-39. Ty Chandler led the offense in rushing for the Tar Heels with 20 attempts for 198 yds (9.9 yds per carry). Sam Howell connected on 14/21 with 307 yards through the air and 5 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 258.5 and ended the game with 1 interception. Against the rush, the Tar Heels conceded 21 yds on 22 tries, which is an average of 1.0 yards per run allowed. North Carolina conceded 40 pass completions on 57 attempts for a total of 553 yds, and a completion rate of 70.2%. On the day, they ran 68 plays which gave them a total of 699 yards. The North Carolina Tar Heels ended up running the ball 47 times and compiled 392 yards, earning them an average of 8.3 yards per attempt.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the North Carolina Tar Heels hold an average of 42.7 points per game. As a unit they hold an average of 246.3 yards rushing ranking them 13th in college football. The Tar Heels have racked up 1,660 total yards for the season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, North Carolina has earned 10 touchdowns via the pass and 7 touchdowns on the ground. North Carolina has tallied 81 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 15 penalties for 138 yds. They have surrendered the ball 5 times.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Tar Heels are giving up 812 yds which ranks them 120th in the nation. They have conceded 270.7 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 62.3%. Over the course of this season, they have relinquished 380.3 yards per game which puts them 91st in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.0 yards per attempt on the ground and 109.7 rushing yards per game so far this year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 329 yards via the ground game in 3 games. The Tar Heels are sitting in 84th in the country in terms of team defense, allowing 24.3 points per game.
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The Yellow Jackets come into this game with a record of 1-2 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Yellow Jackets took a loss by a final score of 14-8 when they faced the Clemson Tigers. Jordan Yates finished the game with 203 yards on 20/33 through the air while his QB rating was 112.3. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his Y/A was 6.2. Jordan Yates carried the football 16 times for 32 yds, ending the game with 2.0 yds per carry for Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech rushed for 2.7 yds per attempt, finishing with 106 yds on 39 attempts. The Yellow Jackets finished the contest with a total of 309 yds and they ran 72 plays (4.3 yards per play). The Yellow Jackets pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 72.0%, surrendering 126 yards on 18 out of 25 through the air. Georgia Tech gave up 41 running attempts for 158 yds (3.9 yds per carry).
In relation to how much they score, the Yellow Jackets rank 95th in the country with an average of 24.7 points per outing. During the season to this point, the Yellow Jackets have thrown for 613 yards via the pass as well as an average of 204.3 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 92nd in the country. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are averaging 383.3 yards/outing, which ranks them 79th in the nation. The Georgia Tech offense has accrued 99 yds of penalties on 17 violations, which is 86th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition.
Georgia Tech has surrendered a total of 484 yards on the ground (161.3 yards per game) as well as 4 touchdowns rushing this season. They have allowed 3 touchdowns via the pass as well as 124.3 yards/outing, which puts them in 17th in D-1. The Yellow Jackets defense has taken part in 188 plays, which ranks 48th in the nation. The Yellow Jackets are giving up 17.7 points per game, which has them sitting 50th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 53 total points.
Who will win tonight's Tar Heels/Yellow Jackets college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tar Heels -12.5
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