Free College Football Picks For Today 9/24/2021
Tennessee vs. Florida Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Tennessee vs. Florida—College football pick is Tennessee Volunteers +19. Tennessee has shown enough offensive improvement to back them in this spot. They have shown the ability to move the football as they average 420 yards per game rushing for 221 and 4.9 yards per carry. They were competitive in a 41-34 defeat to Pittsburgh. Virginia Tech transfer Hendon Hooker is completing 70.2% of his passes and that form held against Pittsburgh where he averaged 9 yards per pass attempt. Florida has not covered a spread when favored. They did give up 20 points to a down USF team in a win an non-cover. They couldn’t separate enough from FAU at home to cover. Gators first year starting quarterback Emory Jones is averaging only 6 yards per pass attempt and has thrown five interceptions on the year. Play Tennessee +19.
Clemson vs. NC State Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Clemson at NC State—College football free pick is NC State Wolfpack +10. There is lots of concern about the Clemson offensive showing this year. Against FBS opponents the Tigers produced 180 yards on Georgia and 284 yards on Georgia Tech scoring a total of 17 points in each game. Their run defense is allowing 3.2 yards per rush. The issue offensively for Clemson is a run game that is averaging 4 yards a carry and quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei completing only 59.3% of his throws for 5.6 yards per rush. NC State has shown balance as they move the football for 455 yards. The run game produced 181 yards with 5.7 per rush. Quarterback Devin Leary is completing 67.3% of his throws as the passing game produces 7.2 yards per pass attempt. The Wolfpack defense has played well holding the opposition to 261 yards, 2.8 yards per rush and 5.5 per pass attempt. Play NC State +10.
Nebraska vs. Michigan St Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Nebraska vs. Michigan St—Free pick is Michigan St Spartans -5. Good start of the season for the Spartans as they sit at 3-0. They have wins on the road to Northwestern by 17 and last week a 38-17 win at Miami. Spartans offense producing 520 yards. Their run game has sputtered the past several seasons. This year the run game is working at Michigan St as the team rushed for 263 yards with 6.8 yards per run. Quarterback Payton Thorne is completing 62.3% of his throws as the passing game generates 9 yards per rush. Nebraska has lost both of their road games on the campaign. Losses came to Oklahoma by seven and Illinois by 8. Spartans are defending the run well holding opponents to 3.1 per rush. Cornhuskers have averaged 19 points per game in their road games. Adrian Martinez has struggled turning the ball over in his time with Nebraska. This is by far the toughest defense that Nebraska has faced. Their road form puts me on the home team here. Play Michigan St -5.
Rutgers vs. Michigan Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Rutgers at Michigan—College Football pick is Rutgers Scarlet Knights +21. Both teams stepping up in class in a major way here. Rutgers defense has performed well on the season holding opponents to 261 yards and giving up only 3.5 yards per carry. Michigan has run all over Northern Illinois, Washington and Western Michigan. This will be a great challenge. Scarlet Knights quarterback Noah Vedral is completing 72.5% of his throws. Wolverines quarterback Cade McNamara in his only game against a Power 5 school completed only 46.7% of his passes for 2.9 yards per rush in the win against Washington as the run game and defense carried him. Play Rutgers +21.
Troy vs. UL Monroe Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Troy at UL Monroe—College football free pick is Troy an UL Monroe under the total of 50 points. Neither team successful offensively. UL Monroe is generating only 169 yards on the season with 56 rushing for 1.3 yards per carry. They put up 10 at Kentucky and 12 in their home win to Jacksonville St. Troy has defensive well on the year holding their opponents to 228 yards and 2.3 yards per carry. Trojans run game has sputtered with 2.5 yards per carry. Warhawks quarterback Rhett Rodriguez is completing only 54.2% of his throws as the team averages 4.1 yards per attempt. Play Troy and UL Monroe under 50.
Georgia St vs. Auburn Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Georgia St at Auburn—Free pick is Auburn Tigers -27. Georgia St has been pounded in their step up games losing by 33 to Army and 42 at North Carolina. Panthers defense is allowing 192 yards on the ground. Auburn has punished their two weak opponents with wins by 50 to Akron and 62 to FCS Alcorn St. They were competitive in their road loss at Penn St. Auburn defense is holding opponents to 257 yards and only 1.5 yards per run attempt. Georgia St quarterback Darren Grainger is completing 50% of his pass. The Furman transfer couldn’t complete half of his passes in his two seasons with the Paladins. Georgia St will struggle to score. Play Auburn -27.
Arkansas St vs. Tulsa Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Arkansas St at Tulsa—College football pick is Arkansas St Red Wolves +13.5. Tulsa off to an 0-3 start which includes a home loss to FCS UC Davis. Red Wolves powered by a pass game that generates 373 yards per game. Quarterback James Blackman a Florida St transfer is leading a passing game that averages 7.3 yards per completion. Golden Hurricane pass defense is allowing 667% completion rate for 7.7 yards per attempt. Golden Hurricane quarterback Davis Brin is completing 59.6% of his throws. Play Arkansas ST +13.5.
Buffalo vs. Old Dominion Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Buffalo at Old Dominion—College football free pick is Buffalo Bulls -13.5. Buffalo was competitive in their three point home loss to Coastal Carolina getting the cover as they gained 408 yards. Bulls run game is on as the team rushed for 236 yards and 6.7 yards per rush. Veteran quarterback Kyle Vantrease is completing 62% of passes to compliment a strong rushing game. Old Dominion has lost nine straight against FBS competition. Transfer quarterback D.J. Mack is completing only 47.1% of his passes. Old Dominion passing game averaging only 5.1 yards per pass attempt. Play Buffalo -13.5.
North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
North Texas at Louisiana Tech—Free pick is Louisiana Tech -11. North Texas has not been able to improve that offense. In their two FBS games the Mean Green were held to 6 points to UAB in a 34 points loss and 12 points to SMU in a loss by 23. North Texas quarterback Jace Ruder is completing 56.5% of his passes as the team throws for 5.8 yards per attempt. The Mean Green defense is allowing five yards per carry on the ground. Louisiana Tech the better offensive team. Bulldogs transfer quarterback Austin Kendall is completing 60.6% of his passes as the team throws for 290 yards per game with 8.2 yards per pass attempt. North Texas pass defense has been poor as they surrender 9.6 yards per throw. Play Louisiana Tech -11.
New Mexico vs. UTEP Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
New Mexico at UTEP—College football pick is UTEP Miners +1. UTEP generating better offensive showing on the season. Miners are running for 199 yards a game and 4.5 yards per rush. Quarterback Gavin Hardison is completing 63.5% of his passes for a Miners attack that averages 9.6 yards per attempt. Defensively they are holding teams to 3.5 yards a carry. New Mexico has failed to cover all three games. They squeezed a ten point win at home to Houston Baptiste and by 9 to New Mexico St. Kentucky transfer quarterback Terry Wilson leads Aggies offense that converts only 28.9% on third down passes for 6.7 yards per attempt. They generate 3.4 yards per carry on the ground. Prefer home team here. Play UTEP +1.
California vs. Washington Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
California vs. Washington—College football free pick is California Golden Bears +7.5. Cal’s offense has opened up a bit the past two weeks. They did generate 442 yards and 32 points at TCU and followed that up with 42 points and 534 yards on FCS Cal State Sacramento. Quarterback Chase Garbers is completing 63.6% of his throws. At TCU he passed for 309 yards and 11.4 yards per pass attempt. Washington season has started out as a disappointment. They have a six point home loss to FCS Montana and at Michigan by 21. This is an offense that rushed for only 3.2 yards per game while defensively allowing 318 passing yards for 7.6 yards per pass attempt. Quarterback Dylan Morris is completing only 57.4% of passes. Golden Bears have won and covered the two previous meetings. Play California +7.5.
Arizona vs. Oregon Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Arizona at Oregon—Free pick is Oregon Ducks -28.5. This Arizona team has hit rock bottom. They suffered a 21-19 home loss to FCS Northern Arizona. Wildcats are producing only 339 yards of offense with 2.9 yards per rush. Starting quarterback Will Plummer and has been held off from practice and listed as questionable. Wildcats have shuffled three quarterbacks in an out of the lineup without success. This is an offense that averages 16.3 points per game. Oregon is balanced offensively putting up 433 yards per game and rushing for 209 and 5 yards per carry. Quarterback Anthony Brown leads a Ducks passing game that averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt. He is also a threat to run the football. In their win at Ohio St the Ducks produced 505 yards of offense rushing for 269 yards. Play Oregon -28.5.