Maryland Terrapins vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 11/12/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Nittany Lions (-12)
The Maryland Terrapins (6-3) are hitting the road to Beaver Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Penn State Nittany Lions (7-2). Penn State is 12-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 57.
The Maryland Terrapins step onto the field holding a record of 6-3 this season. The last time they took the field, the Terrapins played against the Wisconsin Badgers and went home with a loss by a final score of 23-10. Taulia Tagovailoa finished 10/23 with 77 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 77.3 and walked away from the game with 1 interception. Roman Hemby was the rushing leader for the Terrapins with 16 totes for 66 yards (4.1 yds per carry). In all, they ran 64 plays for 189 yards. The Maryland Terrapins rushed the ball a total of 41 times and accrued 112 yds, which came out to an average of 2.7 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Terrapins conceded 278 yds on 46 tries, which averages out to 6.0 yards per run surrendered. Maryland surrendered 5 pass completions on 18 tries for 77 yards, and a completion percentage of 27.8%.
When talking about scoring, the Maryland Terrapins are averaging 31.4 points per contest. As a unit they're averaging 164.8 yards rushing ranking this team at 57th in college football. The Terrapins have tallied 3,829 yards in total over the course of this season. In terms of getting in the endzone, Maryland has earned 17 touchdowns via the pass and 19 touchdowns via the ground. Maryland has accumulated 182 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 72 penalties for 662 yards. They have turned the ball over 9 different times.
The Terrapins sit in 49th in the nation concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 24.0 points per contest. They are allowing 3.8 yards per tote and 137.8 rushing yards per contest on the year. For the season, they have allowed 1,240 rushing yards through 9 games. Regarding passing yards, the Terrapins are allowing 2,157 yards which has them ranked 81st in Division 1. They are giving up 239.7 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 60.4%. Overall, they have surrendered 377.4 yards per game which puts them 68th in college football. They have given up 15 touchdowns through the air in addition to 11 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Nittany Lions head into this game 7-2 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Nittany Lions took home the win by a final score of 45-14 when they faced the Indiana Hoosiers. Sean Clifford walked away from the game with 229 yds on 15/23 through the air while his QB rating was 140.2. He had 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 10.0. Kaytron Allen carried the ball 18 times for 86 yards, ending the contest with 4.8 yds per carry for Penn State. The Nittany Lions finished the contest with a total of 483 yards on 84 plays (5.8 yards per play). Penn State rushed for 3.7 yards per attempt, totaling 179 yds on 49 attempts. Penn State surrendered 34 attempts on the ground for 65 yds (1.9 yds per carry). The Nittany Lions passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 55.2%, relinquishing 131 yds on 16 for 29 passing.
Regarding how much they score, the Nittany Lions are sitting 32nd in college football by tallying 34.4 points per contest. During this campaign thus far, the Nittany Lions currently have a total of 2,391 passing yards as well as an average of 265.7 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 38th in D-1. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 436.7 yards per outing, which ranks them 34th in the nation. The Penn State offense has totaled 444 penalty yds on 50 infractions, which is good for 91st in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards.
Penn State has conceded a total of 1,144 rushing yards (127.1 yards per game) as well as 12 touchdowns rushing on the year. They have given up 8 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 235.0 yards per contest, which has them ranked 72nd in college football. The Nittany Lions defense has been on the field for 631 plays, which is 83rd in D-1. The Nittany Lions are giving up 21.1 points per contest, which has them sitting 26th in the nation. This year, they have allowed 190 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Terrapins +12
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