Friday, October 28, 2016
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The Air Force Falcons take on the Fresno State Bulldogs on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Bulldog Stadium. The opening line for this game has Air Force as 13.5 point favorites. This season the Falcons are 3-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 4-3-0 against the spread.
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Nate Romine finished with 20 yards through the air for Air Force last week. He completed 2 passes out of 10 attempts for a 20% completion percentage. The Falcons were led in rushing by Shayne Davern, who finished with 98 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Ryan Reffitt was the team leader in receiving with a total of 20 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Air Force got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 24 came on the ground while 1 came through the air. They ran 97 total plays for 409 yards for the game. The Falcons ran for 389 yards on 87 attempts.
Chason Virgil finished with 205 yards passing for Fresno State last week. He went 27 for 44, resulting in a 61% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led on the ground by Dontel James, who finished with 80 yards on 29 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Jamire Jordan led the team in receiving with 67 yards and 10 catches. He finished the game with an average of 7 yards per reception. Fresno State had 23 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 83 total plays for 319 yards for the contest. The Bulldogs ran for 114 yards on 39 carries as a team.
Air Force scores 33.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 43rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 5.9 passes on 14.4 attempts for a 40.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 160.9 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 115th in college football. The Falcons run for an average of 291.4 yards per game on 61.7 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 5th in the nation. They also run 76.1 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 452.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 38th overall this season. The Falcons average 22.4 first downs per game which ranks them 43rd in the country. They accumulate 49.1 penalty yards per game via 4.9 penalties, which ranks 94th in the nation.
Air Force allows 229 passing yards per game, ranking 69th in D-1, and they allow 26.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 55th. They give up 15.9 completions on 30.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.6. The Falcons allow 121.3 rushing yards per game on 34.9 carries for an average of 3.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 25th in the country. Air Force allows 350.3 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 38 yards per game, ranking them 5th among D-1 teams.
Fresno State averages 20.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 121st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.4 passes per game on 37.5 attempts for a 51.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 229.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 69th in Division 1. The Bulldogs run for an average of 121.3 yards per game on 35.4 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 115th on the ground. They also run 72.9 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for a total of 350.4 yards per game, ranking them 111th in the country on offense. The Bulldogs get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 116th in the nation. They average 60.6 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, ranking them 46th in college football.
Fresno State allows an average of 166.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 8th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 34.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 109th in the nation. They give up 12.4 completions on 22.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 267 rushing yards per contest on 51.4 carries for a 5.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 124th in the country. Fresno State allows 433.1 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 92nd in D-1. They force 0.6 turnovers per contest and 5.3 penalties for 49.5 yards in each contest, ranking 36th in the nation.
Air Force Betting Trends
Air Force is 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Air Force has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Fresno State Betting Trends
Fresno State is 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Fresno State has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/23/16 LB Grant Ross Leg "?" Friday vs. Fresno State
10/23/16 LB Jack Flor Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Fresno State
10/23/16 LB Jacob Onyechi Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Fresno State
10/23/16 DB Jesse Washington Neck injured last game, doubtful Friday vs. Fresno State
10/23/16 WR Aaron Peck Leg "?" Friday vs. Air Force
10/23/16 TE Chad Olsen Concussion "?" Friday vs. Air Force
10/18/16 LB Brandon Hughes Eligibility out for season
10/04/16 RB Dejonte O'Neal Knee out for season
09/01/16 RB Wesley Hill Knee out for season
08/27/16 DL Kevin Jeanniton Elbow out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Fresno State
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