Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Virginia Cavaliers Prediction, 9/24/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Cavaliers (-5)
The Virginia Cavaliers (2-1) will try to beat the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-0) at Scott Stadium on Friday. Virginia opens this game as 5-point favorites. The total is 69.5.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons come into this matchup with a record of 3-0 this season. In their last matchup, the Demon Deacons played against the Florida State Seminoles and took home the win by a score of 35-14. Sam Hartman went 22/31 with 259 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 156.0 and finished the contest with 1 pick. Christian Beal led the offense in rushing for the Demon Deacons with 19 attempts for 95 yds (5.0 yards per attempt). The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ran the rock 58 times and totaled 225 yds, which is an average of 3.9 yds per carry. Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 89 plays which gave them 484 yards. Wake Forest surrendered 16 pass completions on 22 attempts for 226 yards, and a completion rate of 72.7%. Against the run, the Demon Deacons conceded 91 yards on 29 tries, which is an average of 3.1 yards per run allowed.
In terms of scoring, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have an average of 39.3 points per outing. As a unit they have an average of 183.3 yards on the ground which ranks them 49th in D-1. The Demon Deacons have earned 1,249 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Wake Forest has earned 6 touchdowns via the pass and 8 rushing touchdowns. Wake Forest has a total of 69 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 14 penalties for 138 yds. They have surrendered the football 4 times.
The Demon Deacons are sitting in 27th in Division 1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 13.3 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per attempt on the ground and 125.7 rushing yards per game so far this season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 377 rushing yards through 3 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Demon Deacons are giving up 548 yds which ranks them 50th in Division 1. They have allowed 182.7 yards per outing through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 58.4%. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 308.3 yards per outing ranking them 53rd in the nation.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with a record of 2-1 for this year. In their last game, the Cavaliers took a loss by a score of 59-39 when they played the North Carolina Tar Heels. Brennan Armstrong (4 touchdowns) ended the contest with 554 yds on 39/54 through the air while his QB rate was 179.1. He had 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 10.3. Mike Hollins ran the football 4 times for 13 yds, finishing the game with 3.3 yards per carry for Virginia. Virginia ran for 1.0 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 21 yds on 22 attempts. The Cavaliers finished the contest with a total of 574 yards while running 79 plays (7.3 yds per play). The Cavaliers passing defense gave up a completion rate of 66.7%, surrendering 307 yards on 14 for 21 passing. Virginia relinquished 47 rush attempts for 392 yards (8.3 yards per carry).
When discussing how much they score, the Cavaliers are ranking 20th in college football holding an average of 41.3 points per contest. During the season to this point, the Cavaliers have thrown for a total of 1,315 yards through the air not to mention an average of 438.3 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 2nd in Division 1. The Virginia Cavaliers hold an average of 558.3 yards/contest, ranking them 5th in college football. The Virginia offense has 198 penalty yards on 19 violations, ranking them 57th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team.
Virginia has allowed the opposition a total of 602 yards rushing (200.7 yards/game) as well as 4 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have allowed 6 touchdowns via the pass as well as 205.7 yards/game, ranking them 74th in college football. The Cavaliers defense has been on the field for 193 plays, which is good for 56th in the nation. The Cavaliers are surrendering 24.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 85th in the country. Overall, they have given up 73 total points.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Cavaliers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons +5
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