Free College Football Picks For Today 9/25/2019
Minnesota vs. Purdue Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Minnesota vs. Purdue—College football pick is Purdue Boilermakers -1. There has been positive news for Purdue quarterback Elijah Sindelar as he is making progress from his concussion that forced him to miss the TCU game. He last played three weeks ago in the Boilermakers 42-24 win at home to Vanderbilt. The senior quarterback is completing 65.1% of his passes with five touchdowns and a pick. Minnesota has not been tested this season with wins to Georgia Southern and South Dakota St. They needed overtime to beat a rebuilding Fresno St team on the road. Against weak competition the Golden Gophers are averaging only 2.6 yards per carry on 47 rushes per game. Purdue has covered six of their past eight at home to Minnesota. Play Purdue -1.
Arkansas vs. Texas A&M Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Arkansas vs. Texas A&M—College football free pick Texas A&M Aggies -23. This game is played on a neutral field in Arlington Texas. Tough to back this Razorbacks team that has dropped games to down programs like San Jose St by 7 at home and a road defeat to Ole Miss by 14. Arkansas hosted Portland St in their opener and win only 20-13. Texas A&M has played the tougher schedule with losses by 8 at home to Auburn and by 14 at Clemson where they held the Tigers to 24 points. Texas A&M behind quarterback Kellen Mond is throwing for 303 yards per game. Aggies defense holding opponents to 276 yards per contest. Against weak competition the Razorback defense is allowing 411 yards per contest with 159 rushing for 4.6 yards per run. Play Texas A&M -23.
Kansas vs. TCU Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Kansas at TCU—Free pick is Kansas Jayhawks +16. Jayhawks pulled the upset of TCU last year at home winning 27-26. Under Les Miles the Jayhawks has shown improvement. This is an offense that generates 402 yards per game with 186 rushing for 5.1 yards per rush. Senior quarterback Carter Stanley is completing 72% of his passes. Defensively Kansas is doing a good job defending the run allowing 4.1 yards per attempt. TCU is getting poor quarterback play this year rotating Max Duggan and Alex Delton. They combine for 47.6% completion rate. Jayhawks have covered six of seven against the Horned Frogs. Play Kansas +16.
Middle Tennessee St vs. Iowa Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Middle Tennessee at Iowa—College football pick is Iowa Hawkeyes -23. Blue Raiders are an inexperienced team with 11 first time starters combined on offense and defense. They come off the 41-18 home loss to an inexperienced team in Duke. Blue Raiders defense has struggled by allowing 460 yards per game with 238 passing for 69% completion rate. Middle Tennessee St is also allowing 5 yards per carry on the ground on an average of 44 attempts per game. Iowa is 3-0 and coming off a bye week after their 18-17 road win at a good Iowa St team. Hawkeyes defense has been good allowing 262 yards per game with only 78 rushing for 3.5 yards per attempt. Senior quarterback Nathan Stanley has thrown for six touchdowns and no picks. Play Iowa -23.
Northern Illinois vs. Vanderbilt Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Northern Illinois at Vanderbilt—College football free pick is Vanderbilt Commodores -6. Commodores take a huge step down in class after opening with home games to Georgia and LSU plus a road game at Purdue to start the season. To their credit the Commodores are moving the football for 363 yards with 252 through the air. Northern Illinois program has taken a step back. This is an offense that is generating only 77 yards rushing per game with 2.5 yards per attempt. NIU were blown out at Utah and Nebraska in their past two games. Commodores have experience at quarterback in Ball St transfer Riley Neal. Vanderbilt with their size and strength has had success against mid-major teams during the regular season. Play Vanderbilt -6.
Rutgers vs. Michigan Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Rutgers at Michigan—Free pick is Michigan Wolverines -27.5. Wolverines have dominated the Scarlet Knights the past several seasons. Wolverines look to rebound after a bad road showing at Wisconsin. Rutgers coming off losses by 30 at Iowa and last week by 14 at Boston College. Senior quarterback Shea Patterson can put up big numbers against an opponent of this caliber. Michigan needs their defense to make a statement after last week and they face an opponent that can make them look good. Play Michigan -27.5.
Georgia Tech vs. Temple Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Georgia Tech at Temple—College football pick is Temple Owls -8.5. Owls have a notable home win to Maryland. Team is very good offensively as they average 470 yards per game with 347 passing. They have defended well limiting opponents to 276 yards. Georgia Tech is going through severe changes transitioning from a triple option to more modern offense. As a result, their offense has struggled gaining only 284 yards per contest. Yellow Jackets have only a 14-10 home win to a down USF team and lost at home to The Citadel. Georgia Tech has failed to cover six straight. Owls have experience at quarterback in Anthony Russo. He has been accurate at home with a 67% completion rate with seven touchdowns and two picks. Play Temple -8.5.
SMU vs. USF Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
SMU at USF—College football free pick is SMU Mustangs -7.5. Mustangs have won and covered all four games this season. They have notable 41-38 win at TCU last week and best North Texas at home 49-27. Behind Texas quarterback transfer Shane Buechele the Mustangs are moving the football for 514 yards with 297 passing for 67% completion rate. USF has bad losses 49-0 at home to Wisconsin and 14-10 at a total rebuild team in Georgia Tech. Bulls offense is averaging only 293 yards per game and 3.7 yards per rush on 30 carries per game. Play SMU -7.5.
Stanford vs. Oregon St Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Stanford at Oregon St—Free pick is Stanford Cardinal -4. Huge step down in class for the Cardinal after facing USC, UCF and Oregon in three straight weeks. Stanford did hold Oregon to 21 points last week in defeat at home. Beavers 1-2 with losses at home to Oklahoma St and at Hawaii. Their win came to FCS team in Cal Poly. Oregon St defense is allowing 452 yards per game with 207 rushing for 4.8 yards per rush. Cardinal has covered seven of nine against the Beavers. In their past three meetings Stanford held Oregon St to 17 points or fewer. Play Stanford -4.
Hawaii vs. Nevada Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Hawaii at Nevada—College football pick is Nevada Wolf Pack -2.5. Nevada has had success against Hawaii winning and covering six of their past seven head to head meetings. Must respect the Nevada win at home to Purdue 34-31 and come off a win at cover at UTEP last week 37-21. Nevada is holding opponents on defense to 3.9 yards per rush. Hawaii struggles in run defense giving up 194 yards and 6.1 yards per attempt. Warriors in their only road game were crushed 52-20 at Washington. At home Nevada quarterback Carson Strong is completing 63.2% of his passes for 594 yards in two games against Purdue and FCS Weber St. Play Nevada -2.5.
UCLA vs. Arizona Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
UCLA at Arizona—College football free pick is UCLA Bruins +7.5. Tough to lay points with the Wildcats. Defensively Arizona is allowing 484 yards per game with 373 passing. Opponents are putting up 33 points per contest on the Wildcats. UCLA has momentum built from their PAC 12 opener a 67-63 win at Washington St as they overcame the 32 point second half deficit. Arizona this season has allowed 41 at home to Northern Arizona and 45 at Hawaii. Wildcats have surrendered 41 points or greater in four of their past five games dating back to last season. Bruins in their win at Washington St was able to post up 657 yards with 507 passing. Dorian Thompson Robinson hit on 25 of 38 for 507 yards with five touchdowns and a pick. Play UCLA +7.5.
UNLV vs. Wyoming Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
UNLV at Wyoming—Free pick is Wyoming Cowboys -9. Wyoming off to a 3-1 start with a notable win at home to Missouri. They have covered all three games against FBS opponents. Cowboys are running for 216 yards per game with 5 yards per rush average. Rebels sit at 1-2 losing both contests to FBS opponents at Northwestern 30-14 and home to a Sun Belt team in Arkansas St 43-17. Northwestern ran all over the Rebels defense for 276 yards for 5.5 yards per attempt. Red Wolves had 214 yards rushing on UNLV for five yards per attempt. Arkansas St finished with 498 yards offensively on UNLV. Play Wyoming -9.
Colorado St vs. Utah St Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Colorado St at Utah St—College football pick is Colorado St Rams +23.5. Rams have covered three straight against the Aggies. Colorado St has shown the ability to move the football as the team is averaging 552 yards per game with 345 passing for 65.3% completion rate. Rams are running for 207 yards per contest for 5.9 yards per rush. Utah St is 2-1 with a 38-35 defeat at Wake Forest. Aggies are allowing 279 yards per game on defense. Rams junior quarterback Collin Hill eight touchdowns and two picks this season. Play Colorado St +23.5.
Buffalo vs. Miami Ohio Pick Prediction 9/28/2019
Buffalo at Miami Ohio—College football free pick is Buffalo Bulls -2.5. Bulls improved their record to 2-2 after their 38-22 home win to Temple. Buffalo ran the football for 217 yards in the win. It was a great effort by the Bulls defense that held the Owls to 31 rushing yards on 23 carries on only 2 of 16 on third down. Miami Ohio has faced a difficult schedule but has had poor showings in blowout losses to Ohio St, Cincinnati and Iowa on the road. On the season the team averages only 233 yards of offense with 2.6 yards per rush on an average of 36 carries per contest. Bulls have been outstanding in run defense limiting the opposition to 84 yards per game for 2.9 yards per attempt. Play Buffalo -2.5.