Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 10/26/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
Location: Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Hokies (-1)
Lane Stadium is the location where the Virginia Tech Hokies (3-4) will try to defeat the Syracuse Orange (4-3) on Thursday, October 26, 2023. Virginia Tech is 1-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 47.
The Syracuse Orange come into this matchup with a record of 4-3 this season. In their last matchup, the Orange played the Florida State Seminoles and ended up losing by a score of 41-3. Garrett Shrader connected on 9/21 with 99 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 82.5 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. LeQuint Allen led the offense in rushing for the Orange with 19 totes for 110 yds (5.8 yards per carry). The Syracuse Orange rushed the ball a total of 36 different times and amassed 124 yds, earning them an average of 3.4 yards per attempt. When all was said and done, they had 67 plays which converted into 261 yds. Syracuse allowed 25 completions on 39 attempts for 344 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.1%. On the ground, the Orange gave up 191 yards on 34 tries, which is an average of 5.6 yds per run allowed.
Concerning scoring, the Syracuse Orange are sitting at 28.7 points per game. As a team they're averaging 167.0 yards in the run game which ranks them 53rd in D-1. The Orange have racked up 2,794 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Syracuse has compiled 11 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns. Syracuse has 145 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 49 infractions for 455 yds. They have turned the ball over 12 different times.
When talking about passing yardage, the Orange are giving up 1,790 yards which has them sitting in 99th in college football. They are allowing 255.7 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 62.2%. Overall, they are conceding 380.7 yards per outing which ranks them 79th in the country. They have relinquished 9 touchdowns through the air as well as 10 touchdowns pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.4 yards per rush and 125.0 rushing yards per game on the season. Over the course of this year, they have given up 875 running yards through 7 games. The Orange rank 46th in the nation regarding their opponents scoring, conceding 22.1 points per contest.
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The Hokies step onto the field holding a record of 3-4 for this season. In their last game, the Hokies went home victorious with a score of 30-13 when they faced the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Kyron Drones carried the rock 15 times for 59 yds, finishing the game with 3.9 yds per attempt for Virginia Tech. Kyron Drones (2 TDs) ended the game with 321 yds on 20/29 passing while his quarterback rate was 184.7. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 11.1. Virginia Tech gave up 31 running attempts for 35 yds (1.1 yds per rush). The Hokies pass defense allowed a completion rate of 56.4%, surrendering 227 yards on 22 for 39 passing. The Hokies finished with a total of 462 yds while they ran 65 plays (7.1 yds per play). Virginia Tech ran for 3.9 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 141 yds on 36 attempts.
The Virginia Tech Hokies hold an average of 359.9 yards per outing, which ranks them 90th in college football. The Virginia Tech offense has racked up 439 penalty yards on 47 infractions, ranking them 51st in college football in terms of helping out the opposition. They are averaging 140.3 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 982 yards for the season. They have tossed 3 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 5 fumbles and they have obtained 136 first downs. In relation to how much they score, the Hokies are 89th in the country averaging 24.4 PPG. Over the course of the season so far, the Hokies have thrown for 1,537 yards via the pass as well as an average of 219.6 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 78th in the country.
The Hokies are giving up 24.7 points per game, ranking them 65th in the country. Virginia Tech has allowed the opposition a total of 1,205 yards via the ground game (172.1 yards per game) in addition to 12 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. This year, they have conceded 173 pts. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 169.4 yards per outing, which has them sitting 8th in the country. The Hokies defense has participated in 446 plays, which has them ranked 23rd in Division 1. Their defense has compiled 5 fumbles recovered and 4 picks on the campaign.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orange +1
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