Saturday, November 21, 2015
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The Michigan Wolverines face the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 42.5.
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Michigan was led in passing last game by Jake Rudock, who finished with 440 yards through the air. He went 33 for 46 on the game, good for a 72% completion percentage. Jake Rudock led the Wolverines in rushing with 64 yards. He averaged 9 yards per carry on his 7 rushing attempts for the game. Jehu Chesson led the team in receiving. He had a total of 207 yards on 10 receptions for an average of 21 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Michigan had 581 total yards on 74 plays. They gained 6 rushing first downs, 20 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 28 first downs on the game. The Wolverines rushed for 141 yards by way of 28 carries.
Penn State was led in passing last game by Christian Hackenberg, who finished with 205 yards through the air. He went 21 for 40 on the game, good for a 53% completion percentage. Saquon Barkley led the Nittany Lions in rushing with 120 yards. He averaged 5 yards per carry on his 25 rushing attempts for the game. Chris Godwin led the team in receiving. He had a total of 104 yards on 8 receptions for an average of 13 yards per catch in the game. Penn State had 362 total yards on 71 plays. They gained 6 rushing first downs, 8 passing, and 3 by way of penalty for a total of 17 first downs on the game. The Nittany Lions rushed for 125 yards by way of 30 carries.
Michigan is averaging 32.6 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 18.8 passes per game on 29.9 attempts for a 62.9 percent completion percentage and average 224.9 yards in the passing department per game. The Wolverines are averaging 168.8 rushing yards per game on 39 attempts per contest for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. They are also running 68.9 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 393.7 yards per contest. The Wolverines manage 19.8 first downs per contest and they average a total of 55.9 penalty yards on 6.3 penalties.
Michigan gives up 14.8 points per contest and an average of 165.3 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 14.9 completed passes on 30.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 48.2. The Wolverines allow 103.4 rushing yards per game on 33.4 carries for a 3.1 average per play. Michigan gives up 268.7 total yards per game including 4.2 yards per play. They force 0.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.9 penalties per game that total 53.3 yards as a unit.
Penn State is putting 25.2 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 15.3 passes per game on 28.3 attempts for a 54.1 percent completion percentage and average 207.4 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Nittany Lions rush for an average of 142.9 yards per contest on 34.5 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry for the season. They also run 62.8 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 350.3 yards in each contest. The Nittany Lions are gaining 16.4 first downs per contest and they average 42.7 penalty yards on 5.3 penalties per game.
Penn State surrenders 17.7 points per game and 159 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 15.8 completed passes per game on 28.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.6. The Nittany Lions allow 152.2 rushing yards per contest on 40.2 carries for a 3.8 average per rush. Penn State gives up 311.2 total yards per game including an average of 4.5 per play. They create an average of 1.9 turnovers per game and 6.9 penalties for 57.8 yards each game.
Michigan Betting Trends
Michigan is 5-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Michigan has an ATS record of 5-5-0 this season
Penn State Betting Trends
Penn State is 3-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
Penn State has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/15/15 WR Drake Harris Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
11/15/15 DL Ryan Glasgow Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
11/12/15 DL Mario Ojemudia Achilles out for season
11/04/15 RB Wyatt Shallman Knee out indefinitely
10/11/15 TE Tyrone Wheatley Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/11/15 OL Logan Tuley-Tillman Dismissed dismissed from team
08/27/15 DT Bryan Mone Leg out indefinitely
11/15/15 TE Adam Breneman Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
11/15/15 OL Andrew Nelson Knee "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
11/15/15 DB Christian Campbell Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
11/15/15 PK Joey Julius Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
11/12/15 DB Jordan Lucas Undisclosed out for season
09/12/15 TE Kyle Carter Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/06/15 LB Nyeem Wartman-White Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Penn State
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