Syracuse Orange vs Ohio Bobcats Prediction, 9/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Peden Stadium in Athens, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bobcats (+1)
The Syracuse Orange (1-10 last year) are en route to Peden Stadium on Saturday where they will play the Ohio Bobcats (2-1 last season). Ohio opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 57.
The Syracuse Orange finished the year with a 1-10 record. In their last matchup, the Orange played the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and went home with a loss by a final score of 45-21. Rex Culpepper finished 18/29 with 185 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 120.1 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Sean Tucker was the best rusher for the Orange with 23 attempts for 101 yds (4.4 yards per carry). The Syracuse Orange ended up running the ball 35 times and compiled 229 yards, earning them an average of 6.5 yds per carry. On the day, they tallied 65 plays for 414 yds. Syracuse relinquished 24 completions on 37 tries for a total of 285 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.9%. Against the run, the Orange conceded 283 yards on 40 tries, which calculates to 7.1 yds per rush surrendered.
The Orange earned 2,918 total yards for last year. They turned the football over 21 times. Syracuse amassed 15 touchdowns via the pass and 6 rushing touchdowns. Syracuse accumulated 145 1st downs as an offense, and they were flagged for 78 infractions for 740 yards. As a team they maintained an average of 92.0 yards on the ground, giving them a rank of 124th in Division 1. In terms of scoring, the Syracuse Orange were sitting at 17.8 points per game.
The Orange were ranked 103rd in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 32.7 points per game. They allowed 4.6 yards per tote and 209.2 rushing yards per game throughout last season. During the season, they gave up 2,301 rushing yards through 11 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Orange conceded 2,803 yards which put them in 128th in the nation. In their 11 games played last season, they gave up 254.8 yards per game via the pass and surrendering a completion percentage of 65.5%. They conceded 19 passing touchdowns in addition to 24 touchdowns on the ground. They allowed 464.0 yards per outing which ranked them 125th in the country.
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The Bobcats wrapped up their year holding a 2-1 record. The last time they took the field, the Bobcats walked away with a victory by a final of 52-10 when they faced the Bowling Green Falcons. De'Montre Tuggle carried the rock 15 times for 185 yds, ending the game with 12.3 yds per carry for Ohio. Kurtis Rourke (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 63 yds on 10/11 passing while his quarterback rating was 169.0. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 5.7. Ohio relinquished 32 rush attempts for 181 yards (5.7 yards per rush). The Bobcats pass defense conceded a completion rate of 42.9%, surrendering 125 yds on 9 out of 21 passing. The Bobcats finished the contest with a total of 436 yards on 63 plays (6.9 yds per play). Ohio rushed for 7.4 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 355 yds on 48 attempts.
Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Bobcats ranked 25th in college football averaging 34.3 points per outing. Last season, the Bobcats had a total of 438 yards via the pass as well as an average of 146.0 throwing yards per game, which had them sitting 119th in the country. They had an average of 216.7 run yards per game and rushed for 650 yards for the year. The Ohio Bobcats had an average of 362.7 yards per contest ranking them 92nd in Division 1. The Ohio offense accrued 144 yards of penalties on 20 infractions, which was good for 127th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team. They threw 0 interceptions while losing 2 fumbles and they recorded 52 first downs.
Ohio allowed the opposition a total of 581 yards on the ground (193.7 yards per outing) and 3 touchdowns via the rush over the course of last season. They compiled 1 fumbles and 5 picks during the previous year. They allowed 3 touchdowns through the air as well as 195.3 yards per game, which put them in 32nd in the nation. The Bobcats defense was on the field for 213 plays, which had them ranked 14th in Division 1. Overall, they conceded 50 points in total. The Bobcats conceded 16.7 PPG, which had them sitting 19th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orange -1
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