Saturday, October 17, 2015
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The Iowa Hawkeyes matchup against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday at Ryan Field. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 40.
Iowa was led in passing last game by C.J. Beathard, who finished with 200 yards through the air. He went 15 for 31 on the game, good for a 48% completion percentage. Jordan Canzeri was the rushing leader for the Hawkeyes last game. He carried the ball 43 times for an average of 6 yards per carry and ended with 256 yards. Jerminic Smith led the team in receiving. He had a total of 118 yards on 4 receptions for an average of 30 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Iowa got a total of 23 first downs by way of 15 rushing, 6 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 82 total plays for 478 yards for the game. The Hawkeyes ran for 278 yards on 51 attempts.
Northwestern was led in passing last game by Clayton Thorson, who finished with 106 yards through the air. He went 13 for 27 on the game, good for a 48% completion percentage. Justin Jackson was the rushing leader for the Wildcats last game. He carried the ball 12 times for an average of 2 yards per carry and ended with 25 yards. Austin Carr led the team in receiving. He had a total of 39 yards on 2 receptions for an average of 20 yards per catch in the game. Northwestern got a total of 13 first downs by way of 3 rushing, 9 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 58 total plays for 168 yards for the game. The Wildcats ran for 38 yards on 25 attempts.
Iowa is averaging 31.7 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 16.8 passes per game on 27.3 attempts for a 61.6 percent completion percentage and average 208.2 yards in the passing department per game. The Hawkeyes are averaging 201.2 rushing yards per game on 42 attempts per contest for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. They run 69.3 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 409.3 total yards each outing. The Hawkeyes get 21 first downs per game and they average 51.5 penalty yards via 5.3 penalties each contest.
Iowa gives up 16.2 points per contest and an average of 232.3 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 19.8 completed passes on 36.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.8. The Hawkeyes give up 78 rushing yards per contest on 30.8 carries for a 2.5 average per carry. Iowa allows 310.3 total yards per game including 4.6 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 47.8 yards per game.
Northwestern is putting 21.2 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 13.2 passes per game on 24.5 attempts for a 53.7 percent completion percentage and average 140.2 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Wildcats rush for an average of 213.7 yards per contest on 51.7 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry for the season. They run 76.2 plays per game and average 4.6 yards per play for an average of 353.8 total yards per game. The Wildcats are averaging 18.7 first downs per outing and accumulate 34.8 penalty yards via 4.3 penalties each game.
Northwestern surrenders 12.2 points per game and 138.2 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 16.7 completed passes per game on 30.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.3. The Wildcats give up 131.3 rushing yards per game on 34 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. Northwestern allows 269.5 total yards per game for an average of 4.2 yards per play. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 3.2 penalties for 21.5 yards in each contest.
Iowa Betting Trends
Iowa is 3-2-1 against the over/under so far this season
Iowa has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Northwestern Betting Trends
Northwestern is 1-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Northwestern has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/11/15 OL Boone Myers Stinger "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/11/15 RB Derrick Mitchell Jr. Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/11/15 DL Drew Ott Knee out indefinitely
10/11/15 DB Greg Mabin Leg "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/11/15 RB LeShun Daniels Jr. Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/11/15 DB Miles Taylor Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/11/15 WR Tevaun Smith Knee expected to miss Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/13/15 CB Matthew Harris Facial out indefinitely
10/09/15 WR Flynn Nagel Arm out indefinitely
09/28/15 DB Kyle Queiro Arm out indefinitely
09/17/15 OL Adam DePietro Leg out indefinitely
08/29/15 RB Jayme Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa
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