Free College Football Picks Today: Duke’s Mayo Bowl 2022

Free College Football Picks Today: Duke’s Mayo Bowl 2022
Fri 30th December 2022

The University of Maryland Terrapins (7-5, 2-3 Away) travel to face the No. 25 North Carolina State University Wolfpack (8-4, 6-1 Home) at Bank of America Stadium on Friday. The Wolfpack are one-point favorites, and the total is 46.

Maryland is coming off a dominant 37-0 win over Rutgers at SECU Stadium on November 26. Taulia Tagovailoa was 25 of 37 for 342 yards and a touchdown. Roman Hemby ran 19 times for 70 yards and three touchdowns. Jeshaun Jones caught nine passes for 152 yards and a touchdown.

North Carolina State beat No. 18 North Carolina 30-27 at Kenan Memorial Stadium on November 25. Ben Finley threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns. Michael Allen carried 12 times for 53 yards. Devin Carter scored once. He hauled in six receptions for 130 yards.


The Terrapins are averaging 29.2 points per game for the season, 60th in FBS, and they are facing a Wolfpack defense that has surrendered 19.4 PPG (14th). Meanwhile, North Carolina State has scored 25.3 points a game this season, 84th in the nation, and Maryland is allowing 24.1 PPG (49th).

The Terrapins rank 39th in the country in passing yards per game (259.3) and 70th in rushing (146.8). They will face a tough test on the ground, as the Wolfpack are 11th in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (102.2). Against the pass, North Carolina State is 66th (223.5).

North Carolina State is 76th in the country in passing yards per game (222.5) and 107th in rushing (121.0), while the Terrapins are allowing 219.5 passing yards (61st) and 142.7 rushing yards per game (53rd).


Through 11 games, Taulia Tagovailoa has thrown for 17 touchdowns (6 INT) and 253.4 yards per game to lead Maryland in passing. In five games away from home this season, he has eight TDs (4 INT) and an average of 203.8 yards passing.

Roman Hemby leads the team in rushing with an average of 77.0 yards a game over 12 games. He has 10 touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Jeshaun Jones is the Terrapins’ leading receiver with 43.5 yards a game and four TDs.

Devin Leary has 11 passing touchdowns (4 INT) with 210.8 yards per game through six games to lead North Carolina State. Jordan Houston has been the team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 48.2 yards a game through 11 games.

His only touchdown has come through the air (1). Thayer Thomas has been the primary target in the Wolfpack’s passing game. He has four touchdowns and a 49.0 yard per game average through 12 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

NC State (-115)

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