Free College Football Picks For Today 9/29/2021
Indiana vs. Penn St Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Indiana at Penn St—College football pick is Penn St Nittany Lions -12. Indiana in their step up games were beaten at home to Penn St by 14 and at Iowa by 28 points. Offensively the Hoosiers are moving the football for 363 yards with 3.5 yards per pass. Quarterback Michael Penix coming off an ACL surgery completed 45% against Cincinnati and 42% in the loss to Iowa averaging 5.3 yards per pass attempt. Penn St open their year winning at Wisconsin behind strong defensive performance 16-10. Auburn came to town and the Nittany Lions win 28-20. Quarterback Sean Clifford is completing 71.2% of his passes as the team is averaging 9.6 yards per pass attempt. Nittany Lions defense has been good holding opponents to 3.3 yards per rush and 5.3 per pass attempt. Play Penn St -12.
Memphis vs. Temple Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Memphis at Temple—College football free pick is Temple Owls +11.5. Tough to lay points on the road with a Memphis team that is giving up 462 yards per game and 50 points to Arkansas St on the road. Tigers pass defense is allowing 348 yards, 66% completion rate and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. Temple had struggles against defensive style teams in Boston College and Rutgers. Owls have covered six straight against the Tigers including the past three seasons where they generated enough offense to cover against bad Memphis defensive teams. Owls quarterback D’Wan Mathis returned last week and completed 69% against FCS Wagner last week with 9.1 yards per pass attempt. Play Temple +11.5.
Kansas vs. Iowa St Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Kansas vs. Iowa St—Free pick is Kansas Jayhawks +34. Kansas offense can move the ball and score enough to cover this huge number. Jayhawks is moving the football for 344 yards with 149 rushing for four yards per rush. North Texas transfer Jason Bean is completing 57.1% of his passes as the team averages 7.4 yards per attempt. Bean threw for 332 yards and 10.1 yards per pass attempt last week against Duke. Iowa St has struggled to convert third downs as the team puts up 27.5 points per game. Play Kansas +34.
Charlotte vs. Illinois Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Charlotte at Illinois—College football pick is Charlotte 49ers +11. Tough to back this Fighting Illini team that has struggled to move the football and score this season. Team is putting up 337 yards per game with 3.8 per rush. Quarterback Brandon Peters is completing only 48.2% of his passes. He completed 48% last year. Their run game produced only 3.8 per attempt. Charlotte has won three of four with a notable home win to Duke. They move the football for 450 yards running for 5 yards per carry. Chris Reynolds has started in all four years with Charlotte. Reynolds is completing 60.4% of his passes as the team throws for 8.3 yards per attempt. Illinois has struggled defending the pass allowing 312 yards per game and 8.4 per attempt. Illinois does have a seven point home loss to UTSA. Play Charlotte +11.
Louisville vs. Wake Forest Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Louisville at Wake Forest—College football free pick is Louisville and Wake Forest to play over the total of 62 points. Wake Forest is moving the football for 430 yards with 242 in the passing game. Quarterback Sam Hartman is completing 65.8% of his throws coming off a good performance at Virginia where he threw for 270 yards and 9.3 yards per pass attempt. Demon Deacons have scored 35 or greater points in all four games. Louisville has put up 30 or greater in all four games. They did score 45 on Wake Forest in last year’s meeting as they combined for 66 points. Louisville is throwing for 264 yards and 7.4 per attempt. Quarterback Malik Cunningham is completing 62% of his passes. Play Louisville and Wake Forest over 62.
Western Michigan vs. Buffalo Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Western Michigan at Buffalo—Free pick is Buffalo Bulls +6.5. Buffalo has covered eight of nine against winning teams. Bulls move the football for 408 yards per game. The run game is producing 203 yards per game with 5.7 per rush attempt. Quarterback Kyle Vantrease is experienced under center and completing 62.6% of his passes and has been successful leading the Bulls on third down. He has put up good numbers in the teams past two games against Coastal Carolina and Old Dominion. Western Michigan producing only 3.8 yards per game on the ground. Broncos producing 27.3 points per game. They have played difficult opponents in their road games but surrendered an average of 520 yards with 315 yards in the passing game for 12.4 yards per pass attempt. Play Buffalo +6.5.
Ohio St vs. Rutgers Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Ohio St at Rutgers—College football pick is Rutgers Scarlet Knights +15. Facing Michigan and Ohio St in back to back weeks can be a difficult chore. This is still relatively early in the season as this will be a more difficult task late in the season. Rutgers defense has been strong this year holding opponents to 265 yards, 3.4 yards per rush and 6 yards per pass attempt. They held Michigan to 20 points total last week shutting them out in the second half. Offensively they move the football for 351 yards. Quarterback Noah Vedral is completing 68.5% of his passes and faces a weaker defense here from Ohio St. Buckeyes are giving up 410 yards per game with four yards per rush on the ground and 255 in the passing game. Play Rutgers +15.
UL Monroe vs. Coastal Carolina Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
UL Monroe at Coastal Carolina—College football free pick is Coastal Carolina and UL Monroe to play over the total of 56 points. The Chanticleers in their home games have scored 49 points or greater in each of their three games posting an average of 51 a game. Coastal Carolina is putting up 518 yards a game running for 6.4 per attempt. Quarterback Grayson McCall is completing 76.7% of his passes leading a passing attack that averages 267 yards per game with 12 yards per pass attempt. UL Monroe is surrendering 329 yards and 8 yards per pass attempt through the air this season. AS an undefeated team there is motivation for the Chanticleers to run up the score here. UL Monroe did achieve a season high in scoring last week in their win to Troy with 29 points and 290 yards. Citadel did put up 14 on the Chanticleers in an earlier game this season. Play Coastal Carolina and UL Monroe over 56.
Eastern Michigan vs. Northern Illinois Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois—Free pick is Northern Illinois Huskies -2.5. Northern Illinois has played a tough non-conference batting Georgia Tech, Michigan and Wyoming. They did manage a win at Georgia Tech and put up 43 in a loss at Wyoming. Huskies run game is back as the team is putting up 5.4 per rush and 215 yards a game. Eastern Michigan gave up 28 points on the road to UMASS in a non-covering win. The Minutemen outgained the Eagles as they posted 519 yards and 313 in the passing game. UMASS rushed for 6.1 yards per carry on Eastern Michigan. Huskies quarterback Rocky Lombardi was efficiency in the win at Georgia Tech and home to FCS Maine. Play Northern Illinois -2.5.
Nevada vs. Boise St Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Nevada at Boise St—College football pick is Nevada Wolf Pack +6.5. Nevada sports a good passing offense that averages 353 yards per game. Quarterback Carson Strong is completing 68% of passes and leading a passing attack that averages 8.4 per pass attempt. Wolf Pack struggled against the ground attack from Kansas St. Boise St doesn’t run that will averaging 2.5 yards a carry. Defensively Broncos surrendering 420 yards per game with 210 in the passing game for 7.9 yards per attempt. Play Nevada +6.5.
Air Force vs. New Mexico Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Air Force at New Mexico—College football free pick is Air Force Falcons -10.5. Air Force has pounded New Mexico the past three seasons winning by 20 points or greater including a 28-0 win last year. Air Force a good offensive team that is putting up 445 yards per game with 357 on the ground for 5.5 yards per carry. New Mexico has struggled offensively and have poorly converted their third downs at 28.6%. Lobos quarterback Terry Wilson is completing 58.1% of his passes for only six yards per attempt. His run game generating only 3.3 per attempt. Could be a long day for the New Mexico defense as they could be on the field a long time. Play Air Force -10.5.
USC vs. Colorado Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
USC at Colorado—Free pick is USC Trojans -7. USC did bounce back from a home loss to Stanford by blowing out Washington St on the road the next week. Trojans offensively are moving the football for 425 yards per game with their passing attack generating 308 yards per game. Kedon Slovis is completing 64.3% of his passes for a Trojans passing attack averaging 7 yards per attempt. Very little to like from this Colorado offense. They post only 239 yards per game with 85 in the passing game for 4.2 yards per attempt. Quarterback Brendon Lewis is completing only 52.1% of his passes. Play USC -7.
Cincinnati vs. Notre Dame Prediction 10/2/2021
Cincinnati at Notre Dame—College football pick is Notre Dame +2.5. Notre Dame a young team to start the season has grown up fast. The team sits at 4-0 beating Purdue at home by 14 and Wisconsin last week on a neutral field by 28. Transfer quarterback Jack Coan is completing 60.2% of his passes with 8.2 yards per pass attempt. Bearcats have a road win at Indiana, but the Hoosiers are fielding a quarterback coming off an ACL tear late last season. Notre Dame offensive and defensive line match up well. In their road game at Indiana, Cincinnati gained only 328 yards rushing for 3.3 yards per carry and 5.8 yards per pass attempt. Bearcats converted only 28.8% of their third downs at Indiana. Play Notre Dame +2.5.
New Mexico St vs. San Jose St Prediction 10/2/2021
New Mexico St at San Jose St—College football free pick is New Mexico St Aggies +28. After three straight road games the Spartans make their home opener. They do have a 17-13 win at Hawaii. But in an awful travel spot the Spartans had to travel to Western Michigan where they produced 119 offensive yards in a 20 point loss. San Jose St has not shown enough offense to lay these many points. New Mexico St has shown the ability to move the football as they gain 347 yards per game. Quarterback Jonah Johnson is completing 54% of his passes. Against Hawaii Johnson went 28 of 47 for 280 yards. Spartans quarterback Nick Starkel is completing only half of his passes with 6.6 yards per pass attempt. Rather take points. Play New Mexico St +28.
Washington vs. Oregon St Prediction 10/2/2021
Washington at Oregon St—Free pick is Oregon St Beavers -2.5. Oregon St has shown good showing offensively as they are putting up 473 yards with 226 rushing for 5.6 per attempt. Quarterback Chance Nolan is completing 72.3% of his passes for an offense that posts 247 yards passing and 8.9 yards per pass attempt. Defensively they hold teams to 3 yards per carry and 6.8 per pass attempt. It was a disappointing start to the season for the Huskies losing at home to Montana and a road blowout loss at Michigan. They got past a home date with California in overtime but surrendered 457 yards to an offensively challenged Golden Bears team with 319 coming in the passing game. Huskies quarterback Dylan Morris is completing 57.8% of his throws with five interceptions. Play Oregon St -2.5.