Oklahoma Sooners vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 9/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Green Wave (+25.5)
Yulman Stadium is the location where the Tulane Green Wave (6-6 last year) will try to beat the Oklahoma Sooners (9-2 last season) on Saturday. Tulane opens this game as 25.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 68.5.
The Oklahoma Sooners wrapped up their year holding a 9-2 record. In their last contest, the Sooners faced off with the Florida Gators and earned the victory with a final of 55-20. Spencer Rattler went 14/23 with 247 yards through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 194.1 and walked away from the game without throwing an interception. Rhamondre Stevenson was the best rusher for the Sooners with 18 totes for 186 yds (10.3 yards per carry). The Oklahoma Sooners ran the football 40 different times and accrued 435 yds, which had them averaging 10.9 yards per attempt. In all, they ran 65 plays which gave them a total of 684 yds. Oklahoma relinquished 25 pass completions on 45 attempts for 271 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.6%. When it came to stopping the run, the Sooners gave up 250 yards on 39 attempts, which is 6.4 yards per run allowed.
The Sooners earned 5,442 yards in total for the prior campaign. They surrendered the ball 14 different times. Oklahoma amassed 30 touchdowns through the air and 28 rushing touchdowns. Oklahoma totaled 274 1st downs, and they were hurt by 79 penalties for 723 yds. As a team they held an average of 179.7 yds on the ground, which ranked them 50th in the nation. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Oklahoma Sooners were sitting at 43.0 points per game.
The Sooners were sitting in 40th in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 21.7 points per game. The opposition ran for 3.5 yards per run and 106.0 rushing yards per game last year. Over the course of last year, they conceded 1,166 rushing yards through 11 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Sooners allowed 2,701 yards which had them ranked 120th in the country. In their 11 games played last season, they allowed 245.5 yards per outing through the air and surrendering a completion percentage of 55.3%. They granted 12 touchdowns via the pass as well as 18 touchdowns via the ground game. They gave up 351.5 yards per game which had them ranked 43rd in Division 1.
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The Green Wave ended the year with a 6-6 record. For their last game, the Green Wave walked away with a loss by a score of 38-27 when they faced the Nevada Wolf Pack. Michael Pratt (2 TDs) ended the contest with 168 yds on 12/25 through the air while his quarterback rating was 106.8. He threw 3 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 6.7. Michael Pratt carried the ball 18 times for 25 yds, finishing the game with 1.4 yards per attempt for Tulane. Tulane ran the ball for 5.2 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 197 yards on 38 carries. The Green Wave finished the contest with 365 yards while running 63 plays (5.8 yards per play). The Green Wave passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 78.6%, surrendering 271 yards on 22 out of 28 passing. Tulane allowed 44 rushing attempts for 209 yds (4.8 yards per rush).
The Tulane Green Wave had an average of 394.3 yards per contest which ranked them 63rd in D-1. They threw 10 picks while letting opponents recover 4 fumbles and they earned 257 1st downs. They held an average of 217.6 rushing yards per game and ran for 2,611 yards for the year. The Tulane offense had 607 yards of penalties on 74 violations, which had them ranked 19th in the country in terms of making mistakes. Last season, the Green Wave racked up 2,120 yards via the pass as well as averaging 176.7 throwing yards per outing, which had them ranked 111th in Division 1. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Green Wave ranked 22nd in college football averaging 34.7 points per outing.
Tulane conceded a total of 1,727 yards rushing (143.9 yards per contest) in addition to 16 touchdowns by way of the ground game last season. Their defense tallied 10 fumbles recovered and 10 picks in the previous season. They conceded 28 touchdowns from the passing game and 278.7 yards per game, which had them sitting 130th in the nation. The Green Wave defense participated in 899 plays, which had them ranked 141st in D-1. Last year, they surrendered 337 points in total. The Green Wave relinquished 28.1 PPG, which had them sitting 70th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Sooners/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Green Wave +25.5
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