Vanderbilt Commodores vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Rams (-7)
The Colorado State Rams (0-1) will take on the Vanderbilt Commodores (0-1) at Canvas Stadium on Saturday. Colorado State opens this contest as 7-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 51.
The Vanderbilt Commodores step onto the field holding a record of 0-1 this year. In their last matchup, the Commodores played the East Tennessee State Buccaneers and ended up losing by a score of 23-3. Ken Seals went 20/35 with 195 yards passing. He had a quarterback rating of 92.5 and finished the contest with 2 interceptions. Re'Mahn Davis led the offense in rushing for the Commodores with 15 totes for 58 yds (3.9 yards per attempt). The Vanderbilt Commodores ended up running the ball 31 different times and totaled 85 yards, which is an average of 2.7 yards per carry. In the game, they tallied 75 plays which gave them a total of 321 yds. Vanderbilt surrendered 13 pass completions on 22 attempts for a total of 135 yds, and a completion rate of 59.1%. When it came to stopping the run, the Commodores conceded 179 yds on 37 attempts, which calculates to 4.8 yards per rush surrendered.
Regarding scoring points, the Vanderbilt Commodores hold an average of 3.0 points per outing. As a unit they're averaging 85.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 103rd in D-1. The Commodores have earned 321 total yards this year. Vanderbilt has amassed 23 first downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 8 infractions for 70 yards.
The Commodores are sitting in 87th in college football regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 23.0 PPG. They are giving up 4.8 yards per tote and 179.0 yards on the ground per contest this year. In total, they have allowed 179 rushing yards through 1 contest. When it comes to yards through the air, the Commodores have allowed 135 yards which has them ranked 35th in college football. They are giving up 135.0 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 59.1%. For the season, they have surrendered 314.0 yards per contest which puts them 63rd in the nation.
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The Rams step onto the field holding a record of 0-1 this season. In their last game, the Rams walked away with a loss by a score of 42-23 when they faced the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. Todd Centeio (1 touchdown) finished the game with 304 yards on 29/42 through the air while his quarterback rate was 137.7. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 7.2. David Bailey ran the football 19 times for 46 yds, finishing the game with 2.4 yards per attempt for Colorado State. Colorado State ran the ball for 3.1 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 124 yards on 40 carries. The Rams finished the game with 462 yards while running 89 plays (5.2 yards per play). The Rams secondary gave up a completion percentage of 64.3%, relinquishing 224 yds on 18 for 28 through the air. Colorado State allowed 34 attempts on the ground for 242 yds (7.1 yds per rush).
Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Rams rank 84th in college football with an average of 23.0 points per contest. For the year thus far, the Rams have thrown for a total of 338 passing yards, which ranks 16th in D-1. The Colorado State Rams have an average of 462.0 yards/game, which has them sitting 39th in the nation. The Colorado State offense has compiled 50 yards of penalties on 5 violations, which has them ranked 90th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes.
The Rams are surrendering 42.0 points per game, which has them ranked 129th in the country. Colorado State has given up a total of 242 rushing yards. They have yielded 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 224.0 yards/game, which has them sitting 87th in the nation. The Rams defense has taken the field for 62 plays, which ranks them 55th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Commodores/Rams college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Commodores +7
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