Saturday, September 26, 2015
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The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders matchup against the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Illinois as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 61.5.
Middle Tennessee State was led in passing last game by Brent Stockstill, who finished with 369 yards through the air. He went 23 for 27 on the game, good for a 85% completion percentage. The Blue were led in rushing by Jordan Parker, who finished with 142 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Terry Pettis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 167 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 42 yards per reception. As a team in that game Middle Tennessee State totaled 695 yards by way of 78 plays. They rushed the ball 49 times for a total of 316 yards on the game and the Blue totaled 25 first downs by getting 12 rushing, 12 passing and 1 by penalty.
Illinois was led in passing last game by Wes Lunt, who finished with 140 yards through the air. He went 15 for 32 on the game, good for a 47% completion percentage. The Fighting Illini were led in rushing by Josh Ferguson, who finished with 133 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Geronimo Allison was the team leader in receiving with a total of 53 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Illinois totaled 399 yards by way of 83 plays. They rushed the ball 45 times for a total of 227 yards on the game and the Fighting Illini totaled 22 first downs by getting 10 rushing, 10 passing and 2 by penalty.
Middle Tennessee State is scoring 51 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 24 passes on 34.7 attempts for a 69.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 306.3 yards per game through the air as well. The Blue are running for an average of 228 yards per game on 47.7 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. They run 82.3 plays per game and average 6.5 yards per play for an average of 534.3 total yards each outing. The Blue get 25.3 first downs per game and they average 39.3 penalty yards via 4 penalties each contest.
Middle Tennessee State allows 228.3 passing yards per game and 21.7 points per contest on defense. They give up 20.7 completions on 38.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.4. The Blue give up 123.3 rushing yards per contest on 32.3 carries for a 3.8 average per carry. Middle Tennessee State allows 351.7 total yards per game including 5 yards per play. They force 3.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.7 penalties for 57.7 yards per game.
Illinois averages 36.7 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 23.7 passes per game on 40.3 attempts for a 58.7 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 244.3 yards through the air per game thus far. The Fighting Illini run for an average of 169.3 yards per game on 40.3 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season. They run 80.7 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for an average of 413.7 total yards per game. The Fighting Illini are averaging 22.7 first downs per outing and accumulate 60 penalty yards via 6.3 penalties each game.
Illinois allows an average of 148.7 passing yards and 17 points per contest. They give up 16.3 completions on 30 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.4 per game. The Fighting Illini give up 137 rushing yards per game on 35.3 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. Illinois allows 285.7 total yards per game for an average of 4.4 yards per play. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 56.7 yards in each contest.
Middle Tennessee State Betting Trends
Middle Tennessee State is 2-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Middle Tennessee State has an ATS record of 3-0-0 this season
Illinois Betting Trends
Illinois is 1-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Illinois has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
Middle Tennessee State
08/27/15 OL Adam Stickel Knee out for season
08/27/15 DB Nick Beasley Knee out for season
09/20/15 DB Caleb Day Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
09/20/15 DL Jamal Milan Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
09/20/15 DL Joe Fotu Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
09/15/15 TE Tim Clary Hand out indefinitely
09/15/15 OL Zach Heath Leg expected to miss 2-3 weeks
08/26/15 DL Teko Powell Foot out for season
08/24/15 RB Dre Brown Knee out for season
08/24/15 WR Justin Hardee Foot out indefinitely
08/24/15 WR Mike Dudek Knee out indefinitely
08/24/15 RB Reggie Corbin Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Illinois
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