Friday, October 30, 2015
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs matchup against the Rice Owls on Friday at Rice Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Tech as 10 point favorites and the over/under was set at 67.
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Jeff Driskel finished his last game with 294 yards through the air for Louisiana Tech. He completed 18 passes out of 28 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Kenneth Dixon, who finished with 66 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Trent Taylor led the team in receiving with 8 receptions for 97 yards. He had an average of 12 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Louisiana Tech totaled 470 yards by way of 68 plays. They rushed the ball 35 times for a total of 169 yards on the game and the Bulldogs totaled 22 first downs by getting 10 rushing, 10 passing and 2 by penalty.
Driphus Jackson finished his last game with 267 yards through the air for Rice. He completed 20 passes out of 30 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by Darik Dillard, who finished with 89 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Temi Alaka led the team in receiving with 6 receptions for 98 yards. He had an average of 16 yards per reception in the contest. Rice totaled 432 yards by way of 65 plays. They rushed the ball 35 times for a total of 165 yards on the game and the Owls totaled 21 first downs by getting 6 rushing, 14 passing and 1 by penalty.
Louisiana Tech is scoring 37.8 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 23.6 passes on 39 attempts for a 60.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 315.3 yards per game through the air as well. The Bulldogs carry the ball for an average of 165.4 yards per game on 34.5 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season. They run 73.5 plays per game and average 6.5 yards per play for an average of 480.6 total yards each outing. The Bulldogs get 24.8 first downs per game and they average 47.9 penalty yards via 5.8 penalties each contest.
Louisiana Tech gives up an average of 277.9 passing yards and 27.3 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 24.3 completions per game on 38.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.2. The Bulldogs give up 101.9 rushing yards per contest on 31.6 carries for a 3.2 average per carry. Louisiana Tech allows 379.8 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.9 penalties for 58 yards per game.
Rice averages 30.6 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 30.6 attempts for a 62.1 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 241.3 yards through the air per game thus far. The Owls carry the ball for an average of 195 yards per game on 46.7 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. They run 77.3 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 436.3 total yards per game. The Owls are averaging 24.4 first downs per outing and accumulate 65.1 penalty yards via 7.4 penalties each game.
Rice gives up 241 passing yards per outing and 36.9 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 14.1 completions on 24.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.2. The Owls give up 205.3 rushing yards per game on 37.9 carries for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Rice allows 446.3 total yards per game for an average of 7.2 yards per play. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 5.1 penalties for 53.7 yards in each contest.
Louisiana Tech Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech is 5-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Rice Betting Trends
Rice is 5-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Rice has an ATS record of 4-2-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/27/15 WR Conner Smith Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Rice
10/26/15 RB Kenneth Dixon Ankle probable Friday vs. Rice
10/25/15 DB Ephraim Kitchen Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Rice
10/16/15 OL Kirby Wixson Shoulder out indefinitely
10/16/15 LB Michael Mims ACL out for season
10/25/15 WR Dennis Parks Foot "?" Friday vs. Louisiana Tech
10/25/15 OL Spencer Stanley Concussion "?" Friday vs. Louisiana Tech
10/25/15 OL Stuart Mouchantaf Elbow "?" Friday vs. Louisiana Tech
10/25/15 WR Temi Alaka Concussion "?" Friday vs. Louisiana Tech
09/15/15 DE Graysen Schantz Knee out for season
08/27/15 OL Brandon Dawkins Shoulder out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Rice
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