Yale vs. Dartmouth - 10/5/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dartmouth Big Green (3-0) at Yale Bulldogs (2-1)
College Football: Friday, October 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Yale Bowl)
The Line: Yale Bulldogs -2.5 -- Over/Under: 49 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Dartmouth Big Green and Yale Bulldogs meet Friday in college football action at the Yale Bowl.
The Dartmouth Big Green look for their second road victory of the season to improve to 4-0. The Dartmouth Big Green have won four of their last five road games. Derek Kyler is completing 75.3 percent of his passes for 656 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Kyler has six touchdown passes and zero interceptions in his last two games. Drew Hunnicutt and Connor Rempel have combined for 410 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Drew Estrada has nine receptions. The Dartmouth Big Green ground game is averaging 212 yards per contest, and Cooper Rashaad leads the way with 194 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Dartmouth is allowing 9.3 points and 188.3 yards per game. Jack Traynor leads the Dartmouth Big Green with 19 tackles, Perry Jackson has two sacks and Isiah Swann has four interceptions.
The Yale Bulldogs look for their second home win of the season to build on their 2-1 record. The Yale Bulldogs have outscored their last two opponents by a score of 65-38. Kurt Rawlings is completing 68.6 percent of his passes for 782 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Rawlings is coming off a 300-yard and three touchdown performance. Reed Klubnik and JP Shohfi have combined for 499 receiving yards and four touchdowns while JJ Howland has seven receptions. The Yale Bulldogs ground game is averaging 176.3 yards per contest, and Zane Dudek leads the way with 250 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Yale is allowing 23 points and 343.3 yards per game. Ryan Burke leads the Yale Bulldogs with 17 tackles, John Dean has two sacks and Rodney Thomas II has three pass deflections.
The Dartmouth Big Green beat up on a Holy Cross team that Yale lost to in overtime, so one would consider the road team and the points here. The Big Green have also won five of the last six meetings against Yale. However, Rawlings has been playing at a really high level as of late and Yale is coming off an impressive blowout win over a good Maine team. Rawlings has almost 600 passing yards in his last two games and is quickly proving he's one of the best quarterbacks this school has had. The confidence should be flowing for the Bulldogs and you have to like their chances of getting a rare recent win over Dartmouth thanks to a high flying offense.