Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Commodores (+6)
The Vanderbilt Commodores (2-0) are welcoming the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (1-0) at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday. Vanderbilt is 6-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 62.5.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 for this season. In their last contest, the Demon Deacons went up against the VMI Keydets and notched a win by a score of 44-10. Mitch Griffis connected on 21/29 with 288 yards passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rate of 190 and finished the game with no interceptions. Christian Turner was the best rusher for the Demon Deacons with 13 attempts for 100 yds (7.7 yds per attempt). On the day, they had 74 plays which gave them a total of 506 yds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ended up running the ball 41 different times and accumulated 212 yards, which had them averaging 5.2 yards per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Demon Deacons gave up 83 yds on 32 tries, which is 2.6 yards per run allowed. Wake Forest relinquished 19 pass completions on 36 attempts for a total of 139 yds, and a completion percentage of 52.8%.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons had an average of 41.0 PPG. As a team they averaged 160.6 yards in the run game, ranking them 70th in D-1. The Demon Deacons racked up 6,551 total yards for the prior year. Wake Forest earned 39 passing touchdowns and 31 touchdowns on the ground. Wake Forest had 354 1st downs as a unit, and they committed 81 penalties for 738 yds. They surrendered the ball 20 different times.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Demon Deacons allowed 3,049 yds which had them sitting in 84th in D-1. Over the course of their 14 games played, they surrendered 217.8 yards per contest via the pass as well as relinquishing a completion percentage of 58.6%. They granted 413.6 yards per game ranking them 91st in the nation. They allowed 24 touchdowns via the pass and 25 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams ran for an average of 4.9 yards per run and 195.8 rushing yards per contest last year. In total, they allowed 2,741 rushing yards through 14 games. The Demon Deacons sat in 88th in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 28.9 points per game.
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The Commodores come into this game with a record of 2-0 this year. The last time they took the field, the Commodores walked away with a victory by a final of 42-31 against the Elon Phoenix. Re'Mahn Davis carried the ball 20 times for 95 yds, finishing the game with 4.8 yards per carry for Vanderbilt. Mike Wright (4 TDs) walked away from the game with 245 yards on 18/29 passing while his QB rating was 178.6. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 8.4. Vanderbilt gave up 42 rushing attempts for 152 yards (3.6 yards per rush). The Commodores secondary allowed a completion rate of 58.8%, surrendering 343 yds on 20 for 34 through the air. The Commodores finished the contest with 424 yards while they ran 62 plays (6.8 yds per play). Vanderbilt rushed the ball for 5.4 yds per attempt, totaling 179 yds on 33 attempts.
Regarding how much they scored, the Commodores had a ranking of 128th in college football averaging 15.8 points per game. Last year, the Commodores compiled 2,272 yards through the air in addition to an average of 189.3 passing yards per outing, putting them at 104th in the nation. The Vanderbilt Commodores averaged 312.8 yards per contest, which had them ranked 118th in D-1. The Vanderbilt offense racked up 528 penalty yards on 66 violations, which was good for 102nd in the nation in terms of helping out the other team.
The Commodores conceded 35.8 PPG, which had them in 119th in D-1. Vanderbilt allowed a total of 2,324 yards rushing (193.7 yards per contest) as well as 22 touchdowns rushing last season. Last year, they gave up 430 points in total. They allowed 29 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 264.3 yards/game, which had them in 114th in D-1. The Commodores defense took part in 809 plays, which was 31st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Commodores college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Commodores +6
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