Tennessee Volunteers vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Faurot Field in Columbia, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-3)
Faurot Field is the location where the Missouri Tigers (2-2) will go up against the Tennessee Volunteers (2-2) on Saturday. Tennessee opens this matchup as 3-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total is set at 62.5.
The Tennessee Volunteers come into this matchup with a record of 2-2 for this year. In their last matchup, the Volunteers played the Florida Gators and ended up losing by a score of 38-14. Hendon Hooker went 13/23 with 221 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 165.9 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. Hendon Hooker was the rushing leader for the Volunteers with 13 attempts for 23 yards (1.8 yards per carry). Overall, they tallied 68 plays which gave them a total of 423 yards. The Tennessee Volunteers ended up rushing 37 different times and had 148 yards, which had them averaging 4.0 yds per attempt. Against the rush, the Volunteers conceded 283 yards on 40 attempts, which averages out to 7.1 yards per rush surrendered. Tennessee gave up 22 completions on 28 tries for 222 yards, and a completion percentage of 78.6%.
The Volunteers have tallied 1,685 total yards for the year. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Tennessee has compiled 8 touchdowns through the air and 10 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 6 different times. Tennessee has compiled 94 first downs, and they have committed 31 infractions for 299 yds. As a team they average 203.0 yards in the run game ranking them 33rd in the nation. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 35.5 PPG.
The Volunteers are ranked 67th in the country in terms of team defense, giving up 21.3 points per contest. The opposition is running for 3.3 yards per rushing attempt and 111.5 rushing yards per game for the campaign. For the season, they have given up 446 yards via the running game in 4 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Volunteers have conceded 854 yards which puts them in 75th in D-1. They are allowing 213.5 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.1%. Over the course of this year, they are granting 325.0 yards per outing ranking them 57th in the nation. They have granted 6 touchdowns by air as well as 4 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Tigers head into this game 2-2 this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Tigers took a loss by a score of 41-34 against the Boston College Eagles. Connor Bazelak (1 TD) ended the contest with 303 yds on 30/41 through the air while his quarterback rating was 133.5. He tossed 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.4. Tyler Badie carried the ball 18 times for 72 yards, walking away from the game with 4.0 yds per carry for Missouri. Missouri ended up running for 3.8 yds per attempt, totaling 88 yds on 23 carries. The Tigers finished with 391 yards and they ran 65 plays (6.0 yds per play). The Tigers passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 62.1%, surrendering 175 yds on 18 for 29 passing. Missouri gave up 49 rush attempts for 275 yards (5.6 yards per rush).
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Tigers rank 21st in D-1 averaging 38.8 points per outing. During this campaign so far, the Tigers have thrown for 1,294 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 323.5 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 12th in D-1. The Missouri Tigers have an average of 483.0 yards/game, which is good for 20th in the nation. The Missouri offense has compiled 169 yds of penalties on 19 infractions, which ranks 107th in college football in terms of helping out the other team.
Missouri has conceded a total of 1,083 rushing yards (270.8 yards/game) and 12 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. They have allowed the opposition 5 touchdowns via the pass and 183.5 yards/outing, ranking them 45th in college football. The Tigers defense has been on the field for 285 plays, which has them ranked 111th in the nation. The Tigers are giving up 32.0 PPG, which has them 120th in D-1. This season, they have surrendered 128 total points.
Who will win tonight's Volunteers/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Volunteers +3
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