Monday, December 21st, 2015
Miami Beach Bowl
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers take on the South Florida Bulls on Monday, December 21st, 2015 in the Miami Beach Bowl. The opening line for this game has Western Kentucky as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 64.
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Brandon Doughty finished his last game with 410 yards through the air for Western Kentucky. He completed 34 passes out of 52 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Hilltoppers were led in rushing by D'Andre Ferby, who finished with 57 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Taywan Taylor led the team in receiving with 8 receptions for 165 yards. He had an average of 21 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Western Kentucky got a total of 24 first downs by way of 7 rushing, 16 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 88 total plays for 521 yards for the game. The Hilltoppers ran for 111 yards on 36 attempts.
Quinton Flowers finished his last game with 176 yards through the air for South Florida. He completed 14 passes out of 21 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Bulls were led in rushing by Marlon Mack, who finished with 102 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. D'Ernest Johnson led the team in receiving with 4 receptions for 68 yards. He had an average of 17 yards per reception in the contest. South Florida got a total of 25 first downs by way of 16 rushing, 8 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 77 total plays for 455 yards for the game. The Bulls ran for 281 yards on 54 attempts.
Western Kentucky is scoring 44.2 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 28.2 passes on 39.1 attempts for a 72 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 365.4 yards per game through the air as well. The Hilltoppers carry the ball for an average of 154.9 yards per game on 33.1 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season. They also run 72.2 plays per contest and average 7.2 yards per play for an average of 520.3 yards per game. The Hilltoppers are averaging 24.8 first downs per game and they accumulate 57.2 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties.
Western Kentucky gives up an average of 234 passing yards and 25.2 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 18.3 completions per game on 33.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.5. The Hilltoppers allow 154.8 rushing yards per game on 36.9 carries for a 4.2 average per play. Western Kentucky allows 388.8 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 44.7 yards per game.
South Florida averages 33.5 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 13.5 passes per game on 22.1 attempts for a 61.1 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 184.9 yards through the air per game thus far. The Bulls carry the ball for an average of 243.8 yards per game on 45.8 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry. They also run 67.8 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 428.7 yards per game. The Bulls get an average of 19.7 first downs per game and they average 53.9 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties.
South Florida gives up 220.6 passing yards per outing and 21.1 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 18.3 completions on 33.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.5. The Bulls allow 140.6 rushing yards per contest on 38.6 carries for a 3.6 average per rush. South Florida allows 361.2 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 54.7 yards in each contest.
Western Kentucky Betting Trends
Western Kentucky is 9-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Western Kentucky has an ATS record of 7-6-0 this season
South Florida Betting Trends
South Florida is 6-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
South Florida has an ATS record of 9-2-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/29/15 DB Wonderful Terry Ankle out indefinitely
09/13/15 RB Leon Allen Knee out for season
08/13/15 OL Matt Nord Foot out indefinitely
10/27/15 WR Deangleo Antoine Legal problems out indefinitely
10/24/15 DB Lamar Robbins Legal problems out indefinitely
10/12/15 OL Benjamin Knox Suspension out indefinitely
08/27/15 DB Hassan Childs ACL out for season
08/27/15 WR Stanley Clerveaux ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take South Florida
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