Saturday, December 5th, 2015
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The Stanford Cardinal take on the USC Trojans on Saturday at Levi's Stadium in the Pac-12 Championship game. The opening line for this game has Stanford as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 61.
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Kevin Hogan finished his last game with 269 yards through the air for Stanford. He completed 17 passes out of 21 attempts for a 81% completion percentage. Christian McCaffrey led the Cardinal in rushing with 94 yards. He averaged 3 yards per carry on his 27 rushing attempts for the game. Devon Cajuste led the team in receiving. He had a total of 125 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 25 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Stanford got a total of 22 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 10 passing, and 4 by penalty. They ran 64 total plays for 422 yards for the game. The Cardinal ran for 153 yards on 43 attempts.
Cody Kessler finished his last game with 175 yards through the air for USC. He completed 15 passes out of 26 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. Justin Davis led the Trojans in rushing with 130 yards. He averaged 5 yards per carry on his 25 rushing attempts for the game. JuJu Smith led the team in receiving. He had a total of 85 yards on 6 receptions for an average of 14 yards per catch in the game. USC got a total of 24 first downs by way of 15 rushing, 9 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 85 total plays for 410 yards for the game. The Trojans ran for 235 yards on 59 attempts.
Stanford is averaging 36.9 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 15.9 passes per game on 23.7 attempts for a 67.3 percent completion percentage and average 215.6 yards in the passing department per game. The Cardinal are averaging 221.9 rushing yards per game on 43.8 attempts per contest for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. They also run 67.4 plays per contest and average 6.5 yards per play for an average of 437.5 yards per game. The Cardinal are averaging 22.7 first downs per game and they accumulate 43.3 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties.
Stanford gives up 23.2 points per contest and an average of 231.7 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 19 completed passes on 33.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.6. The Cardinal allow 144.3 rushing yards per game on 31.9 carries for a 4.5 average per play. Stanford allows 376 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play. They force 0.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.5 penalties for 52.5 yards per game.
USC is putting 36 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 22.4 passes per game on 32.8 attempts for a 68.4 percent completion percentage and average 280.7 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Trojans rush for an average of 176.7 yards per contest on 38.9 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry for the season. They also run 71.7 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 457.3 yards per game. The Trojans get an average of 22.3 first downs per game and they average 70.1 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties.
USC surrenders 24.7 points per game and 262 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 21.7 completed passes per game on 34.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.7. The Trojans allow 137.6 rushing yards per contest on 35.8 carries for a 3.8 average per rush. USC allows 399.6 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 4.9 penalties for 43.9 yards in each contest.
Stanford Betting Trends
Stanford is 6-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Stanford has an ATS record of 8-4-0 this season
USC Betting Trends
USC is 5-6-1 against the over/under so far this season
USC has an ATS record of 6-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/30/15 DB Alijah Holder Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. USC
11/30/15 DB Ronnie Harris Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. USC
11/26/15 FB Daniel Marx Leg out for season
09/09/15 DL Harrison Phillips Knee out for season
11/29/15 K Alex Wood Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
11/29/15 OL Khaliel Rodgers Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
11/29/15 DB Leon McQuay III Knee "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
11/18/15 LB Cameron Smith Knee out for season
11/18/15 LB Lamar Dawson Shoulder out for season
10/26/15 OL Toa Lobendahn Knee out for season
10/16/15 WR Issac Whitney Collarbone out indefinitely
10/12/15 C Max Tuerk Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Stanford
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