Stanford Cardinal vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Commodores (+11)
The Stanford Cardinal (1-1) are hitting the road to Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Vanderbilt Commodores (1-1). Stanford opens this game as 11-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 47.5.
The Stanford Cardinal head into this matchup 1-1 this season. In their last contest, the Cardinal went up against the USC Trojans and walked away with a win by a score of 42-28. Tanner McKee went 16/23 with 234 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 183.7 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Austin Jones led the offense in rushing for the Cardinal with 10 attempts for 13 yds (1.3 yards per carry). The Stanford Cardinal rushed the ball a total of 30 times and had 141 yards, which came out to an average of 4.7 yards per tote. Overall, they tallied 53 plays which gave them 375 yds. Stanford conceded 27 pass completions on 42 tries for 223 yds, and a completion rate of 64.3%. On the ground, the Cardinal conceded 185 yards on 33 tries, which is an average of 5.6 yds per run allowed.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Stanford Cardinal are sitting at 24.5 points per game. As a team they maintain an average of 90.0 yards in the run game which has them sitting 103rd in D-1. The Cardinal have attained 608 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Stanford has compiled 3 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. Stanford has tallied 32 1st downs, and they have committed 14 penalties for 92 yards.
Concerning passing yards, the Cardinal are giving up 367 yds which has them ranked 78th in college football. They are giving up 183.5 yards per contest via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 64.3%. For the year, they have surrendered 376.0 yards/contest which puts them 106th in the country. They are giving up 6.0 yards per run and 192.5 rushing yards per contest so far this season. In total, they have allowed 385 rushing yards through 2 games. The Cardinal are ranked 101st in D-1 regarding team defense, giving up 26.0 points per game.
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The Commodores come into this game with a record of 1-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Commodores got the victory with a final of 24-21 when they played the Colorado State Rams. Re'Mahn Davis carried the ball 17 times for 77 yards, ending the contest with 4.5 yds per carry for Vanderbilt. Ken Seals (2 touchdowns) finished the game with 236 yds on 26/41 passing while his quarterback rate was 127.9. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his Y/A was 5.8. Vanderbilt relinquished 33 attempts on the ground for 207 yds (6.3 yds per carry). The Commodores secondary allowed a completion rate of 52.6%, surrendering 238 yds on 20 out of 38 passing. The Commodores finished with a total of 342 yds while running 79 plays (4.3 yards per play). Vanderbilt rushed for 2.8 yds per attempt, totaling 104 yards on 37 attempts.
When discussing their ability to score points, the Commodores currently rank 122nd in the country holding an average of 13.5 PPG. Over the course of the season to this point, the Commodores have thrown for a total of 236 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 118.0 passing yards per game, ranking them 114th in Division 1. The Vanderbilt Commodores hold an average of 160.5 yards/game, which has them ranked 125th in the country. The Vanderbilt offense has compiled 70 penalty yds on 8 infractions, which is 101st in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Commodores are relinquishing 22.0 points per contest, which has them ranked 78th in D-1. Vanderbilt has yielded a total of 179 yards rushing (89.5 yards per game) as well as 0 TDs on the ground on the campaign. Overall, they have allowed 44 points in total. They have allowed the opposition 1 touchdown through the air and 67.5 yards per outing, ranking them 15th in the nation. The Commodores defense has participated in 59 plays, which has them ranked 15th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Cardinal/Commodores college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinal -11
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