Ohio State Buckeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 10/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Hoosiers (+19)
The Ohio State Buckeyes (5-1) are headed to Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Indiana Hoosiers (2-4). Ohio State is 19-point favorites. The total is set at 60.
The Ohio State Buckeyes come into this game with a record of 5-1 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Buckeyes faced off with the Maryland Terrapins and took home the win by a score of 66-17. C.J. Stroud went 24/33 with 406 yds passing and 5 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 226.1 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. TreVeyon Henderson led the offense in rushing for the Buckeyes with 16 totes for 102 yds (6.4 yds per carry). The Ohio State Buckeyes ran the ball a total of 33 times and accrued 166 yards, which is an average of 5.0 yards per tote. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 71 plays which gave them a total of 598 yds. Ohio State surrendered 28 completions on 39 attempts for a total of 279 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.8%. On the ground, the Buckeyes conceded 56 yards on 36 attempts, which is an average of 1.6 yds per run allowed.
The Buckeyes have attained 3,376 yards in total for this campaign. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Ohio State has earned 20 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 5 times. Ohio State has recorded 153 first downs, and they have been called for 39 penalties for 400 yards. As a unit they hold an average of 210.5 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 22nd in the nation. When it comes to scoring points, the Ohio State Buckeyes are sitting at 48.5 points per game.
The Buckeyes sit in 51st in the country when it comes to team defense, conceding 20.5 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 3.5 yards per run and 131.3 rushing yards per game on the year. In total, they have allowed 788 running yards through 6 outings. Concerning passing yardage, the Buckeyes have given up 1,536 yds which puts them in 97th in Division 1. They have relinquished 256.0 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 60.1%. In total, they are allowing 387.3 yards/outing which has them ranked 88th in Division 1. They have given up 10 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 6 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Hoosiers head into this matchup 2-4 this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Hoosiers took a defeat with a final score of 20-15 when they played the Michigan State Spartans. Jack Tuttle finished the contest with 188 yards on 28/52 through the air while his QB rate was 76.5. He had 2 picks and his Y/A was 3.6. Stephen Carr ran the ball 19 times for 53 yds, ending the game with 2.8 yds per carry for Indiana. Indiana rushed the football for 3.7 yards per attempt, finishing with 134 yards on 36 carries. The Hoosiers finished the contest with a total of 322 yards on 88 plays (3.7 yds per play). The Hoosiers pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 55.6%, surrendering 141 yards on 15 out of 27 through the air. Indiana conceded 35 rush attempts for 100 yards (2.9 yds per carry).
Concerning their scoring prowess, the Hoosiers currently sit 107th in the country holding an average of 22.3 points per game. Over the course of the season so far, the Hoosiers have thrown for 1,295 passing yards along with an average of 215.8 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 87th in D-1. The Indiana Hoosiers hold an average of 340.0 yards/outing, which is good for 108th in the nation. The Indiana offense has racked up 237 penalty yds on 28 violations, which ranks them 118th in the country in terms of hurting your team.
Indiana has given up a total of 743 yards via the ground game (123.8 yards per outing) in addition to 6 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. They have allowed 10 touchdowns through the air in addition to 209.3 yards per game, which has them ranked 61st in college football. The Hoosiers defense has taken part in 399 plays, which ranks them 39th in college football. The Hoosiers are surrendering 26.8 points per game, which has them 88th in college football. This year, they have surrendered 161 total points.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Hoosiers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -19
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