Saturday, October 3, 2015
Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
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The Vanderbilt Commodores matchup against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders on Saturday at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium. The opening line for this game has Middle Tennessee as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 51.5.
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Vanderbilt was led in passing last game by Johnny McCrary, who finished with 194 yards through the air. He went 23 for 42 on the game, good for a 55% completion percentage. Ralph Webb was the rushing leader for the Commodores last game. He carried the ball 25 times for an average of 4 yards per carry and ended with 90 yards. Steven Scheu led the team in receiving. He had a total of 57 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 11 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Vanderbilt totaled 322 yards by way of 85 plays. They rushed the ball 43 times for a total of 128 yards on the game and the Commodores totaled 21 first downs by getting 8 rushing, 9 passing and 4 by penalty.
Middle Tennessee State was led in passing last game by Brent Stockstill, who finished with 330 yards through the air. He went 29 for 42 on the game, good for a 69% completion percentage. Jordan Parker was the rushing leader for the Blue last game. He carried the ball 23 times for an average of 3 yards per carry and ended with 70 yards. Ed'Marques Batties led the team in receiving. He had a total of 175 yards on 13 receptions for an average of 13 yards per catch in the game. Middle Tennessee State totaled 368 yards by way of 80 plays. They rushed the ball 37 times for a total of 38 yards on the game and the Blue totaled 19 first downs by getting 6 rushing, 12 passing and 1 by penalty.
Vanderbilt is averaging a total of 22.3 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 41.3 passes per game and completing 23.8 of them for a 57.6 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 275 yards per game through the air as well. The Commodores are averaging 139 rushing yards per game on 39.5 attempts per contest for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. They run 80.8 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for an average of 414 total yards each outing. The Commodores get 22 first downs per game and they average 40.3 penalty yards via 5.8 penalties each contest.
Vanderbilt allows 195.3 passing yards per game and 19.8 points per contest on defense. They give up 18.5 completions on 32.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.4. The Commodores allow an average of 126 rushing yards per game on 34 carries for a 3.7 average. Vanderbilt gives up 321.3 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play. They force 0.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 9 penalties per game that total 79.3 yards as a unit.
Middle Tennessee State is accumulating 44.5 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 36.8 passes per game and complete 25.3 of them for a 68.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 312.3 yards per game through the air as well. The Blue rush for an average of 180.5 yards per contest on 45 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry for the season. They run 81.8 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for an average of 492.8 total yards per game. The Blue are averaging 23.8 first downs per outing and accumulate 44.3 penalty yards via 4.8 penalties each game.
Middle Tennessee State allows an average of 230.8 passing yards and 23 points per contest. They give up 22.8 completions on 41.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.2 per game. The Blue allow an average of 127.5 rushing yards per game on 34 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. Middle Tennessee State gives up 358.3 total yards per game including an average of 4.8 per play. They create an average of 2.5 turnovers per game and 6.5 penalties for 57 yards each game.
Vanderbilt Betting Trends
Vanderbilt is 0-3-1 against the over/under so far this season
Vanderbilt has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Middle Tennessee State Betting Trends
Middle Tennessee State is 2-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Middle Tennessee State has an ATS record of 4-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/27/15 LB Harding Harper Knee "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
09/27/15 LB Nigel Bowden Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
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
Middle Tennessee State
08/27/15 OL Adam Stickel Knee out for season
08/27/15 DB Nick Beasley Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Middle Tennessee State
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