Free College Football Picks For Today 9/19/2022
Kent vs. Georgia College Football Pick Prediction 9/24/2022
Kent at Georgia—Kent improved to 1-2 with their 63-20 home win to FCS LIU behind 556 yards. Their opening two games resulted in losses by 30 at Oklahoma and 25 at Washington. First year quarterback Collin Schlee is completing 60% of his throws with 9.2 yards per pass attempt. That numbered was raised considerably with his 16.6 yards per attempt in the LIU win. He struggled with accuracy in the losses at Oklahoma and Washington. Golden Shockers pass defense giving up 295 yards with 67.3% completion rate and 9 yards per pass attempt. Georgia moves to 2-1 after their 48-7 road win at an improved South Carolina team. Bulldogs rolled through the Gamecocks defense for 547 yards with 339 passing. On defense they limited South Carolina to 306 yards. Quarterback Stetson Bennett completing 74% of his throws for 10.8 yards per pass attempt. He had a good performance against South Carolina with 69.6% completion rate for 284 yards and two touchdowns. Golden Flashes in their road defeats allowed 344 passing yards with 69.4% completions and 9.6 per attempt. This by far the best defense Kent has faced. Play Georgia -42.
Maryland vs. Michigan College Football Pick Prediction 9/24/2022
Maryland at Michigan—Maryland improves to 3-0 after their 34-27 home win to SMU. Terrapins win outscoring the Mustangs 14-0 in the final quarter. Team finished with 441 yards running for 227 yards. Taulia Taogvailoa was accurate hitting on 17 of 23 for 214 yards and two touchdowns. He is averaging 77.3% completion rate with 10.2 yards per pass attempt. Terrapins defense did allow 520 yards to SMU with 369 passing. Michigan faced another weak opponent and wins 59-0 to UCONN. Wins against UCONN, Hawaii and Colorado St in their first three games dominating the stat sheet. Maryland has struggled on the road and home to the top tier teams in the Big Ten. Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy won the quarterback job but now finally faces a quality opponent. Wolverines did lose some impact performers to their defense from last season. Play Maryland +17.5.
Missouri vs. Auburn College Football Pick Prediction 9/24/2022
Missouri at Auburn—Missouri improves to 2-1 after their 34-17 home win to FCS Abilene Christian behind 487 yards. Their only loss came on the road to Kansas St 40-12 behind 222 yards. Quarterback Brady Cook is completing 64.3% of his passes this season and is a run threat. He had a poor outing in his road game at Kansas St with 55.6% completion rate, two interceptions and only 4.7 yards per pass attempt. Auburn fell to 2-1 after their 41-12 home loss to Penn St. They moved the football for 415 yards but committed four turnovers. Tigers got crushed on the ground allowing 245 yards rushing on 39 carries. LSU transfer quarterback TJ Finely went 11 of 19 for 153 yards and an interception. Backup Robbie Ashford relieved and hit only 10 of 19 with a touchdown and pick. Missouri road performance the concern here. Play Auburn -7.
Bowling Green vs. Mississippi St College Football Pick Prediction 9/24/2022
Bowling Green at Mississippi St—Bowling Green improved to 1-2 after their 34-31 home win in overtime to Marshall. Falcons run game generated only 77 yards on 27 carries. Quarterback Matt McDonald went 27 of 45 for 282 yards and four touchdowns. They were aided by three turnovers in the win. In his lone road game McDonald threw for 125 yards and 3.7 per attempt in the loss at UCLA. Falcons defense did give up 546 yards with 356 passing on 38 attempts. On the year Bowling Green is surrendering 538 yards with 4.9 yards per rush and 71.2% completions. Mississippi St falls to 2-1 after their 31-16 road defeat at LSU. Bulldogs offense held to only 289 yards with 75 rushing. They held a 16-10 lead after three quarters then give up the final 21 points. This is the weakest test for the Bulldogs with nonconference wins by 26 at home to Memphis and 22 at Arizona. Bowling Green’s defensive performance points to a long night against an angry Bulldogs team. Play Mississippi St -30.
Arizona vs. California College Football Pick Prediction 9/24/2022
Arizona at California—Arizona improved to 2-1 after their 31-28 home win to FCS North Dakota St behind 413 yards. Wildcats quarterback Jayden de Laura responded after a poor performance against Mississippi St. He did post 299 passing yards with four touchdowns and a pick at San Diego St. Defensively Arizona is allowing 355 yards but five yards per rush attempt. Teams are completing 73.1% of their throws on the Wildcats for 6.5 per attempt. California moves to 2-1 with their 24-17 road defeat at a down Notre Dame team. Golden Bears produced 296 yards offensively in the loss. Defense limited the Fighting Irish to 297 yards. Cal’s Purdue transfer quarterback Jake Plummer is completing 60.4% of his throws with 6.6 yards per attempt. The accuracy is down from the previous two seasons. Arizona has the better quarterback play and protection. Golden Bears giving up four sacks a game. Play Arizona +6.
UCLA vs. Colorado College Football Pick Prediction 9/24/2022
UCLA at Colorado—UCLA improves to 3-0 after their 32-31 home win to South Alabama. Bruins with a 24 yard field goal as time expired. Bruins gained 407 yards in the win but the defense slipped. They gave up 399 yards to the Jaguars with 162 rushing on 34 carries and 237 passing on 36 attempts. Quarterback Dorian Thompson Robinson went 20 of 30 for 263 yards and three touchdowns. He is completing 72.6% of his throws this season for 7.9 per attempt. Colorado falls to 0-3 after their 49-7 road defeat at Minnesota. Another poor offensive performance by the Buffaloes with 226 yards for the game. The defense surrendered 500 yards to the Golden Gophers with 334 rushing. Quarterback JT Shrout, a transfer from Tennessee is completing only 40% of his throws for 4.2 yards per pass attempt. Buffaloes top running back Alex Fontenot has been out with an undisclosed injury. UCLA has faced a weak non-conference schedule. Colorado has averaged 10 points per game this season. Still, lots of question marks about this Bruins defense during this weak non-conference scheduling period. Play Colorado +21.
Duke vs. Kansas College Football Pick Prediction 9/24/2022
Duke vs. Kansas—Duke improves to 3-0 after their 49-20 home win to FCS North Carolina A& T. They gained 420 yards in the win. Blue Devils have a 30-0 win at home to Temple and beat Northwestern on the road 31-23. Blue Devils are moving the football for 480 yards running for 5.9 per attempt. Sophomore Riley Leonard is completing72.7% of his throws with five touchdowns, two interceptions and 11 yards per pass attempt. Duke has defended limiting the competition to 348 yards with only 3.4 yards allowed per rush. Kansas improves to 3-0 after their 48-30 road win at Houston. The previous week they went into West Virginia and win 55-42 in overtime. In their win against the Cougars the Jayhawks rushed for 282 yards on 41 carries. Quarterback Jalon Daniels is hitting 67.1% with seven touchdowns and a pick. Jayhawks ground game generating 7.4 yards per attempt and that is with West Virginia along with Houston on the schedule. On defense they are holding teams to 3.4 yards per carry. Jayhawks have has faced the tougher competition and put up impressive offensive numbers. Play Duke -8.5.
TCU vs. SMU College Football Pick Prediction 9/24/2022
TCU at SMU—TCU comes off the bye week. They are 2-0 with a win at Colorado and beat FCS Tarleton St 59-17 behind 630 yards. It was a strong second half performance in their road win at Colorado where they produced 413 yards. Fourth year starting quarterback Max Duggan is completing 78.1% of his throws with 13 yards per pass attempt. SMU falls to 2-1 after their 34-27 road defeat at Maryland despite 520 yards. Mustangs committed three turnovers in defeat and held to only seven points in the second half. SMU struggled with their run defense in the loss allowing 227 yards on 36 carries. Quarterback Tanner Mordecai, an Oklahoma transfer, is completing 59.8% of his throws with 8.7 yards per pass attempt. He completed only 53.7% on Maryland. Horned Frogs defense has put up good numbers but against weak competition. Both defenses have been good on third down and each team runs the football in high volume. Play TCU and SMU under 69.5.
Central Michigan vs. Penn St College Football Pick Prediction 9/24/2022
Central Michigan at Penn St—Central Michigan improved to 1-2 after their 41-0 home win to FCS Bucknell with 529 yards. They lost both FBS games on their schedule giving up 502 yards at home to South Alabama and 561 at Oklahoma St. Quarterback Anthony Richardson is completing 57.8% of his passes with 7.1 yards per attempt. Penn St improves to 3-0 after their 41-12 road win at Auburn. Strong performance on both sides of the field for the Nittany Lions. They produced 477 yards rushing for 245 yards on 39 carries. Senior quarterback Sean Clifford completing 63.9% of his passes with 8.1 yards per attempt. They defended the run well holding the Tigers to 119 yards on 36 carries. Nittany Lions holding teams to 3.5 yards per rush and 6 yards per pass attempt. Penn St defense is averaging three sacks per game and get off the field on third down. Nittany Lions has averaged 43 points per game in their past two games and the Central Michigan pass defense has performed poorly. Chippewas has enough quality on offense to get points on the board. Play Central Michigan and Penn St over 60.
Baylor vs. Iowa St College Football Pick Prediction 9/24/2022
Baylor at Iowa St—Baylor bounced back to move to 2-1 after their 42-7 home win to Texas St gaining 501 yards. They have beaten their two weak opponents soundly at home but lost 26-20 at BYU in overtime in their lone road game gaining only 291 yards with the pass game struggling. In that loss at BYU quarterback Blake Shapen average only 4.9 per attempt. Baylor’s defense has been strong holding opponents to 290 yards and 2.8 per rush. Iowa St is 3-0 after their 43-10 home win to Ohio. In their biggest test the Cyclones got past Iowa on the road 10-7 behind 313 yards. Quarterback Hunter Dekkers against Iowa threw two interceptions but only averaged 4.8 yards per pass attempt despite accurate completion rate. The strength of this Cyclones team is the defense that held Iowa to only 170 yards. Both offenses struggled against good defenses and each defense is good in this matchup. Play Baylor and Iowa St under 44.5.
USF vs. Louisville College Football Pick Prediction 9/24/2022
USF at Louisville—USF fell to 1-2 after their 31-28 road defeat at Florida. Bulls ran for 300 yards on 45 carries. Baylor transfer quarterback Gerry Bohanon is completing only 53.5% of his throws with no touchdowns, four picks and 5.9 yards per attempt. He was just 12 of 28 passing in the loss to the Gators with two touchdowns. Bulls defense did allow 220 rushing yards on 27 carries to Florida. Louisville drops to 1-2 after their 35-31 home defeat to Florida St. It was a balanced offensive performance as the Cardinals gained 495 yards. Three turnovers by Louisville in the loss and the defense surrenders 460 yards to the Seminoles with 266 through the air. Fourth year starting quarterback Malik Cunningham is a run threat and completing 60% of his passes for only 6.9 per attempt. He has one touchdown pass and three picks. Both defense struggling to defend the run and both offenses strong in the run game. This could open up some big plays in the passing game for both teams. Play USF and Louisville over 64.