Free College Football Picks For Today 11/26/2021
Ohio vs. Bowling Green Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Ohio at Bowling Green—Neither team bowl eligible with disappointing 3-8 records. The Falcons have lost six of seven after a 27 point road defeat to Miami Ohio. They have trended poorly offensive in their past three games putting up 312 yards. Quarterback Matt McDonald has thrown for 173 yards for 3.7 yards per pass attempt in his past two games. Bobcats quarterback Kurtis Rourke in the better form in conference completing 67.6% of his throws for 8.2 yards per pass attempt. Bobcats have won two of three with the wins coming against Miami Ohio and Eastern Michigan on the road. Play Ohio -5.
Boise St vs. San Diego St Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Boise St at San Diego St—A win and San Diego St plays in the Mountain West title game. A loss by Fresno St on Friday also sends the Aztecs to the MWC title game. Boise St sits tied with Utah St and Air Force in the Mountain division. If all three tied teams win then Air Force moves to title game. All these teams play on Friday but Boise St is first to kick off so they need to win keep their hopes. A lot at stake for both teams. Broncos have piled up four straight wins with a notable 40-14 win at Fresno St. Broncos trending well defensively as in their past three games holding teams to 248 yards with 3 yards per rush and 151 yards through the air. San Diego St plays a lot of tight games as they lean heavily on their ground game. Their offense is trending poorly in their past three against the Mountain West by averaging 293 yards with 3.6 yards per rush and 6.2 yards per attempt. Broncos have the better passing game with Hank Bachmeier under center. Bachmeier in his past three Mountain West games is completing 60% of his passes for 8.1 yards per pass attempt. The turnaround came for Boise St as their top back George Holani returned from injury. Play Boise St -2.5.
Eastern Michigan vs. Central Michigan Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan—Both teams sit at 7-4 and are headed to a bowl game. Both teams eliminated from the MAC championship game. Eastern Michigan has won three of their past four games aided by strong offensive play. Over their past three games the Eagles are averaging 454 yards with 4.5 yards per carry. Quarterback Ben Bryant is completing 69.9% of his passes against the MAC for 7.6 yards per pass attempt. Defensively they have been in bad form in this period surrendering 550 yards a game, 5.9 yards per rush and 10.6 yards per pass attempt. Central Michigan is trending well in this span running the football for 218 yards and five yards per carry. Quarterback Daniel Richardson has performed well over his past three against the MAC completing 73% for 11.2 yards per attempt. Play Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan over 64.
Kansas St vs. Texas Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Kansas St at Texas—Disappointing year for Texas as they are not eligible for a bowl after their 31-23 defeat at West Virginia. If a 5-7 team is eligible, they surely would be knocking on the Longhorns door. There are 82 slots for teams in bowls. 72 are bowl eligible. There four head to head games with five win teams. That means there are still six spots left. If enough five win teams lose then the door could open for Texas. But they are on a six game losing streak. Longhorns defense has performed poorly as the team is allowing 439 yards with 200 rushing for 5.1 yards per carry. Opponents are averaging 7.2 yards per pass attempt. Kansas St had their four game win streak snapped in a 20-10 home defeat to Baylor. Wildcats are trending well on the ground in their past three against the Big 12 by averaging 169 yards and 5.6 yards per rush. Bad news for Kansas St as quarterback Skylar Thompson is doubtful with a leg injury. Jaren Lewis is the backup and in limited play is completing only 52.2% of his throws. Will Howard has been ineffective completing only half of his passes. Kansas St defense has played well. Texas and Kansas St under 52.
Utah St vs. New Mexico Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Utah St at New Mexico—With a win Utah St is still in the hunt for a trip to the Mountain West title game as they sit in a three way tie with Air Force and Boise St. Injuries at the quarterback position has turned the Lobos offense into a joke so says their head coach Danny Gonzales. New Mexico was held to 196 yards at Fresno St two weeks ago and 101 yards last week in a 37-0 defeat at Boise St. They have scored seven points in their past two games. Aggies offense in the better form as in their past three games putting up 416 yards with 4.1 yards per rush and 267 yards passing. Quarterback Logan Bonner is completing 57.8% of his throws against the Mountain West for 7.8 yards per rush. Play Utah St -15.5.
Iowa vs. Nebraska Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Iowa at Nebraska—With a win Iowa will move into the Big Ten Championship game if Wisconsin loses. Hawkeyes quarterback Spencer Petras is injured and was forced to miss last week’s game. Alex Padilla is the backup is Petras can’t answer the bell. Media speculation appears to be leaning to Petras available. Iowa carries a three game win streak after a ten point home win to Illinois. Against the Big Ten, Petras is completing 55.2% of his throws for 6.2 yards per pass attempt. Nebraska will miss a bowl game as the team sits at 3-8. The losing streak reached five straight and seven losses in their past eight after a 35-28 loss at Wisconsin. Iowa defense trending well as in their past three games holding opponents to 361 yards, 3.3 yards per rush and 6.5 yards per pass attempt. Cornhuskers quarterback Adrian Martinez continues to be plagues by turnovers with two interceptions in the loss to the Badgers. Has thrown seven interceptions in his past three games and faced a strong defense of Iowa here. Play Iowa +3.5.
UTEP vs. UAB Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
UTEP at UAB—Both teams with seven wins are bowl eligible but out of the Conference USA title picture. Miners broke a three game losing streak with a ten point home win to Rice behind 488 yards their best offensive showing this season. Miners quarterback Gary Hardison is averaging 8.8 yards per pass attempt. UAB quarterback D’Andre Hopkins has performed well replacing ineffective starter Tyler Johnston. Hopkins is completing 64.2% of his throws in Conference USA for 11.4 yards per pass attempt. Both teams have gone over in three of their past four games. Play UAB and UTEP over 50.
Coastal Carolina vs. South Alabama Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Coastal Carolina at South Alabama—With five wins South Alabama is one win away from bowl eligibility. Coastal Carolina sits at 9-2 but have been eliminated from the Sun Belt championship game. Tough spot for South Alabama facing another difficult opponent after betting blown out in back to back games at Appalachian St and Tennessee. Grayson McCall returned to the lineup last week at quarterback for the Chanticleers as he completed 78.6% of his throws for 319 yards and five touchdowns in a win to Texas St. Jaguars quarterback Jake Bentley has been accurate this year completing 70.2% of his throws for 8.1 yards per pass attempt. Coastal Carolina defense trending well in their past three Sun Belt games holding opponents to 302 yards. South Alabama has surrendered 31 or greater points in three of four games. Chanticleers defense has allowed 21 or greater points in four of five games. Play South Alabama +14.5.
Cincinnati vs. East Carolina Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Cincinnati at East Carolina—East Carolina is 7-4 and bowl eligible. They have won four straight with a notable win at Memphis. Pirates defense did give up 35 on Navy last week and 20 at Memphis two weeks ago. But they face a Cincinnati team eying a possible playoff spot. Bearcats come off two strong offensive performances with 45 points and 506 yards on USF then 48 points along with 544 yards in a blowout win to SMU. Bearcats defense has allowed 20 or fewer points in four of their past five. Play Cincinnati -14.5.
Missouri vs. Arkansas Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Both teams are bowl eligible. It is a two game win streak for Missouri wins by one to Florida in overtime and to South Carolina at home by three. Missouri defense has struggled on the road as the team allows 463 yards with 6.1 yards per rush and 7.7 yards per pass attempt. Arkansas has won three of four with a seven point defeat at Alabama. Must respect the offensive performance for the Razorbacks with 468 yards and 35 points in the cover. Razorbacks quarterback KJ Jefferson averaged 10.9 yards per attempt against Alabama, 8.3 on Mississippi St and 9.3 at Ole Miss. Play Arkansas -13.5.
USF vs. UCF Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
USF at UCF—South Florida has lost seven of eight after their 45-14 road loss to a down Tulane team. They surrendered 501 yards to the Green Wave. Green Wave defense trending poorly past three AAC games by allowing 551 yards with 5.9 yards per rush and 11.1 yards per pass attempt. UCF is having to navigate the remainder of their season without quarterback Dillon Gabriel out for the year. Mikey Keene has seen significant action since Week five. The freshman quarterback had strong passing performances against down programs in UCONN, Tulane and Temple. He faces another one here against USF. South Florida quarterback Timmy McClain completing only 51.5% of his throws in his past three conference games with 6.5 yards per pass attempt throwing five interceptions. Play UCF -18.5.
UNLV vs. Air Force Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Air Force is locked in a three way tie with Utah St and Boise St in the Mountain West conference Mountain divisions. If all three teams win their Air Force plays in the conference title game. UNLV has covered well this year covering eight of eleven. They had their two game win streak snapped in an eight point home loss to San Diego St despite gaining 394 yards. Air Force has won two straight after a 41-39 win at Nevada in overtime. UNLV defense trending well past three conference games holding opponents to 275 yards with 2.8 yards per rush and 6.4 yards per pass attempt. UNLV quarterback Cameron Friel is completing 61.4% of his throws against the Mountain West with 7 yards per pass attempt. Play UNLV +18.
Colorado vs. Utah Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Colorado at Utah—Utah has clinched a berth into the PAC 12 championship game after an emotional 38-7 home win to Oregon. Utes season turned around by inserting quarterback Cameron Rising who in his past two games averaged 9.9 yards per attempt against Oregon and 9.8 on Arizona. Colorado has shown improvement winning two of three. The offense has been inconsistent. They benefitted with turnovers in their 20-17 home win to Washington as they gained only 183 yards. Buffaloes have been pounded on the road in the PAC 12 with losses by 24 at UCLA, 23 at Oregon, 23 at Cal and 22 at Arizona St. Past three games Utes offense producing 478 yards with 274 rushing for 5.9 yards per carry. On the road Colorado surrendering 486 yards with 220 rushing for 5.9 yards per rush. Buffs road pass defense poor as well as they give up 266 yards, 71.1% completion rate and 8.9 yards per attempt. Play Utah -23.5.
TCU vs. Iowa St Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
TCU at Iowa St—TCU at 5-6 is one win away from bowl eligibility. Iowa St is bowl eligible at 6-5 and that is a disappointment. After a 63-7 blowout loss at Oklahoma St the Horned Frogs got past Kansas 31-28 at home as a 21 point favorite. Iowa St returns home after back to back road losses at Oklahoma and Texas Tech. They do have home wins by three to Oklahoma St and 23 to Texas. Quarterback Brock Purdy is completing 73.4% of his passes against the Big 12 with eight yards per pass attempt. Last home game on senior day is a special moment. TCU will sit Chandler Morris here. Max Duggan started against Kansas. He has been inconsistent but had good performances against Oklahoma, SMU and California. Play TCU +14.5.
North Carolina vs. NC State Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
North Carolina at NC State—Both teams bowl eligible. NC State can earn a berth into the ACC title game with a win and a Wake Forest loss to Boston College the following day. There is strong motivation for NC State here. Wolfpack have won three of four after their 24 point home win to Syracuse. Defensively they are trending well as in their past three ACC games holding opponents to 304 yards, 3.1 yards per rush and 5.3 per pass attempt. Quarterback Devin Leary in his past three against the ACC completing 65.2% of his throws for 8.9 yards per pass attempt. Tar Heels defense trending poorly in that period allowing 452 yards with 279 passing for 7.9 yards per attempt. North Carolina has lost all four games away from home against the ACC with two losses by seven, a loss by ten and 23. Play NC State -6.5.
Washington St vs. Washington Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Washington St at Washington. The Huskies program in turmoil as the team recently fired their head coach and offensive coordinator. At 4-7 they have been eliminated for bowl consideration. It is a three game losing streak for the Huskies as they have averaged 286 yards with 2.3 yards per rush and a miserable 5.8 yards per pass attempt. Cougars quarterback Jayden de Laura has been good in his past three PAC 12 games with 257 yards passing with 9.1 yards per pass attempt. Play Washington St -1.5.