Saturday, October 3, 2015
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The Army Black Knights face the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 24.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47.
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A.J. Schurr finished his last game with 70 yards through the air for Army. He completed 3 passes out of 7 attempts for a 43% completion percentage. The Black Knights were led in rushing by Aaron Kemper, who finished with 147 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 11 yards per carry. DeAndre Bell led the team in receiving. He had a total of 67 yards on 2 receptions for an average of 34 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Army had 654 total yards on 80 plays. They gained 24 rushing first downs, 3 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 29 first downs on the game. The Black Knights rushed for 556 yards by way of 71 carries.
Christian Hackenberg finished his last game with 296 yards through the air for Penn State. He completed 21 passes out of 35 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Nittany Lions were led in rushing by Saquon Barkley, who finished with 62 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Saeed Blacknall led the team in receiving. He had a total of 100 yards on 4 receptions for an average of 25 yards per catch in the game. Penn State had 400 total yards on 70 plays. They gained 2 rushing first downs, 14 passing, and 3 by way of penalty for a total of 19 first downs on the game. The Nittany Lions rushed for 72 yards by way of 34 carries.
Army is scoring 31 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 4.3 passes on 9 attempts for a 47.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 92.5 yards per game through the air as well. The Black Knights are averaging 294.5 rushing yards per game on 50 attempts per contest for an average of 5.9 yards per carry. They are also running 59 plays per game and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 387 yards per contest. The Black Knights manage 17.8 first downs per contest and they average a total of 53.3 penalty yards on 4.8 penalties.
Army allows 261.8 passing yards per game and 28 points per contest on defense. They give up 19.8 completions on 30 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65.8. The Black Knights allow an average of 158 rushing yards per game on 35.8 carries for a 4.4 average. Army allows 419.8 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.5 penalties for 61 yards per game.
Penn State averages 25.5 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 14.3 passes per game on 26.8 attempts for a 53.3 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 175 yards through the air per game thus far. The Nittany Lions rush for an average of 169.8 yards per contest on 35.3 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry for the season. They also run 62 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 344.8 yards in each contest. The Nittany Lions are gaining 15 first downs per contest and they average 55.3 penalty yards on 6.5 penalties per game.
Penn State allows an average of 191.3 passing yards and 16.3 points per contest. They give up 19.3 completions on 31.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.6 per game. The Nittany Lions allow an average of 90.5 rushing yards per game on 35.5 carries for an average of 2.5 yards per carry. Penn State allows 281.8 total yards per game for an average of 4.2 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 7.8 penalties for 50.8 yards in each contest.
Army Betting Trends
Army is 2-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Army has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Penn State Betting Trends
Penn State is 1-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Penn State has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/27/15 QB Ahmad Bradshaw Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/27/15 OL Brett Toth Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/27/15 OL Jaryn Villegas Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/27/15 DB Josh Jenkins Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/27/15 DB Luke Proulx Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/27/15 OT Ryan Alexander Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/27/15 LB Shawn Lemoto Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/24/15 DL Andrew McLean Foot out indefinitely
09/18/15 OL Drew Hennessy Ankle out indefinitely
09/27/15 RB Akeel Lynch Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Army
09/27/15 RB Saquon Barkley Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Army
09/24/15 OL Andrew Nelson Knee out indefinitely
09/12/15 TE Kyle Carter Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/06/15 LB Nyeem Wartman-White Knee out for season
09/04/15 TE Adam Breneman Undisclosed out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Penn State
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