Free College Football Picks Today: Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders 9/24/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders 9/24/22
Fri 23rd September 2022

The Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders (2-1, 1-1 Away) are on the road to take on the No. 25 University of Miami Hurricanes (2-1, 2-0 Home) at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday. The Hurricanes are 26.5-point favorites, and the total is 52.5. Middle Tennessee is coming off a dominant 49-6 win over Tennessee State at Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium last Saturday. Chase Cunningham was 20 of 24 for 216 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Frank Peasant ran 13 times for 122 yards and three touchdowns. Jaylin Lane caught four passes for 55 yards and a touchdown. Miami (FL) lost 17-9 to No. 24 Texas A&M at Kyle Field last Saturday. Tyler Van Dyke threw for 217 yards. Henry Parrish Jr. carried 16 times for 85 yards. Will Mallory hauled in six receptions for 56 yards.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Blue Raiders are averaging 30.0 points per game so far this season, 81st in FBS, and they are facing a Hurricanes defense that has surrendered 12.3 PPG (16th). Meanwhile, Miami (FL) has scored 36.3 points a game this season, 49th in the nation, and Middle Tennessee is allowing 23.0 PPG (60th).The Blue Raiders rank 101st in the country in passing yards per game (197.0) and 104th in rushing (116.3). They can expect a tough test on the ground, as the Hurricanes are 18th in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (80.3). Against the pass, Miami (FL) is 48th (198.7).Miami (FL) is 46th in the nation in passing yards per game (261.7) and 26th in rushing (219.0), while the Blue Raiders are allowing 230.7 passing yards (80th) and 104.0 rushing yards per game (42nd).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through three games, Cunningham has thrown for four touchdowns (2 INT) and 199.3 yards per game to lead Middle Tennessee in passing. In two away games this season, he has two TDs (1 INT) and an average of 191.0 yards passing. Peasant leads the team in rushing with an average of 72.7 yards a game over three games. He has five touchdowns on the ground. Izaiah Gathings is the Blue Raiders’ leading receiver with 52.0 yards a game. Van Dyke has three passing touchdowns (1 INT) with 221.0 yards per game through three games to lead Miami (FL). In two home games this season, he has thrown for three TDs (1 INT) and an average of 223.0 yards. Parrish Jr. has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 96.7 yards a game through three games. He has four touchdowns. Xavier Restrepo has been the primary target in the Hurricanes’ passing game. He has one touchdown and an 86.0 yard per game average through two appearances.

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Miami FL (-10000)

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