Oregon State Beavers vs USC Trojans Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs USC Trojans
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Trojans (-10.5)
The Oregon State Beavers (2-1) are hitting the road to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday where they will take on the USC Trojans (2-1). Oregon State opens as 10.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 60.5.
The Oregon State Beavers come into this game with a record of 2-1 this year. The last time they took the field, the Beavers faced the Idaho Vandals and notched a win by a score of 42-0. Chance Nolan finished 14/19 with 175 yards through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 203.2 and ended the game without throwing a pick. B.J. Baylor was the leader on the ground for the Beavers with 11 carries for 69 yards (6.3 yds per carry). The Oregon State Beavers ran the rock 39 different times and compiled 248 yards, which earned them an average of 6.4 yds per attempt. In the game, they had 64 plays which totaled 438 yds. Oregon State conceded 13 completions on 25 tries for 84 yards, and a completion rate of 52.0%. Against the run, the Beavers conceded 108 yards on 35 tries, which calculates to 3.1 yds per run allowed.
When it comes to scoring points, the Oregon State Beavers have an average of 36.0 points per outing. As a unit they hold an average of 194.0 yards via the ground game which is 39th in the country. The Beavers have attained 1,359 total yards for the season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Oregon State has earned 5 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns. Oregon State has amassed 66 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 20 infractions for 172 yds. They have turned the football over 3 different times.
The Beavers are sitting in 55th in D-1 regarding team defense, allowing 19.0 points per contest. They are allowing 2.9 yards per attempt on the ground and 94.7 yards on the ground per contest for the year. In total, they have conceded 284 yards via the ground game in 3 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Beavers are giving up 763 yds which has them sitting in 114th in Division 1. They have relinquished 254.3 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 56.8%. In total, they have relinquished 349.0 yards/game putting them at 77th in D-1.
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The Trojans head into this game 2-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Trojans walked away with a victory by a final of 45-14 against the Washington State Cougars. Jaxson Dart (4 touchdowns) ended the contest with 391 yds on 30/46 passing while his quarterback rating was 156.6. He had 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.5. Keaontay Ingram ran the football 7 times for 16 yds, ending the game with 2.3 yds per carry for USC. USC rushed the ball for 1.9 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 48 yards on 25 attempts. The Trojans finished the game with a total of 447 yards while they ran 73 plays (6.1 yds per play). The Trojans pass defense allowed a completion rate of 58.8%, surrendering 180 yards on 20 for 34 passing. USC allowed 30 rush attempts for 99 yards (3.3 yards per rush).
The USC Trojans are averaging 423.7 yards/outing, which is good for 53rd in Division 1. The USC offense has totaled 181 yds of penalties on 18 infractions, which is 72nd in the nation in terms of giving up free yards. During this campaign so far, the Trojans have compiled 878 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 292.7 passing yards per outing, ranking them 24th in college football. In relation to how much they score, the Trojans are sitting 49th in Division 1 maintaining an average of 34.3 points per game.
The Trojans are allowing 21.0 PPG, which has them sitting 70th in the nation. USC has conceded a total of 308 yards rushing (102.7 yards per contest) in addition to 4 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. Overall, they have relinquished 63 pts. They have yielded 4 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 240.7 yards/outing, ranking them 104th in D-1. The Trojans defense has taken part in 182 plays, which has them ranked 37th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Beavers/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Beavers +10.5
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