Saturday, November 7, 2015
Dowdy Ficklen Stadium
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The South Florida Bulls take on the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday at Dowdy Ficklen Stadium. The opening line for this game has East Carolina as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 54.
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South Florida was led in passing last game by Quinton Flowers, who finished with 208 yards through the air. He went 12 for 20 on the game, good for a 60% completion percentage. The Bulls were led in rushing by Marlon Mack, who finished with 29 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Rodney Adams led the team in receiving with 3 receptions for 86 yards. He had an average of 29 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game South Florida got a total of 9 first downs by way of 1 rushing, 7 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 44 total plays for 270 yards for the game. The Bulls ran for 62 yards on 24 attempts.
East Carolina was led in passing last game by James Summers, who finished with 87 yards through the air. He went 12 for 21 on the game, good for a 57% completion percentage. The Pirates were led in rushing by Marquez Grayson, who finished with 87 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Isaiah Jones led the team in receiving with 9 receptions for 85 yards. He had an average of 9 yards per reception in the contest. East Carolina got a total of 16 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 7 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 69 total plays for 340 yards for the game. The Pirates ran for 203 yards on 36 attempts.
South Florida is scoring 28.4 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 13.4 passes on 22.1 attempts for a 60.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 176.9 yards per game through the air as well. The Bulls carry the ball for an average of 214.4 yards per game on 41.8 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season. They also run 63.9 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 391.3 yards per game. The Bulls are averaging 17.8 first downs per game and they accumulate 59 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties.
South Florida gives up an average of 222.6 passing yards and 22.9 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 18.4 completions per game on 31.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.1. The Bulls allow 165 rushing yards per game on 42 carries for a 3.9 average per play. South Florida allows 387.6 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.6 penalties for 60.5 yards per game.
East Carolina averages 28 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 26.3 passes per game on 38.6 attempts for a 68.3 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 269.1 yards through the air per game thus far. The Pirates carry the ball for an average of 148.8 yards per game on 35.6 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. They also run 74.1 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 417.9 yards per game. The Pirates get an average of 22 first downs per game and they average 73.4 penalty yards per game via 7.4 penalties.
East Carolina gives up 235.1 passing yards per outing and 29.3 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 16.8 completions on 30.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.1. The Pirates allow 177.1 rushing yards per contest on 42.9 carries for a 4.1 average per rush. East Carolina allows 412.2 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 7.7 penalties for 65.3 yards in each contest.
South Florida Betting Trends
South Florida is 4-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
South Florida has an ATS record of 5-2-1 this season
East Carolina Betting Trends
East Carolina is 5-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
East Carolina has an ATS record of 4-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/27/15 WR Deangleo Antoine Legal problems out indefinitely
10/24/15 DB Lamar Robbins Legal problems out indefinitely
10/12/15 OL Benjamin Knox Suspension out indefinitely
08/27/15 DB Hassan Childs ACL out for season
08/27/15 WR Stanley Clerveaux ACL out for season
11/01/15 DE Mike Myers Hip "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
11/01/15 DB Travon Simmons Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
11/01/15 OL Tre Robertson Concussion "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
10/27/15 OL Christian Matau Arm out for season
10/27/15 OL Dontae Levingston Shoulder out indefinitely
10/05/15 WR Jimmy Williams Ankle out indefinitely
09/24/15 LB Devaris Brunson Knee out indefinitely
09/15/15 LB Jeton Beavers ACL out indefinitely
09/11/15 Backup QB Cody Keith Personal left the team
08/27/15 QB Kurt Benkert Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take South Florida
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