Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
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The USC Trojans take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 in the Holiday Bowl. The opening line for this game has USC as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 51.5.
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USC was led in passing last game by Cody Kessler, who finished with 187 yards through the air. He went 22 for 37 on the game, good for a 59% completion percentage. The Trojans were led in rushing by Justin Davis, who finished with 99 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. JuJu Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 87 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. As a team in that game USC had 357 total yards on 69 plays. They gained 13 rushing first downs, 10 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 25 first downs on the game. The Trojans rushed for 170 yards by way of 32 carries.
Wisconsin was led in passing last game by Joel Stave, who finished with 79 yards through the air. He went 9 for 17 on the game, good for a 53% completion percentage. The Badgers were led in rushing by Dare Ogunbowale, who finished with 155 yards on 33 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Alex Erickson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 66 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Wisconsin had 336 total yards on 79 plays. They gained 13 rushing first downs, 6 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 20 first downs on the game. The Badgers rushed for 257 yards by way of 62 carries.
USC is scoring 34.9 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 22.4 passes on 33.1 attempts for a 67.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 273.5 yards per game through the air as well. The Trojans are running for an average of 176.2 yards per game on 38.4 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. They are also running 71.5 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for an average of 449.6 yards per contest. The Trojans manage 22.5 first downs per contest and they average a total of 69.5 penalty yards on 7.5 penalties.
USC allows 253.8 passing yards per game and 25.9 points per contest on defense. They give up 20.8 completions on 32.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.1. The Trojans allow 147.2 rushing yards per game on 37 carries for a 4 average per play. USC gives up 400.9 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.1 penalties per game that total 45 yards as a unit.
Wisconsin averages 27.1 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 19.5 passes per game on 32.5 attempts for a 60 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 229.3 yards through the air per game thus far. The Badgers run for an average of 148.1 yards per game on 38.8 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry this season. They also run 71.3 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 377.3 yards in each contest. The Badgers are gaining 21.2 first downs per contest and they average 54.4 penalty yards on 5.8 penalties per game.
Wisconsin allows an average of 168.9 passing yards and 13.1 points per contest. They give up 14.6 completions on 30.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 48.5 per game. The Badgers allow 98.2 rushing yards per contest on 30.8 carries for a 3.2 average per rush. Wisconsin gives up 267.1 total yards per game including an average of 4.4 per play. They create an average of 1.7 turnovers per game and 7.8 penalties for 67.6 yards each game.
USC Betting Trends
USC is 6-6-1 against the over/under so far this season
USC has an ATS record of 6-7-0 this season
Wisconsin Betting Trends
Wisconsin is 5-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
Wisconsin has an ATS record of 5-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/06/15 K Alex Wood Concussion "?" Wednesday vs. Wisconsin
12/06/15 DB Leon McQuay III Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Wisconsin
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
12/06/15 RB Corey Clement Legal problems "?" Wednesday vs. USC
12/06/15 DB Derrick Tindal Back "?" Wednesday vs. USC
12/06/15 OL Walker Williams Undisclosed "?" Wednesday vs. USC
10/27/15 OL Hayden Biegel Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/26/15 C Dan Voltz Ankle out for season
10/26/15 WR Robert Wheelwright Leg out indefinitely
10/15/15 LB Leon Jacobs Toe out for season
09/12/15 OG Ray Ball Shoulder out indefinitely
09/10/15 OG Jon Dietzen Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take USC
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