Friday, October 30, 2015
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The East Carolina Pirates face the Connecticut Huskies on Friday at Rentschler Field. The opening line for this game has East Carolina as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 51.5.
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Blake Kemp finished his last game with 272 yards through the air for East Carolina. He completed 31 passes out of 48 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Pirates were led in rushing by Chris Hairston, who finished with 65 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Isaiah Jones led the team in receiving with 10 receptions for 106 yards. He had an average of 11 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game East Carolina had 378 total yards on 88 plays. They gained 6 rushing first downs, 16 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 24 first downs on the game. The Pirates rushed for 95 yards by way of 35 carries.
Bryant Shirreffs finished his last game with 87 yards through the air for Connecticut. He completed 12 passes out of 27 attempts for a 44% completion percentage. The Huskies were led in rushing by Bryant Shirreffs, who finished with 90 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Tyraiq Beals led the team in receiving with 3 receptions for 48 yards. He had an average of 16 yards per reception in the contest. Connecticut had 266 total yards on 71 plays. They gained 8 rushing first downs, 6 passing, and 5 by way of penalty for a total of 19 first downs on the game. The Huskies rushed for 136 yards by way of 30 carries.
East Carolina is scoring 29.9 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 27.3 passes on 39.3 attempts for a 69.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 285.6 yards per game through the air as well. The Pirates carry the ball for an average of 142 yards per game on 35.5 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season. They are also running 74.8 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 427.6 yards per contest. The Pirates manage 22.8 first downs per contest and they average a total of 74.6 penalty yards on 7.5 penalties.
East Carolina gives up an average of 241.5 passing yards and 29.1 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 17.4 completions per game on 31.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.9. The Pirates allow 171.8 rushing yards per game on 42.8 carries for a 4 average per play. East Carolina gives up 413.3 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8 penalties per game that total 69.3 yards as a unit.
Connecticut averages 19 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 18 passes per game on 30 attempts for a 60 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 221.6 yards through the air per game thus far. The Huskies carry the ball for an average of 120.5 yards per game on 36.1 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. They also run 66.1 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 342.1 yards in each contest. The Huskies are gaining 19 first downs per contest and they average 45.4 penalty yards on 5.6 penalties per game.
Connecticut gives up 204 passing yards per outing and 22.1 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 18 completions on 29 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.1. The Huskies allow 184.5 rushing yards per contest on 39 carries for a 4.7 average per rush. Connecticut gives up 388.5 total yards per game including an average of 5.7 per play. They create an average of 1.9 turnovers per game and 5.3 penalties for 53.6 yards each game.
East Carolina Betting Trends
East Carolina is 5-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
East Carolina has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Connecticut Betting Trends
Connecticut is 2-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Connecticut has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/27/15 OL Christian Matau Undisclosed out for season
10/27/15 DB Travon Simmons Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Connecticut
10/27/15 OL Dontae Levingston Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/25/15 DB Corey Seargent Leg "?" Friday vs. Connecticut
10/25/15 WR DaQuan Barnes Hip "?" Friday vs. Connecticut
10/25/15 SS Terrell Richardson Hip "?" Friday vs. Connecticut
10/25/15 OL Tre Robertson Concussion "?" Friday vs. Connecticut
10/25/15 DE Mike Myers Hip "?" Friday vs. Connecticut
10/05/15 WR Jimmy Williams Ankle out indefinitely
09/24/15 LB Devaris Brunson Knee out indefinitely
09/15/15 LB Jeton Beavers ACL out indefinitely
09/15/15 RB Marquez Grayson Foot out indefinitely
09/11/15 Backup QB Cody Keith Personal left the team
08/27/15 QB Kurt Benkert Knee out for season
10/26/15 QB Bryant Shirreffs Undisclosed injured last game, probable Friday vs. East Carolina
09/16/15 WR Dhameer Bradley Leg out indefinitely
08/29/15 OL Ryan Crozier Leg out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Connecticut
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