Saturday, November 7, 2015
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The Penn State Nittany Lions matchup against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday at Ryan Field. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 2 point favorites and the over/under was set at 40.
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Christian Hackenberg finished his last game with 266 yards through the air for Penn State. He completed 21 passes out of 29 attempts for a 72% completion percentage. Saquon Barkley was the rushing leader for the Nittany Lions last game. He carried the ball 20 times for an average of 4 yards per carry and ended with 84 yards. Chris Godwin led the team in receiving with 7 receptions for 76 yards. He had an average of 11 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Penn State totaled 400 yards by way of 70 plays. They rushed the ball 37 times for a total of 120 yards on the game and the Nittany Lions totaled 23 first downs by getting 9 rushing, 12 passing and 2 by penalty.
Clayton Thorson finished his last game with 177 yards through the air for Northwestern. He completed 13 passes out of 28 attempts for a 46% completion percentage. Clayton Thorson was the rushing leader for the Wildcats last game. He carried the ball 9 times for an average of 14 yards per carry and ended with 126 yards. Dan Vitale led the team in receiving with 5 receptions for 55 yards. He had an average of 11 yards per reception in the contest. Northwestern totaled 333 yards by way of 56 plays. They rushed the ball 28 times for a total of 156 yards on the game and the Wildcats totaled 15 first downs by getting 5 rushing, 8 passing and 2 by penalty.
Penn State is averaging a total of 25.7 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 26.9 passes per game and completing 14.6 of them for a 54.1 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 204.1 yards per game through the air as well. The Nittany Lions carry the ball for an average of 144.9 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season. They run 61.9 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 349 total yards each outing. The Nittany Lions get 16.3 first downs per game and they average 39.7 penalty yards via 4.9 penalties each contest.
Penn State gives up an average of 157.9 passing yards and 17.1 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 15.8 completions per game on 27.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.6. The Nittany Lions give up 143.9 rushing yards per contest on 39.4 carries for a 3.6 average per carry. Penn State allows 301.8 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.9 penalties for 55.3 yards per game.
Northwestern is accumulating 20.9 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 27.3 passes per game and complete 14 of them for a 51.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 145.6 yards per game through the air as well. The Wildcats carry the ball for an average of 186.1 yards per game on 45.5 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. They run 72.8 plays per game and average 4.6 yards per play for an average of 331.8 total yards per game. The Wildcats are averaging 17.5 first downs per outing and accumulate 40.3 penalty yards via 4.5 penalties each game.
Northwestern gives up 164.8 passing yards per outing and 17.6 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 17.5 completions on 32.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.1. The Wildcats give up 145.5 rushing yards per game on 36.6 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry. Northwestern allows 310.3 total yards per game for an average of 4.5 yards per play. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 3.8 penalties for 30 yards in each contest.
Penn State Betting Trends
Penn State is 2-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
Penn State has an ATS record of 4-5-0 this season
Northwestern Betting Trends
Northwestern is 3-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Northwestern has an ATS record of 5-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/01/15 TE Adam Breneman Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
09/24/15 OL Andrew Nelson Knee out indefinitely
09/12/15 TE Kyle Carter Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/06/15 LB Nyeem Wartman-White Knee out for season
11/02/15 OL Adam DePietro Leg out for season
11/02/15 DL C.J. Robbins Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
11/02/15 CB Matthew Harris Facial is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Penn State
11/01/15 WR Austin Carr Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
11/01/15 OL Shane Mertz Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
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
Tony's Pick: Take Penn State
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