Free College Football Picks For Today 10/20/2022
Troy vs. South Alabama College Football Pick Prediction 10/20/2022
Troy at South Alabama—Troy sits at 5-2 after their 17-14 home win to Texas St. Trojans moved the football for 406 yards with just over three yards a carry on the ground. Defense limited the Bobcats to 293 yards with 207 passing on 32 attempts.
Gunnar Watson 54.5% completions with 10.9 yards per attempt. For the season Watson 63.2% completions, six touchdowns, seven picks and career high 8.8 yards per attempt. South Alabama 5-1 with their 41-34 home win to UL Monroe.
A season high 615 yards for the Jaguars, running for 195 yards on 41 carries. USA shut down the Warhawks ground attack but allowed 371 yards passing on 27 attempts. Carter Bradley, a Toledo transfer, season highs with 75.8% completions, 420 yards and 12.7 yards per attempt.
On the year Bradley 63.6% completion rate with 8.5 yards per attempt. Home/Away splits favors the home team Jaguars here. On the road the Trojans allowing 453 yards with 289 passing with 7.2 yards per attempt. Bradley in the better form at quarterback. Play South Alabama -3.
Virginia vs. Georgia Tech College Football Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
Virginia at Georgia Tech—Virginia fell to 2-4 with their 34-17 home defeat to Louisville. Held to under 20 points in four of five. Cavs gained 319 yards with six rushing on 25 carries. Defensively UVA surrendered 473 yards to the Cardinals with 275 passing on 30 attempts.
Brennan Armstrong season highs with 70.6% completions, 313 passes with 9.2 yards per attempt. He had a touchdown with two picks. On the season career lows 55% completion rate with 6.5 yards per attempt. Georgia Tech 3-3 with their 23-20 home overtime win to the Duke Blue Devils.
Yellow Jackets gained 412 yards offensively with 180 on the ground on 37 carries. It was the defense they defended the pass well holding the Blue Devils to 136 yards on 42 attempts. Jeff Sims a season high 67.5% completions, two touchdowns and 6.7 yards per attempt. Sims injured and may not start.
Backup Zach Gibson a transfer from Akron in 2021 completed 69.4%, ten touchdowns, no picks and 8 yards per attempt in seven games.
Yellow Jackets have better offensive showings past three games moving the football and performing better defense in this period. Play Georgia Tech -3.
Northwestern vs. Maryland College Football Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
Northwestern at Maryland—Northwestern is 1-5 after their 42-7 home defeat to Wisconsin. Wildcats gained 342 yards but rushed for only 79 yards on 27 carries. Defensively Wildcats allowed 515 yards, five yards per rush and 322 passing on 30 attempts.
Ryan Hilinski is in concussion protocol and left the game. Brendan Sullivan in relief completed 64.7% with a touchdown and 6.7 yards per attempt. That has been the sophomore’s only action in his career. Maryland is 5-2 following their 38-33 road win at Indiana.
Terrapins posted 442 yards rushing for 172 yards on 40 carries. They stuffed the Hoosiers on the ground but allowed 315 passing yards on 43 attempts. Taulia Tagovailoa will be a game time decision with a knee injury. He did complete 64.1% in the win, two touchdowns and 6.9 yards per attempt.
On the season 72.5% completion rate and 8.5 yards per attempt. Wildcats have been held to seven points in each of their past two games and on the road average just 241 yards. Terrapins running for five yards per game and throwing for 300 yards a game. Play Maryland -14.
North Texas vs. UTSA College Football Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
North Texas at UTSA—North Texas improved to 4-3 following their 47-27 home win to Louisiana Tech. Mean Green a season high 671 yards of offense with 475 rushing on 47 attempts. They limited the Bulldogs on the ground but surrendered 424 passing yards on 37 attempts.
Austin Aune 55% completion in the win with 9.8 yards per attempt. Aune on the year 56.1% completion rate with 8.6 yards per attempt. UTSA 5-2 following their 30-10 road win at FIU. Road Runners gained 433 yards with just over three yards a carry on the ground. They limited FIU to only 323 yards.
Frank Harris 68.7% completions, 303 yards, two touchdowns and 8.7 yards per attempt. On the year Harris 68.8% completion rate with 8.8 yards per attempt.
Harris the more accurate passer and Mean Green giving up 5.3 yards per rush on the road. North Texas recent road games allowed 44 at Memphis and 58 at UNLV. Play UTSA -10.
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BYU vs. Liberty College Football Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
BYU at Liberty—BYU fell to 4-3 after their 52-25 home defeat to Arkansas. Cougars gained 471 yards in the loss, running for under four yards a carry. Defense was torched as BYU allowed 644 yards, over 7 yards per rush and 367 passing on 40 attempts.
Jaren Hall 63.4% completions in the loss, three touchdowns, a pick and 8.7 yards per attempt. This season Hall 67.7% completions with 8.4 yards per attempt. Liberty is 6-1 following their 21-20 home win to FCS Gardner Webb. Poor offensive output with 315 yards with 93 rushing on 29 attempts.
Defensively Flames held Gardner Webb on the ground and allowed 239 passing yards on 44 attempts. Johnathan Bennett 56.7% completions, a touchdown, two picks with 7.4 yards in the game. Season wide Bennett just 50.5% completions and 6.6 yards per attempt.
Past four opponents for Liberty were Gardner Webb, UMASS, Old Dominion and Akron. Past three games, against weak opponents, the Flames averaging only 338 yards, 4.1 yards per rush and 50.6% completions. Hall outperforming Bennett by a wide margin. Play BYU -7.
FIU vs. Charlotte College Football Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
FIU at Charlotte—FIU fell to 2-4 with their 30-10 home defeat to UTSA. Golden Panthers held to 12 points or fewer in four of five. They gained 323 yards with 137 rushing on 36 carries. Defensively FIU allowed 303 passing yards on 39 carries.
Grayson Hall season low 50% completions with a pick and 4.8 yards per attempt. This season Hall 59.6% completion rate and 5.5 yards per attempt. Charlotte fell to 1-6 after their 34-20 road defeat at UAB. 49ers offense produced 327 yards with limited rushing yardage.
On defense Charlotte allowed over 5 yards per rush and 231 passing on 23 attempts. Chris Reynolds 57.7% completions in the loss, a touchdown, two picks and 8.2 yards per attempt.
The senior completing 63.4% with 8.5 yards per attempt. 49ers giving up 5.7 yards per carry on the ground and 11.1 yards per pass attempt. Overall yardage allowed per game by Charlotte is 534 yards. Can’t lay double digits with a defense this bad. Play FIU +14.5.
Arizona St vs. Stanford College Football Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
Arizona St at Stanford—Arizona St is 2-4 with their 45-38 home win to Washington. Sun Devils moved the football for 397 yards with 156 rushing on 32 carries. On defense ASU surrendered 324 passing yards on 54 passes.
Florida transfer quarterback Emory Jones completed 77.8% of his throws for only 9 yards for 6.6 yards per attempt before leaving due to a concussion. Jones was cleared to resume football activities in practice this week. On the year Jones 63.6% completions with 7.4 yards per attempt.
Stanford 2-4 with their 16-14 road win at Notre Dame. Cardinal offense gained 385 yards with 97 rushing. Defensively they limited the Fighting Irish pass attack to 151 yards on 27 attempts. Tanner McKee an FBS season high 68.4% completions, 288 yards and 7.6 yards per attempt.
This season McKee 64.6% completions with 8 yards per attempt. ASU defense has struggled on the road surrendering 475 yards with 308 passing and 8.2 yards per attempt. Prefer McKee over Jones. Play Stanford -2.5.
Vanderbilt vs. Missouri College Football Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
Vanderbilt at Missouri—Vanderbilt sits at 3-4 following their 55-0 road defeat at Georgia. Commodores struggled offensively posting just 150 offensive yards with 45 rushing on 23 carries. On defense they allowed 5 yards per rush and 387 passing on 41 attempts.
AJ Swann 52.2% completions for 105 yards and 4.6 yards per attempt. This season Swann 60.9% completion rate with 7.2 yards per attempt. Missouri drops to 2-4 with their 24-17 road defeat at Florida.
Tigers offense produced 370 yards and running for under four yards a carry. They only allowed 66 passing yards on 14 attempts. But the Gators ran for 231 yards on 32 carries. Brady Cook a season high 73.3% completions with 7.3 yards per attempt but two interceptions.
This season Cook 64.7% completion rate with 7.1 yards per attempt. Tigers defense has kept Missouri in games in covers against Florida, Georgia and Auburn. Play Vanderbilt and Missouri under 51.
Hawaii vs. Colorado St College Football Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
Hawaii at Colorado St—Hawaii 2-5 with their 31-16 home win to Nevada. Warriors gained 396 yards in victory with 223 rushing on 46 attempts. Sound defensive performance for Hawaii holding the Wolf Pack to 277 yards with 188 passing on 38 attempts.
Brayden Schager just 52% completions with 6.9 yards per attempt. On the season Schager 57.5% completion rate, three touchdowns, five picks with 6.2 yards per attempt. Colorado St is 1-5 following their 17-13 home defeat to Utah St. Another light offensive performance for the Rams as they gain only 262 yards with 99 rushing.
CSU has been held to under 300 yards in all six games with the 262 yards gained last week a season high. Quarterback Clay Millen practiced this week and is trending to starting on Saturday after missing the past two games.
Millen on the year completing 73.9% with 7.3 yards per attempt. Colorado St running for only 2.3 yards per rush. Rams have scored no greater than 19 points in any one game. Play Hawaii +5.5.
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