Saturday, October 24, 2015
Joe Aillet Stadium
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The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders matchup against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Tech as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 66.
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Middle Tennessee State was led in passing last game by Brent Stockstill, who finished with 261 yards through the air. He went 17 for 26 on the game, good for a 65% completion percentage. Desmond Anderson was the rushing leader for the Blue last game. He carried the ball 29 times for an average of 5 yards per carry and ended with 144 yards. Richie James was the team leader in receiving with a total of 104 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Middle Tennessee State totaled 461 yards by way of 69 plays. They rushed the ball 43 times for a total of 200 yards on the game and the Blue totaled 22 first downs by getting 12 rushing, 10 passing and 0 by penalty.
Louisiana Tech was led in passing last game by Jeff Driskel, who finished with 303 yards through the air. He went 25 for 41 on the game, good for a 61% completion percentage. Boston Scott was the rushing leader for the Bulldogs last game. He carried the ball 10 times for an average of 6 yards per carry and ended with 55 yards. Trent Taylor was the team leader in receiving with a total of 130 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Louisiana Tech totaled 413 yards by way of 73 plays. They rushed the ball 32 times for a total of 110 yards on the game and the Bulldogs totaled 24 first downs by getting 8 rushing, 14 passing and 2 by penalty.
Middle Tennessee State is averaging a total of 37.3 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 38.1 passes per game and completing 25.4 of them for a 66.7 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 298.9 yards per game through the air as well. The Blue are running for an average of 154.1 yards per game on 39.4 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. They run 77.6 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 453 total yards each outing. The Blue get 22.4 first downs per game and they average 47.9 penalty yards via 5.1 penalties each contest.
Middle Tennessee State allows 255.4 passing yards per game and 28.7 points per contest on defense. They give up 23.9 completions on 40.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.8. The Blue give up 142.6 rushing yards per contest on 35.3 carries for a 4 average per carry. Middle Tennessee State allows 398 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.4 penalties for 46.1 yards per game.
Louisiana Tech is accumulating 36.7 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 39.9 passes per game and complete 24.3 of them for a 60.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 317.3 yards per game through the air as well. The Bulldogs run for an average of 164.9 yards per game on 34.4 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season. They run 74.3 plays per game and average 6.5 yards per play for an average of 482.1 total yards per game. The Bulldogs are averaging 25.1 first downs per outing and accumulate 48.1 penalty yards via 5.9 penalties each game.
Louisiana Tech allows an average of 263.1 passing yards and 28.9 points per contest. They give up 22.6 completions on 35.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.9 per game. The Bulldogs give up 111.7 rushing yards per game on 32.7 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. Louisiana Tech allows 374.9 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 6.9 penalties for 57.9 yards in each contest.
Middle Tennessee State Betting Trends
Middle Tennessee State is 4-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Middle Tennessee State has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Louisiana Tech Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech is 5-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
Middle Tennessee State
10/18/15 RB Jordan Parker Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
10/18/15 RB Shane Tucker Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
10/18/15 S Xavier Walker Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
08/27/15 OL Adam Stickel Knee out for season
08/27/15 DB Nick Beasley Knee out for season
10/18/15 WR Carlos Henderson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
10/18/15 DB Ephraim Kitchen Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
10/18/15 WR Paul Turner Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
10/16/15 OL Kirby Wixson Shoulder out indefinitely
10/16/15 LB Michael Mims ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Middle Tennessee State
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