Thursday, October 29, 2015
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The North Carolina Tar Heels take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Thursday at Heinz Field. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 51.
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Marquise Williams finished his last game with 226 yards through the air for North Carolina. He completed 21 passes out of 26 attempts for a 81% completion percentage. The Tar Heels were led in rushing by Elijah Hood, who finished with 101 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Johnathan Howard was the team leader in receiving with a total of 43 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game North Carolina got a total of 24 first downs by way of 11 rushing, 12 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 64 total plays for 422 yards for the game. The Tar Heels ran for 196 yards on 38 attempts.
Nathan Peterman finished his last game with 189 yards through the air for Pittsburgh. He completed 19 passes out of 25 attempts for a 76% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by Qadree Ollison, who finished with 98 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Tyler Boyd was the team leader in receiving with a total of 93 yards and 12 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. Pittsburgh got a total of 24 first downs by way of 13 rushing, 11 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 74 total plays for 427 yards for the game. The Panthers ran for 188 yards on 46 attempts.
North Carolina is scoring 38.4 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 19.3 passes on 27.9 attempts for a 69.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 258.3 yards per game through the air as well. The Tar Heels are running for an average of 215.3 yards per game on 35.7 attempts for an average of 6 yards per carry. They also run 63.6 plays per contest and average 7.4 yards per play for an average of 473.6 yards per game. The Tar Heels are averaging 23.3 first downs per game and they accumulate 53.1 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties.
North Carolina allows 137.3 passing yards per game and 16.7 points per contest on defense. They give up 13.3 completions on 25.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.2. The Tar Heels allow 212.6 rushing yards per game on 46.1 carries for a 4.6 average per play. North Carolina allows 349.9 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 47.1 yards per game.
Pittsburgh averages 27.1 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 16 passes per game on 23.4 attempts for a 68.3 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 186 yards through the air per game thus far. The Panthers run for an average of 171.7 yards per game on 40.9 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season. They also run 64.3 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 357.7 yards per game. The Panthers get an average of 18.3 first downs per game and they average 39.7 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties.
Pittsburgh allows an average of 174.6 passing yards and 21.6 points per contest. They give up 15.4 completions on 28.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.5 per game. The Panthers allow 134.4 rushing yards per contest on 30 carries for a 4.5 average per rush. Pittsburgh allows 309 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 5.1 penalties for 46.3 yards in each contest.
North Carolina Betting Trends
North Carolina is 3-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
North Carolina has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 3-3-1 against the over/under so far this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/26/15 DL Aaron Crawford Foot out for season
10/26/15 DL Nazair Jones Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Pittsburgh U
10/26/15 DL Tyler Powell Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Pittsburgh U
10/18/15 OL Tommy Hatton Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/03/15 WR Taylor Vippolis Undisclosed out for season
10/02/15 DB Cameron Albright Knee out for season
10/02/15 LB Joe Jackson Neck out for season
08/27/15 OL Jared Cohen Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/27/15 OL Will Dancy Undisclosed out for season
08/21/15 LB Tyrell Tomlin Eligibility out for season
10/25/15 WR Chris Wuestner Abdominal "?" Thursday vs. North Carolina
10/25/15 FS Reggie Mitchell Foot "?" Thursday vs. North Carolina
10/25/15 FS Terrish Webb Ankle "?" Thursday vs. North Carolina
10/25/15 WR Tre Tripton Leg "?" Thursday vs. North Carolina
10/03/15 OL Alex Paulina Shoulder out for season
09/07/15 RB James Conner Knee out for season
08/26/15 RB Rachid Ibrahim Achilles out for season
08/21/15 DL Hez Trahan Personal has left team
08/13/15 OL Jaryd Jones-Smith Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina
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