Free College Football Picks For Today 9/22/2020
Louisville vs. Pittsburgh Pick Prediction 9/26/2020
Louisville vs. Pittsburgh—College football pick is Louisville Cardinals +3.5. Tough to lay over a field goal with the Pittsburgh offense. Their ground game generates only 3.7 yards per attempt facing Austin Peay and Syracuse. Louisville looks to rebound after a loss to Miami. But the Cardinals offense was able to generate 34 points and 516 yards against a good Hurricanes defense. Quarterback Malik Cunningham is completing 64.4% of his passes with six touchdowns and two picks. He is getting the ball downfield with 9.4 yards per pass attempt. Prefer Cunningham over Kenny Pickens of Pitt. Cardinals running back Javian Hawking averaging 5.1 yards per run. Play Louisville +3.5.
Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest Pick Prediction 9/26/2020
Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest—College football free pick is Notre Dame Fighting Irish -17.5. Tough to back Wake Forest based on the play of their defense. Demon Deacons 0-2 giving up 512 yards and 41 points per game. Team surrenders 4.8 yards per run with 71.7% completion rate. Notre Dame has looked good to start the year with 14 point win to Duke in the opener and in their second game of the season pounded South Florida 52-0. Notre Dame playing well on both sides of the football. Defensively they hold opponents to only 2.9 yards per run. Running backs Williams rushes for 6 yards per attempt, Tyree 6.1 and Flemister 9.8. With a poor run attack, it will put Wake Forest in down and distance situations. Play Notre Dame -17.5.
Kansas St vs. Oklahoma Pick Prediction 9/26/2020
Kansas St vs. Oklahoma—Free pick is Kansas St and Oklahoma to play over the total of 59 points. Over has come in their past eight of ten meetings. Kansas St has a senior at quarterback in Skylar Thompson who threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns in their win. Both teams coming off a bye week following their opener so look for improvement on offense for both sides. Lincoln Riley has had success in his time as head coach. Spencer Rattler in his debut 14 of 17 for 290 yards with four touchdowns. They did beat an FCS school but still put up 608 yards offensively for the game. Big revenge game for the Sooners so they will not take the foot off the gas on offense in this one. Wildcats are inexperienced on the defensive line so Rattler will have plenty of pocket time. Play Kansas St and Oklahoma over 59 points.
Georgia St vs. Charlotte Pick Prediction 9/26/2020
Georgia St vs. Charlotte—College football pick is Georgia St Panthers -1. There is concern for Charlotte as their offensive line has been hit with COVID concerns and had to cancel last week’s game against North Carolina. Georgia St was competitive against a good Louisiana team covering last week as an underdog in an overtime defeat. Panthers were a bowl team last year and experienced and returning eight on offense and defense. There is stability in the program as Shawn Elliot is in his fourth season as head coach. Charlotte fell to Appalachian St in their opener 35-20 but finished with only 286 yards getting outgained by 226 yards. Quarterback play poor as Chris Reynolds hit on 11 of 30 passes for 147 yards and two interceptions. 49ers are inexperienced on the offensive line and secondary. They were very poor against the run last year allowing 4.9 yards per attempt. They surrendered 308 yards on the ground and 6.2 yards per attempt to the Mountaineers. Play Georgia St -1.
FIU vs. Liberty Pick Prediction 9/26/2020
FIU at Liberty—College football free pick is Liberty Flames -7. Head coach Butch Davis of FIU will have his work cut out for him. The Golden Panthers return only four starters on offense and six to the defense. They lose their starting quarterback, top running backs and three of their four receivers. Tough spot for FIU as they make their debut against a Liberty team with a game under their belt in a win against a good program in Western Kentucky. Auburn transfer quarterback Malik Willis has a running style as he rushed for 168 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Flames did a good job of defending the Hilltoppers allowing only 291 yards with 3.5 yards per rush. Head coach Hugh Freeze is in his second season at the school and led them last year to an 8-5 record with a bowl victory. Play Liberty -7.
Iowa St vs. TCU Pick Prediction 9/26/2020
Iowa St at TCU—Free pick is Iowa St and TCU to play under the total of 47 points. TCU resorted to the ground last year as the passing game struggled. Now they are without starting quarterback Max Duggan to medical reasons. Both teams are experienced on defense and inexperienced on the offensive side of the football. Each head coach will lean defensively in this game. First game of the season for TCU so expect head coach Greg Patterson to try and shorten this game on the ground running clock playing field position to keep the defense strong. Iowa St had poor offensive performance in their defeat to Louisiana. Brock Purdy completed only 45.7% of his passes with 4.1 yards per attempt against a Sun Belt team at home. Cyclones have lost three straight dating back to last season averaging only 13.3 points per game. Play TCU and Iowa St under 47 points.