Saturday, December 19th, 2015
New Orleans Bowl
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday, December 19th, 2015 in the New Orleans Bowl. The opening line for this game has Arkansas State as 1 point favorites and the over/under was set at 67.
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Fredi Knighten finished his last game with 192 yards through the air for Arkansas State. He completed 12 passes out of 16 attempts for a 75% completion percentage. The Red Wolves were led in rushing by Michael Gordon, who finished with 148 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Tres Houston led the team in receiving. He had a total of 62 yards on 3 receptions for an average of 21 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Arkansas State had 535 total yards on 62 plays. They gained 13 rushing first downs, 9 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 23 first downs on the game. The Red Wolves rushed for 343 yards by way of 46 carries.
Jeff Driskel finished his last game with 355 yards through the air for Louisiana Tech. He completed 27 passes out of 44 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Paul Turner, who finished with 7 yards on 1 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Paul Turner led the team in receiving. He had a total of 112 yards on 6 receptions for an average of 19 yards per catch in the game. Louisiana Tech had 405 total yards on 74 plays. They gained 2 rushing first downs, 23 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 27 first downs on the game. The Bulldogs rushed for -2 yards by way of 23 carries.
Arkansas State is scoring 41 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 16 passes on 28 attempts for a 57.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 212.3 yards per game through the air as well. The Red Wolves are averaging 236.7 rushing yards per game on 47.4 attempts per contest for an average of 5 yards per carry. They are also running 75.4 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for an average of 448.9 yards per contest. The Red Wolves manage 22.3 first downs per contest and they average a total of 77.9 penalty yards on 8.2 penalties.
Arkansas State allows 251.9 passing yards per game and 28.8 points per contest on defense. They give up 20 completions on 37.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.7. The Red Wolves allow an average of 146.7 rushing yards per game on 34.8 carries for a 4.2 average. Arkansas State allows 398.6 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play. They force 2.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.7 penalties for 57.9 yards per game.
Louisiana Tech averages 36.8 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 22.4 passes per game on 36.6 attempts for a 61.3 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 311.3 yards through the air per game thus far. The Bulldogs rush for an average of 154.1 yards per contest on 33 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry for the season. They also run 69.6 plays per game and average 6.7 yards per play for an average of 465.4 yards in each contest. The Bulldogs are gaining 23.6 first downs per contest and they average 42.4 penalty yards on 4.9 penalties per game.
Louisiana Tech allows an average of 265.8 passing yards and 26.8 points per contest. They give up 22.8 completions on 37.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow an average of 116.1 rushing yards per game on 33.3 carries for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. Louisiana Tech allows 381.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 55.2 yards in each contest.
Arkansas State Betting Trends
Arkansas State is 9-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Arkansas State has an ATS record of 8-4-0 this season
Louisiana Tech Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech is 7-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 6-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/30/15 OL Jemar Clark Knee out for season
11/27/15 LB Justin Clifton Pectoral out for season
09/14/15 LB Tajhea Chambers Knee out for season
09/14/15 DB Bo Sentimore Ankle out for season
11/05/15 LB Nick Thomason Knee out indefinitely
10/16/15 OL Kirby Wixson Shoulder out indefinitely
10/16/15 LB Michael Mims ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech
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