UMass Minutemen vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UMass Minutemen vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Brooks Stadium in Conway, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Chanticleers (-34)
Brooks Stadium is where the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (3-0) will meet the UMass Minutemen (0-3) on Saturday. Coastal Carolina opens as 34-point favorites. The total has been set at 67.
The UMass Minutemen come into this matchup with a record of 0-3 for this season. In their last contest, the Minutemen faced the Eastern Michigan Eagles and ended up losing by a score of 42-28. Ellis Merriweather led the offense in rushing for the Minutemen with 23 carries for 142 yds (6.2 yards per carry). Brady Olson went 22/38 with 288 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 133.7 and finished the game with 1 interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Minutemen gave up 184 yds on 42 attempts, which averages out to 4.4 yards per run surrendered. UMass relinquished 16 pass completions on 24 attempts for a total of 323 yds, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. When all was said and done, they ran 73 plays which gave them a total of 519 yards. The UMass Minutemen ended up running the ball 34 times and accounted for 206 yds, which came out to an average of 6.1 yds per carry.
The Minutemen have tallied 1,063 total yards for the season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, UMass has amassed 5 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 6 different times. UMass has 61 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 18 penalties for 190 yards. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 123.0 yards on the ground which is 107th in D-1. When it comes to scoring, the UMass Minutemen have an average of 21.0 points per outing.
Concerning passing yards, the Minutemen are giving up 919 yds which has them ranked 130th in Division 1. They have given up 306.3 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 73.4%. Over the course of this season, they are granting 525.0 yards/game which has them ranked 139th in the nation. They are giving up an average of 5.2 yards per run and 218.7 yards on the ground per contest on the campaign. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 656 rushing yards through 3 contests. The Minutemen sit in 141st in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 46.0 PPG.
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The Chanticleers head into this matchup 3-0 this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Chanticleers walked away with a victory by a final of 28-25 when they faced the Buffalo Bulls. Shermari Jones ran the ball 16 times for 149 yds, ending the game with 9.3 yards per carry for Coastal Carolina. Grayson McCall (3 touchdowns) finished the contest with 232 yards on 13/19 through the air while his QB rate was 212.6. He had 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 12.2. Coastal Carolina conceded 47 rush attempts for 262 yds (5.6 yds per carry). The Chanticleers secondary gave up a completion rate of 61.9%, surrendering 146 yds on 13 for 21 passing. The Chanticleers finished the game with a total of 444 yds while they ran 61 plays (7.3 yds per play). Coastal Carolina ran for 5.0 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 212 yards on 42 carries.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers average 504.7 yards per contest, which ranks them 20th in the country. The Coastal Carolina offense has totaled 110 yards of penalties on 11 infractions, which is 122nd in the nation in terms of helping out the other team. During this campaign to this point, the Chanticleers have compiled 825 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 275.0 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 37th in the nation. Regarding their ability to score points, the Chanticleers are ranked 14th in the country by scoring 43.0 points per game.
The Chanticleers are surrendering 20.3 PPG, which has them sitting 65th in the country. Coastal Carolina has yielded a total of 659 yards rushing (219.7 yards per contest) as well as 8 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this season. Overall, they have allowed 61 pts. They have allowed no TDs via the pass and 132.7 yards/game, which puts them in 19th in D-1. The Chanticleers defense has taken part in 196 plays, which is good for 64th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Minutemen/Chanticleers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Minutemen +34
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