Free College Football Picks For Today 9/14/2022
Liberty vs. Wake Forest College Football Pick Prediction 9/17/2022
Liberty at Wake Forest—Liberty is 2-0 following their 21-14 home win to UAB. Flames posted 390 yards in the win rushing for 188 yards on 40 carries. Third string now first string quarterback Kaidon Salter hit on 13 of 25 for 202 yards. He ran for 74 yards and a touchdown. Salter is completing 55.3% of his throws. Defensively the Flames allowed 241 rushing yards on 43 carries and 114 on the ground. Flames surrendering 5.1 yards per carry on the season. Wake Forest moves to 2-2 after their 45-25 road win at Vanderbilt. The game saw the return of Sam Hartman at quarterback and he goes 18 of 27 for 300 yards and four touchdowns with 11 yards per attempt. In their road win the Demon Deacons held the Commodores to 294 yards. They opened with a 44-10 home win to FCS VMI. Quarterback play for Liberty a major concern. Play Wake Forest -16.
Marshall vs. Bowling Green College Football Pick Prediction 9/17/2022
Marshall at Bowling Green—Marshall improves to 2-0 with their 26-21 road win at Notre Dame. Thundering Herd rushed it 50 times for 219 yards. Defensively they limited the Fighting Irish to 130 yards on 37 carries. Texas Tech transfer Henry Colombi completed 16 of 21 for 145 yards and a touchdown. He was an accurate passer at Texas Tech hitting low lower than 64.4% over his three seasons at the school. On the season Colombi completing 85.1%. bowling Green is 0-2 after their 59-57 home overtime defeat to FCS Eastern Kentucky. They showed improvement moving the football after gaining 162 yards at UCLA in their opener. Defensively the Falcons allowed 420 yards to their FCS opponent with 324 passing yards. Marshall defense has been outstanding. Bowling Green giving up 534 yards a game. Bowling Green quarterback Matt McDonald rebounded with a better performance at home. In that UCLA loss the temperature was over 100 degrees. Play Marshall and Bowling Green over 51.5.
Mississippi St vs. LSU College Football Pick Prediction 9/17/2022
Mississippi St at LSU—Mississippi St improved to 2-0 after their 39-17 road win to an improved Arizona team. Bulldogs moved the football for 426 yards. Quarterback Will Rogers hit 39 of 49 for 313 yards with four touchdowns and a pick. High volume passing resulted in 6.4 yards per attempt. They defended the run well holding the Wildcats to 48 yards on 21 carries. Rogers had a strong performance at home to Memphis averaging 9.2 per attempt and 450 yards. LSU 1-1 after their 65-17 home win to FCS Southern behind 550 yards. Tigers opened the year with a 24-23 loss in the Superdome to Florida St. Quarterback Jayden Daniels in the loss hit on 26 of 35 for 208 yards and two touchdowns with 6 yards per pass attempt. Daniels a run threw rushed for 114 yards. Back to back road game for Mississippi St with a run game that has sputtered. Daniels run threat a plus for the home underdog. Play LSU +2.5.
Akron vs. Tennessee College Football Pick Prediction 9/17/2022
Akron at Tennessee—Akron is 1-1 with their 52-0 road defeat at Michigan St behind only 225 yards. Zips were held to only 22 rushing yards on 27 carries. DJ Irons was injured and the Zips went with backup Jeff Undercuffler who went 11 of 22 for 80 yards. Akron did surrender 498 yards to the Spartans with 262 rushing. Tennessee improves to 2-0 after their 34-27 road overtime win at Pittsburgh. Vols put up 416 yards in the win. Quarterback Hendon Hooker 27 of 42 for 325 yards and two touchdowns. They did give up 406 yards to the Panthers with 274 passing. Zips defense struggling and a backup quarterback in this spot. Zips converting only 20% of their third downs. Play Tennessee -47.5.
Texas Tech vs. NC State College Football Pick Prediction 9/17/2022
Texas Tech at NC State—Texas Tech improved to 2-0 with their 33-30 home overtime victory to Houston. Red Raiders gained 470 yards in the win. Quarterback Donovan Smith 36 of 58 for 351 yards with two touchdowns but three interceptions. He did run 20 times and have a rushing touchdown. Red Raiders defense shut down the Cougars ground attack and allowed 266 passing yards but only 20 of 39 passing. NC State comes off the 55-3 home win to FCS Charleston Southern behind 538 yards. They were outgained in their opener surviving two missed field goals late in a 21-20 road win at East Carolina. Quarterback Devin Leary was only 17 of 33 in the road win at the Pirates with 6.4 yards per pass attempt. Despite their offensive issues the Wolf Pack defense has played well. Red Raiders first road game but their showing at home against a good program like Houston is encouraging enough for a spread cover. Play Texas Tech +10.
Toledo vs. Ohio St College Football Pick Prediction 9/17/2022
Toledo at Ohio St—Toledo is 2-0 with their 55-10 home win to UMASS behind 411 yards. They beat FCS LUI in their opener 37-0. Quarterback Dequan Finn completed only 12 of 26 in the win for 177 yards and a touchdown. A dual threat quarterback that has averaged 69 yards a game rushing. He completed just 57.5% of his throw last season. Rockets defense giving up 183 yards but against two weak opponents. Ohio St is 2-1 after their 45-12 home win to Arkansas St. They rolled up 538 yards in the win. CJ Stroud hit on 16 of 24 for 351 yards and four touchdowns. Stroud completing 69% of his throws with 9.9 yards per attempt. Buckeyes held Notre Dame to 253 yards and ten points, but the Fighting Irish looks way down this season. Finn’s lack of accuracy a concern here but respect what Toledo has done defensively this season. Play Toledo and Ohio St under 62.5.
Arkansas St vs. Memphis College Football Pick Prediction 9/17/2022
Arkansas St at Memphis—Arkansas St fell to 1-1 with their 45-12 road defeat to Ohio St. Red Wolves held to 276 yards in defeat. Florida St transfer quarterback James Blackman went 20 of 34 for 188 yards for 5.5 yards per attempt. He completed just 59.6% of his passes last year and sat out the final six games last season. Red Wolves struggled on offense last season. Memphis improved to 1-1 after their 37-13 road win at Navy. They rebounded off a loss at Mississippi St with 506 yards on the Midshipmen. Quarterback Seth Henigan hit 24 of 34 passes for 415 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively the Tigers are holding teams to 3.4 yards a carry on the ground. Red Wolves defense allowing 18.3 yards per pass completion. Play Memphis -14.
Charlotte vs. Georgia St Forest College Football Pick Prediction 9/17/2022
Charlotte at Georgia St—Charlotte fell to 0-3 with the 56-21 road defeat at Maryland. 49ers defense allowed 619 yards in defeat and have played horribly this season allowing 41 at home to William and Mary and 43 at FAU. Quarterback Chris Reynolds is questionable but did practice on Tuesday as Charlotte had to resort to a third string quarterback with the backup sidelined as well. Georgia St is 0-2 with their 35-28 home defeat to North Carolina. They did put up 421 yards on the Tar Heels running for 235 yards on 54 carries. Quarterback Darren Grainger hit on 16 of 24 for 186 yards and three touchdowns against UNC and rushed for 75 yards. Panthers has faced tough competition playing South Carolina in their opener. 49ers defense bad but Charlotte quarterback Reynolds is experienced and can get points on the board. Play Charlotte and Georgia St over 61.5.