UL Monroe Warhawks vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 9/17/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UL Monroe Warhawks vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Crimson Tide (-51)
The UL Monroe Warhawks (1-1) are headed to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Alabama Crimson Tide (2-0). Alabama opens this contest as 51-point favorites. The total has been set at 60.5.
The UL Monroe Warhawks head into this matchup 1-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Warhawks faced the Nicholls State Colonels and went home with a win by a final score of 35-7. Chandler Rogers went 20/25 with 253 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 191.4 and ended the game with no picks. Malik Jackson led the offense in rushing for the Warhawks with 12 carries for 55 yards (4.6 yards per attempt). For the game, they had 66 plays which totaled 424 yds. The UL Monroe Warhawks ran the football 39 times and accrued 167 yds, which had them averaging 4.3 yds per attempt. In the running game, the Warhawks gave up 75 yards on 23 tries, which calculates to 3.3 yds per rush surrendered. UL Monroe gave up 26 completions on 42 attempts for a total of 231 yds, and a completion percentage of 61.9%.
The Warhawks have earned 683 yards in total for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, UL Monroe has compiled 2 touchdowns via the pass and 4 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 1 time. UL Monroe has tallied 35 first downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 11 infractions for 103 yds. As a unit they hold an average of 129.5 yards rushing ranking them 93rd in the country. In terms of scoring, the UL Monroe Warhawks hold an average of 22.5 points per outing.
The Warhawks rank 94th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 29.5 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.0 yards per run and 104.5 rushing yards per game this year. In total, they have conceded 209 rushing yards through 2 contests. In terms of passing yardage, the Warhawks have allowed 480 yds which puts them in 83rd in the nation. They have conceded 240.0 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.8%. Overall, they are giving up 344.5 yards per outing putting them 64th in D-1. They have yielded 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 3 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Crimson Tide step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Crimson Tide took home the win by a final score of 20-19 against the Texas Longhorns. Jase McClellan carried the rock 6 times for 97 yds, ending the game with 16.2 yards per attempt for Alabama. Bryce Young (1 touchdown) finished the game with 213 yds on 27/39 passing while his quarterback rating was 123.6. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 5.5. Alabama allowed 33 rush attempts for 79 yards (2.4 yds per rush). The Crimson Tide secondary gave up a completion rate of 67.6%, surrendering 292 yards on 23 out of 34 through the air. The Crimson Tide ended up finishing with 374 yards on 63 plays (5.9 yds per play). Alabama ran for 6.7 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 161 yds on 24 carries.
Regarding how much they score, the Crimson Tide currently sit 45th in college football holding an average of 37.5 points per contest. For the season to this point, the Crimson Tide have compiled 494 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 247.0 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 65th in D-1. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 466.5 yards per game, which has them sitting 40th in D-1. The Alabama offense has accrued 140 yds of penalties on 21 violations, which ranks them 9th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team.
The Crimson Tide are giving up 9.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 15th in D-1. Alabama has given up a total of 158 yards via the ground game (79.0 yards/game) and 1 touchdown rushing so far this year. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 19 points in total. They have allowed 0 TDs from the passing game and 174.5 yards per outing, which has them ranked 32nd in the country. The Crimson Tide defense has been on the field for 126 plays, which ranks 31st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Warhawks/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -51
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