Free College Football Picks For Today 9/21/2021
Marshall vs. Appalachian St Pick Prediction 9/23/2021
Marshall at Appalachian St—College football pick is Appalachian St -7. Marshall has faced a soft schedule thus far in wins against Navy, North Carolina Central and East Carolina. That home loss to East Carolina was bad as the Pirates are not a physical team that was pushed around by Appalachian St in their opener. Navy’s program has went south. Pirates were able to put up 571 yards on the Thundering Herd defense with 395 passing. Appalachian St a hard hitting physical team that gave Miami a scare dropping a two point road decision. Mountaineers defense holding opponents to 3.7 yards per rush and 6.5 per pass attempt. App St quarterback Chase Brice is completing 69.8% of his passes as the team is averaging 8.9 yards per pass attempt. Play Appalachian St -7.
Middle Tennessee St vs. Charlotte Pick Prediction 9/24/2021
Middle Tennessee St vs. Charlotte—College football free pick is Charlotte 49ers -2.5. Charlotte has a win at home against a Power 5 conference team in Duke as they piled up 478 yards. Quarterback Chris Reynolds threw for 324 yards and three touchdowns averaging 10.8 yards per pass attempt. Reynolds has started at least six games the prior three seasons, so he is very experienced. Middle Tennessee St lost both of their games against FBS opponents by 21 at Virginia Tech and last week a fourteen point loss at UTSA. Offensively the team is producing only 297 yards with 1.8 yards per rush on an average of 31 carries per game. They averaged only 3 yards per carry in their home win against an FCS school in Monmouth. In the loss at UTSA, Blue Raiders quarterback Bailey Hockman completed 41.7% of his passes for 3.4 yards per attempt. He got pulled for Chase Cunningham but Cunningham the past two seasons at MTSU could barely complete over half of his passes. Play Charlotte -2.5.
Wake Forest vs. Virginia Pick Prediction 9/24/2021
Wake Forest vs. Virginia—Free pick is Wake Forest and Virginia to go over the total of 67 points. Virginia is moving the football averaging 558 yards on the year. Quarterback Brennan Armstrong is completing 71.9% of his throws with 10.2 yards per pass attempt. Cavaliers defense was exploited the a good offensive team in North Carolina for 699 yards with 392 rushing for 8.3 yards per rush. Cavaliers will be a tired defense in this quick turnaround. Wake Forest also an offensive minded team averaging 416 yards and 39.3 points per game. The moved the football for 484 yards in their 35-14 win at home to Florida St. Demon Deacons quarterback Sam Hartman is completing 68.3% of his passes. Wake Forest will play fast to exploit this poor Cavaliers defense. Play Wake Forest and Virginia over 67.
Liberty vs. Syracuse Pick Prediction 9/24/2021
Liberty at Syracuse—College football pick is Syracuse Orange +6. Syracuse has shown improvement this year. They were headed to a downward as a program but has shown good play on both sides of the ball. Orange defense holding opponents to 225 yards with 1.8 per rush. They did contain a good Rutgers team to 17 points but fell way short offensively. Liberty in their lone road game survived a scare winning 21.13 at Troy despite gaining only 339 yards. Flames have played a weak schedule with their other wins coming against Old Dominion and FCS Campbell at home. Tommy DeVito the Orange quarterback has experience. He has shown improvement with accuracy. Play Syracuse +6.
UNLV Rebels vs. Fresno St Bulldogs Pick Prediction 9/24/2021
UNLV at Fresno St—College football free pick is Fresno Bulldogs -31.5. Strong performance by the Bulldogs as they got past UCLA on the road Saturday 40-37 behind 569 yards. This is an offense producing 538 yards while defensively limiting opponents to 283 yards with 2.7 yards per rush. They have outgained both UCLA and Oregon. Quarterback Jake Haener is completing 73.6% of his passes with 9.8 yards per pass attempt. They are averaging 402 passing yards per game. UNLV continues their poor play coming off a 48-3 home defeat to Iowa St. Offensively the Rebels held to 155 yards offensively to Arizona St two weeks ago and 134 yards last week in a 48-3 home defeat to Iowa St. Rebels averaging 4.9 yards per pass attempt. Play Fresno St -31.5.
Bowling Green vs. Minnesota Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Bowling Green at Minnesota—Free pick is Bowling Green Falcons +31. Bowling Green underdogs in all three games has been able to generate enough offense to cover numbers this year. Quarterback Matt McDonald is completing 71.4% of his passes this year. He showed accuracy against South Alabama and on the road at Tennessee. When the Golden Gophers faced a MAC school they couldn’t cover nineteen in a 31-26 win to Miami Ohio. Golden Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan has not been accurate completing 55% of his throws. Defensively the Falcons holding opponents to 347 yards and 3.8 yards per rush. Play Bowling Green +31.
Kentucky vs. South Carolina Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Kentucky at South Carolina—College football pick is South Carolina Gamecocks +5.5. South Carolina returns home after road games at East Carolina and Georgia. Gamecocks defense is holding opponents to 287 yards per game and 4.2 yards per rush. South Carolina quarterback Zeb Noland is completing 56.3% of his throws. First road game for Kentucky. They struggled in a 28-23 home win to Chattanooga. Wildcats quarterback Will Levis threw two interceptions against the Mocs. Levis could not win the job at Penn St so transfers to Kentucky. Night game in prime time Saturday. Play South Carolina +5.5.
Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Notre Dame at Wisconsin—College football free pick is Notre Dame Fighting Irish +5.5. Game played on neutral field in Chicago. Notre Dame has had struggles with their young defense. But offensively they have shown the ability to move the football with 407 yards per game. Wisconsin transfer Jack Coan is completing 62.2^ of his passes as the team averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt. Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz completing 59.5% of his passes with two interceptions in the loss at home to Penn St. On the season Wisconsin averaging only 6.2 yards per pass attempt. Play Notre Dame +5.5.
Toledo vs. Ball St Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Toledo at Ball St—Free pick is Ball St Cardinals +5. Ball St has won and covered the past two meetings against the Rockies. Both teams have lost their two games against FBS opponents But Ball St’s losses both came on the road. Toledo hosted a Mountain West down program in Colorado St and were soundly defeated 22-6 behind 291 yards of offense. Rockets have struggled to move the chains on third down and have been sloppy averaging 11 penalties for 109 yards per game. Look for a bounce back from quarterback Drew Plitt who led the Cardinals to a MAC title last year. This is a team returning twenty of their starters and they will be ready for the MAC opener. Play Ball St +5.
San Jose St vs. Western Michigan Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
San Jose St at Western Michigan—College football pick is Western Michigan -3. Tough spot for the Spartans who after a trip in a late night game at Hawaii ending Sunday morning Pacific time have to make the road trip to Western Michigan with a 2PM Eastern Time local start. Spartans came off a bye week after getting pounded at USC and escaped Hawaii with a 17-13 win. Spartans could only gain 292 yards on a poor Rainbows defense. The run game for San Jose St is generating only 3.8 yards per rush. Quarterback Nick Starkel, an Arkansas transfer, is completing only 51% of his passes as he is looking more like that mediocre quarterback with the Razorbacks. Starkel completed less than half of his passes against Hawaii with 4.7 yards per pass attempt. Western Michigan coming off the upset win at Pittsburgh last week. The offense produced 517 yards in the win. Quarterback Kaleb Eleby is completing 62.4% of his throws with five touchdowns and no picks. Bad travel spot for San Jose St. Play Western Michigan -3.
Texas St vs. Eastern Michigan Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Texas St at Eastern Michigan—College football free pick is Texas St Bobcats +6.5. Tough to lay these many points with an Eagles team that allowed 28 points and 519 yards to a down UMASS team in a win and non-cover. Texas St hung tough with Baylor losing a 29-20 decision and won their only road game beating FIU 23-17 in overtime. Eastern Michigan quarterback Preston Hutchinson is completing only 53.6% of his throws with no touchdowns and two picks. Cincinnati transfer Ben Bryant has also seen action this season and started against UMASS. That was a very soft opponent. Play Texas St +6.5.
Kent vs. Maryland Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Kent at Maryland—Free pick is Maryland Terrapins -14.5. Back to back road games for Kent after getting pounded at Iowa 30-7. In the Golden Flashes other FBS game they were held to ten points to Texas A&M in a non-cover. Maryland moved to 3-0 after winning in a tough prime time road game Friday night at Illinois 20-17. They continued to show good movement of the football for 481 yards. Terrapins getting great production from quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa who is completing 75.5% of his throws for an offense throwing for 343 yards a game and 9.3 yards per pass attempt. Maryland has shown the ability to run the football averaging 174 per game. Golden Flashes have been poor defending the run allowing 217.7 yards per game with 5.6 yards per rush attempt. Kent quarterback Dustin Crum is completing only 60.6% of his passes. Play Maryland -14.5.
Illinois vs. Purdue Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Illinois at Purdue—College football pick is Purdue Boilermakers -11. Don’t want to back Illinois on the road after that bad 42-14 defeat at Virginia where they surrendered 556 yards and 423 yards through the air. Boilermakers played Notre Dame tough in a 27-13 road defeat holding the Fighting Irish to 353 yards of offense. On the season Boilermakers holding opponents to 309 yards per game with 3.5 per rush. Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer is completing 72.2% of his passes. Plummer had a good performance in the Boilermakers home win to Oregon St hitting on 29 of 41 for 313 yards and two touchdowns. Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters hit just 10 of 26 with an interception in the loss to Maryland. Play Purdue -11.
UMASS vs. Coastal Carolina Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
UMASs at Coastal Carolina—College football free pick is Coastal Carolina and Massachusetts Minuteman to play over the total of 66 points. UMASS has shown the ability to move the football and get points on the scoreboard as evidence by 28 points scored at home to Eastern Michigan and Boston College. Coastal Carolina has run up the score in their two home wins posting 49 points and 460 yards to Kansas as well as 52 points along with 610 yards to FCS Citadel. Chanticleers quarterback Grayson McCall is completing 78% of his passes with six touchdowns and one pick for 12.9 yards per pass attempt. UMASS defense continues to be bad allowing 531.3 yards per game with 306 passing for 10.6 per attempt. Minuteman quarterback Brady Olson has played well taking over for the injured starter and should be expected to start here with his good showings. Play Coastal Carolina and UMASS over 66.
FIU vs. Central Michigan Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
FIU at Central Michigan—Free pick is Central Michigan Chippewas -10. Central Michigan played two tough opponents in games against FBS opponents in defeats to Missouri and LSU on the road. Chippewas did manage to move the football for 475 yards on the Missouri Tigers. FIU comes off a 54-21 defeat at Texas Tech where they surrendered 584 yards. Golden Panthers also have a home loss to Texas St in overtime. FIU quarterback Max Bortenschlager has struggled for accuracy the past two seasons. Chippewas quarterback Jacob Sirmon displayed accuracy in the loss at LSU connecting on 17 of 24 passes for 156 yards. Play Central Michigan -10.