South Alabama Jaguars vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 9/17/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: South Alabama Jaguars vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-11)
Rose Bowl is where the UCLA Bruins (2-0) will try to defeat the South Alabama Jaguars (2-0) on Saturday. South Alabama opens as 11-point dogs. The total is set at 59.
The South Alabama Jaguars head into this game 2-0 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Jaguars went up against the Central Michigan Chippewas and earned the victory with a final of 38-24. La'Damian Webb was the leader on the ground for the Jaguars with 20 totes for 91 yds (4.6 yards per carry). Carter Bradley went 26/42 with 354 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 151.5 and finished the game with 1 pick. Against the run, the Jaguars gave up 81 yards on 27 tries, which calculates to 3.0 yards per run allowed. South Alabama gave up 23 completions on 47 tries for 257 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.9%. Overall, they tallied 88 plays which gave them 502 yds. The South Alabama Jaguars ended up rushing 46 different times and compiled 148 yards, which came out to an average of 3.2 yds per attempt.
The Jaguars have racked up 1,010 total yards for the year. With reference to scoring, South Alabama has earned 6 touchdowns through the air and 5 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 1 time. South Alabama has accounted for 54 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 19 penalties for 180 yards. As a unit they're holding an average of 162.0 yards on the ground ranking them 68th in the nation. Concerning putting points on the board, the South Alabama Jaguars are sitting at 43.0 PPG.
The Jaguars rank 39th in D-1 regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 15.5 PPG. They are giving up 2.6 yards per run and 70.0 rushing yards per game on the season. In total, they have allowed 140 yards via the running game in 2 outings. Concerning passing yardage, the Jaguars are giving up 363 yards which ranks them 35th in the nation. They are giving up 181.5 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 50.7%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 251.5 yards/outing which puts them 17th in the country. They have yielded 1 touchdown via the pass as well as 3 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Bruins step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Bruins got the win with a final of 45-7 against the Alabama State Hornets. Ethan Garbers ended the contest with 164 yards on 14/18 passing while his QB rate was 143.2. He had 1 interception and his Y/A was 9.1. TJ Harden ran the ball 7 times for 56 yards, ending the contest with 8.0 yds per carry for UCLA. The Bruins finished with a total of 485 yards while they ran 68 plays (7.1 yards per play). UCLA rushed the football for 5.8 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 220 yards on 38 carries. UCLA conceded 36 running attempts for 87 yards (2.4 yds per rush). The Bruins pass defense allowed a completion rate of 56.3%, relinquishing 223 yds on 18 for 32 passing.
The UCLA Bruins are averaging 555.5 yards/game, which has them ranked 5th in the nation. The UCLA offense has compiled 125 penalty yds on 15 infractions, which has them sitting 47th in college football in terms of giving up free yards. For the year thus far, the Bruins currently have a total of 622 yards via the pass along with an average of 311.0 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 20th in college football. Regarding their ability to score points, the Bruins currently sit 17th in the country holding an average of 45.0 points per contest.
UCLA has surrendered a total of 124 yards on the ground (62.0 yards per contest) and 0 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have yielded 2 touchdowns via the pass and 174.0 yards/outing, ranking them 31st in Division 1. The Bruins defense has taken the field for 129 plays, which is good for 42nd in the nation. The Bruins are relinquishing 12.0 points per game, which has them ranked 24th in Division 1. Overall, they have allowed 24 pts.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jaguars +11
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