Memphis Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 9/3/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Location: Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Bulldogs (-12.5)
Davis Wade Stadium is where the Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-6 last year) will go up against the Memphis Tigers (6-6 last season) on Saturday. Memphis opens this contest as 12.5-point underdogs. The over/under is 56.5.
The Memphis Tigers ended the year with a 6-6 record. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Tigers went up against the Tulane Green Wave and earned the victory with a final of 33-28. Seth Henigan finished 27/42 with 336 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 155.1 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Rodrigues Clark was the leader on the ground for the Tigers with 11 carries for 28 yds (2.5 yds per carry). The Memphis Tigers ran the football 34 times and had 56 yds, earning them an average of 1.6 yards per attempt. Overall, they ran 76 plays for 392 yards. Memphis relinquished 15 completions on 34 attempts for a total of 147 yds, and a completion percentage of 44.1%. When it came to stopping the run, the Tigers gave up 305 yds on 44 tries, which calculates to 6.9 yards per run allowed.
When talking about scoring, the Memphis Tigers were sitting at 30.1 points per game. As a team they averaged 136.8 yards on the ground, which had them sitting 92nd in the country. The Tigers earned 5,226 total yards for the prior season. Memphis earned 26 passing touchdowns and 18 touchdowns via the ground. Memphis accrued 270 1st downs as a team, and they were flagged for 58 penalties for 475 yards. They surrendered the ball 19 different times.
The Tigers ranked 91st in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 29.3 points per contest. They allowed 4.1 yards per tote and 167.6 yards on the ground per game last season. Over the course of last season, they conceded 2,011 yards via the ground game in 12 games. Concerning passing yardage, the Tigers gave up 3,011 yds which put them in 84th in the nation. During their 12 games played last season, they relinquished 250.9 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 63.5%. They surrendered 418.5 yards/game putting them at 95th in college football. They conceded 22 throwing touchdowns as well as 22 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Bulldogs ended the year with a 7-6 mark. In their last game, the Bulldogs went home defeated by a final of 34-7 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Will Rogers (1 TD) finished the game with 290 yds on 32/53 passing while his QB rating was 108.8. He tossed 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.5. Dillon Johnson carried the ball 9 times for 62 yds, finishing the game with 6.9 yards per carry for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs finished the game with 344 yards and they ran 73 plays (4.7 yds per play). Mississippi State ran for 2.7 yards per attempt, finishing with 54 yards on 20 carries. Mississippi State allowed 44 rush attempts for 260 yds (5.9 yds per carry). The Bulldogs pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 53.6%, relinquishing 252 yds on 15 for 28 passing.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs held an average of 441.5 yards per contest, which was good for 29th in the country. The Mississippi State offense racked up 744 yards of penalties on 98 infractions, which had them ranked 15th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. For the prior season, the Bulldogs racked up 4,918 passing yards as well as an average of 378.3 throwing yards per outing, which had them ranked 3rd in college football. When discussing how much they scored, the Bulldogs sat 60th in college football averaging 29.1 points per game.
Mississippi State allowed the opposition a total of 1,474 rushing yards (113.4 yards per outing) and 16 touchdowns on the ground over the course of last season. They surrendered 20 touchdowns via the pass and 231.8 yards/outing, which put them in 71st in college football. The Bulldogs defense took the field for 807 plays, which was 30th in the country. The Bulldogs gave up 25.9 points per game, which had them sitting 63rd in D-1. Overall, they surrendered 337 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +12.5
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