Free College Football Picks For Today 11/5/2021
Boise St vs. Fresno St Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Boise St at Fresno St—Boise St is a 4-4 team because they are no longer an elite defensive team. On the year the Broncos are allowing 404 yards with 186 rushing for 4.4 yards per rush. Teams are throwing for 7.8 yards per pass attempt against Boise St. Also missing from the Broncos is a strong run game as the team averages only 2.8 yards per rush. Fresno St comes off a road win at San Diego St 30-20 behind 485 yards of offense. Quarterback Jake Haener is completing 66.9% of his throws. He is coming off a strong performance at San Diego St where he passed for 306 yards and 7.3 per attempt. Bulldogs stronger defensively getting off the field on third down. In Mountain West the Broncos have seven point home loss to Air Force and by 7 to Nevada by 10. Play Fresno St -5.
Iowa vs. Northwestern Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Iowa at Northwestern—Wildcats are a young team that has been pounded by the physical teams on their schedule. Northwestern has losses by 27 to Minnesota, 26 to Michigan, 17 to Michigan St and 49 to Nebraska. Against the Big Ten the Wildcats averaging 14 points and 313 yards per game. Iowa was able to pound a weak Big Ten team in Maryland 51-14. Iowa defense has been strong this year holding opponents to 297 yards, 2.9 yards per rush along with 5.7 yards per pass attempt. Andrew Marty saw action last week as Ryan Hlinski was benched by Northwestern. In the loss to the Golden Gophers, Marty averaged 5.8 yards per pass attempt. Play Iowa -12.
Florida vs. South Carolina Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Florida at South Carolina—Gamecocks have struggled facing the upper tier teams in the SEC with losses by 30 to Texas A&M, 25 to Tennessee and 27 at Georgia. South Carolina offense averaging only 305 yards and 15.6 points per game in the SEC. Gators offense trending better as the team is averaging 440 yards, 4.4 yards per rush and 8.2 per pass attempt. Quarterback Emory Jones is completing 68% of his passes for a passing attack the past three games averaging 280 yards and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. South Carolina defense in this period trending poorly allowing 420 yards overall, 4.6 per rush along with 8.8 yards per pass attempt. Play Florida -20.5.
Houston vs. USF Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Houston at USF—South Florida has recent losses by 15 to East Carolina and by 24 to SMU. USF has struggled on their home field defensively allowing 453 yards with 203 rushing for 6 yards per rush. Opponents passing for 250 yards for 7.5 yards per attempt. Houston a 7-1 team has defended well overall and in conference. In the AAC, the Cougars allowing 322 yards. Houston quarterback Clayton Tune had a monster game against SMU passing for 412 yards 73% completion rate and 11.1 yards per pass attempt. Tune is averaging 8.8 yards per pass attempt against the AAC. USF quarterback Timmy McClain has struggled past two starts averaging 5.9 per attempt against Tulsa and 5.5 against Temple. Play Houston -13.
Clemson vs. Louisville Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Clemson at Louisville—Clemson has failed to cover seven of eight. Tigers against the ACC averaging 19.7 points and 323 yards. Quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei completing only 55.7% of his throws. He is throwing for only 4.9 per pass attempt against the conference. Louisville offense trending better. Past three games Cardinals averaging 458 yards with 259 rushing for 6.4 per rush. Quarterback Malik Cunningham averaging 8.7 yards per pass attempt against the ACC. He is also threat to run with an average of 104.5 yards per game past two games. Louisville has defended better at home holding teams to 360 yards with 3.9 yards per rush and 6.3 per pass attempt. Play Louisville +4.
Texas vs. Iowa St Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Texas at Iowa St—Longhorns have lost three straight all against top tier teams in Baylor, Oklahoma St and Oklahoma. In those losses they did move the football for 405 yards with 282 passing for 8.6 yards per pass attempt. Quarterback Casey Thompson is averaging 9 yards per pass attempt against the Big 12. Iowa St coming off a seven point loss at West Virginia. They gave up 492 yards to the Mountaineers. Iowa St trending poorly defensively against the pass allowing 267 yards with 8.5 yards per pass attempt. Longhorns have covered four of five against the Cyclones. Play Texas +6.5.
Indiana vs. Michigan Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Indiana at Michigan—Indiana down to their third string quarterback with injuries at the position. Donaven McCulley is completing only 48.4% of his throws. Hoosiers have lost all five games against the Big Ten failing to cover four of those games. They were shut out by Penn St and scored seven against Ohio St in their step up games. Against the Big Ten the Hoosiers average 278 yards per game. Michigan looks to rebound after a loss at Michigan St. Defensively they hold conference opponents to 324 yards a game. Past three games Wolverines trending well offensively with 489 yards with 214 rushing for 5 yards per attempt. Quarterback Cade McNamara in that period completing for 64% with 274 yards passing. He averaged 8.7 yards per pass attempt against Michigan St last week. In that span Hoosiers defense allowing 428 yards with 304 passing for 8.8 yards per pass attempt. Play Michigan -20.
Oregon vs. Washington Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
Oregon at Washington—Oregon had their strongest offensive performance of the season in their 52-29 home win to Colorado behind 568 yards. They sat their starters in the fourth quarter. Team is trending strong offensively past three games averaging 479 yards, 6.2 yards per rush and 8.3 yards per pass attempt. Quarterback Anthony Brown against the PAC 12 is averaging 67.6% completion rate with 8.5 yards per pass attempt. Washington weak offensive team posting 22 points and 318 yards per game against the conference. In a step up game the Huskies were blown out at Michigan by 21 points. Quarterback Dylan Morris in the PAC 12 averaging only 6.9 yards per pass attempt. Play Oregon -7.
San Jose St vs. Nevada Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
San Jose St at Nevada—Spartans in conference action puts up only 19.6 points and 344 yards per game. Quarterback Nick Nash completing only 56% of passes. He is a running style quarterback. Nevada trending well on offense as past three Mountain West games averaging 479 yards with 429 passing for 7.8 yards per pass attempt. Quarterback Carson Strong completing 72% of his throws in conference for 7.7 yards per pass attempt. Nevada has won four of five winning all four by double digits. Play Nevada -10.
UTSA vs. UTEP Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
UTSA at UTEP—UTSA is undefeated with a mark of 8-0. There is still hopes for a New Years Day bowl berth. Against Conference USA the Roadrunners averaging 456 yards and 42.3 points per game. UTSA quarterback Frank Harris completing 66.1% of his passes for 8.1 yards per pass attempt. They are trending strongly on offense as past three games gaining 457 yards while running for 222 yards and 5.7 yards per rush. UTEP not at that level offensively. They have a blowout 39 point loss at Boise St and last week dropped a three point decision to FAU. Play UTSA -11.
USC vs. Arizona St Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
USC at Arizona St—USC defense has been a major disappointment. Giving up 34 points and 466 yards to the Arizona Wildcats was unacceptable even in victory. Trojans defense trending poorly past three games allowing 445 yards with 286 passing with 8.8 yards per pass attempt. ASU at home holding teams to 279 yards 3.2 yards per rush and 6.3 yards per pass attempt. Sun Devils quarterback Jayden Daniels completing 66.7% against the PAC 12 with 8.7 yards per pass attempt. Past two step up games Trojans lose 31-16 at Notre Dame and 42-26 home to Utah. Play Arizona St -8.5.
San Diego St at Hawaii Pick Prediction 11/6/2021
San Diego St at Hawaii—The Warriors have been competitive at home. They have a 27-24 win to Fresno St. The offense moves the football for 415 yards with 4.7 yards per rush. Quarterback Chevan Cordeiro in his return under center threw for 296 yards with three touchdowns and 7.6 yards per attempt against Utah St. San Diego St relies heavily on the run. Quarterback Lucas Johnson completing only 58.1% of his passes for only 5.7 yards per pass attempt. Against the run the Hawaii defense trending well past three games allowing 3.9 per attempt. Play Hawaii +7.