Saturday, October 3, 2015
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers take on the Rice Owls on Saturday at Rice Stadium. The opening line for this game has Western Kentucky as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 69.5.
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Western Kentucky was led in passing last game by Brandon Doughty, who finished with 457 yards through the air. He went 33 for 41 on the game, good for a 80% completion percentage. D'Andre Ferby was the rushing leader for the Hilltoppers last game. He carried the ball 22 times for an average of 5 yards per carry and ended with 115 yards. Taywan Taylor was the team leader in receiving with a total of 154 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Western Kentucky got a total of 27 first downs by way of 6 rushing, 20 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 74 total plays for 569 yards for the game. The Hilltoppers ran for 105 yards on 32 attempts.
Rice was led in passing last game by Driphus Jackson, who finished with 115 yards through the air. He went 10 for 17 on the game, good for a 59% completion percentage. Jawon Davis was the rushing leader for the Owls last game. He carried the ball 12 times for an average of 3 yards per carry and ended with 32 yards. Temi Alaka was the team leader in receiving with a total of 70 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Rice got a total of 20 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 6 passing, and 6 by penalty. They ran 66 total plays for 246 yards for the game. The Owls ran for 94 yards on 45 attempts.
Western Kentucky is averaging a total of 36.5 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 39 passes per game and completing 29 of them for a 74.4 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 399.5 yards per game through the air as well. The Hilltoppers are running for an average of 93.8 yards per game on 28.5 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. They also run 67.5 plays per contest and average 7.3 yards per play for an average of 493.3 yards per game. The Hilltoppers are averaging 22.5 first downs per game and they accumulate 73.5 penalty yards per game via 7.8 penalties.
Western Kentucky allows 274.3 passing yards per game and 25.5 points per contest on defense. They give up 20.3 completions on 34.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.7. The Hilltoppers allow 201.5 rushing yards per game on 43 carries for a 4.7 average per play. Western Kentucky allows 475.8 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 43.5 yards per game.
Rice is accumulating 34.8 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 29.8 passes per game and complete 18.8 of them for a 63 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 225.3 yards per game through the air as well. The Owls run for an average of 228 yards per game on 52 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season. They also run 81.8 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 453.3 yards per game. The Owls get an average of 26.5 first downs per game and they average 58.5 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties.
Rice allows an average of 249 passing yards and 38 points per contest. They give up 13.3 completions on 23 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.6 per game. The Owls allow 209.3 rushing yards per contest on 36.3 carries for a 5.8 average per rush. Rice allows 458.3 total yards per game for an average of 7.7 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 70.5 yards in each contest.
Western Kentucky Betting Trends
Western Kentucky is 3-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Western Kentucky has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Rice Betting Trends
Rice is 4-0-0 against the over/under so far this season
Rice has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/14/15 DB Wonderful Terry Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/13/15 RB Leon Allen Knee out for season
09/01/15 RB Anthony Wales Knee out indefinitely
08/13/15 OL Matt Nord Foot out indefinitely
09/15/15 DE Graysen Schantz Knee out for season
08/27/15 OL Brandon Dawkins Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Rice
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