Free College Football Picks Today: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Indiana Hoosiers 9/24/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Indiana Hoosiers 9/24/22
Fri 23rd September 2022

The University of Cincinnati Bearcats (2-1, 1-0 Home) host the Indiana University Hoosiers (3-0, 0-0 Away), who will be seeking to prolong their undefeated start, at Nippert Stadium on Saturday. The Bearcats are 16.5-point favorites, and the total is 57.5. Indiana is coming off a close 33-30 win over Western Kentucky at Memorial Stadium last Saturday. Connor Bazelak was 33 of 55 for 364 yards and two touchdowns. Josh Henderson ran 11 times for 65 yards and a touchdown. He added one reception for 32 yards. Cam Camper caught eight passes for 93 yards and a touchdown. Cincinnati beat Miami (OH) 38-17 at Paycor Stadium last Saturday. Ben Bryant threw for 341 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Charles McClelland carried 18 times for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Tyler Scott added a touchdown of his own. He hauled in eight receptions for 119 yards.


The Bearcats won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 38-24 victory in September. Jerome Ford had two touchdowns for Cincinnati. Michael Penix Jr. tossed two touchdowns for Indiana.


The Hoosiers are averaging 30.3 points per game so far this season, 79th in FBS, and they are facing a Bearcats defense that has surrendered 19.3 PPG (43rd). Meanwhile, Cincinnati has scored 41.7 points a game this season, 23rd in the nation, and Indiana is allowing 24.0 PPG (64th). The Hoosiers rank 24th in the country in passing yards per game (297.0) and 96th in rushing (130.3). They will be facing a tough test through the air, as the Bearcats are 11th in the country in passing yards allowed per game (150.0). Against the run, Cincinnati is 73rd (144.3).Cincinnati has been one of the nation’s top passing teams, averaging 319.7 passing yards per game (16th), while ranking 73rd in rushing yards (160.0). The Hoosiers are allowing 255.0 passing yards (93rd) and 186.0 rushing yards per game (108th).


Through three games, Bazelak has thrown for five touchdowns (2 INT) and 297.0 yards per game to lead Indiana in passing. Shaun Shivers leads the team in rushing with an average of 80.3 yards a game over three games. He has two touchdowns on the ground. Camper is the Hoosiers’ leading receiver with 97.3 yards a game and one TD. Bryant has seven passing touchdowns (2 INT) with 287.7 yards per game through three games to lead Cincinnati. In one previous home game this season, he threw for three TDs and 201 yards. McClelland has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 70.3 yards a game through three games. He has three touchdowns. Scott has been the primary target in the Bearcats’ aerial attack. He has two touchdowns and a 79.3 yard per game average through three appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Cincinnati (-750)

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