Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 10/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Buckeyes (-41)
The Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) will take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-1) at Ohio Stadium on Saturday. Rutgers opens this matchup as 41-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 60.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights come into this matchup with a record of 3-1 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Scarlet Knights faced the Iowa Hawkeyes and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 27-10. Evan Simon finished 28/49 with 300 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 107.1 and ended the contest with 2 interceptions. Samuel Brown V was the rushing leader for the Scarlet Knights with 6 attempts for 34 yds (5.7 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they had 74 plays which gave them 361 yds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ended up rushing 24 different times and amassed 61 yards, which earned them an average of 2.5 yards per attempt. Against the rush, the Scarlet Knights conceded 129 yds on 38 attempts, which calculates to 3.4 yards per rush allowed. Rutgers relinquished 11 completions on 17 tries for a total of 148 yards, and a completion rate of 64.7%.
The Scarlet Knights have tallied 1,469 total yards this year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Rutgers has amassed 5 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the ball over 5 times. Rutgers has accounted for 82 first downs as a team, and they have committed 30 infractions for 257 yards. As a team they average 185.8 yards rushing ranking them 44th in D-1. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have an average of 28.5 PPG.
The Scarlet Knights are sitting in 25th in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 17.3 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 1.8 yards per attempt on the ground and 56.5 rushing yards per contest so far this year. During this campaign, they have allowed 226 rushing yards through 4 outings. Concerning yards via the pass, the Scarlet Knights are conceding 772 yards which ranks them 37th in the nation. They have allowed 193.0 yards per outing via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 57.6%. For the season, they are granting 249.5 yards per outing which has them sitting 9th in the country. They have given up 5 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 2 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Buckeyes come into this game with a record of 4-0 for this year. For their last game, the Buckeyes went home victorious with a score of 52-21 against the Wisconsin Badgers. Miyan Williams carried the rock 11 times for 101 yds, ending the game with 9.2 yds per attempt for Ohio State. C.J. Stroud (5 touchdowns) ended the contest with 281 yards on 17/27 passing while his quarterback rate was 204.1. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 10.4. Ohio State gave up 35 running attempts for 192 yds (5.5 yds per rush). The Buckeyes secondary allowed a completion percentage of 57.1%, relinquishing 104 yds on 12 out of 21 through the air. The Buckeyes finished the contest with a total of 539 yards while running 70 plays (7.7 yds per play). Ohio State rushed the football for 6.0 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 258 yards on 43 attempts.
In relation to how much they score, the Buckeyes rank 3rd in college football with 48.8 PPG. During this campaign to this point, the Buckeyes currently sit at 1,356 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 339.0 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 12th in the country. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 558.8 yards/game, ranking them 1st in Division 1. The Ohio State offense has 192 penalty yards on 20 infractions, which is 103rd in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team.
Ohio State has allowed the opposition a total of 445 rushing yards (111.3 yards per game) as well as 4 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have allowed the opposition 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 171.8 yards/game, which has them sitting 22nd in Division 1. The Buckeyes defense has taken the field for 236 plays, which is 22nd in the nation. The Buckeyes are conceding 16.0 points per game, which puts them 21st in D-1. This season, they have surrendered 64 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Scarlet Knights/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -41
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