Penn State Nittany Lions vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 11/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Hoosiers (+13)
The Penn State Nittany Lions (6-2) are traveling to Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Indiana Hoosiers (3-5). Penn State opens this matchup as 13-point favorites. The total is set at 54.
The Penn State Nittany Lions come into this matchup with a record of 6-2 for this year. In their last game, the Nittany Lions played the Ohio State Buckeyes and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 44-31. Sean Clifford went 32/47 with 371 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 142.7 and finished the game with 3 interceptions. Kaytron Allen was the leader on the ground for the Nittany Lions with 12 totes for 76 yds (6.3 yards per attempt). The Penn State Nittany Lions ended up running the ball 33 times and accumulated 111 yards, which came out to an average of 3.4 yards per carry. On the day, they had 80 plays which totaled 482 yards. Penn State allowed 26 pass completions on 34 tries for a total of 354 yds, and a completion rate of 76.5%. In the running game, the Nittany Lions gave up 98 yards on 26 attempts, which averages out to 3.8 yds per rush surrendered.
The Nittany Lions currently have 3,447 yards in total for this campaign. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Penn State has amassed 18 passing touchdowns and 16 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 11 different times. Penn State has accounted for 170 first downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 45 penalties for 411 yds. As a unit they are averaging 170.0 yards in the run game which ranks them 54th in the country. Regarding putting points on the board, the Penn State Nittany Lions are sitting at 33.1 points per game.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Nittany Lions have conceded 1,984 yds which has them sitting in 83rd in D-1. They have conceded 248.0 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 53.5%. In total, they are allowing 382.9 yards/contest which puts them 74th in the nation. They have allowed 7 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 11 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per running attempt and 134.9 yards on the ground per contest for the year. In total, they have given up 1,079 rushing yards through 8 games. The Nittany Lions rank 39th in D-1 in terms of team defense, giving up 22.0 points per contest.
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The Hoosiers come into this matchup with a record of 3-5 for this season. In their last game, the Hoosiers went home defeated by a final of 24-17 when they faced the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Connor Bazelak finished the game with 210 yards on 24/42 through the air while his quarterback rate was 94.4. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 5.0. Josh Henderson ran the football 4 times for 31 yards, walking away from the game with 7.8 yds per carry for Indiana. The Hoosiers ended up finishing with 272 yards while running 61 plays (4.5 yds per play). Indiana ran the football for 3.3 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 62 yds on 19 attempts. Indiana conceded 50 run attempts for 192 yards (3.8 yds per rush). The Hoosiers secondary gave up a completion rate of 50.0%, relinquishing 113 yds on 12 out of 24 passing.
Regarding how much they score, the Hoosiers are sitting 94th in D-1 scoring 24.5 points per outing. During the season thus far, the Hoosiers have racked up 2,122 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 265.3 passing yards per game, ranking them 44th in D-1. The Indiana Hoosiers maintain an average of 345.6 yards/game, which has them sitting 106th in Division 1. The Indiana offense has racked up 404 yds of penalties on 43 violations, which is good for 98th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team.
Indiana has allowed a total of 1,237 rushing yards (154.6 yards per game) as well as 9 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have conceded 19 touchdowns via the pass as well as 259.5 yards per game, which has them sitting 102nd in the nation. The Hoosiers defense has been on the field for 617 plays, which is good for 118th in the nation. The Hoosiers are surrendering 30.6 points per game, which has them 100th in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 245 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Nittany Lions/Hoosiers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hoosiers +13
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