Saturday, September 26, 2015
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The Ball State Cardinals take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday at Ryan Field. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 18 point favorites and the over/under was set at 56.5.
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Ball State was led in passing last game by Riley Neal, who finished with 194 yards through the air. He went 24 for 28 on the game, good for a 86% completion percentage. Darian Green led the Cardinals in rushing with 164 yards. He averaged 7 yards per carry on his 25 rushing attempts for the game. KeVonn Mabon was the team leader in receiving with a total of 82 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. As a team in that game Ball State totaled 472 yards by way of 85 plays. They rushed the ball 52 times for a total of 278 yards on the game and the Cardinals totaled 26 first downs by getting 15 rushing, 9 passing and 2 by penalty.
Northwestern was led in passing last game by Clayton Thorson, who finished with 70 yards through the air. He went 9 for 23 on the game, good for a 39% completion percentage. Justin Jackson led the Wildcats in rushing with 120 yards. He averaged 3 yards per carry on his 35 rushing attempts for the game. Dan Vitale was the team leader in receiving with a total of 26 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Northwestern totaled 271 yards by way of 77 plays. They rushed the ball 54 times for a total of 201 yards on the game and the Wildcats totaled 15 first downs by getting 11 rushing, 4 passing and 0 by penalty.
Ball State is averaging a total of 33 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 37.7 passes per game and completing 23.3 of them for a 61.9 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 217.7 yards per game through the air as well. The Cardinals are running for an average of 249 yards per game on 44 attempts for an average of 5.7 yards per carry. They also run 81.7 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 466.7 yards per game. The Cardinals are averaging 26 first downs per game and they accumulate 33.3 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties.
Ball State allows 291 passing yards per game and 36.3 points per contest on defense. They give up 25 completions on 39 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.1. The Cardinals allow 165.3 rushing yards per game on 33.3 carries for a 5 average per play. Ball State allows 456.3 total yards per game including 6.3 yards per play. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 57 yards per game.
Northwestern is accumulating 25.3 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 21.3 passes per game and complete 10.7 of them for a 50 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 109 yards per game through the air as well. The Wildcats run for an average of 256.7 yards per game on 59 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season. They also run 80.3 plays per game and average 4.6 yards per play for a total of 365.7 yards per game. The Wildcats get an average of 20 first downs per game and they average 31 penalty yards per game via 3.3 penalties.
Northwestern allows an average of 124.3 passing yards and 5.3 points per contest. They give up 18 completions on 31.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 110.7 rushing yards per contest on 30.3 carries for a 3.6 average per rush. Northwestern allows 235 total yards per game for an average of 3.8 yards per play. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 4 penalties for 27 yards in each contest.
Ball State Betting Trends
Ball State is 2-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Ball State has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Northwestern Betting Trends
Northwestern is 0-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Northwestern has an ATS record of 3-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/20/15 DT Darnell Smith Knee "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
09/20/15 CB Tyree Holder Hip "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
08/29/15 RB Horactio Banks Shin out for season
09/17/15 OL Adam DePietro Leg out indefinitely
08/29/15 RB Jayme Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
08/14/15 OL Matt Frazier Staph Infection out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Ball State
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