Free College Football Picks For Today 9/9/2021
Florida vs. South Florida Pick Prediction 9/11/2021
Florida vs. USF—College football pick is Florida Gators -28.5. Tough to back USF after their poor showing in their opener to NC State losing 45-0. They could only gain 271 yards on the Wolfpack defense while surrendering 524 yards to a mid-tier ACC team. This is a program that brough back seventeen starters. Second year head coach Jeff Scott is in a rebuild process which may take a year of two. They don’t have the talent to compete with the Gators. This was a 1-8 team that only beat The Citadel last year in their opener so the losing streak is up to nine straight. They were 125th in the nation in scoring defense allowing 44.1 points per game and allowed 51.2% conversions on third down. Offensive side of the football about as worse. Florida opened their season with a 35-14 win to a good defensive team in FAU. They were able to pile up 553 yards on the Owls running for 400. USF surrendered 293 yards rushing to NC State on 40 carries which amounted to 7.3 yards per rush. Now they face a better team in this spot. Play Florida -28.5.
South Alabama vs. Bowling Green Pick Prediction 9/11/2021
South Alabama vs. Bowling Green—College football free pick is South Alabama Jaguars -14. Bowling Green extended their losing streak to ten games after their 38-6 defeat at a rebuilding Tennessee team. All losses have been by 28 points or greater. They were the 126th offense in college football last year putting up 11 points per game facing all MAC teams. They put up only three on Akron. First year head coach Kane Wommack saw his Jaguars team romp past Southern Miss 31-7. It was a good defensive performance by South Alabama by holding the Golden Eagles to 259 yards. Nine starters return on defense for South Alabama that held the Golden Eagles to 2 of 15 on third down. South Carolina transfer Jake Bentley threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Play South Alabama -14.
Boston College vs. UMASS Pick Prediction 9/11/2021
Boston College vs. UMASS—Free pick is Boston College -37. Tough to back UMASS. Four of their past five games resulting in losses by 41 points pr greater. Lone exception was a 22 points loss at a mid-major in FAU. They were blown out to Pittsburgh in their opener 51-7 as their defense was torched for 597 yards. Minuteman averaged only three points per game in 2020. Eight starters return from that team in 2021. Boston College an experienced team returning seventeen starts from last year including nine on offense. Notre Dame transfer Phil Jurkovec returns under center for the Eagles. Many of his players in the passing game return including his top wide receiver. All five return to the offensive line. UMASS not competitive and 2021 will be no difference. Play Boston College -37.
Georgia Southern vs. FAU Pick Prediction 9/11/2021
Georgia Southern vs. FAU—College football pick is Georgia Southern Eagles +7. Two defensive style teams here. In 2020 they held opponents to 20.2 points per game and 34% on third down. A running style team that averaged 5.4 yards per rush last season. FAU was an offensively challenged team last year sitting 115th in scoring. They opened the season dropping a 35-14 decision at Florida. Georgia Southern won the meeting last year at home 20-3. Dating back to last year FAU has lost five straight. Owls were mauled on the ground by the Gators for 400 yards and 8.7 yards per rush. Georgia Southern can defense and their strength is running the football. Play Georgia Southern +7.
Miami Ohio vs. Minnesota Pick Prediction 9/11/2021
Miami Ohio vs. Minnesota—College football free pick is Miami Ohio Redhawks +20. This is an experienced team with nineteen starters back from last year. Miami Ohio was the MAC champions in 2019 and only played three games in 2020. They opened with a tough opponent losing at Cincinnati. They did manage to run for 3.8 yards per carry on a tough Bearcats defense. Minnesota opened their season dropping a 45-21 home game to Ohio St. They surrendered 495 yards and lost their top running back in Mohammed Ibrahim for the season with a leg injury. He rushed for 163 yards on the Buckeyes before leaving the game. That puts more on the shoulders of quarterback Tanner Morgan. Last year he completed only 57.9% of his throws with seven touchdowns and five picks. Golden Gophers defense has been trending in the wrong direction. In 2020 they surrendered 30 points and 416 yards per game with 6.3 yards allowed per rush. Play Miami Ohio +20.
Tulsa vs. Oklahoma St Pick Prediction 9/11/2021
Tulsa vs. Oklahoma St—Free pick is Tulsa and Oklahoma St to play under the total of 51 points. In their meeting last season it was the Cowboys posting the 16-7 win against the Golden Hurricane. Tulsa returns nineteen starters from last season with ten coming back on defense. The team held opponents to 21.6 points per game and 32.9% on third down which was 15th in the nation. They fell in their opener to UC Davis 17-10. For Oklahoma St they have eight starters returning on defense with only five on the offensive side of the football. This was a very good Cowboys defense in 2020 that held opponents to 23.5 points per game and best in the nation in getting off the field on third down at 26.7%. They faced an FCS team in Missouri St in the opener winning 23-16 posting only 368 yards of offense. Exiting the team is their lead running back Chuba Hubbard. Spencer Sanders the starting quarterback for Oklahoma St is in COVID protocols and he missed the game. Against Missouri St the Cowboys rushed the football 28 times and gained only 54 yards. Play Tulsa and Oklahoma St under 51.
Wyoming vs. Northern Illinois Pick Prediction 9/11/2021
Wyoming vs. Northern Illinois—College football pick is Northern Illinois Huskies +7. Northern Illinois is an experienced team with eighteen starters back from last year. In their opener they traveled to an upstart Georgia Tech team and came away with the 22-21 road win. Michigan St transfer quarterback Rocky Lombardi threw two touchdowns in the win. Wyoming is an experienced team that finished at 2-4 in 2020. The offense produced 26.4 points per game a year ago and struggled converting third downs at 30.3% which was 117th in the nation. Quarterback Sean Chambers who played in eight games in 2018 could only complete 43% of his throws and played in one game last year before getting hurt. They averaged only 3.5 yards per rush on their FCS opponent converting 6 of 17 on third down. This looks like a defensive struggle and would rather take points. Play Northern Illinois +7.
Middle Tennessee St vs. Virginia Tech Pick Prediction 9/11/2021
Middle Tennessee St vs. Virginia Tech—College football free pick is Virginia Tech -20. Strong defensive performance by the Hokies as they beat North Carolina in the opener holding their high powered offense to ten points. Virginia Tech held North Carolina to 2 of 10 on third down. They picked off three passes and limited the Tar Heels to 6.3 yards per pass attempt. Middle Tennessee St opened with FCS Monmouth in their opener in a big win. Middle Tennessee St struggled on both sides of the field last season. They ranked 102nd in scoring and 100th in scoring defense. Blue Raiders in their win against Monmouth converted 3 of 10 on third down and struggled with their ground game. Hokies too physical for this Blue Raiders team and will dominated the line of scrimmage. Play Virginia Tech -20.
New Mexico St vs. New Mexico Pick Prediction 9/11/2021
New Mexico St vs. New Mexico—Free pick is New Mexico St Aggies +20. Give some credit to the Aggies for building a 10-0 lead on the Aztecs in a competitive loss in their opener. New Mexico St quarterback Jonah Johnson threw for 326 yards in for the Aggies. New Mexico opened with FCS Houston Baptist and came away with a ten point win. Kentucky transfer Terry Wilson is at quarterback and was a disappointment with the Wildcats. Lobos against an FCS team last week went 3 of 13 on third down rushing 40 times for 3.2 yards per rush. New Mexico struggled in 2020 with a 2-5 record. Their offense produced only 23.9 points per game as season ago. Aggies have covered five of their past six meetings with their instate rival. Play New Mexico St +20.