Fresno State Bulldogs vs Connecticut Huskies Prediction, 10/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (+24.5)
Pratt & Whitney Stadium is where the Connecticut Huskies (1-4) will meet the Fresno State Bulldogs (1-2) on Saturday. Connecticut opens this matchup as 24.5-point underdogs. The betting total is set at 56.5.
The Fresno State Bulldogs head into this game 1-2 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bulldogs took the field against the USC Trojans and took a loss by a score of 45-17. Logan Fife went 11/12 with 140 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 189.7 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Jordan Mims led the offense in rushing for the Bulldogs with 15 carries for 114 yds (7.6 yds per carry). In the game, they tallied 62 plays which converted into 421 yards. The Fresno State Bulldogs ran the rock 32 times and accumulated 164 yds, which came out to an average of 5.1 yds per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Bulldogs conceded 233 yards on 38 attempts, which calculates to 6.1 yards per run allowed. Fresno State gave up 25 completions on 37 tries for a total of 284 yards, and a completion rate of 67.6%.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Fresno State Bulldogs hold an average of 28.0 points per outing. As a team they average 156.7 yards rushing ranking this team at 74th in D-1. The Bulldogs have racked up 1,464 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Fresno State has amassed 4 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns. Fresno State has accumulated 80 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 19 infractions for 149 yds. They have turned the ball over 2 times.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Bulldogs have given up 714 yards which has them sitting in 28th in Division 1. They have conceded 238.0 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 57.9%. In total, they have given up 410.3 yards/contest putting them at 99th in the country. They have conceded 4 touchdowns by air in addition to 8 touchdowns via the ground game. The opposition is running for 4.9 yards per rush and 172.3 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. Overall, they have conceded 517 yards via the ground game in 3 games. The Bulldogs sit in 87th in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 29.0 PPG.
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The Huskies head into this matchup 1-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Huskies walked away with a loss by a score of 41-10 when they played the NC State Wolfpack. Zion Turner ended the contest with 39 yards on 10/12 through the air while his quarterback rate was 110.6. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 3.3. Victor Rosa ran the ball 6 times for 43 yds, walking away from the contest with 7.2 yards per carry for Connecticut. The Huskies finished the game with a total of 160 yds while running 47 plays (3.4 yds per play). Connecticut ended up running for 3.8 yards per carry, finishing with 121 yds on 32 carries. Connecticut allowed 33 attempts on the ground for 169 yds (5.1 yards per carry). The Huskies secondary conceded a completion percentage of 71.7%, relinquishing 323 yards on 33 for 46 through the air.
The Connecticut Huskies hold an average of 256.4 yards per game, which is good for 127th in D-1. The Connecticut offense has accrued 179 yds of penalties on 22 violations, which ranks them 95th in college football in terms of making mistakes. For the season to this point, the Huskies currently sit at 459 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 91.8 throwing yards per game, which ranks 128th in college football. In relation to putting points on the board, the Huskies sit 125th in the country with an average of 14.4 PPG.
The Huskies are surrendering 36.4 PPG, which has them sitting 118th in the country. Connecticut has yielded a total of 856 rushing yards (171.2 yards/game) as well as 11 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. This season, they have conceded 182 points in total. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 271.0 yards per contest, which has them sitting 106th in Division 1. The Huskies defense has taken part in 362 plays, which ranks 130th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -24.5
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