South Alabama Jaguars vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Alabama Jaguars vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Volunteers (-27)
Neyland Stadium is the location where the Tennessee Volunteers (5-5) will play the South Alabama Jaguars (5-5) on Saturday. South Alabama opens this matchup as 27-point dogs. The total is 63.
The South Alabama Jaguars head into this matchup 5-5 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Jaguars played the Appalachian State Mountaineers and ended up losing by a score of 31-7. Terrion Avery was the rushing leader for the Jaguars with 11 totes for 24 yards (2.2 yards per carry). Desmond Trotter finished 21/38 with 226 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 103.4 and walked away from the contest with 2 interceptions. In the running game, the Jaguars gave up 119 yds on 27 attempts, which averages out to 4.4 yds per rush surrendered. South Alabama allowed 17 pass completions on 25 attempts for 201 yards, and a completion rate of 68.0%. On the day, they tallied 71 plays which gave them a total of 284 yards. The South Alabama Jaguars ended up running the ball 33 different times and accrued 58 yds, which came out to an average of 1.8 yds per carry.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the South Alabama Jaguars are averaging 26.4 points per game. Offensively they're averaging 128.6 yards on the ground ranking them 100th in D-1. The Jaguars have earned 3,791 total yards over the course of this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, South Alabama has compiled 18 touchdowns via the pass and 15 touchdowns on the ground. South Alabama has recorded 195 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 51 penalties for 507 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 17 different times.
The Jaguars are ranked 61st in Division 1 concerning team defense, giving up 23.0 points per game. The opposition is running for 3.5 yards per run and 120.4 rushing yards per game on the season. For the year, they have given up 1,204 yards via the ground game in 10 contests. Concerning yards via the pass, the Jaguars have conceded 2,014 yds which ranks them 45th in the nation. They have given up 201.4 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 56.7%. Overall, they have yielded 321.8 yards/contest which puts them 28th in the nation. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns via the pass as well as 13 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Volunteers come into this game with a record of 5-5 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Volunteers took a defeat with a final score of 42-17 against the Georgia Bulldogs. Hendon Hooker (1 TD) ended the contest with 244 yds on 24/37 through the air while his quarterback rating was 131.7. He tossed 1 interception and his Y/A was 6.6. Jabari Small ran the football 12 times for 49 yards, walking away from the game with 4.1 yds per carry for Tennessee. The Volunteers finished the contest with a total of 387 yds while they ran 83 plays (4.7 yards per play). Tennessee ended up running for 1.5 yds per carry, finishing the game with 55 yds on 36 carries. Tennessee gave up 49 attempts on the ground for 225 yards (4.6 yds per rush). The Volunteers secondary gave up a completion percentage of 64.0%, relinquishing 387 yards on 32 out of 50 through the air.
In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Volunteers rank 17th in the country averaging 36.1 points per game. Over the course of the season thus far, the Volunteers currently sit at 2,498 yards via the pass as well as an average of 249.8 passing yards per contest, ranking them 51st in college football. The Tennessee Volunteers average 450.1 yards per contest, which has them sitting 23rd in the nation. The Tennessee offense has compiled 575 penalty yards on 65 violations, which has them sitting 55th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team.
The Volunteers are giving up 29.5 points per game, which has them ranked 101st in the country. Tennessee has surrendered a total of 1,654 yards via the ground game (165.4 yards per outing) as well as 22 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 295 points in total. They have allowed 15 touchdowns through the air as well as 259.5 yards/game, ranking them 118th in the nation. The Volunteers defense has taken part in 786 plays, which ranks 138th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jaguars +27
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