Friday, January 1st, 2016
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The Northwestern Wildcats take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Friday, January 1st, 2016 in the Outback Bowl. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 9 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45.
Northwestern was led in passing last game by Clayton Thorson, who finished with 146 yards through the air. He went 12 for 25 on the game, good for a 48% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led in rushing by Justin Jackson, who finished with 172 yards on 37 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Austin Carr led the team in receiving. He had a total of 61 yards on 3 receptions for an average of 20 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Northwestern totaled 350 yards by way of 79 plays. They rushed the ball 54 times for a total of 204 yards on the game and the Wildcats totaled 18 first downs by getting 8 rushing, 7 passing and 3 by penalty.
Tennessee was led in passing last game by Joshua Dobbs, who finished with 140 yards through the air. He went 13 for 21 on the game, good for a 62% completion percentage. The Volunteers were led in rushing by Jalen Hurd, who finished with 120 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Alvin Kamara led the team in receiving. He had a total of 52 yards on 2 receptions for an average of 26 yards per catch in the game. Tennessee totaled 523 yards by way of 77 plays. They rushed the ball 52 times for a total of 331 yards on the game and the Volunteers totaled 27 first downs by getting 13 rushing, 12 passing and 2 by penalty.
Northwestern is scoring 20.7 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 13.3 passes on 26.6 attempts for a 50.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 139.3 yards per game through the air as well. The Wildcats are averaging 193.3 rushing yards per game on 46.9 attempts per contest for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. They run 73.5 plays per game and average 4.5 yards per play for an average of 332.6 total yards each outing. The Wildcats get 17.8 first downs per game and they average 40.1 penalty yards via 4.6 penalties each contest.
Northwestern allows 192.7 passing yards per game and 16.4 points per contest on defense. They give up 19 completions on 35.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54. The Wildcats allow an average of 117.8 rushing yards per game on 34.2 carries for a 3.4 average. Northwestern gives up 310.5 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.3 penalties per game that total 37.5 yards as a unit.
Tennessee averages 34.3 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 17 passes per game on 28.4 attempts for a 59.8 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 199 yards through the air per game thus far. The Volunteers rush for an average of 223.5 yards per contest on 47 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry for the season. They run 75.4 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 422.5 total yards per game. The Volunteers are averaging 22.4 first downs per outing and accumulate 36.7 penalty yards via 4.8 penalties each game.
Tennessee allows an average of 217.2 passing yards and 21.2 points per contest. They give up 17.2 completions on 33.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.4 per game. The Volunteers allow an average of 154.3 rushing yards per game on 36 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. Tennessee gives up 371.5 total yards per game including an average of 5.4 per play. They create an average of 1.3 turnovers per game and 6.8 penalties for 58.3 yards each game.
Northwestern Betting Trends
Northwestern is 4-8-0 against the over/under so far this season
Northwestern has an ATS record of 8-4-0 this season
Tennessee Betting Trends
Tennessee is 6-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Tennessee has an ATS record of 7-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/15 LB Jaylen Prater Knee out for season
11/02/15 OL Adam DePietro Leg out for season
10/09/15 WR Flynn Nagel Arm out indefinitely
09/28/15 DB Kyle Queiro Arm out indefinitely
08/29/15 RB Jayme Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
11/12/15 DL Trevarris Saulsberry Knee out for season
11/11/15 DL Kyle Phillips Shoulder out for season
11/05/15 LB Quart'e Sapp Foot out indefinitely
10/14/15 DT Shy Tuttle Fibula out for season
10/07/15 WR Pig Howard Dismissed has been dismissed
09/14/15 LB Curt Maggitt Hip out indefinitely
09/10/15 DL Andrew Butcher Knee out for season
08/28/15 WR Vincent Perry Knee out for season
08/27/15 WR Jason Croom Knee out indefinitely
08/22/15 OL Austin Sanders Bicep out for season
08/21/15 DB Rashaan Gaulden Foot out for season
08/13/15 OL Marcus Jackson Arm out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee
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