Saturday, October 17, 2015
Davis Wade Stadium
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs face the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 15.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 58.
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Louisiana Tech was led in passing last game by Jeff Driskel, who finished with 351 yards through the air. He went 28 for 44 on the game, good for a 64% completion percentage. Jarred Craft led the Bulldogs in rushing with 72 yards. He averaged 4 yards per carry on his 19 rushing attempts for the game. Trent Taylor led the team in receiving. He had a total of 143 yards on 13 receptions for an average of 11 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Louisiana Tech totaled 444 yards by way of 75 plays. They rushed the ball 31 times for a total of 93 yards on the game and the Bulldogs totaled 24 first downs by getting 5 rushing, 17 passing and 2 by penalty.
Mississippi State was led in passing last game by Nick Fitzgerald, who finished with 141 yards through the air. He went 6 for 7 on the game, good for a 86% completion percentage. Dontavian Lee led the Bulldogs in rushing with 44 yards. He averaged 9 yards per carry on his 5 rushing attempts for the game. De'Runnya Wilson led the team in receiving. He had a total of 82 yards on 3 receptions for an average of 27 yards per catch in the game. Mississippi State totaled 336 yards by way of 48 plays. They rushed the ball 33 times for a total of 125 yards on the game and the Bulldogs totaled 12 first downs by getting 8 rushing, 4 passing and 0 by penalty.
Louisiana Tech is scoring 39.5 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 24.2 passes on 39.7 attempts for a 60.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 319.7 yards per game through the air as well. The Bulldogs carry the ball for an average of 174 yards per game on 34.8 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season. They are also running 74.5 plays per game and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 493.7 yards per contest. The Bulldogs manage 25.3 first downs per contest and they average a total of 46.2 penalty yards on 5.7 penalties.
Louisiana Tech gives up an average of 249.2 passing yards and 26.2 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 21.3 completions per game on 34.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.5. The Bulldogs allow 114.8 rushing yards per game on 33.2 carries for a 3.5 average per play. Louisiana Tech gives up 364 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.3 penalties per game that total 61.2 yards as a unit.
Mississippi State averages 32.3 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 21.8 passes per game on 33.3 attempts for a 65.5 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 272.5 yards through the air per game thus far. The Bulldogs carry the ball for an average of 150 yards per game on 29.8 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry. They also run 63.2 plays per game and average 6.7 yards per play for an average of 422.5 yards in each contest. The Bulldogs are gaining 20.3 first downs per contest and they average 35.5 penalty yards on 3.8 penalties per game.
Mississippi State gives up 190.8 passing yards per outing and 17.7 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 18.8 completions on 29.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.1. The Bulldogs allow 170.2 rushing yards per contest on 45.7 carries for a 3.7 average per rush. Mississippi State gives up 361 total yards per game including an average of 4.8 per play. They create an average of 0.8 turnovers per game and 5.2 penalties for 46.3 yards each game.
Louisiana Tech Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech is 4-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Mississippi State Betting Trends
Mississippi State is 2-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Mississippi State has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/12/15 RB Kenneth Dixon Leg is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Mississippi St
10/11/15 WR Conner Smith Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
10/11/15 DB Ephraim Kitchen Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
10/11/15 WR Gabe Myles Leg "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
10/06/15 DB Kendrick Market Leg out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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