UL Monroe Warhawks vs Kentucky Wildcats Prediction, 9/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UL Monroe Warhawks vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Kroger Field in Lexington, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (-29)
Kroger Field is where the Kentucky Wildcats (4-6 last year) will go up against the UL Monroe Warhawks (0-10 last season) on Saturday. UL Monroe opens as 29-point dogs. The total comes in at 52.5.
The UL Monroe Warhawks wrapped up their season with a 0-10 record. The last time they took the field, the Warhawks took on the Arkansas State Red Wolves and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 48-15. Jeremy Hunt connected on 20/34 with 203 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 118.7 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Josh Johnson was the best rusher for the Warhawks with 11 attempts for 51 yards (4.6 yards per attempt). The UL Monroe Warhawks ran the ball 36 different times and accrued 110 yards, which came out to an average of 3.1 yds per attempt. In all, they had 71 plays which gave them 323 yards. UL Monroe gave up 17 completions on 32 attempts for a total of 511 yds, and a completion rate of 53.1%. Against the run, the Warhawks conceded 78 yards on 32 tries, which is 2.4 yds per rush surrendered.
The Warhawks attained 3,057 total yards over the course of last year. They turned the football over 19 times. UL Monroe totaled 14 touchdowns via the pass and 8 touchdowns via the ground. UL Monroe totaled 165 1st downs as an offense, and they committed 48 penalties for 437 yds. As a team they maintained an average of 76.7 yds on the ground, which ranked them 128th in college football. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the UL Monroe Warhawks averaged 16.3 points per game.
The Warhawks were sitting in 139th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 42.0 PPG. They allowed an average of 5.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 249.0 rushing yards per contest last season. During the season, they allowed 2,490 running yards through 10 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Warhawks gave up 2,153 yds which put them in 85th in the country. In their 10 games, they conceded 215.3 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 58.1%. They conceded 20 touchdowns via the pass and 29 touchdowns on the ground. They surrendered 464.3 yards/outing which ranked them 126th in the country.
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The Wildcats wrapped up their season with a 4-6 mark. For their last game, the Wildcats took home the win by a final score of 23-21 when they played the NC State Wolfpack. Christopher Rodriguez Jr. carried the rock 17 times for 84 yds, ending the game with 4.9 yds per attempt for Kentucky. Terry Wilson finished the game with 92 yards on 13/21 passing while his QB rating was 98.7. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his Y/A was 4.4. Kentucky gave up 26 rush attempts for 50 yards (1.9 yds per carry). The Wildcats pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 67.5%, relinquishing 268 yds on 27 for 40 through the air. The Wildcats finished the game with a total of 383 yards and they ran 65 plays (5.9 yards per play). Kentucky rushed for 6.6 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 291 yards on 44 attempts.
The Kentucky Wildcats maintained an average of 311.5 yards per contest which ranked them 119th in the nation. They threw 5 interceptions while conceding 7 fumbles and they earned 172 first downs. They held an average of 187.4 yards per game via the ground game and ran for 1,874 yards for last season. The Kentucky offense accrued 512 yds of penalties on 53 infractions, which was good for 62nd in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards. For the previous year, the Wildcats compiled 1,241 yards via the pass together with an average of 124.1 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 124th in the country. Concerning their scoring prowess, the Wildcats had a ranking of 107th in the country with an average of 21.7 points per contest.
The Wildcats relinquished 26.4 points per game, which had them in 59th in Division 1. Last year, they surrendered 264 points in total. Kentucky allowed the opposition a total of 1,667 yards rushing (166.7 yards per game) and 16 touchdowns via the rush last year. They surrendered 17 touchdowns through the air as well as 220.3 yards per outing, which had them ranked 60th in Division 1. The Wildcats defense took part in 698 plays, which was good for 96th in the nation. They tallied 6 fumbles and 13 picks for the previous season.
Who will win tonight's Warhawks/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wildcats -29
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