Saturday, October 10, 2015
L. T. Smith Stadium
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The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders face the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday at L. T. Smith Stadium. The opening line for this game has Western Kentucky as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 65.
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Brent Stockstill finished his last game with 286 yards through the air for Middle Tennessee State. He completed 32 passes out of 51 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. Jeremiah Bryson was the rushing leader for the Blue last game. He carried the ball 7 times for an average of 2 yards per carry and ended with 17 yards. Richie James was the team leader in receiving with a total of 95 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Middle Tennessee State had 320 total yards on 74 plays. They gained 4 rushing first downs, 13 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 18 first downs on the game. The Blue rushed for 34 yards by way of 23 carries.
Brandon Doughty finished his last game with 409 yards through the air for Western Kentucky. He completed 28 passes out of 38 attempts for a 74% completion percentage. D'Andre Ferby was the rushing leader for the Hilltoppers last game. He carried the ball 19 times for an average of 3 yards per carry and ended with 58 yards. Jared Dangerfield was the team leader in receiving with a total of 95 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Western Kentucky had 504 total yards on 71 plays. They gained 4 rushing first downs, 16 passing, and 4 by way of penalty for a total of 24 first downs on the game. The Hilltoppers rushed for 80 yards by way of 32 carries.
Middle Tennessee State is averaging a total of 38.2 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 39.6 passes per game and completing 26.6 of them for a 67.2 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 309 yards per game through the air as well. The Blue are running for an average of 151.2 yards per game on 40.6 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. They are also running 80.2 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 460.2 yards per contest. The Blue manage 22.6 first downs per contest and they average a total of 40.4 penalty yards on 4.8 penalties.
Middle Tennessee State allows 220 passing yards per game and 21.8 points per contest on defense. They give up 21.8 completions on 39.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.6. The Blue allow 151 rushing yards per game on 35.2 carries for a 4.3 average per play. Middle Tennessee State gives up 371 total yards per game including 5 yards per play. They force 2.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.4 penalties per game that total 53.6 yards as a unit.
Western Kentucky is accumulating 39 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 39 passes per game and complete 29 of them for a 74.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 404.4 yards per game through the air as well. The Hilltoppers run for an average of 91 yards per game on 29.2 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards per carry this season. They also run 68.2 plays per game and average 7.3 yards per play for an average of 495.4 yards in each contest. The Hilltoppers are gaining 20.6 first downs per contest and they average 62.8 penalty yards on 6.8 penalties per game.
Western Kentucky allows an average of 266.8 passing yards and 22.4 points per contest. They give up 19.4 completions on 33.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.7 per game. The Hilltoppers allow 178.2 rushing yards per contest on 41.2 carries for a 4.3 average per rush. Western Kentucky gives up 445 total yards per game including an average of 5.9 per play. They create an average of 3 turnovers per game and 5.8 penalties for 48.8 yards each game.
Middle Tennessee State Betting Trends
Middle Tennessee State is 2-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Middle Tennessee State has an ATS record of 4-1-0 this season
Western Kentucky Betting Trends
Western Kentucky is 3-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Western Kentucky has an ATS record of 3-2-0 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
09/14/15 DB Wonderful Terry Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/13/15 RB Leon Allen Knee out for season
08/13/15 OL Matt Nord Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Western Kentucky
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