Ohio State Buckeyes vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: SHI Stadium in Piscataway, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Scarlet Knights (+14.5)
SHI Stadium is where the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-1) will compete against the Ohio State Buckeyes (3-1) on Saturday. Rutgers opens this game as 14.5-point dogs. The total is 55.5.
The Ohio State Buckeyes step onto the field holding a record of 3-1 for this year. In their last contest, the Buckeyes stepped onto the field against the Akron Zips and notched a win by a score of 59-7. Miyan Williams led the offense in rushing for the Buckeyes with 9 attempts for 47 yards (5.2 yards per carry). Kyle McCord connected on 13/18 with 319 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 246.6 and ended the game with 1 interception. On the ground, the Buckeyes conceded 76 yards on 40 attempts, which calculates to 1.9 yds per run allowed. Ohio State relinquished 18 pass completions on 34 attempts for 153 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.9%. For the game, they had 61 plays which totaled 622 yds. The Ohio State Buckeyes ran the ball a total of 35 times and totaled 237 yards, which earned them an average of 6.8 yards per attempt.
The Buckeyes have racked up 2,237 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring, Ohio State has compiled 10 touchdowns via the pass and 10 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 5 different times. Ohio State has accrued 99 first downs, and they have been flagged for 29 infractions for 295 yards. As a team they average 222.3 yards via the ground game ranking them 19th in college football. When it comes to scoring points, the Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 43.3 PPG.
The Buckeyes are sitting in 80th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 23.3 PPG. They are giving up 4.0 yards per rush and 155.3 rushing yards per contest this season. Overall, they have given up 621 yards via the ground game in 4 outings. When it comes to passing yards, the Buckeyes have allowed 1,022 yds which puts them in 114th in the country. They are giving up 255.5 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 54.1%. In total, they are surrendering 410.8 yards/outing which has them ranked 101st in the nation. They have relinquished 6 touchdowns via the pass as well as 6 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Scarlet Knights head into this matchup 3-1 for this season. In their last game, the Scarlet Knights took a loss by a final score of 20-13 against the Michigan Wolverines. Noah Vedral (1 TD) walked away from the contest with 156 yards on 18/31 passing while his QB rating was 111.0. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.0. Isaih Pacheco ran the football 20 times for 107 yards, ending the contest with 5.4 yds per attempt for Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights finished the game with 352 yds and they ran 73 plays (4.8 yards per play). Rutgers ran for 4.7 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 196 yds on 42 attempts. Rutgers surrendered 38 attempts on the ground for 112 yds (2.9 yards per rush). The Scarlet Knights pass defense conceded a completion rate of 56.3%, surrendering 163 yds on 9 for 16 through the air.
In relation to how much they score, the Scarlet Knights are ranked 45th in the nation by tallying 34.0 points per outing. For the season so far, the Scarlet Knights have thrown for a total of 776 yards through the air as well as an average of 194.0 passing yards per contest, ranking them 98th in college football. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have an average of 351.3 yards per outing, which is good for 99th in the country. The Rutgers offense has 127 yds of penalties on 14 infractions, which is good for 126th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team.
Rutgers has allowed a total of 460 yards rushing (115.0 yards per outing) in addition to 5 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. They have surrendered 1 touchdown via the pass in addition to 150.0 yards per outing, which has them ranked 27th in Division 1. The Scarlet Knights defense has taken the field for 237 plays, which is good for 31st in the country. The Scarlet Knights are giving up 13.5 points per game, which has them 19th in college football. In total, they have relinquished 54 points.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Scarlet Knights college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -14.5
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