Ohio Bobcats vs Akron Zips Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Akron Zips
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: InfoCision Stadium in Akron, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Zips (+9)
InfoCision Stadium is the location where the Akron Zips (1-3) will take on the Ohio Bobcats (0-4) on Saturday. Akron opens this matchup as 9-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 53.5.
The Ohio Bobcats head into this matchup 0-4 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Bobcats played the Northwestern Wildcats and took a loss by a final of 35-6. O'Shaan Allison was the rushing leader for the Bobcats with 9 carries for 35 yards (3.9 yds per carry). Kurtis Rourke connected on 20/29 with 166 yards passing. He had a quarterback rate of 110.2 and ended the game with 1 interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Bobcats gave up 373 yards on 51 tries, which averages out to 7.3 yards per run allowed. Ohio relinquished 12 completions on 20 attempts for 88 yards, and a completion rate of 60.0%. At the end of the game, they had 63 plays for 348 yds. The Ohio Bobcats ran the football 31 times and tallied 179 yards, which had them averaging 5.8 yds per carry.
The Bobcats have racked up 1,251 total yards this season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Ohio has compiled 3 passing touchdowns and 3 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 5 times. Ohio has 68 first downs, and they have been flagged for 27 infractions for 240 yards. As a unit they're averaging 141.0 yards on the ground ranking them 86th in college football. Concerning getting in the endzone, the Ohio Bobcats are averaging 13.8 points per contest.
The Bobcats sit in 130th in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 35.3 PPG. They are allowing 6.1 yards per rushing attempt and 286.0 rushing yards per game so far this year. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,144 yards via the running game in 4 outings. When talking about yards via the pass, the Bobcats have given up 626 yards which puts them in 31st in college football. They are conceding 156.5 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 67.7%. In total, they are surrendering 442.5 yards per outing putting them at 123rd in the country. They have granted 3 touchdowns via the pass and 13 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Zips head into this game 1-3 for this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Zips took a loss by a score of 59-7 against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Demarcus Irons Jr. (1 touchdown) ended the game with 115 yds on 14/29 through the air while his quarterback rate was 79.2. He threw 2 picks and his average yards per attempt was 4.0. Demarcus Irons Jr. ran the ball 15 times for 17 yds, walking away from the contest with 1.1 yds per carry for Akron. The Zips finished the contest with a total of 229 yards while running 74 plays (3.1 yards per play). Akron ran for 1.9 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 76 yards on 40 carries. Akron conceded 35 run attempts for 237 yards (6.8 yards per rush). The Zips secondary gave up a completion rate of 69.2%, surrendering 385 yds on 18 for 26 passing.
The Akron Zips are averaging 329.3 yards/contest, which has them sitting 114th in the country. The Akron offense has racked up 160 yards of penalties on 19 violations, ranking them 111th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition. During this campaign to this point, the Zips have thrown for a total of 831 passing yards as well as an average of 207.8 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 88th in college football. When discussing how much they score, the Zips currently sit 112th in the nation by scoring 19.0 PPG.
Akron has given up a total of 759 yards on the ground (189.8 yards per outing) and 13 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the campaign. They have allowed the opposition 8 touchdowns through the air as well as 263.5 yards per outing, which has them sitting 118th in the country. The Zips defense has taken the field for 233 plays, which ranks them 29th in D-1. The Zips are surrendering 44.5 points per game, which puts them 141st in the country. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 178 pts.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Zips college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bobcats -9
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