Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Orange (+2)
The Syracuse Orange (1-0) will go up against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-0) at Carrier Dome on Saturday. Rutgers opens this game as 2-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 52.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 this season. In their last matchup, the Scarlet Knights took on the Temple Owls and notched a win by a score of 61-14. Noah Vedral connected on 15/27 with 138 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 110.7 and walked away from the contest with no picks. Isaih Pacheco led the offense in rushing for the Scarlet Knights with 15 attempts for 48 yds (3.2 yards per carry). The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ran the football 51 different times and accumulated 220 yds, earning them an average of 4.3 yards per attempt. In all, they ran 80 plays which totaled 365 yds. Rutgers allowed 8 pass completions on 27 attempts for 148 yards, and a completion percentage of 29.6%. Against the rush, the Scarlet Knights gave up 113 yards on 36 attempts, which calculates to 3.1 yds per rush surrendered.
The Scarlet Knights have tallied 365 yards in total for the year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Rutgers has compiled 1 touchdown through the air and 6 touchdowns via the ground. Rutgers has amassed 21 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 1 penalty for 15 yds. Offensively they average 220.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 38th in the nation. When it comes to scoring, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have an average of 61.0 PPG.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Scarlet Knights have given up 148 yds which puts them in 42nd in the country. They are conceding 148.0 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 29.6%. For the season, they are granting 261.0 yards per contest ranking them 38th in the nation. They are giving up 3.1 yards per rushing attempt and 113.0 rushing yards per contest this season. During the season, they have allowed 113 yards via the running game in 1 game. The Scarlet Knights rank 55th in college football concerning team defense, giving up 14.0 points per game.
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The Orange head into this matchup 1-0 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Orange walked away with a victory by a final of 29-9 against the Ohio Bobcats. Tommy Devito ended the game with 92 yards on 11/17 through the air while his quarterback rating was 110.2. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 5.4. Sean Tucker ran the ball 25 times for 181 yds, ending the game with 7.2 yards per carry for Syracuse. The Orange finished the contest with a total of 385 yards and they ran 60 plays (6.4 yards per play). Syracuse ran the ball for 6.8 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 293 yards on 43 attempts. Syracuse gave up 32 running attempts for 134 yds (4.2 yards per rush). The Orange secondary allowed a completion percentage of 74.2%, surrendering 212 yds on 23 for 31 through the air.
In terms of their scoring prowess, the Orange are ranked 72nd in the nation averaging 29.0 points per game. For the season to this point, the Orange have thrown for 92 passing yards, ranking them 127th in college football. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 385.0 yards/contest, which has them ranked 68th in Division 1. The Syracuse offense has racked up 39 penalty yds on 4 infractions, ranking them 100th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team.
Syracuse has conceded a total of 134 yards via the ground game. They have surrendered 0 TDs from the passing game in addition to 212.0 yards per game, which has them in 82nd in D-1. The Orange defense has been on the field for 63 plays, which ranks 56th in D-1. The Orange are relinquishing 9.0 points per contest, ranking them 32nd in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Scarlet Knights/Orange college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Scarlet Knights -2
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