USF Bulls vs East Carolina Pirates Prediction, 10/28/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USF Bulls vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Pirates (-7.5)
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is the location where the East Carolina Pirates (3-4) will go up against the USF Bulls (2-5) on Thursday. USF opens as 7.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 58.5.
The USF Bulls head into this game 2-5 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bulls went up against the Temple Owls and took home the win by a score of 34-14. Jaren Mangham was the rushing leader for the Bulls with 26 carries for 152 yds (5.8 yards per carry). Timmy Mcclain went 10/13 with 71 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 148.2 and finished the game with no interceptions. In the running game, the Bulls conceded 48 yards on 14 attempts, which is an average of 3.4 yards per rush surrendered. USF allowed 12 pass completions on 21 tries for a total of 183 yards, and a completion rate of 57.1%. When the final whistle blew, they ran 94 plays for 526 yds. The USF Bulls ended up running the ball 73 times and compiled 421 yds, which earned them an average of 5.8 yds per carry.
The Bulls have racked up 2,462 total yards for the season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, USF has compiled 2 touchdowns via the pass and 16 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the football 9 times. USF has 142 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 33 penalties for 337 yards. As a team they maintain an average of 182.1 yards on the ground which has them sitting 51st in D-1. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the USF Bulls are averaging 23.9 points per game.
The Bulls are ranked 120th in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 32.3 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.9 yards per run and 201.4 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,410 rushing yards through 7 contests. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Bulls are conceding 1,838 yards which has them ranked 108th in college football. They are conceding 262.6 yards per outing through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 62.7%. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 464.0 yards per game which ranks them 133rd in the country. They have conceded 16 touchdowns via the pass as well as 14 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Pirates step onto the field holding a record of 3-4 for this season. For their last game, the Pirates went home defeated by a final of 31-24 when they faced the Houston Cougars. Holton Ahlers (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 283 yards on 23/37 through the air while his QB rating was 144.2. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 7.6. Keaton Mitchell carried the rock 11 times for 38 yards, finishing the contest with 3.5 yds per attempt for East Carolina. The Pirates finished the game with 365 yards while they ran 72 plays (5.1 yds per play). East Carolina ended up running for 2.3 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 82 yards on 35 carries. East Carolina allowed 36 rush attempts for 87 yards (2.4 yards per rush). The Pirates pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 65.5%, surrendering 169 yds on 19 out of 29 passing.
The East Carolina Pirates maintain an average of 418.6 yards per contest, which has them sitting 58th in college football. The East Carolina offense has 409 penalty yds on 40 infractions, which has them sitting 94th in college football in terms of making mistakes. For the year thus far, the Pirates have thrown for 1,884 yards via the pass as well as an average of 269.1 passing yards per contest, putting them at 33rd in college football. Regarding how much they score, the Pirates are 68th in the country scoring 28.7 points per game.
The Pirates are allowing 28.4 PPG, which has them 97th in Division 1. East Carolina has surrendered a total of 1,047 yards on the ground (149.6 yards/game) in addition to 14 touchdowns rushing so far this season. This year, they have conceded 199 total points. They have given up 9 touchdowns through the air and 279.1 yards/game, which has them sitting 130th in Division 1. The Pirates defense has participated in 502 plays, which ranks 87th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulls +7.5
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