Friday, December 23, 2016
Dollar General Bowl
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The Ohio Bobcats take on the Troy Trojans on Friday, December 23, 2016 in the Dollar General Bowl. The opening line for this game has Troy as 5 point favorites. This season the Bobcats are 7-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-11-1. The Trojans have an over/under record of 4-7-1 and they are 6-6-0 against the spread.
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Quinton Maxwell finished with 169 yards through the air for Ohio in his last game. He completed 14 passes out of 25 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Bobcats were led in rushing by Maleek Irons, who finished with 54 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Jordan Reid was the team leader in receiving with a total of 62 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Ohio got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 61 total plays for 299 yards for the game. The Bobcats ran for 130 yards on 36 attempts.
Brandon Silvers finished with 218 yards passing for Troy in his last contest. He went 27 for 34, resulting in a 79% completion percentage. The Trojans were led on the ground by Jordan Chunn, who finished with 79 yards on 19 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Emanuel Thompson led the team in receiving with 96 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Troy had 20 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 66 total plays for 344 yards for the contest. The Trojans ran for 126 yards on 32 carries as a team.
Ohio scores 26.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 81st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.5 passes on 31.6 attempts for a 55.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 218 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 79th in college football. The Bobcats run for an average of 174.8 yards per game on 39.6 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 67th in the nation. They also run 71.2 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 392.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 78th overall this season. The Bobcats average 20.7 first downs per game which ranks them 76th in the country. They accumulate 56.8 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, which ranks 55th in the nation.
Ohio allows 257.4 passing yards per game, ranking 102nd in D-1, and they allow 22.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 25th. They give up 21.8 completions on 34.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.4. The Bobcats allow 105.8 rushing yards per game on 35.7 carries for an average of 3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 6th in the country. Ohio allows 363.2 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 31st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 61.3 yards per game, ranking them 102nd among D-1 teams.
Troy averages 34.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 37th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 24.3 passes per game on 37.6 attempts for a 64.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 263.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 35th in Division 1. The Trojans run for an average of 176 yards per game on 37.8 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 65th on the ground. They also run 75.4 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 439.1 yards per game, ranking them 49th in the country on offense. The Trojans get an average of 23.6 first downs per game, which ranks 28th in the nation. They average 59.4 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, ranking them 38th in college football.
Troy allows an average of 240.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 77th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 22 points per contest, which has them ranked 22nd in the nation. They give up 19.3 completions on 36.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.1 per game. The Trojans allow 123.7 rushing yards per contest on 36 carries for a 3.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 18th in the country. Troy allows 364.3 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 33rd in D-1. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and 7.8 penalties for 65.3 yards in each contest, ranking 111th in the nation.
Ohio Betting Trends
Ohio is 1-11-1 against the over/under this season
Ohio has an ATS record of 7-6-0 this season
Troy Betting Trends
Troy is 4-7-1 against the over/under this season
Troy has an ATS record of 6-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
08/29/16 WR Clark Quisenberry Academics out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Troy -5
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