Cincinnati Bearcats vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 9/3/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Location: Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Razorbacks (-7.5)
Razorback Stadium is the location where the Arkansas Razorbacks (8-4 last year) will compete against the Cincinnati Bearcats (13-1 last season) on Saturday. Arkansas opens as 7.5-point favorites. The total is set at 56.5.
The Cincinnati Bearcats wrapped up their year having a 13-1 record. In their last matchup, the Bearcats played the Alabama Crimson Tide and took a loss by a final of 27-6. Jerome Ford was the leader on the ground for the Bearcats with 15 carries for 77 yds (5.1 yards per carry). Desmond Ridder finished 17/32 with 144 yards passing. He had a QB rating of 90.9 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. When it came to stopping the run, the Bearcats gave up 301 yards on 47 tries, which calculates to 6.4 yds per rush surrendered. Cincinnati conceded 17 completions on 28 tries for 181 yards, and a completion rate of 60.7%. When the final whistle blew, they had 58 plays which converted into 218 yards. The Cincinnati Bearcats rushed the ball a total of 26 times and accrued 74 yards, which came out to an average of 2.8 yards per carry.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Cincinnati Bearcats held an average of 36.9 points per outing. Offensively they held an average of 172.3 yds on the ground, ranking this team 55th in D-1. The Bearcats earned 5,789 total yards over the course of last season. Cincinnati compiled 29 touchdowns through the air and 34 touchdowns via the ground. Cincinnati totaled 277 1st downs offensively, and they were called for 102 penalties for 759 yards. They turned the ball over 20 different times.
Concerning yards through the air, the Bearcats allowed 2,358 yds which ranked them 12th in D-1. In their 14 games, they relinquished 168.4 yards per contest via the pass as well as surrendering a completion percentage of 54.1%. They surrendered 317.6 yards/contest which put them 11th in the nation. They gave up 13 touchdowns via the pass and 14 running touchdowns. Opposing teams ran for an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt and 149.1 yards on the ground per game throughout last season. During the campaign, they gave up 2,087 rushing yards through 14 outings. The Bearcats ranked 7th in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 16.9 points per game.
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The Razorbacks ended the year with a 8-4 mark. When they last stepped on the field, the Razorbacks walked away with a victory by a final of 24-10 against the Penn State Nittany Lions. K.J. Jefferson ended the game with 98 yards on 14/19 through the air while his quarterback rating was 106.5. He had 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.2. K.J. Jefferson carried the ball 20 times for 110 yds, ending the game with 5.5 yards per attempt for Arkansas. The Razorbacks ended up finishing with 451 yards while running 78 plays (5.8 yds per play). Arkansas rushed the football for 6.1 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 353 yards on 58 attempts. Arkansas conceded 28 run attempts for 125 yards (4.5 yards per rush). The Razorbacks secondary allowed a completion rate of 42.9%, relinquishing 198 yards on 15 for 35 passing.
When looking at their scoring prowess, the Razorbacks were ranked 42nd in the country averaging 31.5 points per contest. For the previous season, the Razorbacks had a total of 2,683 yards through the air in addition to an average of 223.6 throwing yards per game, ranking them 73rd in D-1. The Arkansas Razorbacks held an average of 441.8 yards/game, which ranked them 28th in college football. The Arkansas offense accrued 786 yards of penalties on 98 violations, which ranked them 14th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition.
Arkansas allowed a total of 1,876 rushing yards (156.3 yards per outing) and 17 touchdowns via the rush last season. They yielded 16 touchdowns through the air in addition to 215.1 yards per game, which had them ranked 44th in Division 1. The Razorbacks defense took the field for 821 plays, which had them ranked 39th in college football. The Razorbacks surrendered 24.0 PPG, which had them ranked 46th in the country. Last year, they allowed 288 total points.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Razorbacks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Razorbacks -7.5
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