Utah Utes vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 10/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Reser Stadium in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Beavers (+3)
The Oregon State Beavers (4-2) will play the Utah Utes (4-2) at Reser Stadium on Saturday. Oregon State is 3-point dogs. The total is set at 55.5.
The Utah Utes step onto the field holding a record of 4-2 this year. In their last game, the Utes played the Arizona State Sun Devils and notched a win by a score of 35-21. Cameron Rising connected on 21/33 with 247 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 134.4 and finished the game with 2 interceptions. Tavion Thomas led the offense in rushing for the Utes with 20 attempts for 84 yds (4.2 yards per carry). The Utah Utes ran the ball a total of 36 times and tallied 208 yards, which came out to an average of 5.8 yards per attempt. When all was said and done, they tallied 69 plays which gave them a total of 455 yards. Utah relinquished 20 pass completions on 31 attempts for 237 yds, and a completion rate of 64.5%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Utes conceded 148 yards on 35 attempts, which calculates to 4.2 yards per run allowed.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Utah Utes hold an average of 31.5 PPG. Offensively they're averaging 175.7 yards in the run game ranking them 51st in the country. The Utes currently have 2,410 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Utah has earned 12 touchdowns through the air and 11 touchdowns on the ground. Utah has a total of 135 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 26 penalties for 236 yds. They have turned the ball over 10 different times.
When it comes to passing yards, the Utes are conceding 1,292 yds which puts them in 46th in the nation. They are conceding 215.3 yards per contest via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 62.4%. During the season, they are allowing 347.8 yards per game which puts them 54th in Division 1. They have yielded 10 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.6 yards per run and 132.5 rushing yards per contest this year. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 795 rushing yards through 6 outings. The Utes are ranked 64th in the nation concerning team defense, giving up 22.7 points per game.
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The Beavers head into this game 4-2 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Beavers walked away with a loss by a score of 31-24 against the Washington State Cougars. B.J. Baylor ran the ball 18 times for 145 yards, ending the contest with 8.1 yds per attempt for Oregon State. Chance Nolan ended the contest with 158 yards on 11/25 passing while his QB rate was 81.1. He had 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.3. Oregon State allowed 24 running attempts for 92 yds (3.8 yds per rush). The Beavers secondary conceded a completion rate of 69.6%, surrendering 399 yards on 32 out of 46 passing. The Beavers finished with a total of 467 yards and they ran 71 plays (6.6 yards per play). Oregon State ran the ball for 6.9 yards per tote, totaling 309 yds on 45 attempts.
Regarding how much they score, the Beavers are ranking 32nd in Division 1 holding an average of 34.0 points per contest. For the year to this point, the Beavers have earned 1,196 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 199.3 throwing yards per game, which is ranked 96th in D-1. The Oregon State Beavers maintain an average of 441.8 yards per outing, ranking them 37th in the nation. The Oregon State offense has compiled 355 yds of penalties on 39 violations, which is 73rd in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards.
Oregon State has allowed a total of 628 yards rushing (104.7 yards/game) as well as 8 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the season. They have allowed 9 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 276.5 yards/contest, which has them ranked 126th in college football. The Beavers defense has taken the field for 415 plays, which is 53rd in college football. The Beavers are conceding 23.2 points per contest, which has them 71st in the country. In total, they have relinquished 139 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Beavers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Beavers +3
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