Thursday, October 27, 2016
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The Akron Zips take on the Buffalo Bulls on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at UB Stadium. The opening line for this game has Akron as 14.5 point favorites. This season the Zips are 3-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-3-0. The Bulls have an over/under record of 2-5-0 and they are 2-5-0 against the spread.
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Tommy Woodson finished with 338 yards through the air for Akron last week. He completed 27 passes out of 40 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Zips were led in rushing by Van Edwards, Jr., who finished with 112 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Bruce Natson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 109 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Akron got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 71 total plays for 529 yards for the game. The Zips ran for 177 yards on 30 attempts.
Tyree Jackson finished with 203 yards passing for Buffalo last week. He went 25 for 41, resulting in a 61% completion percentage. The Bulls were led on the ground by Jordan Johnson, who finished with 97 yards on 13 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Jamarl Eiland led the team in receiving with 49 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Buffalo had 20 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 70 total plays for 338 yards for the contest. The Bulls ran for 135 yards on 29 carries as a team.
Akron scores 32.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 46th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.8 passes on 33.4 attempts for a 59.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 276.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 32nd in college football. The Zips run for an average of 136.3 yards per game on 28.9 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 109th in the nation. They also run 62.3 plays per contest and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 412.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 68th overall this season. The Zips average 20.9 first downs per game which ranks them 74th in the country. They accumulate 69 penalty yards per game via 8.4 penalties, which ranks 18th in the nation.
Akron allows 268.8 passing yards per game, ranking 109th in D-1, and they allow 33.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 103rd. They give up 22.5 completions on 35.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.6. The Zips allow 210 rushing yards per game on 45.3 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 102nd in the country. Akron allows 478.8 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 119th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 70.3 yards per game, ranking them 114th among D-1 teams.
Buffalo averages 14.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 128th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.3 passes per game on 34 attempts for a 53.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 184.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 103rd in Division 1. The Bulls run for an average of 139.1 yards per game on 34 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 103rd on the ground. They also run 68 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for a total of 323.6 yards per game, ranking them 121st in the country on offense. The Bulls get an average of 17.4 first downs per game, which ranks 120th in the nation. They average 43 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, ranking them 110th in college football.
Buffalo allows an average of 155.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 4th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 33.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 104th in the nation. They give up 12.1 completions on 21.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.4 per game. The Bulls allow 289.1 rushing yards per contest on 53.7 carries for a 5.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 127th in the country. Buffalo allows 444.6 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 101st in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 5.1 penalties for 43.4 yards in each contest, ranking 18th in the nation.
Akron Betting Trends
Akron is 5-3-0 against the over/under this season
Akron has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Buffalo Betting Trends
Buffalo is 2-5-0 against the over/under this season
Buffalo has an ATS record of 2-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/23/16 RB Warren Ball Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Buffalo U
10/23/16 CB Boise Ross Knee injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Akron
10/23/16 DL Chris Ford Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Akron
10/23/16 OL Tyler O'Henly Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Akron
09/29/16 LB Brandon Berry Personal quit the team
Josh's Pick: Take Akron
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