Ohio Bobcats vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Ryan Field in Evanston, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (-15.5)
The Northwestern Wildcats (1-2) will take on the Ohio Bobcats (0-3) at Ryan Field on Saturday. Ohio opens this game as 15.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 47.5.
The Ohio Bobcats head into this game 0-3 this season. In their last game, the Bobcats faced the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and took a loss by a final of 49-14. O'Shaan Allison was the rushing leader for the Bobcats with 11 carries for 48 yards (4.4 yds per attempt). Kurtis Rourke went 12/22 with 122 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 131.1 and finished the contest with no interceptions. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Bobcats conceded 310 yds on 49 tries, which is an average of 6.3 yards per rush allowed. Ohio conceded 25 pass completions on 34 tries for a total of 252 yds, and a completion rate of 73.5%. In all, they had 55 plays for 250 yds. The Ohio Bobcats ended up rushing 28 different times and accumulated 112 yds, earning them an average of 4.0 yds per attempt.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Ohio Bobcats are sitting at 16.3 points per outing. As a team they average 128.3 yards rushing ranking this team at 102nd in the country. The Bobcats have earned 903 total yards for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Ohio has earned 3 passing touchdowns and 2 touchdowns via the ground. Ohio has compiled 51 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 17 penalties for 172 yards. They have turned the ball over 2 times.
The Bobcats sit in 127th in Division 1 concerning team defense, conceding 35.3 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.6 yards per rush and 257.0 rushing yards per game this year. During the season, they have allowed 771 rushing yards through 3 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Bobcats are conceding 538 yds which ranks them 48th in Division 1. They are giving up 179.3 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 69.6%. During the season, they have yielded 436.3 yards per outing which has them sitting 121st in college football.
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The Wildcats head into this matchup 1-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Wildcats took a loss by a score of 30-23 when they faced the Duke Blue Devils. Andrew Marty (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 151 yards on 11/16 passing while his QB rate was 189.3. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 9.4. Evan Hull ran the football 10 times for 49 yds, finishing the game with 4.9 yds per carry for Northwestern. The Wildcats finished the game with a total of 407 yds on 71 plays (5.7 yards per play). Northwestern ran the football for 4.6 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 147 yards on 32 carries. Northwestern conceded 50 rushing attempts for 223 yds (4.5 yds per carry). The Wildcats passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 71.1%, surrendering 350 yds on 32 out of 45 passing.
The Northwestern Wildcats maintain an average of 360.7 yards/outing, which is good for 91st in college football. The Northwestern offense has compiled 135 yards of penalties on 16 infractions, which is good for 95th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team. For the season thus far, the Wildcats currently have a total of 609 passing yards along with an average of 203.0 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 93rd in Division 1. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Wildcats currently rank 104th in the country with 22.7 PPG.
The Wildcats are allowing 24.7 points per game, which has them sitting 86th in Division 1. Northwestern has allowed a total of 580 yards rushing (193.3 yards per contest) and 6 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. This season, they have relinquished 74 pts. They have allowed 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 224.3 yards per contest, ranking them 92nd in college football. The Wildcats defense has been on the field for 215 plays, which has them sitting 107th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wildcats -15.5
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