Saturday, October 10, 2015
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The Illinois Fighting Illini take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 10 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45.5.
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Illinois was led in passing last game by Wes Lunt, who finished with 251 yards through the air. He went 23 for 45 on the game, good for a 51% completion percentage. Ke'Shawn Vaughn led the Fighting Illini in rushing with 98 yards. He averaged 4 yards per carry on his 24 rushing attempts for the game. Geronimo Allison led the team in receiving. He had a total of 91 yards on 8 receptions for an average of 11 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Illinois got a total of 17 first downs by way of 4 rushing, 11 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 77 total plays for 382 yards for the game. The Fighting Illini ran for 131 yards on 32 attempts.
Iowa was led in passing last game by C.J. Beathard, who finished with 77 yards through the air. He went 9 for 21 on the game, good for a 43% completion percentage. Jordan Canzeri led the Hawkeyes in rushing with 125 yards. He averaged 5 yards per carry on his 26 rushing attempts for the game. Matt VandeBerg led the team in receiving. He had a total of 61 yards on 6 receptions for an average of 10 yards per catch in the game. Iowa got a total of 14 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 3 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 61 total plays for 221 yards for the game. The Hawkeyes ran for 144 yards on 40 attempts.
Illinois is averaging 30.2 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 24.6 passes per game on 43 attempts for a 57.2 percent completion percentage and average 244.4 yards in the passing department per game. The Fighting Illini are averaging 155.8 rushing yards per game on 38.4 attempts per contest for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. They also run 81.4 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 400.2 yards per game. The Fighting Illini are averaging 22 first downs per game and they accumulate 54 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties.
Illinois gives up 17.8 points per contest and an average of 176.2 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 17.6 completed passes on 32.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.7. The Fighting Illini allow 127.2 rushing yards per game on 35.4 carries for a 3.6 average per play. Illinois allows 303.4 total yards per game including 4.4 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 54.2 yards per game.
Iowa is putting 32.2 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 17.2 passes per game on 26.6 attempts for a 64.7 percent completion percentage and average 209.8 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Hawkeyes rush for an average of 185.8 yards per contest on 40.2 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry for the season. They also run 66.8 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for a total of 395.6 yards per game. The Hawkeyes get an average of 20.6 first downs per game and they average 45.8 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties.
Iowa surrenders 15.4 points per game and 215.4 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 18.8 completed passes per game on 34.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 54. The Hawkeyes allow 84.4 rushing yards per contest on 32.2 carries for a 2.6 average per rush. Iowa allows 299.8 total yards per game for an average of 4.5 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 48.4 yards in each contest.
Illinois Betting Trends
Illinois is 1-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Illinois has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Iowa Betting Trends
Iowa is 2-2-1 against the over/under so far this season
Iowa has an ATS record of 4-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/04/15 RB Josh Ferguson Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
09/22/15 TE Tyler White Concussion out indefinitely
09/15/15 TE Tim Clary Hand out indefinitely
09/15/15 OL Zach Heath Leg expected to miss 2-3 weeks
08/26/15 DL Teko Powell Foot out for season
08/24/15 RB Dre Brown Knee out for season
08/24/15 WR Justin Hardee Foot out indefinitely
08/24/15 WR Mike Dudek Knee out indefinitely
08/24/15 RB Reggie Corbin Shoulder out for season
10/04/15 OL Boone Myers Stinger "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/04/15 RB Derrick Mitchell Jr. Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/04/15 DB Greg Mabin Leg "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/04/15 DB Miles Taylor Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/04/15 WR Tevaun Smith Knee "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa
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