Tennessee Volunteers vs Florida Gators Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Florida Gators
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Gators (-16.5)
The Florida Gators (2-1) welcome the Tennessee Volunteers (2-1) at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday. Florida is 16.5-point favorites. The total comes in at 60.5.
The Tennessee Volunteers head into this matchup 2-1 this year. The last time they took the field, the Volunteers faced off with the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and notched a win by a score of 56-0. Tiyon Evans was the best rusher for the Volunteers with 15 attempts for 41 yards (2.7 yds per carry). Hendon Hooker connected on 17/25 with 199 yards through the air and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 174.5 and ended the game without throwing an interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Volunteers gave up 35 yds on 28 tries, which averages out to 1.3 yards per run allowed. Tennessee gave up 17 pass completions on 36 attempts for a total of 144 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.2%. When all was said and done, they ran 79 plays which converted into 417 yards. The Tennessee Volunteers ended up running the ball 47 different times and had 202 yards, earning them an average of 4.3 yds per attempt.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 42.7 points per outing. As a team they maintain an average of 221.3 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 23rd in the country. The Volunteers have earned 1,262 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Tennessee has earned 6 passing touchdowns and 10 touchdowns via the ground. Tennessee has accounted for 74 first downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 21 infractions for 214 yards. They have surrendered the football 6 times.
Concerning yards through the air, the Volunteers are allowing 632 yards which has them ranked 77th in the nation. They are giving up 210.7 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 60.3%. In total, they are granting 265.0 yards per game which puts them 29th in D-1. They are allowing an average of 1.7 yards per tote and 54.3 rushing yards per game for the campaign. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 163 yards on the ground through 3 contests. The Volunteers rank 36th in college football concerning team defense, conceding 15.7 points per contest.
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The Gators head into this matchup 2-1 for this season. In their last game, the Gators took a loss by a final score of 31-29 when they faced the Alabama Crimson Tide. Emory Jones walked away from the contest with 181 yards on 17/27 passing while his QB rating was 111.9. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 6.7. Emory Jones ran the football 19 times for 80 yds, finishing the game with 4.2 yds per carry for Florida. The Gators finished the contest with a total of 439 yards and they ran 70 plays (6.3 yards per play). Florida ended up running for 6.0 yards per carry, finishing with 258 yards on 43 attempts. Florida surrendered 27 attempts on the ground for 88 yds (3.3 yards per rush). The Gators pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 62.9%, relinquishing 233 yds on 22 for 35 through the air.
The Florida Gators hold an average of 552.7 yards per contest, ranking them 8th in D-1. The Florida offense has racked up 203 yds of penalties on 20 infractions, which has them ranked 47th in the country in terms of helping out the other team. During this campaign so far, the Gators have thrown for 637 passing yards along with holding an average of 212.3 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 83rd in Division 1. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Gators are ranked 44th in the country with an average of 35.3 PPG.
The Gators are surrendering 21.7 PPG, which has them 73rd in D-1. Florida has given up a total of 289 rushing yards (96.3 yards per contest) as well as 4 touchdowns via the rush on the year. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 65 pts. They have given up 4 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 227.3 yards per game, which puts them in 94th in college football. The Gators defense has been on the field for 203 plays, which is good for 80th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Volunteers/Gators college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Gators -16.5
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