Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs North Carolina Tar Heels Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Tar Heels (-3)
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-0) are hitting the road to Kenan Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels (4-4). Wake Forest is 3-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 76.5.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons step onto the field holding a record of 8-0 this season. The last time they took the field, the Demon Deacons played the Duke Blue Devils and went home with a win by a final score of 45-7. Sam Hartman connected on 24/37 with 402 yards passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 182.9 and finished the game without throwing an interception. Christian Turner was the rushing leader for the Demon Deacons with 10 attempts for 75 yds (7.5 yds per attempt). The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ended up running the ball 42 times and accounted for 266 yds, which is an average of 6.3 yards per attempt. Overall, they had 83 plays which gave them a total of 677 yds. Wake Forest relinquished 12 pass completions on 24 attempts for 155 yds, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. In the running game, the Demon Deacons conceded 160 yards on 38 tries, which averages out to 4.2 yds per run allowed.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 43.4 points per outing. As a team they have an average of 184.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 46th in the country. The Demon Deacons have tallied 3,964 total yards this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Wake Forest has totaled 22 touchdowns via the pass and 20 touchdowns on the ground. Wake Forest has 191 first downs, and they have been flagged for 41 infractions for 369 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 7 different times.
In terms of passing yards, the Demon Deacons are conceding 1,758 yds which has them sitting in 69th in college football. They are conceding 219.8 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 59.1%. Over the course of this year, they are conceding 422.1 yards per game ranking them 110th in the nation. They have surrendered 14 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 11 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing an average of 4.7 yards per tote and 202.4 yards on the ground per game this year. For the season, they have conceded 1,619 rushing yards through 8 contests. The Demon Deacons are sitting in 67th in the nation concerning team defense, giving up 23.9 points per game.
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The Tar Heels step onto the field holding a record of 4-4 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Tar Heels went home defeated by a final of 44-34 when they faced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Sam Howell (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 341 yards on 24/31 through the air while his quarterback rating was 174.0. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 11.0. Sam Howell carried the rock 18 times for 101 yds, finishing the game with 5.6 yds per carry for North Carolina. The Tar Heels finished the game with 564 yds on 71 plays (7.9 yds per play). North Carolina ran the football for 5.6 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 223 yds on 40 attempts. North Carolina allowed 41 running attempts for 295 yards (7.2 yards per rush). The Tar Heels pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 69.2%, relinquishing 230 yds on 18 for 26 passing.
When looking at their scoring prowess, the Tar Heels sit 22nd in D-1 averaging 36.5 PPG. During the season thus far, the Tar Heels have thrown for a total of 2,246 yards through the air along with holding an average of 280.8 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 24th in the nation. The North Carolina Tar Heels average 482.9 yards per outing, ranking them 12th in the nation. The North Carolina offense has racked up 548 penalty yards on 58 infractions, which ranks 29th in the country in terms of making mistakes.
North Carolina has surrendered a total of 1,410 yards via the ground game (176.3 yards per game) and 16 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have yielded 13 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 221.0 yards/contest, ranking them 73rd in the country. The Tar Heels defense has been on the field for 541 plays, which is good for 65th in the country. The Tar Heels are giving up 30.8 PPG, which puts them 113th in the nation. This season, they have given up 246 points.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Tar Heels college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tar Heels -3
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