Ohio Bobcats vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Nittany Lions (-24.5)
The Penn State Nittany Lions (1-0) will try to beat the Ohio Bobcats (1-0) at Beaver Stadium on Saturday. Ohio is 24.5-point underdogs. The total comes in at 53.5.
The Ohio Bobcats come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 for this season. In their last game, the Bobcats stepped onto the field against the Florida Atlantic Owls and took home the win by a score of 41-38. Kurtis Rourke went 27/34 with 345 yards passing and 4 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 203.5 and finished the contest with no picks. Sieh Bangura led the offense in rushing for the Bobcats with 23 carries for 114 yds (5.0 yds per attempt). In the game, they ran 73 plays which gave them 476 yds. The Ohio Bobcats ended up running the ball 39 different times and tallied 131 yards, which came out to an average of 3.4 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Bobcats gave up 100 yards on 29 attempts, which averages out to 3.4 yards per rush allowed. Ohio allowed 24 pass completions on 42 tries for 364 yds, and a completion rate of 57.1%.
The Bobcats earned 4,462 yards in total for the prior campaign. Ohio earned 11 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns. They surrendered the football 16 different times. Ohio recorded 242 1st downs as a unit, and they were hurt by 74 infractions for 703 yds. As a team they averaged 187.7 yds on the ground, which ranked them 40th in the country. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Ohio Bobcats averaged 22.6 PPG.
Regarding passing yardage, the Bobcats gave up 2,872 yds which put them in 62nd in D-1. In their 12 games played, they conceded 239.3 yards per contest via the pass in addition to relinquishing a completion percentage of 67.9%. They allowed 432.8 yards per game which had them ranked 103rd in college football. They granted 17 touchdowns through the air in addition to 25 touchdowns via the ground game. The opposition ran for 4.9 yards per rushing attempt and 193.6 rushing yards per game last season. Over the course of last year, they conceded 2,323 rushing yards through 12 games. The Bobcats were sitting in 96th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 30.3 PPG.
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The Nittany Lions come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Nittany Lions walked away with a victory by a final of 35-31 when they faced the Purdue Boilermakers. Kaytron Allen carried the ball 8 times for 31 yds, finishing the game with 3.9 yds per attempt for Penn State. Sean Clifford (4 TDs) finished the contest with 282 yards on 20/37 passing while his quarterback rate was 148.3. He threw 1 interception and his Y/A was 7.6. Penn State relinquished 22 rush attempts for 61 yards (2.8 yds per rush). The Nittany Lions secondary conceded a completion rate of 50.8%, surrendering 365 yds on 30 for 59 passing. The Nittany Lions finished the game with a total of 406 yds and they ran 73 plays (5.6 yds per play). Penn State rushed for 3.1 yards per carry, finishing the game with 98 yds on 32 attempts.
In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Nittany Lions were 90th in the nation with an average of 25.0 PPG. For the previous season, the Nittany Lions had a total of 3,491 passing yards along with an average of 268.5 passing yards per outing, which had them ranked 26th in the nation. The Penn State Nittany Lions averaged 376.4 yards/contest, which was good for 82nd in D-1. The Penn State offense accrued 606 yards of penalties on 70 infractions, which had them sitting 84th in the country in terms of hurting your team.
The Nittany Lions relinquished 17.3 PPG, which put them in 6th in the country. Penn State allowed the opposition a total of 1,992 rushing yards (153.2 yards/game) and 12 touchdowns on the ground last season. Overall, they allowed 225 total points. They allowed the opposition 10 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 199.8 yards per game, which had them ranked 23rd in the country. The Nittany Lions defense took the field for 959 plays, ranking them 116th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bobcats +24.5
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