Temple Owls vs Akron Zips Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Temple Owls vs Akron Zips
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: InfoCision Stadium in Akron, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Zips (+7)
The Temple Owls (0-1) are en route to InfoCision Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Akron Zips (0-1). Akron opens this contest as 7-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 54.
The Temple Owls come into this matchup with a record of 0-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Owls faced the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 61-14. D'Wan Mathis connected on 8/24 with 148 yards passing. He had a QB rate of 76.8 and ended the game with 1 interception. Edward Saydee was the rushing leader for the Owls with 12 totes for 57 yds (4.8 yds per carry). Overall, they ran 63 plays which gave them 261 yds. The Temple Owls rushed the ball a total of 36 times and totaled 113 yards, which is an average of 3.1 yds per carry. In the running game, the Owls gave up 220 yards on 51 tries, which is an average of 4.3 yds per rush allowed. Temple allowed 16 pass completions on 29 tries for 145 yds, and a completion rate of 55.2%.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Temple Owls have an average of 14.0 points per game. As a team they maintain an average of 113.0 yards rushing which has them sitting 91st in the nation. The Owls have tallied 261 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Temple has compiled 0 passing touchdowns and 2 touchdowns via the ground. Temple has earned 13 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 6 infractions for 30 yds.
The Owls rank 142nd in D-1 concerning team defense, giving up 61.0 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 4.3 yards per tote and 220.0 rushing yards per game this year. During this campaign, they have conceded 220 yards via the ground game in 1 game. When it comes to passing yards, the Owls are allowing 145 yds which ranks them 40th in college football. They have allowed 145.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 55.2%. For the year, they have given up 365.0 yards/outing putting them 84th in college football.
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The Zips step onto the field holding a record of 0-1 this season. In their last game, the Zips took a defeat with a final score of 60-10 against the Auburn Tigers. Kato Nelson ended the game with 62 yds on 9/14 passing while his quarterback rating was 101.5. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.4. Jonzell Norrils carried the ball 12 times for 22 yards, walking away from the game with 1.8 yds per attempt for Akron. Akron ran the football for 0.6 yards per attempt, finishing with 21 yards on 35 attempts. The Zips finished the game with 212 yards while running 62 plays (3.4 yds per play). The Zips secondary conceded a completion rate of 81.5%, surrendering 297 yards on 22 out of 27 through the air. Akron gave up 32 rushing attempts for 316 yds (9.9 yds per carry).
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Zips are sitting 111th in college football scoring 10.0 points per outing. During this campaign to this point, the Zips have compiled 191 passing yards, which ranks 83rd in college football. The Akron Zips are averaging 212.0 yards per contest, which ranks them 125th in Division 1. The Akron offense has accrued 35 yds of penalties on 5 infractions, which has them ranked 93rd in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team.
Akron has given up a total of 316 rushing yards. They have yielded 3 touchdowns via the pass and 297.0 yards/contest, which has them in 120th in college football. The Zips defense has taken the field for 59 plays, ranking them 36th in college football. The Zips are allowing 60.0 PPG, which has them 141st in college football.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Zips college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Owls -7
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