Thursday, October 22, 2015
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The Temple Owls face the East Carolina Pirates on Thursday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The opening line for this game has East Carolina as 2 point favorites and the over/under was set at 54.
P.J. Walker finished his last game with 149 yards through the air for Temple. He completed 15 passes out of 27 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by Jahad Thomas, who finished with 199 yards on 31 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Robbie Anderson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 42 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Temple had 361 total yards on 68 plays. They gained 10 rushing first downs, 8 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 20 first downs on the game. The Owls rushed for 212 yards by way of 41 carries.
James Summers finished his last game with 127 yards through the air for East Carolina. He completed 11 passes out of 16 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. The Pirates were led in rushing by Chris Hairston, who finished with 82 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Davon Grayson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 84 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. East Carolina had 382 total yards on 72 plays. They gained 7 rushing first downs, 11 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 18 first downs on the game. The Pirates rushed for 143 yards by way of 43 carries.
Temple is scoring 33.7 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 16.2 passes on 26.3 attempts for a 61.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 188 yards per game through the air as well. The Owls are running for an average of 162.2 yards per game on 41.2 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. They are also running 67.5 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 350.2 yards per contest. The Owls manage 19 first downs per contest and they average a total of 63.5 penalty yards on 6.8 penalties.
Temple allows 203.8 passing yards per game and 14.7 points per contest on defense. They give up 18.3 completions on 36.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 50. The Owls allow 91.7 rushing yards per game on 30.5 carries for a 3 average per play. Temple gives up 295.5 total yards per game including 4.4 yards per play. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.5 penalties per game that total 68.2 yards as a unit.
East Carolina averages 32.1 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 26.4 passes per game on 37.3 attempts for a 70.9 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 286 yards through the air per game thus far. The Pirates run for an average of 148.7 yards per game on 35.6 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season. They also run 72.9 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for an average of 434.7 yards in each contest. The Pirates are gaining 22.6 first downs per contest and they average 71.1 penalty yards on 7.3 penalties per game.
East Carolina allows an average of 240.3 passing yards and 29.9 points per contest. They give up 17.1 completions on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.3 per game. The Pirates allow 186 rushing yards per contest on 45.3 carries for a 4.1 average per rush. East Carolina gives up 426.3 total yards per game including an average of 5.6 per play. They create an average of 1.3 turnovers per game and 7.4 penalties for 62.9 yards each game.
Temple Betting Trends
Temple is 3-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Temple has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
East Carolina Betting Trends
East Carolina is 5-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
East Carolina has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/18/15 Backup RB Jager Gardner Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. East Carolina
10/18/15 S Will Hayes Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. East Carolina
09/08/15 DL Jullian Taylor Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/24/15 DL Josiah Bronson Ankle out for season
10/18/15 DB Corey Seargent Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Temple
10/18/15 WR DaQuan Barnes Hip "?" Thursday vs. Temple
10/18/15 OL Dontae Levingston Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. Temple
10/18/15 DE Mike Myers Hip "?" Thursday vs. Temple
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
09/15/15 RB Marquez Grayson Foot out indefinitely
09/11/15 Backup QB Cody Keith Personal left the team
08/27/15 QB Kurt Benkert Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take East Carolina
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