Akron Zips vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 9/17/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Akron Zips vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Volunteers (-48)
The Tennessee Volunteers (2-0) will go up against the Akron Zips (1-1) at Neyland Stadium on Saturday. Tennessee opens this contest as 48-point favorites. The total has been set at 66.
The Akron Zips come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Zips played against the Michigan State Spartans and went home with a loss by a final score of 52-0. Demarcus Irons Jr. finished 9/13 with 123 yards passing. He had a QB rating of 148.7 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. Demarcus Irons Jr. was the leader on the ground for the Zips with 7 carries for 30 yds (4.3 yards per carry). The Akron Zips ran the ball 27 times and totaled 22 yards, which earned them an average of 0.8 yds per attempt. For the game, they ran 62 plays which gave them a total of 225 yds. Akron relinquished 21 pass completions on 33 tries for 236 yds, and a completion percentage of 63.6%. On the ground, the Zips conceded 260 yds on 48 tries, which averages out to 5.4 yds per rush allowed.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Akron Zips have an average of 15.0 points per game. As a team they hold an average of 60.0 yards rushing ranking them 124th in Division 1. The Zips have earned 599 total yards this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Akron has amassed 2 passing touchdowns and 2 touchdowns on the ground. Akron has compiled 33 first downs, and they have been flagged for 14 infractions for 141 yards. They have surrendered the ball 4 times.
The Zips sit in 114th in college football in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 37.5 points per contest. They are giving up 5.1 yards per rushing attempt and 224.5 rushing yards per contest this year. In total, they have conceded 449 running yards through 2 games. Concerning passing yards, the Zips have conceded 490 yds which has them ranked 86th in the country. They have relinquished 245.0 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 63.2%. Overall, they have given up 469.5 yards/contest ranking them 119th in college football. They have yielded 1 touchdown by air as well as 8 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Volunteers come into this game with a record of 2-0 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Volunteers took home the win by a final score of 34-27 against the Pittsburgh Panthers. Hendon Hooker (2 TDs) finished the contest with 325 yds on 27/42 through the air while his QB rating was 145. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 7.7. Jaylen Wright ran the ball 9 times for 47 yards, ending the contest with 5.2 yds per carry for Tennessee. Tennessee ran the ball for 2.6 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 91 yards on 35 attempts. The Volunteers finished the contest with 416 yds on 77 plays (5.4 yds per play). The Volunteers secondary allowed a completion rate of 52.3%, relinquishing 274 yds on 23 for 44 through the air. Tennessee relinquished 39 running attempts for 141 yds (3.6 yards per carry).
The Tennessee Volunteers maintain an average of 481.0 yards/outing, which has them ranked 29th in Division 1. The Tennessee offense has racked up 118 yards of penalties on 13 infractions, ranking them 66th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition. During this campaign so far, the Volunteers have a total of 653 passing yards as well as holding an average of 326.5 passing yards per contest, ranking them 18th in Division 1. When looking at the points being put on the board, the Volunteers are ranking 29th in the nation holding an average of 43.5 PPG.
The Volunteers are surrendering 18.5 points per contest, which has them sitting 47th in the country. Tennessee has yielded a total of 215 yards rushing (107.5 yards per contest) as well as 1 touchdown via the rush for the year. In total, they have conceded 37 pts. They have allowed 3 touchdowns via the pass as well as 271.5 yards/outing, which has them ranked 106th in college football. The Volunteers defense has taken part in 153 plays, which is 104th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Zips/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Volunteers -48
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