Saturday, October 1, 2016
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Arizona State Sun Devils take on the USC Trojans on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The opening line for this game has USC as 8 point favorites. This season the Sun Devils are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-1-0. The Trojans have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 1-3-0 against the spread.
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Manny Wilkins finished with 290 yards through the air for Arizona State last week. He completed 21 passes out of 30 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. The Sun Devils were led in rushing by Manny Wilkins, who finished with 72 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Tim White was the team leader in receiving with a total of 86 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Arizona State got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 80 total plays for 454 yards for the game. The Sun Devils ran for 164 yards on 50 attempts.
Sam Darnold finished with 253 yards passing for USC last week. He went 18 for 26, resulting in a 69% completion percentage. The Trojans were led on the ground by Justin Davis, who finished with 126 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 13 yards per rush. JuJu Smith led the team in receiving with 98 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. USC had 22 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 59 total plays for 466 yards for the contest. The Trojans ran for 213 yards on 33 carries as a team.
Arizona State scores 48.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 7th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21 passes on 31.3 attempts for a 67.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 271.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 41st in college football. The Sun Devils run for an average of 236.5 yards per game on 49.3 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 26th in the nation. They also run 80.5 plays per contest and average 6.3 yards per play for an average of 507.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 19th overall this season. The Sun Devils average 27.3 first downs per game which ranks them 11th in the country. They accumulate 43.5 penalty yards per game via 4.8 penalties, which ranks 104th in the nation.
Arizona State allows 404 passing yards per game, ranking 128th in D-1, and they allow 34.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 104th. They give up 28 completions on 44.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.6. The Sun Devils allow 95 rushing yards per game on 30.8 carries for an average of 3.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 16th in the country. Arizona State allows 499 total yards per game including 6.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 120th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.3 penalties for 64 yards per game, ranking them 93rd among D-1 teams.
USC averages 22 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 106th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.8 passes per game on 33.8 attempts for a 64.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 215.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 79th in Division 1. The Trojans run for an average of 143 yards per game on 33.3 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 95th on the ground. They also run 67 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 358.8 yards per game, ranking them 99th in the country on offense. The Trojans get an average of 19.8 first downs per game, which ranks 92nd in the nation. They average 50.5 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, ranking them 80th in college football.
USC allows an average of 201.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 46th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 29.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 81st in the nation. They give up 16.8 completions on 26.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.2 per game. The Trojans allow 193 rushing yards per contest on 41.3 carries for a 4.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 93rd in the country. USC allows 394.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play, which ranks 73rd in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 4.3 penalties for 36.3 yards in each contest, ranking 9th in the nation.
Arizona State Betting Trends
Arizona State is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
Arizona State has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
USC Betting Trends
USC is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
USC has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 LB Christian Sam Foot "?" Saturday vs. USC
09/08/16 TE Grant Martinez Foot out indefinitely
09/08/16 S James Johnson Knee out indefinitely
09/08/16 FB Mark Cosgrove Knee out indefinitely
09/08/16 OL Marshal Nathe Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/08/16 LS Mitchell Fraboni Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/08/16 OL Tyson Rising Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/29/16 QB Bryce Perkins Neck out indefinitely
09/25/16 T Chuma Edoga Illness "?" Saturday vs. Arizona State
09/25/16 CB John Plattenburg Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Arizona State
09/25/16 DT Khaliel Rodgers Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Arizona State
09/25/16 DT Malik Dorton Hip "?" Saturday vs. Arizona State
09/25/16 Backup QB Matt Fink Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Arizona State
09/25/16 DT Noah Jefferson Personal "?" Saturday vs. Arizona State
09/25/16 LB Quinton Powell Illness "?" Saturday vs. Arizona State
09/21/16 T E.J. Price Personal out indefinitely
09/21/16 RB Vavae Malepeai Shoulder out indefinitely
09/18/16 DE Don Hill Suspension out indefinitely
09/14/16 DE Osa Masina Dismissed has left team
09/09/16 C Toa Lobendahn Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona State
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