Syracuse Orange vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Seminoles (-3.5)
The Syracuse Orange (3-1) are en route to Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Florida State Seminoles (0-4). Florida State is 3.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 51.5.
The Syracuse Orange come into this matchup with a record of 3-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Orange played against the Liberty Flames and earned the victory with a final of 24-21. Garrett Shrader connected on 6/15 with 77 yards passing. He had a quarterback rating of 83.1 and finished the game with no interceptions. Sean Tucker led the offense in rushing for the Orange with 32 carries for 169 yds (5.3 yds per attempt). The Syracuse Orange ran the football 53 different times and recorded 228 yards, which earned them an average of 4.3 yards per carry. At the end of the game, they tallied 68 plays which converted into 305 yards. Syracuse relinquished 16 completions on 21 attempts for 219 yards, and a completion rate of 76.2%. On the ground, the Orange conceded 150 yards on 41 tries, which is an average of 3.7 yds per rush allowed.
The Orange have racked up 1,571 total yards this season. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Syracuse has amassed 2 touchdowns through the air and 13 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 5 times. Syracuse has compiled 81 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 33 penalties for 295 yards. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 218.5 yards on the ground which ranks them 20th in Division 1. Concerning putting points on the board, the Syracuse Orange have an average of 30.5 points per game.
The Orange are sitting in 42nd in the country when it comes to team defense, conceding 17.8 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.3 yards per rush and 85.3 yards on the ground per game for the season. Overall, they have allowed 341 running yards through 4 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Orange are giving up 704 yards which has them sitting in 45th in D-1. They have given up 176.0 yards per game via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 73.7%. In total, they have relinquished 261.3 yards per contest ranking them 22nd in Division 1. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 2 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Seminoles head into this game 0-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Seminoles took a defeat with a final score of 31-23 against the Louisville Cardinals. Jashaun Corbin carried the ball 11 times for 159 yards, finishing the contest with 14.5 yards per carry for Florida State. McKenzie Milton (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 248 yards on 24/39 passing while his quarterback rate was 118.3. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 6.4. Florida State allowed 41 running attempts for 131 yards (3.2 yards per rush). The Seminoles pass defense allowed a completion rate of 62.5%, relinquishing 264 yds on 25 out of 40 passing. The Seminoles finished the game with a total of 453 yds and they ran 75 plays (6.0 yards per play). Florida State ran the football for 5.7 yds per attempt, finishing with 205 yards on 36 carries.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Seminoles are ranking 102nd in college football holding an average of 23.0 PPG. During the season to this point, the Seminoles have thrown for a total of 785 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 196.3 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 95th in the nation. The Florida State Seminoles are averaging 385.3 yards/game, which is good for 78th in the nation. The Florida State offense has accrued 263 yards of penalties on 31 violations, which ranks 21st in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team.
Florida State has surrendered a total of 529 rushing yards (132.3 yards/game) in addition to 6 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have conceded 10 touchdowns via the pass as well as 282.8 yards/contest, which puts them in 128th in D-1. The Seminoles defense has taken part in 317 plays, ranking them 132nd in Division 1. The Seminoles are allowing 31.8 points per game, which has them ranked 118th in the nation. This year, they have conceded 127 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Seminoles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Seminoles -3.5
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