Saturday, October 24, 2015
Davis Wade Stadium
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The Kentucky Wildcats matchup against the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 11.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 54.
Kentucky was led in passing last game by Patrick Towles, who finished with 359 yards through the air. He went 27 for 44 on the game, good for a 61% completion percentage. Stanley Boom Williams led the Wildcats in rushing with 113 yards. He averaged 7 yards per carry on his 16 rushing attempts for the game. Garrett Johnson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 160 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kentucky totaled 497 yards by way of 77 plays. They rushed the ball 33 times for a total of 138 yards on the game and the Wildcats totaled 25 first downs by getting 6 rushing, 17 passing and 2 by penalty.
Mississippi State was led in passing last game by Dak Prescott, who finished with 347 yards through the air. He went 30 for 43 on the game, good for a 70% completion percentage. Dak Prescott led the Bulldogs in rushing with 34 yards. He averaged 3 yards per carry on his 10 rushing attempts for the game. De'Runnya Wilson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 85 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Mississippi State totaled 440 yards by way of 73 plays. They rushed the ball 30 times for a total of 93 yards on the game and the Bulldogs totaled 28 first downs by getting 10 rushing, 16 passing and 2 by penalty.
Kentucky is averaging 26.2 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 20.5 passes per game on 33.3 attempts for a 61.5 percent completion percentage and average 252 yards in the passing department per game. The Wildcats are running for an average of 135.5 yards per game on 35.3 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. They run 68.7 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 387.5 total yards each outing. The Wildcats get 19.7 first downs per game and they average 56.5 penalty yards via 5.8 penalties each contest.
Kentucky gives up an average of 207.3 passing yards and 23.2 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 18.3 completions per game on 30.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.5. The Wildcats allow an average of 167.5 rushing yards per game on 41.5 carries for a 4 average. Kentucky gives up 374.8 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties per game that total 56.2 yards as a unit.
Mississippi State is putting 34.1 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 23 passes per game on 34.7 attempts for a 66.3 percent completion percentage and average 283.1 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Bulldogs run for an average of 141.9 yards per game on 29.9 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season. They run 64.6 plays per game and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 425 total yards per game. The Bulldogs are averaging 21.4 first downs per outing and accumulate 35.9 penalty yards via 3.9 penalties each game.
Mississippi State gives up 206.9 passing yards per outing and 18 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 19.7 completions on 31.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.7. The Bulldogs allow an average of 161.6 rushing yards per game on 43.7 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. Mississippi State gives up 368.4 total yards per game including an average of 4.9 per play. They create an average of 0.9 turnovers per game and 5.4 penalties for 48.3 yards each game.
Kentucky Betting Trends
Kentucky is 2-3-1 against the over/under so far this season
Kentucky has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Mississippi State Betting Trends
Mississippi State is 3-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Mississippi State has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/12/15 LB Nico Firios Shoulder out for season
09/18/15 LB Kobie Walker Ankle out indefinitely
09/04/15 LB Courtney Love Eligibility out for season
08/25/15 LB Dorian Hendrix Personal left the team
08/25/15 DB Jaleel Hytchye Personal left the team
08/25/15 OL Nick Richardson Personal left the team
10/18/15 WR Gabe Myles Leg "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
10/18/15 DB Jamal Peters Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
10/18/15 WR Joe Morrow Arm "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
10/06/15 DB Kendrick Market Leg out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky
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