Oregon Ducks vs Utah Utes Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Utah Utes
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Utes (-3)
Rice-Eccles Stadium is the location where the Utah Utes (7-3) will try to beat the Oregon Ducks (9-1) on Saturday. Utah opens as 3-point favorites. The total is 59.
The Oregon Ducks come into this matchup with a record of 9-1 for this season. In their last matchup, the Ducks faced the Washington State Cougars and walked away with a win by a score of 38-16. Travis Dye was the best rusher for the Ducks with 18 carries for 88 yds (4.9 yds per carry). Anthony Brown connected on 17/22 with 135 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 53.6 and finished the game without throwing a pick. In the running game, the Ducks conceded 55 yards on 24 tries, which calculates to 2.3 yds per rush surrendered. Oregon conceded 15 pass completions on 27 attempts for a total of 111 yards, and a completion rate of 55.6%. When all was said and done, they ran 69 plays for 441 yards. The Oregon Ducks ran the football 47 times and compiled 306 yds, which had them averaging 6.5 yds per attempt.
The Ducks currently have 4,413 total yards this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Oregon has totaled 15 passing touchdowns and 30 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 11 times. Oregon has 236 first downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 73 penalties for 686 yds. Offensively they average 226.5 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 10th in the nation. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Oregon Ducks are averaging 35.3 points per outing.
The Ducks sit in 54th in college football when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 22.6 PPG. They are allowing an average of 3.4 yards per run and 119.7 rushing yards per game on the campaign. In total, they have conceded 1,197 rushing yards through 10 outings. When talking about passing yards, the Ducks are allowing 2,480 yards which ranks them 106th in Division 1. They have conceded 248.0 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 59.7%. For the season, they have allowed 367.7 yards per game which puts them 69th in the country. They have granted 16 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 12 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Utes step onto the field holding a record of 7-3 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Utes got the win with a final of 38-7 against the Arizona Wildcats. Cameron Rising (2 TDs) ended the game with 294 yards on 19/30 through the air while his QB rate was 167.7. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.8. T.J. Pledger ran the football 25 times for 119 yds, ending the game with 4.8 yards per carry for Utah. The Utes finished with 468 yds while running 74 plays (6.3 yards per play). Utah ended up running for 4.0 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 174 yds on 44 carries. Utah gave up 31 rushing attempts for 82 yards (2.6 yds per rush). The Utes passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 65.2%, surrendering 85 yards on 15 out of 23 passing.
The Utah Utes are averaging 438.3 yards per outing, which is good for 34th in D-1. The Utah offense has racked up 419 yds of penalties on 45 infractions, which ranks 117th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition. Over the course of the season thus far, the Utes have compiled 2,236 passing yards in addition to an average of 223.6 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 71st in the country. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Utes are 19th in college football holding an average of 35.7 PPG.
Utah has surrendered a total of 1,385 yards via the ground game (138.5 yards per contest) and 10 touchdowns rushing so far this year. They have given up 15 touchdowns from the passing game and 207.7 yards/outing, which has them sitting 48th in college football. The Utes defense has been on the field for 680 plays, which is 74th in college football. The Utes are relinquishing 23.8 points per game, which puts them 65th in the country. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 238 total points.
Who will win tonight's Ducks/Utes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Ducks +3
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