NIU Huskies vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: NIU Huskies vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Hurricane (-5)
Chapman Stadium is where the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (0-1) will go up against the NIU Huskies (1-0) on Saturday. NIU opens as 5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 57.
The NIU Huskies head into this game 1-0 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Huskies took the field against the Eastern Illinois Panthers and walked away with a win by a score of 34-27. Harrison Waylee led the offense in rushing for the Huskies with 14 attempts for 83 yards (5.9 yards per attempt). Rocky Lombardi went 14/22 with 192 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 151.9 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Against the rush, the Huskies gave up 165 yds on 30 tries, which averages out to 5.5 yards per run allowed. NIU allowed 25 completions on 35 attempts for 276 yds, and a completion percentage of 71.4%. For the game, they had 56 plays which gave them 379 yds. The NIU Huskies ended up rushing 34 different times and totaled 187 yards, which had them averaging 5.5 yards per tote.
The Huskies had 6,009 total yards for the prior season. NIU earned 15 passing touchdowns and 36 touchdowns via the ground. They turned the football over 18 times. NIU earned 321 1st downs as an offense, and they were flagged for 70 infractions for 634 yards. As a team they averaged 241.9 yards on the ground, which was 4th in the nation. When talking about getting in the endzone, the NIU Huskies averaged 32.2 points per outing.
Regarding yards through the air, the Huskies conceded 3,332 yds which had them ranked 112th in the nation. In their 14 games played last year, they gave up 238.0 yards per outing via the pass as well as surrendering a completion percentage of 60.5%. They allowed 452.4 yards/contest which ranked them 113th in D-1. They allowed 27 touchdowns via the pass as well as 34 rushing touchdowns. The opposition ran for an average of 5.8 yards per rush and 214.4 rushing yards per game last season. Over the course of last season, they conceded 3,002 yards via the ground game in 14 games. The Huskies ranked 112th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 33.7 points per game.
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The Golden Hurricane head into this game 0-1 for this season. When they last played, the Golden Hurricane took a loss by a final score of 40-37 when they played the Wyoming Cowboys. Davis Brin (3 TDs) ended the game with 460 yds on 30/52 passing while his QB rate was 151. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.8. Steven Anderson carried the football 10 times for 40 yds, ending the game with 4.0 yds per carry for Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane finished the contest with a total of 521 yds while they ran 84 plays (6.2 yards per play). Tulsa ran the ball for 1.9 yds per attempt, totaling 61 yds on 32 carries. Tulsa gave up 37 running attempts for 143 yds (3.9 yards per carry). The Golden Hurricane pass defense gave up a completion rate of 66.7%, surrendering 256 yards on 20 out of 30 passing.
When looking at how much they scored, the Golden Hurricane were ranked 81st in D-1 by scoring 26.4 PPG. For the previous year, the Golden Hurricane had a total of 3,270 yards through the air along with averaging 251.5 passing yards per game, which ranked 53rd in the nation. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane held an average of 443.5 yards per contest, ranking them 26th in college football. The Tulsa offense accrued 930 yds of penalties on 98 violations, which was good for 16th in the nation in terms of making mistakes.
Tulsa conceded a total of 1,847 rushing yards (142.1 yards per contest) in addition to 20 touchdowns via the rush throughout last year. They surrendered 16 touchdowns through the air as well as 228.2 yards per outing, which put them in 67th in the country. The Golden Hurricane defense was on the field for 884 plays, which had them sitting 84th in D-1. The Golden Hurricane gave up 26.6 PPG, which had them ranked 70th in Division 1. Overall, they relinquished 346 total points.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Golden Hurricane college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Huskies +5
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