Saturday, October 31, 2015
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The Illinois Fighting Illini face the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 43.
Illinois was led in passing last game by Wes Lunt, who finished with 278 yards through the air. He went 22 for 43 on the game, good for a 51% completion percentage. The Fighting Illini were led in rushing by Ke'Shawn Vaughn, who finished with 55 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Geronimo Allison was the team leader in receiving with a total of 99 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Illinois had 333 total yards on 56 plays. They gained 1 rushing first downs, 13 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 15 first downs on the game. The Fighting Illini rushed for 55 yards by way of 13 carries.
Penn State was led in passing last game by Christian Hackenberg, who finished with 315 yards through the air. He went 13 for 29 on the game, good for a 45% completion percentage. The Nittany Lions were led in rushing by Saquon Barkley, who finished with 65 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Chris Godwin was the team leader in receiving with a total of 135 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 34 yards per reception. Penn State had 363 total yards on 61 plays. They gained 4 rushing first downs, 11 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 16 first downs on the game. The Nittany Lions rushed for 48 yards by way of 31 carries.
Illinois is scoring 26.3 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 24.3 passes on 43 attempts for a 56.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 259.6 yards per game through the air as well. The Fighting Illini are running for an average of 125.7 yards per game on 32.7 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. They are also running 75.7 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for an average of 385.3 yards per contest. The Fighting Illini manage 20.7 first downs per contest and they average a total of 52.1 penalty yards on 5.7 penalties.
Illinois allows 194.6 passing yards per game and 20.3 points per contest on defense. They give up 18.3 completions on 33.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.5. The Fighting Illini allow 150.3 rushing yards per game on 38.3 carries for a 3.9 average per play. Illinois gives up 344.9 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties per game that total 56.6 yards as a unit.
Penn State averages 24 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 13.6 passes per game on 26.1 attempts for a 52.2 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 194.6 yards through the air per game thus far. The Nittany Lions run for an average of 148 yards per game on 34.8 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season. They also run 60.9 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 342.6 yards in each contest. The Nittany Lions are gaining 15.5 first downs per contest and they average 41.5 penalty yards on 5.1 penalties per game.
Penn State allows an average of 161.4 passing yards and 19.3 points per contest. They give up 15.6 completions on 26 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.1 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 157.3 rushing yards per contest on 41 carries for a 3.8 average per rush. Penn State gives up 318.6 total yards per game including an average of 4.8 per play. They create an average of 2.1 turnovers per game and 6.8 penalties for 54.8 yards each game.
Illinois Betting Trends
Illinois is 2-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Illinois has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Penn State Betting Trends
Penn State is 2-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Penn State has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/25/15 DL Brandon Roberts Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/25/15 TE Caleb Reams Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/25/15 DL Jamal Milan Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/25/15 RB Josh Ferguson Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/25/15 WR Marchie Murdock Thigh "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/25/15 LB Sean Adesanya Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/09/15 DB Patrick Nelson Undisclosed out for season
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
09/24/15 OL Andrew Nelson Knee out indefinitely
09/12/15 TE Kyle Carter Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/06/15 LB Nyeem Wartman-White Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Illinois
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