Troy Trojans vs UL Monroe Warhawks Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Troy Trojans vs UL Monroe Warhawks
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Malone Stadium in Monroe, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Warhawks (+23)
Malone Stadium is the site where the UL Monroe Warhawks (1-1) will try to defeat the Troy Trojans (2-1) on Saturday. Troy is 23-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 49.5.
The Troy Trojans come into this matchup with a record of 2-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Trojans took the field against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and went home with a win by a final score of 21-9. Kimani Vidal was the rushing leader for the Trojans with 17 attempts for 45 yds (2.6 yds per carry). Taylor Powell went 27/39 with 255 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 141.1 and finished the game without throwing an interception. On the ground, the Trojans gave up -1 yds on 39 attempts, which averages out to 0.0 yards per run surrendered. Troy relinquished 16 pass completions on 27 attempts for a total of 157 yds, and a completion percentage of 59.3%. For the game, they tallied 72 plays which converted into 304 yds. The Troy Trojans ran the football 32 different times and recorded 49 yds, which earned them an average of 1.5 yards per attempt.
The Trojans have racked up 1,000 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring, Troy has compiled 5 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 4 different times. Troy has accumulated 58 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 17 penalties for 145 yards. As a team they're holding an average of 78.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 123rd in Division 1. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Troy Trojans have an average of 29.7 points per game.
Regarding passing yards, the Trojans are giving up 419 yards which ranks them 26th in Division 1. They are conceding 139.7 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 62.3%. In total, they have relinquished 228.0 yards/contest ranking them 17th in D-1. They are allowing an average of 2.3 yards per running attempt and 88.3 rushing yards per contest this year. In total, they have given up 265 rushing yards through 3 games. The Trojans are sitting in 19th in the country when it comes to team defense, giving up 11.0 points per game.
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The Warhawks step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Warhawks took home the win by a final score of 12-7 when they played the Jackson State Tigers. Rhett Rodriguez walked away from the game with 150 yards on 16/29 passing while his quarterback rating was 98.6. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 5.2. Chandler Rogers carried the football 12 times for 18 yards, ending the contest with 1.5 yds per attempt for UL Monroe. The Warhawks finished with 250 yds while running 76 plays (3.3 yards per play). UL Monroe rushed for 2.3 yards per tote, finishing the game with 94 yds on 41 attempts. UL Monroe allowed 17 run attempts for 26 yards (1.5 yds per rush). The Warhawks secondary gave up a completion percentage of 66.7%, relinquishing 259 yards on 28 for 42 through the air.
In relation to how much they score, the Warhawks currently rank 128th in D-1 by scoring 11.0 points per contest. For the season thus far, the Warhawks have racked up 226 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 113.0 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 124th in the country. The UL Monroe Warhawks hold an average of 169.0 yards per game, which has them ranked 130th in college football. The UL Monroe offense has compiled 50 yds of penalties on 6 infractions, which has them ranked 129th in college football in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Warhawks are surrendering 26.0 points per contest, which has them sitting 95th in the country. UL Monroe has allowed a total of 171 yards rushing (85.5 yards/game) and 2 touchdowns via the rush for the year. This season, they have given up 52 points in total. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 339.0 yards/outing, which has them ranked 137th in the nation. The Warhawks defense has been on the field for 125 plays, which is 15th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Warhawks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Trojans -23
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