Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
Russell Athletic Bowl
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The North Carolina Tar Heels take on the Baylor Bears on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 in the Russell Athletic Bowl. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 68.
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Marquise Williams finished his last game with 224 yards through the air for North Carolina. He completed 11 passes out of 33 attempts for a 33% completion percentage. Marquise Williams was the rushing leader for the Tar Heels last game. He carried the ball 17 times for an average of 5 yards per carry and ended with 81 yards. Quinshad Davis led the team in receiving. He had a total of 73 yards on 3 receptions for an average of 24 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game North Carolina had 382 total yards on 67 plays. They gained 7 rushing first downs, 10 passing, and 4 by way of penalty for a total of 21 first downs on the game. The Tar Heels rushed for 142 yards by way of 32 carries.
Lynx Hawthorne finished his last game with 64 yards through the air for Baylor. He completed 10 passes out of 22 attempts for a 45% completion percentage. Johnny Jefferson was the rushing leader for the Bears last game. He carried the ball 23 times for an average of 7 yards per carry and ended with 158 yards. Corey Coleman led the team in receiving. He had a total of 49 yards on 7 receptions for an average of 7 yards per catch in the game. Baylor had 479 total yards on 94 plays. They gained 22 rushing first downs, 5 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 29 first downs on the game. The Bears rushed for 395 yards by way of 66 carries.
North Carolina is averaging a total of 40.9 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 28.6 passes per game and completing 18.3 of them for a 64 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 263.7 yards per game through the air as well. The Tar Heels are averaging 223.2 rushing yards per game on 37.8 attempts per contest for an average of 5.9 yards per carry. They are also running 66.4 plays per game and average 7.3 yards per play for an average of 486.9 yards per contest. The Tar Heels manage 23.6 first downs per contest and they average a total of 47.4 penalty yards on 5.8 penalties.
North Carolina allows 194.1 passing yards per game and 22.6 points per contest on defense. They give up 17.5 completions on 32.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.4. The Tar Heels allow an average of 217.2 rushing yards per game on 45.5 carries for a 4.8 average. North Carolina allows 411.3 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.9 penalties for 58.9 yards per game.
Baylor is accumulating 48 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 30.9 passes per game and complete 18.3 of them for a 59 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 304.4 yards per game through the air as well. The Bears rush for an average of 300.2 yards per contest on 52.5 attempts for an average of 5.7 yards per carry for the season. They also run 83.4 plays per game and average 7.2 yards per play for an average of 604.6 yards in each contest. The Bears are gaining 28.8 first downs per contest and they average 77.2 penalty yards on 8.9 penalties per game.
Baylor allows an average of 232.7 passing yards and 27.5 points per contest. They give up 19.4 completions on 33.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.4 per game. The Bears allow an average of 156.3 rushing yards per game on 43 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. Baylor allows 389 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 66.8 yards in each contest.
North Carolina Betting Trends
North Carolina is 7-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
North Carolina has an ATS record of 8-5-0 this season
Baylor Betting Trends
Baylor is 7-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Baylor has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/04/15 DB Sam Smiley Achilles out for season
11/04/15 OL Jared Cohen Undisclosed out for season
10/26/15 DL Aaron Crawford Foot out for season
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 Will Dancy Undisclosed out for season
08/21/15 LB Tyrell Tomlin Eligibility out for season
12/07/15 QB Chris Johnson Concussion is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. North Carolina
12/07/15 QB Jarrett Stidham Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. North Carolina
12/07/15 RB Shock Linwood Ankle probable Tuesday vs. North Carolina
11/01/15 QB Seth Russell Neck out for season
09/28/15 DB J.W. Ketchum Suspension out indefinitely
09/18/15 TE Tre'Von Armstead Dismissed left the team
Josh's Pick: Take Baylor
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