Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 9/17/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Memorial Stadium in Clemson, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-31)
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (1-1) are headed to Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will meet the Clemson Tigers (2-0). Clemson is 31-point favorites. The over/under is set at 55.5.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 this year. In their last game, the Bulldogs went up against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and went home with a win by a final score of 52-17. Parker McNeil went 11/23 with 197 yds through the air and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 154.1 and finished the contest with 1 interception. Marquis Crosby was the rushing leader for the Bulldogs with 16 carries for 196 yds (12.3 yards per attempt). The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ended up running the ball 42 times and totaled 299 yards, which came out to an average of 7.1 yards per carry. In all, they ran 70 plays which gave them a total of 515 yards. Louisiana Tech surrendered 11 pass completions on 31 tries for 161 yards, and a completion percentage of 35.5%. On the ground, the Bulldogs gave up 144 yds on 37 attempts, which is an average of 3.9 yards per rush allowed.
The Bulldogs have attained 859 total yards for the year. In terms of scoring, Louisiana Tech has compiled 6 touchdowns via the pass and 3 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 4 different times. Louisiana Tech has accounted for 44 first downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 12 infractions for 100 yards. As a team they are averaging 153.5 yards in the run game which ranks them 78th in college football. When talking about scoring, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 38.0 points per game.
When talking about yards through the air, the Bulldogs are conceding 396 yds which ranks them 48th in Division 1. They have conceded 198.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 50.8%. Overall, they are giving up 431.5 yards per contest putting them 106th in college football. They have conceded 2 touchdowns by air and 6 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for 5.4 yards per rush and 233.5 rushing yards per game so far this year. During this campaign, they have given up 467 yards via the running game in 2 games. The Bulldogs rank 108th in Division 1 regarding team defense, giving up 34.5 points per contest.
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The Tigers step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Tigers got the victory with a final of 35-12 against the Furman Paladins. D.J. Uiagalelei (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 231 yds on 21/27 passing while his QB rating was 166.7. He had 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 8.6. Will Shipley ran the ball 10 times for 68 yards, ending the contest with 6.8 yards per carry for Clemson. Clemson rushed for 5.3 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 147 yds on 28 carries. The Tigers finished the game with a total of 376 yards while running 59 plays (6.4 yards per play). The Tigers passing defense conceded a completion rate of 76.9%, relinquishing 256 yards on 30 out of 39 through the air. Clemson relinquished 35 run attempts for 128 yds (3.7 yds per rush).
Regarding their ability to score points, the Tigers currently rank 41st in Division 1 holding an average of 38.0 points per game. For the season so far, the Tigers have a total of 488 yards through the air together with an average of 244.0 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 68th in the nation. The Clemson Tigers have an average of 377.0 yards per outing, which has them ranked 86th in the nation. The Clemson offense has 55 penalty yds on 9 violations, which ranks them 112th in the nation in terms of making mistakes.
Clemson has allowed a total of 201 yards via the ground game (100.5 yards/game) in addition to 0 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have surrendered 2 touchdowns via the pass as well as 210.0 yards/outing, which puts them in 61st in the country. The Tigers defense has taken the field for 140 plays, which is good for 74th in the country. The Tigers are surrendering 11.0 points per contest, which has them sitting 21st in the nation. Over the course of the season, they have given up 22 total points.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -31
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