Free College Football Picks For Today 10/12/2021
Bowling Green vs. Northern Illinois Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Bowling Green at Northern Illinois—College football pick is Bowling Green Falcons +9. Bowling Green defense holding opponents to only 344 yards with game, 3.9 per rush and 6.1 yards per pass attempt. They have covered all five games as an underdog this year with recent seven point loss at Kent and a four point win at Minnesota. Quarterback Matt McDonald is completing 65.3% of his throws for a passing attack that averages 6.5 per attempt. Northern Illinois defensively is allowing 411 yards with 189 rushing for 5.1 yards per pass and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. Play Bowling Green +9.
Miami vs. North Carolina Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Miami at Northern Carolina—College football free pick is North Carolina Tar Heels -7. Miami starting quarterback D’Eriq King is out with shoulder surgery. Hurricanes turn to backup Tyler Van Dyke who saw action against Virginia completing 51.7% of his throws for 7 yards per pass attempt. Miami plays their first true road game. Losses to all Power 5 schools in Alabama, Michigan St and Virginia. North Carolina a good offensive team that is averaging 486 yards per game with 194 rushing for 5.2 per attempt. Quarterback Sam Howell is completing 60.5% of his throws for a passing attack that averages 291 yards and 9.3 yards per pass attempt. Hurricanes defensively surrendering 250 passing yards. Surrendering 30 points to Virginia, 38 to Michigan St and 44 to Alabama. Play North Carolina -7.
Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech—Free pick is Pittsburgh Panthers -5. Panthers have been putting up great numbers. Team is posting 558 yards per game with 189 rushing. Quarterback Kenny Pickett completing 72% of his throws for a Panthers attack that averages 389 yards passing and 10.5 yards per pass attempt. Defense holding up allowing 338 yards with 3 yards per rush. Virginia Tech has lost two of three after their 32-29 home defeat to Notre Dame. Hokies quarterback Braxton Burmeister completing only 58.8% of his throws for only 6.7 yards per attempt. Panthers have smothered opponents on third down allowing only 27.3% conversions. They put heavy pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 3.6 sacks per game. Play Pittsburgh -5.
Texas Tech vs. Kansas Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Texas Tech at Kansas—College football pick is Texas Tech Red Raiders -16.5. Tough to back this Kansas team. Past two games against Big 12 teams there were held to seven points to Iowa St in a 52 point defeat and seven to Baylor in a 38 points defeat. Jayhawks defense is surrendering 493 yards per game with 251 rushing for 5.9 yards per rush and in the passing game giving up 9.9 yards per pass attempt. Texas Tech an offense which produces 458 yards and 7.1 yards per play. Quarterback Henry Colombi is completing 64.6% of his throws leading an offense that is performing well on third down and red zone. Jayhawks have been poor on third down and red zone. Quarterback Jason Bean completes only 55.9% of his throws. Play Texas Tech -16.5.
Michigan St vs. Indiana Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Michigan St at Indiana—College football free pick is Michigan St Spartans -4.5. Michigan St moved to 6-0 after their 31-13 win at Rutgers. In the Spartans other road game, they defeated Miami 38-17. At Rutgers they produced 600 yards of offense and at Miami 454. The run game has finally returned after a long absence at Michigan St as the team rushes for 219 yards and 5.8 yards per carry. Quarterback Payton Thorne is completing 62.4% of his throws for an offense that passes for 270 yards a game with 9.8 per attempt. Indiana has struggled offensively. Hoosiers running for only 3.4 yards per carry and rush ½ the time. Quarterback Michael Penix has a separated shoulder. Penix completes only 53.7% of his throws for 5.8 yards per attempt. Jack Tuttle likely starts here. Tuttle completing only 44.4% of his throws. Play Michigan St -4.5.
Army vs. Wisconsin Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Army at Wisconsin—Free pick is Wisconsin Badgers -13. Wisconsin a physical team is vulnerable to passing teams. Army is not a passing team as they run the ball about 90% of the time. That should play to the strength of the Badgers defense which is holding opponents to 217 yards and 1.7 yards per rushing attempt. Badgers are running for 207 yards a game and 4.4 per attempt. Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz did make plays downfield in their games against Eastern Michigan and Notre Dame. Black Knights pass defense is allowing 7.9 yards per pass attempt. Play Wisconsin -13.
Ohio vs. Buffalo Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Ohio at Buffalo—College football pick is Buffalo Bulls -9. Poor season for Ohio thus far. Their head coach Frank Solich retired two months prior to the season for health concerns. Defensively the Bobcats are allowing 426 yards a game with 243 on the ground for 5.5 yards per rush. Bulls have an experienced quarterback. His run game supports him as Buffalo rushes for 210 yards and 5.5 yards per rush. That is an area where the Bulls can exploit the Bobcats. Ohio has a carousel of three quarterbacks they have been trying to mix in. Bobcats have been poor third down team that averages only 19.3 points per game. Play Buffalo -9.
Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Vanderbilt at South Carolina—College football free pick is Vanderbilt Commodores +18.5. Just can’t lay this much with South Carolina. Commodores did show competitiveness in loss toe Stanford and win at Colorado St. Against the Cardinal, Vanderbilt did produce 398 yards. South Carolina offensively averaging only 3.6 yards per rush. Quarterback Luke Doty completing 59.5% of his throws coming off a performance against Tennessee where he averaged only 5.4 yards per pass. Gamecocks defense has had trouble getting off the field on third down. Play Vanderbilt +18.5.
Tulsa vs. South Florida Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Tulsa at USF—Free pick is South Florida +8.5. Bulls in recent games were able to generate enough offense with 27 points against BYU and 20 on Florida in covers despite defeats. Tough to lay points on the road with the Golden Hurricane. Past three games Tulsa surrendering 459 yards with 348 passing for 8.5 yards per pass attempt. USF quarterback Timmy McClain completing 58.7% of his throws. He averaged 7.8 yards per pass attempt against BYU and 10.1 per attempt against SMU. Play USF +8.5.
NC State vs. Boston College Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
NC State at Boston College—College football pick is Boston College Eagles +3. NC State plays their second road game. In their lone road game, the Wolfpack were defeated at Mississippi St 24-10 gaining only 337 yards. Eagles have covered three straight after their six point road loss at Clemson. BC quarterback Dennis Grosel three for 311 yards and 7.8 yards per attempt against Clemson. Eagles have defended well holding opponents to 319 yards, 3.8 per rush and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. In their road defeat at Mississippi St the Wolfpack held to 337 yards rushing for 34 yards on 24 carries and three turnovers. Play Boston College +3.
Nebraska vs. Minnesota Pick Prediction 10/16/2021
Nebraska at Minnesota—College football free pick is Nebraska Cornhuskers -3.5. Minnesota loses another running back for the season in Trey Potts. This adds more to the shoulders of quarterback Tanner Morgan who is completing 52.2% of this throws. Golden Gophers moves the football for only 335 yards with 4.3 yards per rush. Cornhuskers move the football for 493 yards with 222 rushing for 4.8 yards per attempt. Adrian Martinez is completing 66.3% of his passes for a passing attack that averages 270 yards and 9.9 yards per attempt. Cornhuskers defense holding opponents to 341 yards, 3.9 per rush and 6.2 yards per pass attempt. Play Nebraska -3.5.