Saturday, November 7, 2015
Kenan Memorial Stadium
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The Duke Blue Devils face the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 53.5.
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Thomas Sirk finished his last game with 258 yards through the air for Duke. He completed 31 passes out of 52 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. Thomas Sirk led the Blue Devils in rushing with 51 yards. He averaged 4 yards per carry on his 13 rushing attempts for the game. Max McCaffrey led the team in receiving. He had a total of 90 yards on 9 receptions for an average of 10 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Duke had 440 total yards on 91 plays. They gained 11 rushing first downs, 15 passing, and 8 by way of penalty for a total of 34 first downs on the game. The Blue Devils rushed for 182 yards by way of 39 carries.
Marquise Williams finished his last game with 270 yards through the air for North Carolina. He completed 14 passes out of 23 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. Elijah Hood led the Tar Heels in rushing with 98 yards. He averaged 5 yards per carry on his 20 rushing attempts for the game. Ryan Switzer led the team in receiving. He had a total of 126 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 25 yards per catch in the game. North Carolina had 444 total yards on 58 plays. They gained 8 rushing first downs, 8 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 17 first downs on the game. The Tar Heels rushed for 174 yards by way of 35 carries.
Duke is averaging 32.6 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 22.1 passes per game on 36.5 attempts for a 60.6 percent completion percentage and average 240.1 yards in the passing department per game. The Blue Devils are averaging 180.6 rushing yards per game on 41.6 attempts per contest for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. They are also running 78.1 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 420.8 yards per contest. The Blue Devils manage 22.5 first downs per contest and they average a total of 41.3 penalty yards on 5.1 penalties.
Duke gives up 16.1 points per contest and an average of 166.1 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 13.3 completed passes on 27.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 48.4. The Blue Devils allow 128.9 rushing yards per game on 43.3 carries for a 3 average per play. Duke gives up 295 total yards per game including 4.2 yards per play. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties per game that total 50.8 yards as a unit.
North Carolina is putting 36.9 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 18.6 passes per game on 27.3 attempts for a 68.3 percent completion percentage and average 259.8 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Tar Heels rush for an average of 210.1 yards per contest on 35.6 attempts for an average of 5.9 yards per carry for the season. They also run 62.9 plays per game and average 7.5 yards per play for an average of 469.9 yards in each contest. The Tar Heels are gaining 22.5 first downs per contest and they average 48.4 penalty yards on 5.9 penalties per game.
North Carolina surrenders 17 points per game and 152.9 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 15 completed passes per game on 27.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.5. The Tar Heels allow 205.1 rushing yards per contest on 45 carries for a 4.6 average per rush. North Carolina gives up 358 total yards per game including an average of 4.9 per play. They create an average of 1.8 turnovers per game and 5.8 penalties for 48.1 yards each game.
Duke Betting Trends
Duke is 2-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Duke has an ATS record of 5-3-0 this season
North Carolina Betting Trends
North Carolina is 3-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
North Carolina has an ATS record of 5-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/01/15 DE Kyler Brown Knee "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
09/28/15 DB T.J. Douglas Dismissed has been dismissed
09/25/15 OL Cody Robinson Back out indefinitely
08/27/15 CB Bryon Fields ACL out for season
08/22/15 LB Kelby Brown ACL out for season
10/26/15 DL Aaron Crawford Foot out for season
10/03/15 WR Taylor Vippolis Undisclosed out for season
10/02/15 DB Cameron Albright Knee out for season
10/02/15 LB Joe Jackson Neck out for season
08/27/15 OL Jared Cohen Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/27/15 OL Will Dancy Undisclosed out for season
08/21/15 LB Tyrell Tomlin Eligibility out for season
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina
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