Saturday, September 26, 2015
Notre Dame Stadium
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The UMass Minutemen take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 28.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 56.5.
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UMass was led in passing last game by Blake Frohnapfel, who finished with 393 yards through the air. He went 29 for 55 on the game, good for a 53% completion percentage. The Minutemen were led in rushing by Jamal Wilson, who finished with 18 yards on 4 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Tajae Sharpe led the team in receiving with 10 receptions for 150 yards. He had an average of 15 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game UMass totaled 438 yards by way of 79 plays. They rushed the ball 24 times for a total of 45 yards on the game and the Minutemen totaled 20 first downs by getting 2 rushing, 14 passing and 4 by penalty.
Notre Dame was led in passing last game by DeShone Kizer, who finished with 242 yards through the air. He went 21 for 30 on the game, good for a 70% completion percentage. The Fighting Irish were led in rushing by C.J. Prosise, who finished with 198 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. William Fuller led the team in receiving with 6 receptions for 131 yards. He had an average of 22 yards per reception in the contest. Notre Dame totaled 457 yards by way of 62 plays. They rushed the ball 32 times for a total of 215 yards on the game and the Fighting Irish totaled 17 first downs by getting 8 rushing, 9 passing and 0 by penalty.
UMass is averaging 18.5 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 26.5 passes per game on 48.5 attempts for a 54.6 percent completion percentage and average 321.5 yards in the passing department per game. The Minutemen carry the ball for an average of 96 yards per game on 26.5 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season. They also run 75 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 417.5 yards per game. The Minutemen are averaging 20 first downs per game and they accumulate 78 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties.
UMass gives up 36.5 points per contest and an average of 279.5 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 21.5 completed passes on 36.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.9. The Minutemen give up 228.5 rushing yards per contest on 48 carries for a 4.8 average per carry. UMass gives up 508 total yards per game including 6 yards per play. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties per game that total 67.5 yards as a unit.
Notre Dame is putting 34 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 18.3 passes per game on 27.7 attempts for a 66.3 percent completion percentage and average 254 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Fighting Irish carry the ball for an average of 228.7 yards per game on 39.3 attempts for an average of 5.8 yards per carry. They also run 67 plays per game and average 7.2 yards per play for a total of 482.7 yards per game. The Fighting Irish get an average of 22.3 first downs per game and they average 44.7 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties.
Notre Dame surrenders 17.3 points per game and 171 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 14 completed passes per game on 28.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.4. The Fighting Irish give up 134.3 rushing yards per game on 35.3 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. Notre Dame gives up 305.3 total yards per game including an average of 4.8 per play. They create an average of 0.7 turnovers per game and 5.7 penalties for 45 yards each game.
UMass Betting Trends
UMass is 1-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
UMass has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Notre Dame Betting Trends
Notre Dame is 1-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Notre Dame has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/20/15 LB Da'Sean Downey Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/20/15 WR Jalen Williams Thigh "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/20/15 OL Lukas Kolter Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/20/15 DB Trey Dudley-Giles Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/15/15 TE Durham Smythe Shoulder out for season
09/13/15 QB Malik Zaire Ankle out for season
09/06/15 DB Avery Sebastian Foot expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/06/15 RB Tarean Folston Knee out for season
08/28/15 DL Ishaq Williams Eligibility out for season
08/27/15 DB Shaun Crawford Knee out for season
08/15/15 DL Jarron Jones Knee out for season
08/13/15 RB Greg Bryant Eligibility out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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