Saturday, October 3, 2015
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
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The East Carolina Pirates take on the SMU Mustangs on Saturday at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. The opening line for this game has East Carolina as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 65.
Blake Kemp finished his last game with 118 yards through the air for East Carolina. He completed 9 passes out of 12 attempts for a 75% completion percentage. James Summers led the Pirates in rushing with 169 yards. He averaged 8 yards per carry on his 21 rushing attempts for the game. Isaiah Jones led the team in receiving. He had a total of 55 yards on 2 receptions for an average of 28 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game East Carolina got a total of 19 first downs by way of 6 rushing, 10 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 63 total plays for 410 yards for the game. The Pirates ran for 182 yards on 43 attempts.
Matt Davis finished his last game with 262 yards through the air for SMU. He completed 18 passes out of 30 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. Matt Davis led the Mustangs in rushing with 95 yards. He averaged 6 yards per carry on his 17 rushing attempts for the game. Courtland Sutton led the team in receiving. He had a total of 137 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 27 yards per catch in the game. SMU got a total of 24 first downs by way of 11 rushing, 9 passing, and 4 by penalty. They ran 74 total plays for 494 yards for the game. The Mustangs ran for 232 yards on 44 attempts.
East Carolina is averaging 27 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 29 passes per game on 41 attempts for a 70.7 percent completion percentage and average 282.3 yards in the passing department per game. The Pirates are averaging 114.8 rushing yards per game on 30 attempts per contest for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. They also run 71 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 397 yards per game. The Pirates are averaging 21.8 first downs per game and they accumulate 77.8 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties.
East Carolina gives up 31 points per contest and an average of 191 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 14 completed passes on 25 attempts for a completion percentage of 56. The Pirates allow 230 rushing yards per game on 49.8 carries for a 4.6 average per play. East Carolina allows 421 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.5 penalties for 72.8 yards per game.
SMU is putting 33.5 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 17 passes per game on 27.3 attempts for a 62.4 percent completion percentage and average 232.3 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Mustangs rush for an average of 221.5 yards per contest on 49.8 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry for the season. They also run 77 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for a total of 453.8 yards per game. The Mustangs get an average of 24 first downs per game and they average 42.5 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties.
SMU surrenders 43.3 points per game and 323.5 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 18.5 completed passes per game on 32.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.4. The Mustangs allow 279.5 rushing yards per contest on 40.8 carries for a 6.9 average per rush. SMU allows 603 total yards per game for an average of 8.3 yards per play. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 10.3 penalties for 103.5 yards in each contest.
East Carolina Betting Trends
East Carolina is 3-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
East Carolina has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
SMU Betting Trends
SMU is 3-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
SMU has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/27/15 OL Dontae Levingston Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. SMU
09/24/15 LB Devaris Brunson Knee out indefinitely
09/15/15 LB Jeton Beavers ACL out indefinitely
09/15/15 RB Marquez Grayson Leg out indefinitely
09/11/15 Backup QB Cody Keith Personal left the team
08/27/15 QB Kurt Benkert Knee out for season
09/09/15 OL Daniel McCarty Knee out for season
08/27/15 WR James Proche Eligibility out for season
08/13/15 RB Daniel Gresham Neck out for season
08/13/15 OL Seaver Myers Undisclosed out for season
Josh's Pick: Take East Carolina
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