Saturday, October 31, 2015
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Temple Owls on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 11.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 48.5.
DeShone Kizer finished his last game with 227 yards through the air for Notre Dame. He completed 15 passes out of 24 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. C.J. Prosise was the rushing leader for the Fighting Irish last game. He carried the ball 19 times for an average of 8 yards per carry and ended with 143 yards. William Fuller led the team in receiving with 3 receptions for 131 yards. He had an average of 44 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Notre Dame got a total of 21 first downs by way of 12 rushing, 7 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 60 total plays for 476 yards for the game. The Fighting Irish ran for 214 yards on 35 attempts.
P.J. Walker finished his last game with 250 yards through the air for Temple. He completed 19 passes out of 35 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. Jahad Thomas was the rushing leader for the Owls last game. He carried the ball 20 times for an average of 3 yards per carry and ended with 66 yards. Robbie Anderson led the team in receiving with 8 receptions for 126 yards. He had an average of 16 yards per reception in the contest. Temple got a total of 17 first downs by way of 5 rushing, 9 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 61 total plays for 322 yards for the game. The Owls ran for 72 yards on 25 attempts.
Notre Dame is averaging a total of 38.3 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 28.9 passes per game and completing 18.6 of them for a 64.4 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 264.3 yards per game through the air as well. The Fighting Irish carry the ball for an average of 235.3 yards per game on 39.6 attempts for an average of 5.9 yards per carry this season. They also run 68.4 plays per contest and average 7.3 yards per play for an average of 499.6 yards per game. The Fighting Irish are averaging 23.6 first downs per game and they accumulate 47 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties.
Notre Dame gives up an average of 196.3 passing yards and 22.6 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 16.4 completions per game on 29.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.3. The Fighting Irish allow 174 rushing yards per game on 36.6 carries for a 4.8 average per play. Notre Dame allows 370.3 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.6 penalties for 51.4 yards per game.
Temple is accumulating 32.3 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 27.7 passes per game and complete 16.6 of them for a 59.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 196.9 yards per game through the air as well. The Owls carry the ball for an average of 149 yards per game on 39 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. They also run 66.7 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 345.9 yards per game. The Owls get an average of 18.7 first downs per game and they average 70.7 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties.
Temple gives up 215.1 passing yards per outing and 14.6 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 20.4 completions on 39 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.4. The Owls allow 92.1 rushing yards per contest on 31.1 carries for a 3 average per rush. Temple allows 307.3 total yards per game for an average of 4.4 yards per play. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and 7.7 penalties for 72.6 yards in each contest.
Notre Dame Betting Trends
Notre Dame is 4-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Notre Dame has an ATS record of 6-1-0 this season
Temple Betting Trends
Temple is 3-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Temple has an ATS record of 5-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/18/15 OL Alex Bars Ankle out for season
09/21/15 DB Drue Tranquill ACL out for season
09/15/15 TE Durham Smythe Shoulder out for season
09/13/15 QB Malik Zaire Ankle out for season
09/06/15 RB Tarean Folston Knee out for season
08/28/15 DL Ishaq Williams Eligibility out for season
08/27/15 DB Shaun Crawford Knee out for season
08/15/15 DL Jarron Jones Knee out for season
08/13/15 RB Greg Bryant Eligibility out for season
10/25/15 DE Sharif Finch Knee "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/25/15 S Will Hayes Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/08/15 DL Jullian Taylor Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/24/15 DL Josiah Bronson Ankle out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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