Free College Football Picks For Today 9/30/2021
Washington St vs. California Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Washington St at California—College football pick is Washington St Cougars +7.5. Both teams a disappointing 1-3. Golden Bears have a home loss to Nevada and failed to cover at home to FCS opponent Sacramento St by allowing 30 points and 467 yards. On the season Cal giving up 417 yards with 297 passing. Cougars quarterback Jayden de Laura expected to return on Saturday. De Laura completing 61.4% of his throws. Golden Bears defensively have struggled to get off the field on third down. Play Washington St +7.5.
Oregon vs. Stanford Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Oregon at Stanford—College football free pick is Oregon Ducks -8. Past two meetings Oregon has covered both games with a 35-15 and 21-6 victory. Ducks in their lone road game traveled to Ohio St and came away with a 35-28 win posting 505 yards. Oregon run game generating 203 yards with 5.2 per rush. Quarterback Anthony Brown is a dual threat quarterback making plays with his feet. Stanford couldn’t contain the speed and skill of UCLA last week dropping a 35-25 home decision surrendering 467 yards. Cardinal is allowing 5.4 yards per carry on the ground and not strong defensively like past Stanford teams. Play Oregon -8.
Central Michigan vs. Miami Ohio Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Central Michigan at Miami Ohio—Free pick is Central Michigan Chippewas +1. Respect the performance of the Chippewas going on the road to Missouri and moving the football for 475 yards. They were able to scored21 at LSU. On the year the Chippewas moving the football for 468 yards with 285 in the passing game. Quarterback Daniel Richardson is completing 61% of his passes leading an attack that averages 288 yards though the air and 7.2 per attempt. Quarterback Brett Gabbert is completing only 50% of his passes. Defensively the Red Hawks are surrendering 211 yards and 4.7 per rush. Play Central Michigan +1.
Bowling Green vs. Kent St Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Bowling Green at Kent St—College football pick is Bowling Green and Kent St to play over the total of 62. Kent in their past two meeting with the Falcons have scored 62 points in each game. Kent is moving the football for 439 yards with 4.9 per rush. Quarterback Dustin Crum threw for 308 yards and 9.3 yards per pass attempt at Maryland last week. Golden Flashes has struggled on defense and this year no different by allowing 457 yards with 5.5 yards per rush and 64.2% completion rate. Bowling Green an improved football team posting a win at Minnesota last week. Quarterback Matt McDonald is completing 67% of his throws for Bowling Green passing attack that averages 221 yards a game. Play Bowling Green and Kent St over 62.
Mississippi vs. Alabama Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Ole Miss at Alabama—College football free pick is Ole Miss Rebels +14.5. First road game for the Rebels but to their credit they have showed improvement on defense holding opponents to 344 yards. Their toughest challenges came against Tulane and Louisville. Ole Miss is moving the football for 635 yards with 6.2 yards per rush. Quarterback Matt Corral completing 68.8% of his throws leading a Rebels passing game that throws for 336 yards and 9.7 yards per pass attempt. Major step up game for Alabama saw the Crimson Tide edge Florida on the road 31-29 surrendering 440 yards. Rather take points here. Play Ole Miss +14.5.
UCF vs. Navy Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
UCF at Navy—Free pick is Navy Midshipmen +16.5. Navy showed an improved offense in a 28-20 road loss at Houston by gaining 300 yards. UCF had a poor defensive performance in their loss at Louisville by surrendering 501 yards. Knights have lost starting quarterback Dillon Gabriel to a collar bone injury. Mikey Keene goes under center and completed 57% of his throws in a mop up role against FCS Bethune Cookman. UCF had a bad defense last year and there are signs of problems this season. Play Navy +16.5.
USF vs. SMU Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
USF at SMU—College football pick is USF and SMU to play over the total of 68 points. Head coach Sonny Dykes has this high flying offense performing well again. Mustangs are putting up 552 yards with 6 yards per rush attempt. Quarterback Tanner Mordecai is completing 70.5% of his passes with 317 yards per game along with 8.8 per pass attempt. South Florida showing improvement to their offense. They did move the football last week on BYU for 360 yards and putting up 27 points. But the Bulls defense still getting torched for 504 yards with per with 6.7 per rush and 8.7 yards per pass attempt. SMU has been weak on defense under Dykes. On the season the Mustangs are allowing 306 passing yards and 7.7 per attempt. Play USF and SMU over 68.
Baylor vs. Oklahoma St Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Baylor at Oklahoma St—College football free pick is Baylor Bears +3.5. Baylor has shown good offensive form on the year as the team is moving the football for 491 yards with 272 rushing for 6.6 yards per rush. Quarterback Gerry Bohanon is completing 73% of his passes leading a Bears attack that averages 9.4 yards per pass attempt. Oklahoma St had close calls at home beating Missouri St by seven and Tulsa by 5. They went on the road and got past Boise St by 1. Cowboys rushing for only 3.4 per attempt. Quarterback Spencer Sanders completing 58.9% of his passes. Play Baylor +3.5.
Arkansas vs. Georgia Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Arkansas at Georgia—Free pick is Arkansas Razorbacks +18.5. Arkansas continues their path to improvement as they sit at 4-0 on the campaign. Razorbacks have notable home wins to Texas A&M by 10 and Texas by 19. They are moving the football for 481 yards with 262 rushing for 5.6 per attempt. Quarterback KJ Jefferson is completing 59% of his throws for a passing attack averaging 10.4 per attempt. Razorbacks defense is giving up only 267 yards with 3.6 per rush and 4.7 per attempt. Georgia did not have an offensive touchdown in their win to Clemson. Since it has been wins against UAB, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. Both SEC teams are lower tier. Play Arkansas +18.5.
Ohio vs. Akron Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Ohio at Akron—College football pick is Akron Zips +9.5. Bobcats head coach Frank Solich retired two months prior to the start of the season. The team is off to an 0-4 start and has a home loss to FCE Duquesne on the year. Bobcats moving the football for only 312 yards. Defense has been poor with 442 yards allowed with 286 rushing for 6.1 per rush. Akron has shown improvement moving the football. Zips quarterback DJ Irons completing 66.7% of his passes that is averaging 7 yards per pass attempt. Ohio has scored no greater than 14 points against all their FBS opponents. Play Akron +9.5.
Tennessee vs. Missouri Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Tennessee at Missouri—College football free pick is Missouri Tigers -3. Tennessee struggled in their step up games surrendering 38 points and 505 yards to Florida on the road as well as 41 points to Pittsburgh in a home defeat. Missouri returns home after dropping and overtime decision at Boston College. Tigers are moving the football for 483 yards and 5.5 per rush. Quarterback Connor Bazelak is completing 69% of his passes for at Tigers attack that generates 323 yards though the air and 7.9 per pass attempt. It is also back to back road games for the Volunteers after their 24 point loss at Florida. Play Missouri -3.
Texas at TCU Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Texas at TCU—Free pick is Texas Longhorns -5. The strong Gary Patterson defensive teams at TCU are long over. They gave up 442 yards and 32 points in a two point home win to Cal. Last week the Horned Frogs were beaten at home to SMU 42-34 allowing 597 yards. Longhorns are moving the football for 487 yards and 6.1 yards per rush. Quarterback Casey Thompson is completing 78% of his passes for a passing attack averaging 9.5 yards per attempt. Horned Frogs defense is allowing 181 rushing yards per game with 5 per rush attempt and 9.4 yards per pass attempt. Play Texas -5.
Florida vs. Kentucky Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Florida at Kentucky—College football pick is Florida Gators -8.5. The Florida offense has put up good performances in their two SEC games. They piled up 505 yards in a 24 points win to Tennessee. They gained 440 yards on Alabama in a two points loss. Gators are generating 541 yards with 7.5 yards per rush. They have good speed. Concern is for Kentucky quarterback Will Levis who against South Carolina last week averaged only 4.6 yards per pass attempt. The Penn St transfer couldn’t beat out Sean Clifford who had struggles early in his career. Gators have been tested and showed they can put up points against good SEC teams. The verdict is still out on Kentucky. Play Florida -8.5.
Oklahoma vs. Kansas St Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Oklahoma at Kansas St—College football free pick is Oklahoma and Kansas St to play under the total of 52.5 points. Kansas St is a running team. But Oklahoma has shown the ability to defend the run this year holding opponents to 79 yards on the ground for 2.5 yards per rush. Kansas St quarterback Skylar Thompson is likely out so it will be Will Howard under center. Howard has not been accurate by completing 48.7% of his passes this year and 53.6% a season ago. The big play is missing from the Oklahoma arsenal this season. Past two home games saw the Sooners win despite putting up 23 on Nebraska and 16 on West Virginia. Both defenses have played well. Play Oklahoma and Kansas St under 52.5.
FIU vs. FAU Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
FIU at FAU—Free pick is FIU Golden Panthers +10.5. FIU is moving the football for 420 yards a game. Quarterback Max Bortenschlager is leading a passing attack that generates 280 yards through the air per game with 9.3 yards per pass attempt. Concern for FAU has been the play of their defense this year. Team is allowing 390 yards a game with 253 on the ground for 5.8 per rush. Owls transfer quarterback N’Kosi Perry struggled with accuracy in his time at Miami. With FAU, Perry is completing only 55.9% of his passes coming off an 11 of 33 for 78 yard performance against Air Force. Falcons defense was decimated the previous week by Utah St and FAU was only able to get seven points on the scoreboard. Play FIU +10.5.