Saturday, October 17, 2015
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The Penn State Nittany Lions matchup against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 17.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47.
Penn State was led last game by Christian Hackenberg, who totaled 262 yards through the air. He had a 54% completion percentage, completing 21 passes on 39 attempts. The Nittany Lions were led in rushing by Nick Scott, who finished with 57 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. DaeSean Hamilton led the team in receiving with 2 receptions for 49 yards. He had an average of 25 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Penn State totaled 420 yards by way of 72 plays. They rushed the ball 32 times for a total of 154 yards on the game and the Nittany Lions totaled 22 first downs by getting 5 rushing, 14 passing and 3 by penalty.
Ohio State was led last game by Cardale Jones, who totaled 291 yards through the air. He had a 75% completion percentage, completing 21 passes on 28 attempts. The Buckeyes were led in rushing by Ezekiel Elliott, who finished with 106 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Michael Thomas led the team in receiving with 7 receptions for 107 yards. He had an average of 15 yards per reception in the contest. Ohio State totaled 499 yards by way of 77 plays. They rushed the ball 47 times for a total of 182 yards on the game and the Buckeyes totaled 31 first downs by getting 13 rushing, 15 passing and 3 by penalty.
Penn State is averaging a total of 25.2 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 27.7 passes per game and completing 14.8 of them for a 53.6 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 187 yards per game through the air as well. The Nittany Lions carry the ball for an average of 156.8 yards per game on 34.5 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season. They run 62.2 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 343.8 total yards each outing. The Nittany Lions get 15.7 first downs per game and they average 45.2 penalty yards via 5.3 penalties each contest.
Penn State gives up an average of 158.7 passing yards and 14.3 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 15.5 completions per game on 26.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.8. The Nittany Lions give up 117 rushing yards per contest on 38.3 carries for a 3.1 average per carry. Penn State allows 275.7 total yards per game including 4.2 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.2 penalties for 52.2 yards per game.
Ohio State is accumulating 36.8 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 29.2 passes per game and complete 17.8 of them for a 61.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 229.8 yards per game through the air as well. The Buckeyes carry the ball for an average of 230.2 yards per game on 39.7 attempts for an average of 5.8 yards per carry. They run 68.8 plays per game and average 6.7 yards per play for an average of 460 total yards per game. The Buckeyes are averaging 21.7 first downs per outing and accumulate 75.3 penalty yards via 7.5 penalties each game.
Ohio State gives up 147.5 passing yards per outing and 17.3 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 13.7 completions on 29.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 46.1. The Buckeyes give up 152.7 rushing yards per game on 43.3 carries for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. Ohio State allows 300.2 total yards per game for an average of 4.1 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 6.7 penalties for 50.7 yards in each contest.
Penn State Betting Trends
Penn State is 1-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Penn State has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Ohio State Betting Trends
Ohio State is 2-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Ohio State has an ATS record of 1-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/11/15 TE Adam Breneman Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/11/15 DB Marcus Allen Arm "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/11/15 RB Saquon Barkley Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/11/15 RB Akeel Lynch Knee "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/11/15 C Angelo Mangiro Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/11/15 PK Chris Gulla Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/11/15 DB Evan Schwan Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
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
10/12/15 DB Erick Smith Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/11/15 RB Mike Weber Knee "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/08/15 DB Cam Burrows Foot out for season
10/08/15 LB Nick Conner Knee out for season
10/05/15 WR Corey Smith Leg out for season
09/19/15 DB Damon Webb Suspension out indefinitely
08/26/15 WR Noah Brown Leg out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Penn State
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