Stanford Cardinal vs USC Trojans Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs USC Trojans
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Trojans (-17)
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is the location where the USC Trojans (1-0) will attempt to beat the Stanford Cardinal (0-1) on Saturday. USC opens as 17-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 52.
The Stanford Cardinal head into this matchup 0-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Cardinal took the field against the Kansas State Wildcats and took a loss by a score of 24-7. Austin Jones was the leader on the ground for the Cardinal with 9 totes for 25 yards (2.8 yards per carry). Tanner McKee finished 15/18 with 118 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 156.7 and walked away from the game without throwing an interception. In the running game, the Cardinal conceded 200 yds on 31 attempts, which is 6.5 yds per run allowed. Stanford conceded 9 completions on 14 tries for 144 yards, and a completion rate of 64.3%. When all was said and done, they ran 52 plays for 233 yds. The Stanford Cardinal ran the rock 22 different times and accrued 39 yards, which is an average of 1.8 yds per carry.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Stanford Cardinal are sitting at 7.0 PPG. As a team they average 39.0 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 124th in D-1. The Cardinal have attained 233 total yards this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Stanford has totaled 1 touchdown through the air and no touchdowns via the ground. Stanford has earned 14 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 9 penalties for 65 yards.
The Cardinal rank 93rd in the country in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 24.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 6.5 yards per rush and 200.0 rushing yards per contest so far this year. In total, they have conceded 200 rushing yards through 1 contest. When talking about passing yards, the Cardinal are giving up 144 yards which ranks them 37th in the country. They are conceding 144.0 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 64.3%. In total, they have surrendered 344.0 yards/contest which has them ranked 73rd in the country.
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The Trojans head into this matchup 1-0 this season. When they last played, the Trojans got the victory with a final of 30-7 when they played the San Jose State Spartans. Kedon Slovis (2 TDs) ended the contest with 256 yds on 24/36 through the air while his quarterback rate was 144.7. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.1. Keaontay Ingram carried the ball 15 times for 86 yds, walking away from the contest with 5.7 yds per attempt for USC. USC rushed the ball for 4.7 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 160 yards on 34 attempts. The Trojans finished the contest with a total of 416 yds and they ran 70 plays (5.9 yards per play). The Trojans passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 52.2%, relinquishing 308 yards on 24 for 46 passing. USC gave up 19 running attempts for 68 yards (3.6 yds per rush).
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Trojans are 69th in Division 1 holding an average of 30.0 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Trojans have a total of 256 yards via the pass, which is ranked 54th in the nation. The USC Trojans have an average of 416.0 yards per game, ranking them 59th in D-1. The USC offense has racked up 35 yards of penalties on 4 violations, which is good for 99th in the nation in terms of giving up free yards.
The Trojans are conceding 7.0 PPG, which has them sitting 30th in Division 1. USC has allowed a total of 68 yards on the ground. They have allowed 0 TDs through the air in addition to 308.0 yards per game, which has them sitting 123rd in Division 1. The Trojans defense has taken the field for 65 plays, which is good for 73rd in college football.
Who will win tonight's Cardinal/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Trojans -17
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