Oregon Ducks vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Stanford Stadium in Stanford, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinal (+7)
The Stanford Cardinal (2-2) will take on the Oregon Ducks (4-0) at Stanford Stadium on Saturday. Oregon opens this game as 7-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 58.5.
The Oregon Ducks head into this matchup 4-0 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Ducks went up against the Arizona Wildcats and notched a win by a score of 41-19. Anthony Brown led the offense in rushing for the Ducks with 12 carries for 41 yards (3.4 yards per carry). Anthony Brown went 10/21 with 206 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 177.2 and ended the game without throwing a pick. Against the run, the Ducks gave up 202 yards on 53 attempts, which calculates to 3.8 yds per run surrendered. Oregon gave up 21 pass completions on 35 tries for 233 yds, and a completion rate of 60.0%. On the day, they had 55 plays which totaled 393 yards. The Oregon Ducks ran the football 31 different times and totaled 187 yards, which came out to an average of 6.0 yds per carry.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Oregon Ducks are averaging 38.8 points per outing. As a team they're holding an average of 203.8 yards rushing giving them a rank of 31st in D-1. The Ducks have racked up 1,692 yards in total this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Oregon has compiled 9 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns. Oregon has compiled 90 1st downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 27 infractions for 297 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 1 time.
The Ducks are ranked 55th in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 19.5 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.6 yards per running attempt and 136.3 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. For the season, they have allowed 545 yards via the ground game in 4 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Ducks have conceded 1,146 yds which has them sitting in 127th in college football. They have conceded 286.5 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 61.9%. Over the course of this year, they are surrendering 422.8 yards per contest which ranks them 112th in D-1. They have allowed 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 4 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Cardinal come into this game with a record of 2-2 this season. The last time they took the field, the Cardinal took a defeat with a final score of 35-24 against the UCLA Bruins. Tanner McKee (3 touchdowns) ended the game with 293 yards on 19/32 passing while his QB rating was 167.2. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per attempt was 9.2. Nathaniel Peat ran the football 13 times for 27 yards, finishing the contest with 2.1 yards per carry for Stanford. The Cardinal finished the game with 360 yards and they ran 54 plays (6.7 yds per play). Stanford rushed for 3.0 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 67 yards on 22 carries. Stanford allowed 48 rushing attempts for 216 yds (4.5 yards per rush). The Cardinal pass defense gave up a completion rate of 62.1%, surrendering 251 yds on 18 for 29 through the air.
The Stanford Cardinal are averaging 347.5 yards per game, ranking them 101st in D-1. The Stanford offense has 170 yds of penalties on 26 infractions, which ranks 63rd in the country in terms of hurting your team. For the year so far, the Cardinal have a total of 939 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 234.8 passing yards per contest, ranking them 63rd in the country. In relation to putting points on the board, the Cardinal sit 72nd in the nation holding an average of 28.5 PPG.
Stanford has conceded a total of 848 rushing yards (212.0 yards per contest) and 9 touchdowns on the ground for the season. They have yielded 4 touchdowns via the pass and 192.3 yards per outing, which has them sitting 55th in the country. The Cardinal defense has been on the field for 281 plays, which is 100th in D-1. The Cardinal are relinquishing 27.5 points per game, which has them sitting 100th in the country. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 110 points.
Who will win tonight's Ducks/Cardinal college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ducks -7
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