Saturday, November 7, 2015
Joe Aillet Stadium
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The North Texas Mean Green take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Tech as 30 point favorites and the over/under was set at 62.
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North Texas was led last game by Damarcus Smith, who totaled 104 yards through the air. He had a 50% completion percentage, completing 11 passes on 22 attempts. The Mean Green were led in rushing by Damarcus Smith, who finished with 137 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Carlos Harris was the team leader in receiving with a total of 72 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game North Texas got a total of 20 first downs by way of 12 rushing, 7 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 60 total plays for 371 yards for the game. The Mean Green ran for 267 yards on 38 attempts.
Louisiana Tech was led last game by Jeff Driskel, who totaled 320 yards through the air. He had a 65% completion percentage, completing 17 passes on 26 attempts. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Kenneth Dixon, who finished with 92 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Trent Taylor was the team leader in receiving with a total of 142 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 28 yards per reception. Louisiana Tech got a total of 21 first downs by way of 7 rushing, 12 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 60 total plays for 455 yards for the game. The Bulldogs ran for 135 yards on 33 attempts.
North Texas is scoring 18.1 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 15.6 passes on 34.9 attempts for a 44.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 173.4 yards per game through the air as well. The Mean Green are running for an average of 176.3 yards per game on 37.3 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. They also run 72.1 plays per contest and average 4.8 yards per play for an average of 349.6 yards per game. The Mean Green are averaging 20.3 first downs per game and they accumulate 54.8 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties.
North Texas allows 285.4 passing yards per game and 44.3 points per contest on defense. They give up 22.8 completions on 32.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 69.7. The Mean Green allow 251.8 rushing yards per game on 44.9 carries for a 5.6 average per play. North Texas allows 537.1 total yards per game including 6.9 yards per play. They force 0.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 57.9 yards per game.
Louisiana Tech averages 38.2 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 22.9 passes per game on 37.7 attempts for a 60.8 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 315.8 yards through the air per game thus far. The Bulldogs run for an average of 162 yards per game on 34.3 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season. They also run 72 plays per game and average 6.6 yards per play for a total of 477.8 yards per game. The Bulldogs get an average of 24.3 first downs per game and they average 44.8 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties.
Louisiana Tech allows an average of 267 passing yards and 26.1 points per contest. They give up 23.1 completions on 37.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.1 per game. The Bulldogs allow 101.8 rushing yards per contest on 31.8 carries for a 3.2 average per rush. Louisiana Tech allows 368.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 58.4 yards in each contest.
North Texas Betting Trends
North Texas is 4-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
North Texas has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Louisiana Tech Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech is 5-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/01/15 LB Blake Bean Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
09/25/15 S Cedric Fernandes Knee out for season
09/15/15 WR Daniel Khan Back out for season
09/15/15 Backup RB Rex Rollins Collarbone out for season
09/14/15 CB Kenny Buyers Back out for season
11/01/15 WR Conner Smith Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
11/01/15 DB Ephraim Kitchen Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
10/16/15 OL Kirby Wixson Shoulder out indefinitely
10/16/15 LB Michael Mims ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech
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