Utah Utes vs USC Trojans Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs USC Trojans
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Trojans (-4)
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is where the USC Trojans (3-2) will try to defeat the Utah Utes (2-2) on Saturday. USC opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The total is 49.5.
The Utah Utes head into this game 2-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Utes faced the Washington State Cougars and walked away with a win by a score of 24-13. Cameron Rising went 13/23 with 137 yards passing. He had a QB rating of 106.6 and ended the game with no interceptions. T.J. Pledger was the rushing leader for the Utes with 10 carries for 117 yds (11.7 yds per carry). On the day, they tallied 54 plays which gave them 352 yds. The Utah Utes ran the ball 31 times and accumulated 215 yds, which came out to an average of 6.9 yds per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Utes gave up 70 yds on 37 attempts, which is an average of 1.9 yds per run allowed. Utah surrendered 25 completions on 38 tries for 248 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.8%.
The Utes have earned 1,469 total yards for the year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Utah has totaled 7 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns on the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 8 different times. Utah has 83 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 19 infractions for 161 yds. As a unit they're averaging 166.5 yards on the ground which has them sitting 60th in the nation. Regarding putting points on the board, the Utah Utes are sitting at 28.0 points per game.
Concerning yards via the pass, the Utes have given up 654 yards which has them ranked 15th in the country. They are allowing 163.5 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 61.7%. In total, they are conceding 302.3 yards/contest putting them 37th in the country. They have yielded 6 touchdowns via the pass as well as 2 touchdowns pounding the rock. The opposition is running for an average of 3.5 yards per attempt on the ground and 138.8 yards on the ground per contest this season. In total, they have conceded 555 yards via the running game in 4 games. The Utes are ranked 65th in the country when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 22.3 points per contest.
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The Trojans step onto the field holding a record of 3-2 this season. The last time they took the field, the Trojans walked away with a victory by a final of 37-14 when they played the Colorado Buffaloes. Kedon Slovis (3 touchdowns) finished the contest with 276 yards on 19/29 passing while his QB rate was 179.6. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 9.5. Keaontay Ingram carried the rock 14 times for 124 yds, ending the game with 8.9 yards per attempt for USC. The Trojans ended up finishing with 494 yards and they ran 64 plays (7.7 yards per play). USC ran for 6.2 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 218 yds on 35 carries. USC relinquished 39 attempts on the ground for 80 yards (2.1 yds per rush). The Trojans pass defense conceded a completion rate of 58.8%, relinquishing 162 yards on 10 out of 17 passing.
When looking at putting points on the board, the Trojans rank 43rd in D-1 with an average of 33.4 points per outing. Over the course of the season to this point, the Trojans currently sit at 1,509 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 301.8 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 20th in the country. The USC Trojans have an average of 439.2 yards/outing, which ranks them 37th in the country. The USC offense has totaled 404 yds of penalties on 41 infractions, which is 11th in the country in terms of giving up free yards.
The Trojans are allowing 24.4 PPG, which puts them 82nd in D-1. USC has allowed a total of 710 yards on the ground (142.0 yards per game) and 7 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. This year, they have allowed 122 points in total. They have conceded 9 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 219.4 yards/game, which has them in 73rd in college football. The Trojans defense has taken part in 308 plays, which is 49th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Trojans -4
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