Free College Football Picks For Today 10/1/2021
UCONN vs. Vanderbilt Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
UCONN at Vanderbilt—College football pick is Vanderbilt Commodores -14.5. Vanderbilt showed competitiveness in their loss to Stanford at home. They ran the football for 247 yards averaging 5.6 per carry. They follow this game plan they should be clear of UCONN. Connecticut a winless team is surrendering 465 yards per game with 235 rushing for 4.9 per rush. Opponents are completing 70% of their passes on the Huskies defense for 9.3 per attempt. On offense the Huskies passing attack is throwing for only 3.9 per attempt. Play Vanderbilt -14.5.
Texas Tech vs. West Virginia Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Texas Tech at West Virginia—College football free pick is Texas Tech Raiders +7.5. Red Raiders have been able to move the football with 461 yards with 301 in the passing game. Team produces 160 rushing yards for 5.1 per attempt. With the injury to Tyler Shough it will be Henry Columbi under center. Colombi completed 74% of his passes against Texas for 14.1 yards per pass attempt. He has shown accuracy in his time with Utah St and Texas Tech. West Virginia offense generates 3.6 per rush. They could score only 13 at Oklahoma. Mountaineers defense does not force turnovers. Play Texas Tech +7.5.
Auburn vs. LSU Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Auburn at LSU—Free pick is Auburn Tigers +3.5. Auburn is thinking about benching Bo Nix after ineffectiveness and turn to LSU transfer T.J. Finley. He has shown more accuracy than Nix under center who completed only 48% against Georgia St. LSU lone loss came at UCLA where they surrendered 483 yards with 223 yards on the ground. Auburn has run the football effectively on the year with 257 yards with 7.1 yards per rush. LSU had struggles with their ground game with 2.9 yards per attempt. Play Auburn +3.5.
Michigan vs. Wisconsin Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Michigan at Wisconsin—College football pick is Michigan Wolverines +1.5. Badgers lost both of their step up games dropping a six point home decision to Penn St scoring ten points then blown out 41-13 on a neutral field to Notre Dame. Quarterback Graham Mertz has one touchdown and six interceptions. He is completing 56.8% of his passes with 5 yards per attempt against Penn St and 5.9 per attempt in the loss to Notre Dame. Wolverines getting great production from their run game and quarterback Cade McNamara performing better. Play Michigan +1.5.
Mississippi St vs. Texas A&M Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Mississippi St at Texas A&M—College football free pick is Mississippi St Bulldogs +7. Mississippi St is moving the football for 426 yards. The passing game under quarterback Will Rogers is completing 75.1% of his passes for a Bulldogs team that throws for 363 yards. Defensively they limit opponents to 323 yards with 2.8 per rush. Texas A&M has show struggles moving the football and scoring since Kellen Mond exited the program. They were held to ten points to Colorado and Arkansas averaging 280 yards of offense. Quarterback Zach Calzada is completing 52.8% of his passes averaging only 4.2 per attempt against Arkansas and 4.8 versus Colorado. Play Mississippi St +7.
Arkansas St vs. Georgia Southern Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Arkansas St at Georgia Southern—Free pick is Arkansas St Red Wolves +2. Georgia Southern fired their head coach following their loss to Louisiana to fall to 1-3. Eagles have struggled to put points on the scoreboard by averaging 16.5 points per game. Eagles defense is giving up 493 yards per game with 327 passing for 10.2 yards per pass attempt. Arkansas St defense struggles too but have been the efficient offense of these two. Georgia Southern quarterback Justin Tomlin is completing only 46.8% of his passes for only 5.3 per attempt. Play Arkansas St +2.
UNLV vs. UTSA Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
UNLV at UTSA—College football pick is UNLV Rebels +21. UNLV coming off their best offensive performance in a 38-30 defeat at a good Fresno St team. Rebels in their Mountain West opener moved the football for 433 yards. Quarterback Cameron Friel has been the most accurate under center for the Rebels. Against Fresno St he went 9 of 15 for 138 yards. UTSA returns home after an emotional win at Memphis by three points where did allow 407 yards to the Tigers offense. With their improvement shown in the conference opener would rather take points. Play UNLV +21.
Southern Miss vs. Rice Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Southern Miss at Rice—College football free pick is Rice Owns -1.5. Rice showing better movement of the football as the team averages 356 yards with 178 rushing for 4.5 yards per carry. They have played a tough non-conference schedule facing Arkansas, Houston and Texas. They do come off the win to Texas Southern. Owls quarterback Jake Constantine was accurate in his time against Texas and Texas Southern. Southern Miss a poor offensive team as they gain 266 yards per game. They could score only seven points at home to Troy and 7 at South Alabama. Golden Eagles Ty Keyes is completing 50% of his passes as he leads a passing attack averaging only 5.5 yards per pass attempt. Play Rice -1.5.
Louisiana vs. South Alabama Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Louisiana at South Alabama—Free pick is South Alabama Jaguars +13. Jaguars 3-0 to start the season behind a strong performance from their defense that holds opponents to 291 yards per game with 1.8 per rush. They have win on the road to Bowling Green and home to South Alabama. South Carolina and Utah transfer Jake Bentley is completing 65.2% of his throws leading a passing attack that averages 228 yards and 7.4 yards per attempt. Louisiana has failed to cover three of four having trouble separating against Georgia Southern and Nichols Ste. They dropped a 38-18 decision at Texas. Defensively the Ragin Cajuns allowing 412.5 yards with 234 passing and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. Louisiana has struggled to move the chains on third down and defending third downs. Play South Alabama +13.
Marshall vs. Middle Tennessee St Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Marshall at Middle Tennessee St—College football pick Marshall Thundering Herd -10. Middle Tennessee St run game isn’t good enough to exploit the Marshall defense. Thundering Herd a strong offensive team that puts up 552 yards per game with 170 rushing for 5 yards per carry. Thunder Herd quarterback Grant Wells is completing 64.4% of his passes for a passing attack that averages 382 yards and 9.3 yards per pass attempt. Blue Raiders running for only 2.5 per rush and converting only 27.3% on third down. Play Marshall -10.
Liberty vs. UAB Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Liberty at UAB—College football free pick is Liberty Flames +2. Liberty good on both sides of the football. They are moving the football for 417 yards running for 184 yards. Quarterback Malik Willis is completing 71.6% of his passes with 9.6 yards per pass attempt. On defense Flames limiting opponents to 251 yards with 2.9 per rush and 6.1 per pass attempt. UAB made the right move switching to quarterback Dylan Hopkins. He comes off a good against Tulane but faces his biggest test facing a good defense from Liberty. UAB is running for only 3.8 yards per game. Play Liberty +2.
Northwestern vs. Nebraska Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Northwestern at Nebraska—Free pick is Northwestern Wildcats +11.5. Northwestern has been able to move the football against their FBS opponent posting 400 or greater yards each game. Their run game is generating 214 yards for five yards per rush. Back to back close losses for Nebraska dropping a seven point decision at Oklahoma and losing their second straight Big Ten game in a 23-20 defeat in overtime to Michigan St. Nebraska allowing 3.5 sacks per game. Cornhuskers quarterback Adrian Martinez has been turnover prone and his interception in overtime to Michigan St led to defeat. Play Northwestern +11.5.
Western Kentucky vs. Michigan St Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Western Kentucky at Michigan St—College football pick is Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +11. Western Kentucky is a good offensive team that generates 507 yards. Houston Baptist transfer Bailey Zappe is completing 73.1% of his passes leading an attack that generates 426 yards for 10.7 yards per rush. Hilltoppers have covered all three games with a three point loss at Army and two point defeat home to Indiana. Spartans are surrendering 265 yards passing on the year with 64% completion rate. They couldn’t separate enough to cover against Nebraska at home last week winning by three in overtime. Michigan St gained only 254 yards and allowed 440 yards to the Cornhuskers. Hilltoppers are converting 58% on third down and putting up 41.7 points a game. Play Western Kentucky +11.
Old Dominion vs. UTEP Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Old Dominion at UTEP—College football free pick is UTEP Miners -5.5. UTEP has shown ability offensively as the team puts up 401 yards per game. Quarterback Gavin Hardison is completing 60% of his passes with 9.8 yards per pass attempt. Old Dominion has lost nine of ten dating back to last year. Monarchs quarterback D.J. Mack is completing only 51.4% of his passes with a poor 5.2 yards per pass attempt. Old Dominion has failed to cover five of six. Mack has thrown three picks and their offense is too inefficient to back here. Play UTEP -5.5.
Arizona St vs. UCLA Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Arizona St at UCLA—Free pick is UCLA Bruins -3. Bruins are an experienced team returning 20 of 21 starters from last year. Bruins offense is posting 434 yards getting production from their ground game with 200 rushing yards for 4.9 per attempt. UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson is completing 57.3% of his throws with 10.3 yards per pass attempt producing big plays. Bruins doing a good job defending the run holding opponents to 2.4 per rush. Sun Devils lost their only road game dropping a 27-17 decision at BYU turning the pass over four times. Play UCLA -3.
Fresno St at Hawaii Pick Prediction 10/2/2021
Fresno St at Hawaii—College football pick is Hawaii Warriors +11. Fresno St past two games allowed 37 points at UCLA and last week 30 to UNLV. They surrendered 433 yards to the Rebels offense. Hawaii is moving the football for 431 yards with 4.3 yards per rush. Quarterback Chevan Cordeiro leads a passing attack that averages 286 yards per game with 7.5 per pass attempt. Bulldogs allowed the Rebels 152 rushing yards for 4.2 yards per rush. Play Hawaii +11.