Saturday, October 24, 2015
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Utah Utes face the USC Trojans on Saturday at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The opening line for this game has USC as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 58.
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Utah was led in passing last game by Travis Wilson, who finished with 297 yards through the air. He went 26 for 36 on the game, good for a 72% completion percentage. The Utes were led in rushing by Devontae Booker, who finished with 118 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Kenneth Scott led the team in receiving with 5 receptions for 116 yards. He had an average of 23 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Utah had 369 total yards on 67 plays. They gained 4 rushing first downs, 11 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 16 first downs on the game. The Utes rushed for 72 yards by way of 31 carries.
USC was led in passing last game by Cody Kessler, who finished with 365 yards through the air. He went 30 for 46 on the game, good for a 65% completion percentage. The Trojans were led in rushing by Ronald Jones II, who finished with 73 yards on 6 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 12 yards per carry. JuJu Smith led the team in receiving with 6 receptions for 139 yards. He had an average of 23 yards per reception in the contest. USC had 590 total yards on 77 plays. They gained 6 rushing first downs, 12 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 19 first downs on the game. The Trojans rushed for 150 yards by way of 30 carries.
Utah is scoring 36.5 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 20.3 passes on 29.2 attempts for a 69.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 203.8 yards per game through the air as well. The Utes carry the ball for an average of 192.5 yards per game on 42.2 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry this season. They are also running 71.3 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 396.3 yards per contest. The Utes manage 20.8 first downs per contest and they average a total of 38.2 penalty yards on 4.5 penalties.
Utah gives up an average of 256 passing yards and 19.5 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 20.8 completions per game on 38.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.9. The Utes allow 113.5 rushing yards per game on 31 carries for a 3.7 average per play. Utah gives up 369.5 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play. They force 3.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.5 penalties per game that total 51.7 yards as a unit.
USC averages 38.3 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 24.2 passes per game on 35.2 attempts for a 68.7 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 337.3 yards through the air per game thus far. The Trojans carry the ball for an average of 173.3 yards per game on 33 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry. They also run 68.2 plays per game and average 7.5 yards per play for an average of 510.7 yards in each contest. The Trojans are gaining 22.3 first downs per contest and they average 72.8 penalty yards on 7.5 penalties per game.
USC gives up 235 passing yards per outing and 21.3 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 19.8 completions on 34.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.2. The Trojans allow 167.5 rushing yards per contest on 39.5 carries for a 4.2 average per rush. USC gives up 402.5 total yards per game including an average of 5.4 per play. They create an average of 1.7 turnovers per game and 4.7 penalties for 46 yards each game.
Utah Betting Trends
Utah is 3-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Utah has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
USC Betting Trends
USC is 3-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
USC has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/26/15 DB Ahmad Christian Achilles out indefinitely
09/26/15 RB Troy McCormick Knee out for season
09/14/15 OL Lo Falemaka Chest out indefinitely
09/14/15 RB Marcel Brooks-Brown Chest out indefinitely
10/18/15 DT Claude Pelon Knee "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/18/15 WR Steven Mitchell Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/16/15 WR Issac Whitney Collarbone out indefinitely
10/12/15 C Max Tuerk Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take USC
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