Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Buckeyes (-26.5)
Ohio Stadium is the site where the Ohio State Buckeyes (1-1) will attempt to beat the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (0-2) on Saturday. Tulsa opens this contest as 26.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 60.5.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane step onto the field holding a record of 0-2 this season. In their last game, the Golden Hurricane faced the Oklahoma State Cowboys and went home with a loss by a final score of 28-23. Davis Brin finished 19/27 with 224 yards through the air. He had a QB rating of 140.1 and walked away from the game with no picks. Deneric Prince was the best rusher for the Golden Hurricane with 16 carries for 34 yds (2.1 yds per carry). The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ended up running the ball 38 times and totaled 125 yards, which earned them an average of 3.3 yds per attempt. When the final whistle blew, they ran 65 plays which gave them a total of 349 yds. Tulsa allowed 15 completions on 26 tries for a total of 173 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.7%. On the ground, the Golden Hurricane conceded 149 yards on 40 attempts, which is an average of 3.7 yards per rush allowed.
Regarding scoring points, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are sitting at 20.0 points per game. As a unit they're averaging 186.0 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 43rd in the country. The Golden Hurricane have earned 797 total yards for the season. In terms of notching touchdowns, Tulsa has compiled 0 passing touchdowns and 4 touchdowns via the ground. Tulsa has earned 37 first downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 18 infractions for 183 yards.
In terms of passing yardage, the Golden Hurricane have given up 484 yds which puts them in 112th in D-1. They have conceded 242.0 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 69.4%. During the season, they have surrendered 360.5 yards/game ranking them 100th in the nation. They are allowing an average of 2.8 yards per rush on the ground and 118.5 rushing yards per game so far this year. For the season, they have allowed 237 rushing yards through 2 contests. The Golden Hurricane are ranked 87th in college football when it comes to team defense, allowing 23.5 points per contest.
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The Buckeyes head into this game 1-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Buckeyes took a loss by a final score of 35-28 when they played the Oregon Ducks. C.J. Stroud (3 touchdowns) finished the game with 484 yds on 35/54 passing while his quarterback rating was 154.7. He tossed 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 9.0. Miyan Williams carried the rock 14 times for 77 yards, walking away from the game with 5.5 yds per attempt for Ohio State. The Buckeyes finished the game with 612 yards and they ran 85 plays (7.2 yards per play). Ohio State rushed the football for 4.1 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 128 yds on 31 attempts. Ohio State conceded 38 run attempts for 269 yds (7.1 yards per rush). The Buckeyes passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 48.6%, relinquishing 236 yds on 17 for 35 passing.
The Ohio State Buckeyes maintain an average of 553.5 yards per contest, which has them sitting 6th in college football. The Ohio State offense has 119 yards of penalties on 13 infractions, which has them sitting 43rd in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition. For the year to this point, the Buckeyes have thrown for 778 passing yards as well as an average of 389.0 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 3rd in D-1. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Buckeyes are sitting 40th in the country by scoring 36.5 PPG.
The Buckeyes are relinquishing 33.0 points per game, which puts them 122nd in the nation. Ohio State has surrendered a total of 472 yards on the ground (236.0 yards per game) and 6 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. This season, they have conceded 66 total points. They have surrendered 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 220.5 yards/contest, which has them in 106th in Division 1. The Buckeyes defense has been on the field for 148 plays, ranking them 126th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Golden Hurricane/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -26.5
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