Saturday, October 1, 2016
Wallace Wade Stadium
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The Virginia Cavaliers take on the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Wallace Wade Stadium. The opening line for this game has Duke as 5 point favorites. This season the Cavaliers are 2-1-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-1. The Blue Devils have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
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Kurt Benkert finished with 421 yards through the air for Virginia last week. He completed 27 passes out of 43 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Cavaliers were led in rushing by Taquan Mizzell, who finished with 79 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Olamide Zaccheaus was the team leader in receiving with a total of 141 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Virginia got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 569 yards for the game. The Cavaliers ran for 148 yards on 26 attempts.
Daniel Jones finished with 290 yards passing for Duke last week. He went 24 for 32, resulting in a 75% completion percentage. The Blue Devils were led on the ground by Jela Duncan, who finished with 121 yards on 21 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Anthony Nash led the team in receiving with 123 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Duke had 24 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 74 total plays for 498 yards for the contest. The Blue Devils ran for 208 yards on 42 carries as a team.
Virginia scores 26.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 85th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 24.3 passes on 40 attempts for a 60.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 280.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 33rd in college football. The Cavaliers run for an average of 130.8 yards per game on 28.8 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 106th in the nation. They also run 68.8 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 411 yards per game, ranking their offense 75th overall this season. The Cavaliers average 24 first downs per game which ranks them 38th in the country. They accumulate 59.5 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 50th in the nation.
Virginia allows 306 passing yards per game, ranking 119th in D-1, and they allow 32.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 96th. They give up 20.8 completions on 33.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61.5. The Cavaliers allow 176.3 rushing yards per game on 39.8 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 83rd in the country. Virginia allows 482.3 total yards per game including 6.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 114th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 68 yards per game, ranking them 106th among D-1 teams.
Duke averages 28.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 74th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 24.5 passes per game on 38.8 attempts for a 63.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 282 yards through the air per game, ranking them 32nd in Division 1. The Blue Devils run for an average of 168 yards per game on 42 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 77th on the ground. They also run 80.8 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 450 yards per game, ranking them 52nd in the country on offense. The Blue Devils get an average of 24.3 first downs per game, which ranks 35th in the nation. They average 43.5 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 105th in college football.
Duke allows an average of 231.3 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 71st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 22.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 45th in the nation. They give up 14 completions on 29.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 47.9 per game. The Blue Devils allow 129 rushing yards per contest on 39.8 carries for a 3.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 43rd in the country. Duke allows 360.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 44th in D-1. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 40.3 yards in each contest, ranking 18th in the nation.
Virginia Betting Trends
Virginia is 1-2-1 against the over/under this season
Virginia has an ATS record of 2-1-1 this season
Duke Betting Trends
Duke is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Duke has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 CB Darious Latimore Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Duke
09/25/16 PK Dylan Sims Groin "?" Saturday vs. Duke
09/25/16 WR Hasise Dubois Leg "?" Saturday vs. Duke
09/25/16 CB Tim Harris Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Duke
09/25/16 DE Dominic McDonald Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
09/25/16 WR Scott Bracey Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
09/01/16 DT Zach Morris Knee out for season
08/28/16 QB Thomas Sirk Achilles out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Duke
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