UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 9/24/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Bulldogs (-28)
The Fresno State Bulldogs (3-1) are welcoming the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (0-3) at Bulldog Stadium on Friday. UNLV opens this contest as 28-point underdogs. The over/under is 58.5.
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels head into this game 0-3 for this year. In their last game, the Runnin' Rebels played the Iowa State Cyclones and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 48-3. Charles Williams was the best rusher for the Runnin' Rebels with 19 carries for 42 yards (2.2 yards per carry). Cameron Friel went 8/13 with 67 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 89.4 and finished the contest with 1 interception. In the running game, the Runnin' Rebels gave up 184 yds on 37 tries, which is an average of 5.0 yds per run surrendered. UNLV allowed 23 completions on 30 attempts for 309 yards, and a completion rate of 76.7%. On the day, they ran 50 plays which converted into 134 yards. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels ran the ball a total of 31 times and recorded 40 yds, which came out to an average of 1.3 yds per carry.
Concerning scoring points, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels have an average of 15.3 points per game. As a unit they have an average of 109.0 yards on the ground which has them sitting 115th in D-1. The Runnin' Rebels have racked up 628 yards in total this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, UNLV has totaled 0 touchdown through the air and 4 rushing touchdowns. UNLV has accrued 35 1st downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 16 infractions for 132 yds. They have turned the ball over 3 times.
The Runnin' Rebels sit in 136th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 40.0 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.8 yards per rushing attempt and 190.3 rushing yards per game for the campaign. Overall, they have given up 571 rushing yards through 3 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Runnin' Rebels have given up 858 yds which ranks them 125th in Division 1. They have relinquished 286.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 73.4%. In total, they have relinquished 476.3 yards per outing which ranks them 132nd in college football.
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The Bulldogs come into this matchup with a record of 3-1 for this year. For their last game, the Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 40-37 when they faced the UCLA Bruins. Jake Haener (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 455 yds on 39/53 through the air while his quarterback rating was 154.4. He had 1 pick and his Y/A was 8.6. Ronnie Rivers carried the football 21 times for 136 yds, ending the game with 6.5 yds per attempt for Fresno State. Fresno State rushed the football for 3.1 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 114 yds on 37 attempts. The Bulldogs finished with 569 yards and they ran 90 plays (6.3 yards per play). The Bulldogs secondary conceded a completion rate of 58.3%, surrendering 278 yards on 14 for 24 passing. Fresno State relinquished 29 running attempts for 117 yds (4.0 yards per rush).
When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Bulldogs rank 12th in college football holding an average of 43.0 points per contest. For the season thus far, the Bulldogs have compiled 1,610 passing yards in addition to an average of 402.5 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 4th in D-1. The Fresno State Bulldogs hold an average of 538.5 yards per game, which is good for 10th in the nation. The Fresno State offense has totaled 264 penalty yards on 30 infractions, which is 7th in the nation in terms of hurting your team.
The Bulldogs are relinquishing 19.5 points per game, ranking them 61st in the nation. Fresno State has surrendered a total of 391 yards on the ground (97.8 yards per outing) as well as 5 touchdowns on the ground on the season. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 78 pts. They have yielded 5 touchdowns via the pass and 185.8 yards/game, ranking them 52nd in college football. The Bulldogs defense has taken the field for 259 plays, which is 137th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Runnin' Rebels/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Runnin' Rebels +28
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