Tulane at East Carolina: 10/2/21 College Football Picks and Prediction

Tulane at East Carolina: 10/2/21 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

East Carolina Pirates (2-2) vs Tulane Green Wave (1-3)

Game Info: Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium)

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The Tulane Green Wave will travel to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium to take on the East Carolina Pirates this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.

The Tulane Green Wave lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 1-3 on the season after being defeated by the UAB Blazers, 28-21, this past Saturday. Tulane struggled on both ends of the field early in this one and could not fight back after a 2-yard TD reception by the Blazers Gerrit Prince gave UAB a 21-0 lead with 7:57 left in regulation. Tulane was outgained by UAB by a 433-395 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 4-2 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Green Wave was QB Michael Pratt who completed 27 of 49 passes for 296 yards, 3 TD, & 2 INT.

On the season, Tulane is averaging 37.0 ppg on 420.0 total yards per game (264.3 passing yds/g; 155.8 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Tulane has been led by QB Michael Pratt who has completed 58.1% of his passes for 882 yards, 10 TD, & 2 INT. Pratt has also been a threat with his legs as he has 96 rushing yards & 2 TD’s on the season. The leading receivers for the Green Wave have been Tyrick James (15 rec, 246 yards, 2 TD), Jaetavian Toles (12 rec, 196 yards, 2 TD), Duece Watts (9 rec, 126 yards, TD), & Phat Watts (7 rec, 112 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Green Wave backfield has been the duo of Cameron Carroll (33 att, 124 yards, TD) & Devin Brumfield (14 att, 97 yards).

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Defensively, Tulane is allowing their opponents to average 37.3 ppg on 449.5 total yards per game (268.3 passing yds/g; 181.3 rushing yds/g).

The East Carolina Pirates won their 2nd straight game and improved to 2-2 on the season after defeating the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, 31-28, this past Saturday. East Carolina scored 31-unanswered points to take a 31-14 lead early in the 3rd quarter and held on late for the victory. East Carolina was outgained by Charleston Southern by a 536-388 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Pirates was RB Keaton Mitchell who had 125 rushing yards & 1 TD on 13 carries.

On the season, East Carolina is averaging 27.3 ppg on 399.5 total yards per game (270.0 passing yds/g; 129.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, East Carolina has been led by the RB duo of Keaton Mitchell (45 att, 352 yards, 2 TD; 14 rec, 145 yards, TD) & Rahjai Harris (43 att, 149 yards, TD). QB Holton Ahlers has completed 58.0% of his passes for 978 yards, 5 TD, & 5 INT. The top receiving threats for Ahlers and the Pirates have been Tyler Snead (18 rec, 202 yards, TD), Jsi Hatfield (7 rec, 168 yards, TD), C.J. Johnson (12 rec, 165 yards, TD), & Shane Calhoun (9 rec, 131 yards, TD).

Defensively, East Carolina is allowing their opponents to average 29.8 ppg on 500.5 total yards per game (330.5 passing yds/g; 170.0 rushing yds/g).

The Green Wave are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pirates are 18-37-1 ATS in their last 56 conference games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Both Tulane and East Carolina have plenty of offensive weapons and I expect this to be a high scoring game the Green Wave comes into this game ranked 113th in total defense while the Pirates ranks just 127th. I expect both Michael Pratt & Holton Ahlers to have no trouble moving their respective offenses down the field and as I the potential of both teams scoring 40+, I think the clear play in this one is to go with the over. Good Luck!

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