Saturday, December 26th, 2015
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, December 26th, 2015 in the Independence Bowl. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 14 point favorites and the over/under was set at 63.
Dane Evans finished his last game with 367 yards through the air for Tulsa. He completed 19 passes out of 32 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. D'Angelo Brewer led the Golden Hurricane in rushing with 44 yards. He averaged 3 yards per carry on his 15 rushing attempts for the game. Keyarris Garrett led the team in receiving with 10 receptions for 216 yards. He had an average of 22 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Tulsa totaled 408 yards by way of 64 plays. They rushed the ball 31 times for a total of 41 yards on the game and the Golden Hurricane totaled 20 first downs by getting 2 rushing, 17 passing and 1 by penalty.
Michael Brewer finished his last game with 237 yards through the air for Virginia Tech. He completed 15 passes out of 29 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. Travon McMillian led the Hokies in rushing with 81 yards. He averaged 5 yards per carry on his 18 rushing attempts for the game. Isaiah Ford led the team in receiving with 6 receptions for 121 yards. He had an average of 20 yards per reception in the contest. Virginia Tech totaled 304 yards by way of 59 plays. They rushed the ball 30 times for a total of 67 yards on the game and the Hokies totaled 12 first downs by getting 4 rushing, 7 passing and 1 by penalty.
Tulsa is averaging 35.9 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 23.2 passes per game on 37.3 attempts for a 62.1 percent completion percentage and average 329.8 yards in the passing department per game. The Golden Hurricane carry the ball for an average of 172.9 yards per game on 46 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry this season. They run 83.3 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for an average of 502.8 total yards each outing. The Golden Hurricane get 25.4 first downs per game and they average 57.2 penalty yards via 7.1 penalties each contest.
Tulsa gives up 38.6 points per contest and an average of 292.9 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 22.1 completed passes on 35.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.9. The Golden Hurricane allow an average of 238.6 rushing yards per game on 45.8 carries for a 5.2 average. Tulsa gives up 531.5 total yards per game including 6.5 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.8 penalties per game that total 72.8 yards as a unit.
Virginia Tech is putting 29 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 16.7 passes per game on 29.7 attempts for a 56.2 percent completion percentage and average 216 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Hokies carry the ball for an average of 151.4 yards per game on 41.8 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. They run 71.5 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for an average of 367.4 total yards per game. The Hokies are averaging 19.3 first downs per outing and accumulate 64.8 penalty yards via 7.6 penalties each game.
Virginia Tech surrenders 24.2 points per game and 173.7 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 12.3 completed passes per game on 25.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 47.7. The Hokies allow an average of 180.1 rushing yards per game on 39.7 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. Virginia Tech gives up 353.8 total yards per game including an average of 5.4 per play. They create an average of 2.1 turnovers per game and 7.4 penalties for 60.6 yards each game.
Tulsa Betting Trends
Tulsa is 7-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Tulsa has an ATS record of 6-5-1 this season
Virginia Tech Betting Trends
Virginia Tech is 5-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 6-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/08/15 OT Blake Belcher Knee out for season
10/04/15 WR Keevan Lucas Knee out for season
10/22/15 WR Deon Newsome Suspension out indefinitely
10/06/15 RB Marshawn Williams Knee out for season
09/28/15 CB Kendall Fuller Knee out for season
09/28/15 RB Shai McKenzie Knee out for season
08/24/15 LB Holland Fisher Personal has left team
08/24/15 CB Shawn Payne Personal has left team
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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