USF Bulls vs Connecticut Huskies Prediction, 10/21/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USF Bulls vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Location: Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (+3)
The Connecticut Huskies (1-5) welcome the USF Bulls (3-4) at Pratt & Whitney Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2023. USF opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 58.
The USF Bulls head into this matchup 3-4 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Bulls took on the Florida Atlantic Owls and ended up losing by a score of 56-14. Nay'quan Wright was the rushing leader for the Bulls with 15 carries for 106 yds (7.1 yds per carry). Byrum Brown finished 15/26 with 179 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 128.2 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. On the ground, the Bulls gave up 205 yds on 40 tries, which averages out to 5.1 yards per run surrendered. USF relinquished 31 completions on 38 tries for a total of 382 yds, and a completion percentage of 81.6%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 72 plays for 388 yds. The USF Bulls rushed the ball a total of 38 times and had 138 yds, which came out to an average of 3.6 yards per attempt.
The Bulls have earned 3,031 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, USF has compiled 12 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 13 different times. USF has accounted for 158 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 54 infractions for 481 yards. As a team they hold an average of 180.1 yards on the ground which is 43rd in D-1. In terms of putting points on the board, the USF Bulls are sitting at 28.6 points per contest.
Regarding passing yards, the Bulls are conceding 2,135 yds which puts them in 132nd in D-1. They have allowed 305.0 yards per outing via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 62.8%. During the season, they have relinquished 455.0 yards/game which has them sitting 126th in Division 1. They have allowed 16 touchdowns via the pass and 16 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing an average of 4.2 yards per run and 150.0 yards on the ground per game so far this year. During the season, they have conceded 1,050 rushing yards through 7 contests. The Bulls are ranked 128th in D-1 concerning their opponents scoring, giving up 36.1 points per contest.
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The Huskies come into this game with a record of 1-5 for this season. When they last played, the Huskies went home victorious with a score of 38-31 against the Rice Owls. Ta'Quan Roberson (2 TDs) ended the contest with 215 yards on 15/19 passing while his QB rating was 208.7. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 11.3. Victor Rosa ran the ball 18 times for 89 yards, ending the contest with 4.9 yds per carry for Connecticut. The Huskies finished the game with a total of 319 yards and they ran 49 plays (6.5 yards per play). Connecticut rushed the football for 3.5 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 104 yards on 30 carries. Connecticut relinquished 22 rush attempts for 112 yards (5.1 yds per carry). The Huskies secondary gave up a completion percentage of 67.3%, relinquishing 362 yards on 33 out of 49 through the air.
The Connecticut Huskies average 322.8 yards per game, which has them sitting 115th in D-1. The Connecticut offense has compiled 395 yds of penalties on 40 infractions, which is good for 62nd in the nation in terms of helping out the other team. They maintain an average of 132.3 rushing yards per game and have run for 794 yards for the year. They have tossed 3 interceptions while conceding 4 fumbles and they have been able to record 106 1st downs. In relation to putting points on the board, the Huskies are sitting 116th in Division 1 maintaining an average of 20.5 points per outing. During the season thus far, the Huskies have a total of 1,143 passing yards not to mention an average of 190.5 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 112th in Division 1.
Connecticut has given up a total of 832 yards via the ground game (138.7 yards per contest) as well as 13 touchdowns rushing this year. They have allowed 10 touchdowns through the air as well as 251.3 yards per outing, which has them ranked 104th in Division 1. They have tallied 4 fumbles and 3 interceptions this season. The Huskies defense has taken the field for 391 plays, ranking them 30th in the nation. The Huskies are allowing 31.5 points per contest, which has them sitting 110th in the country. This season, they have relinquished 189 total points.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulls -3
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