Saturday, October 24, 2015
M&T Bank Stadium
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The Penn State Nittany Lions face the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 48.
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Christian Hackenberg finished his last game with 120 yards through the air for Penn State. He completed 7 passes out of 13 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. Saquon Barkley led the Nittany Lions in rushing with 194 yards. He averaged 7 yards per carry on his 26 rushing attempts for the game. Chris Godwin led the team in receiving. He had a total of 103 yards on 3 receptions for an average of 34 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Penn State had 315 total yards on 53 plays. They gained 8 rushing first downs, 2 passing, and 4 by way of penalty for a total of 14 first downs on the game. The Nittany Lions rushed for 195 yards by way of 40 carries.
Perry Hills finished his last game with 133 yards through the air for Maryland. He completed 10 passes out of 27 attempts for a 37% completion percentage. Perry Hills led the Terrapins in rushing with 170 yards. He averaged 7 yards per carry on his 25 rushing attempts for the game. D.J. Moore led the team in receiving. He had a total of 64 yards on 3 receptions for an average of 21 yards per catch in the game. Maryland had 386 total yards on 69 plays. They gained 13 rushing first downs, 6 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 20 first downs on the game. The Terrapins rushed for 253 yards by way of 42 carries.
Penn State is averaging 23 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 13.7 passes per game on 25.6 attempts for a 53.6 percent completion percentage and average 177.4 yards in the passing department per game. The Nittany Lions are averaging 162.3 rushing yards per game on 35.3 attempts per contest for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. They are also running 60.9 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 339.7 yards per contest. The Nittany Lions manage 15.4 first downs per contest and they average a total of 41.9 penalty yards on 5 penalties.
Penn State gives up 17.7 points per contest and an average of 152.3 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 15.1 completed passes on 25.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.9. The Nittany Lions allow 145.3 rushing yards per game on 40 carries for a 3.6 average per play. Penn State gives up 297.6 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.9 penalties per game that total 54.7 yards as a unit.
Maryland is putting 24.3 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 13.8 passes per game on 31.3 attempts for a 44.1 percent completion percentage and average 163.7 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Terrapins rush for an average of 177.7 yards per contest on 33.7 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry for the season. They also run 65 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 341.3 yards in each contest. The Terrapins are gaining 16.5 first downs per contest and they average 74.2 penalty yards on 7.8 penalties per game.
Maryland surrenders 34.7 points per game and 260.8 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 21 completed passes per game on 34.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.9. The Terrapins allow 196.8 rushing yards per contest on 45.5 carries for a 4.3 average per rush. Maryland gives up 457.7 total yards per game including an average of 5.7 per play. They create an average of 1.3 turnovers per game and 7.3 penalties for 71.5 yards each game.
Penn State Betting Trends
Penn State is 1-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Penn State has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Maryland Betting Trends
Maryland is 4-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Maryland has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
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
10/05/15 LB Brett Zanotto Ankle out indefinitely
10/05/15 DL David Shaw Elbow out for season
10/05/15 LB Jefferson Ashiru Ankle out for season
09/29/15 OT Mike Minter Shoulder out for season
09/21/15 DB Antwaine Carter Achilles out for season
09/19/15 TE Andrew Isaacs Knee out indefinitely
09/18/15 DL Adam McLean Eligibility out for season
08/13/15 LB Abner Logan Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Maryland
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