USC Trojans vs California Golden Bears Prediction, 12/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs California Golden Bears
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Bears (-4)
The USC Trojans (4-7) are on their way to California Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will play the California Golden Bears (4-7). USC opens this contest as 4-point underdogs. The over/under is 58.
The USC Trojans head into this matchup 4-7 for this season. In their last matchup, the Trojans played the BYU Cougars and ended up losing by a score of 35-31. Jaxson Dart finished 23/35 with 248 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 134.7 and ended the contest with no interceptions. Vavae Malepeai led the offense in rushing for the Trojans with 20 totes for 99 yds (5.0 yards per carry). The USC Trojans ended up running the ball 44 times and compiled 210 yards, which earned them an average of 4.8 yards per attempt. In the game, they ran 80 plays which converted into 458 yds. USC allowed 20 completions on 32 attempts for a total of 276 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.5%. When it came to stopping the run, the Trojans conceded 189 yds on 42 tries, which calculates to 4.5 yards per rush surrendered.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the USC Trojans are averaging 30.0 points per contest. As a unit they have an average of 145.5 yards rushing which has them sitting 83rd in Division 1. The Trojans have earned 4,915 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, USC has compiled 19 touchdowns via the pass and 17 touchdowns via the ground. USC has 284 1st downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 89 infractions for 861 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 18 different times.
The Trojans are sitting in 118th in college football regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 32.5 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.8 yards per attempt on the ground and 175.2 rushing yards per game this year. In total, they have allowed 1,927 running yards through 11 games. When talking about passing yards, the Trojans are conceding 2,725 yds which has them ranked 80th in college football. They are allowing 247.7 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 63.8%. Over the course of this year, they are allowing 422.9 yards per outing putting them 110th in the country. They have granted 20 touchdowns through the air as well as 26 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Golden Bears head into this game 4-7 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Golden Bears took a defeat with a final score of 42-14 when they faced the UCLA Bruins. Chase Garbers walked away from the contest with 125 yards on 16/31 through the air while his quarterback rate was 72.6. He had 2 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.0. Christopher Brooks carried the football 12 times for 61 yards, finishing the contest with 5.1 yards per attempt for California. The Golden Bears finished with 217 yds and they ran 63 plays (3.4 yds per play). California rushed for 2.9 yds per carry, finishing the game with 92 yards on 32 carries. California gave up 44 rushing attempts for 282 yards (6.4 yds per carry). The Golden Bears passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 67.9%, surrendering 164 yds on 19 out of 28 passing.
When discussing putting points on the board, the Golden Bears rank 98th in college football averaging 23.7 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Golden Bears have thrown for 2,482 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 225.6 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 70th in Division 1. The California Golden Bears have an average of 397.4 yards per contest, ranking them 70th in the country. The California offense has compiled 651 yds of penalties on 69 violations, ranking them 78th in the country in terms of making mistakes.
The Golden Bears are relinquishing 23.0 points per game, which has them 55th in college football. California has given up a total of 1,536 yards rushing (139.6 yards/game) and 13 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. This year, they have relinquished 253 points in total. They have given up 18 touchdowns from the passing game and 227.5 yards per game, which has them ranked 78th in college football. The Golden Bears defense has taken the field for 748 plays, which is good for 27th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Golden Bears college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Trojans +4
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