Saturday, October 31, 2015
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The Vanderbilt Commodores face the Houston Cougars on Saturday at TDECU Stadium. The opening line for this game has Houston as 12.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47.5.
Kyle Shurmur finished his last game with 89 yards through the air for Vanderbilt. He completed 10 passes out of 20 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. Ralph Webb was the rushing leader for the Commodores last game. He carried the ball 26 times for an average of 4 yards per carry and ended with 99 yards. Trent Sherfield led the team in receiving. He had a total of 35 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 7 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Vanderbilt had 304 total yards on 77 plays. They gained 9 rushing first downs, 8 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 18 first downs on the game. The Commodores rushed for 168 yards by way of 49 carries.
Greg Ward finished his last game with 210 yards through the air for Houston. He completed 16 passes out of 23 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. Kenneth Farrow was the rushing leader for the Cougars last game. He carried the ball 13 times for an average of 13 yards per carry and ended with 167 yards. Demarcus Ayers led the team in receiving. He had a total of 92 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 18 yards per catch in the game. Houston had 600 total yards on 76 plays. They gained 17 rushing first downs, 10 passing, and 3 by way of penalty for a total of 30 first downs on the game. The Cougars rushed for 366 yards by way of 48 carries.
Vanderbilt is averaging a total of 18 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 38 passes per game and completing 21.6 of them for a 56.8 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 227.1 yards per game through the air as well. The Commodores are averaging 159.4 rushing yards per game on 40.6 attempts per contest for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. They are also running 78.6 plays per game and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 386.6 yards per contest. The Commodores manage 20.6 first downs per contest and they average a total of 44.7 penalty yards on 5.9 penalties.
Vanderbilt allows 206.7 passing yards per game and 16.3 points per contest on defense. They give up 19.6 completions on 34.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.4. The Commodores allow an average of 110 rushing yards per game on 30.7 carries for a 3.6 average. Vanderbilt allows 316.7 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play. They force 1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.4 penalties for 60.4 yards per game.
Houston is accumulating 47.6 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 29.4 passes per game and complete 20.4 of them for a 69.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 269.4 yards per game through the air as well. The Cougars rush for an average of 292.6 yards per contest on 50.6 attempts for an average of 5.8 yards per carry for the season. They also run 80 plays per game and average 7 yards per play for an average of 562 yards in each contest. The Cougars are gaining 26.6 first downs per contest and they average 70.1 penalty yards on 7.4 penalties per game.
Houston allows an average of 263.7 passing yards and 19.7 points per contest. They give up 21.3 completions on 37.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.7 per game. The Cougars allow an average of 98.3 rushing yards per game on 33.6 carries for an average of 2.9 yards per carry. Houston allows 362 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play. They force 2.6 turnovers per contest and 7.4 penalties for 64 yards in each contest.
Vanderbilt Betting Trends
Vanderbilt is 0-6-1 against the over/under so far this season
Vanderbilt has an ATS record of 5-2-0 this season
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 4-2-1 against the over/under so far this season
Houston has an ATS record of 5-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/25/15 WR Kris Kentera Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
10/25/15 LB Nigel Bowden Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
09/23/15 TE DeAndre Woods Knee out for season
08/21/15 OL Andrew Jelks Knee out for season
08/12/15 WR C.J. Duncan Leg out for season
10/26/15 RB Kenneth Farrow Concussion injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
10/25/15 WR Linell Bonner Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
10/25/15 OL Marcus Oliver Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
10/13/15 OL Josh Thomas Ankle out indefinitely
10/12/15 OL Zach Johnson Knee out for season
09/28/15 QB Adam Schulz ACL out for season
09/22/15 OL Ben Dew Foot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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