Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Arizona Wildcats take on the Utah Utes on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The opening line for this game has Utah as 9 point favorites. This season the Wildcats are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Utes have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread.
Brandon Dawkins finished with 73 yards through the air for Arizona last week. He completed 8 passes out of 17 attempts for a 47% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led in rushing by Khalil Tate, who finished with 79 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Shun Brown was the team leader in receiving with a total of 50 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Arizona got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 80 total plays for 387 yards for the game. The Wildcats ran for 242 yards on 49 attempts.
Troy Williams finished with 266 yards passing for Utah last week. He went 24 for 43, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Utes were led on the ground by Armand Shyne, who finished with 99 yards on 25 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Raelon Singleton led the team in receiving with 98 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Utah had 30 first downs total. 14 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 97 total plays for 442 yards for the contest. The Utes ran for 176 yards on 54 carries as a team.
Arizona scores 29.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 65th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 16.6 passes on 28.6 attempts for a 58 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 196.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 98th in college football. The Wildcats run for an average of 246.8 yards per game on 42.8 attempts for an average of 5.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 18th in the nation. They also run 71.4 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 443.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 53rd overall this season. The Wildcats average 22.2 first downs per game which ranks them 56th in the country. They accumulate 52 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, which ranks 75th in the nation.
Arizona allows 275 passing yards per game, ranking 106th in D-1, and they allow 29.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 76th. They give up 21.4 completions on 34.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61.5. The Wildcats allow 183.6 rushing yards per game on 40.8 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 88th in the country. Arizona allows 458.6 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 104th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 9 penalties for 73.8 yards per game, ranking them 118th among D-1 teams.
Utah averages 26.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 86th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.6 passes per game on 33.8 attempts for a 60.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 256.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 49th in Division 1. The Utes run for an average of 174 yards per game on 43.4 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 65th on the ground. They also run 77.2 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 430.6 yards per game, ranking them 64th in the country on offense. The Utes get an average of 23.6 first downs per game, which ranks 44th in the nation. They average 53.4 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 71st in college football.
Utah allows an average of 207 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 41st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 18.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 20th in the nation. They give up 17.8 completions on 31.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.3 per game. The Utes allow 116.8 rushing yards per contest on 27.6 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 29th in the country. Utah allows 323.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 22nd in D-1. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 51.2 yards in each contest, ranking 47th in the nation.
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Arizona has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Utah Betting Trends
Utah is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Utah has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 LB DeAndre' Miller Foot "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/02/16 OL Freddie Tagaloa Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/02/16 OL Gerhard de Beer Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/02/16 DL Parker Zellers Knee "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/02/16 WR Shawn Poindexter Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/02/16 OL Jacob Alsadek Arm injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/02/16 FB Jamardre Cobb Knee "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/01/16 QB Anu Solomon Knee "?"
10/01/16 QB Brandon Dawkins Ribs injured last game, "?"
10/01/16 RB Nick Wilson Ankle injured last game, "?"
09/24/16 RB J.J. Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
09/22/16 LB Marquis Ware Personal has left team
09/14/16 RB Orlando Bradford Dismissed has left the team
09/02/16 TE Brion Anduze Knee out for season
09/02/16 LB Jacob Colacion Knee expected to redshirt
09/02/16 OL Keenan Walker Suspension out indefinitely
10/02/16 OL J.J. Dielman Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
09/14/16 RB Joe Williams Personal out for season
09/13/16 DE Kylie Fitts Foot out for season
08/15/16 TE Siale Fakailoatonga Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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