Thursday, November 17, 2016
Veterans Memorial Stadium
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves take on the Troy Trojans on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Troy as 8.5 point favorites. This season the Indians are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-6-1. The Trojans have an over/under record of 4-4-1 and they are 5-4-0 against the spread.
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Justice Hansen finished with 212 yards through the air for Arkansas State last week. He completed 15 passes out of 35 attempts for a 43% completion percentage. The Indians were led in rushing by Warren Wand, who finished with 49 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Kendall Sanders was the team leader in receiving with a total of 42 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. As a team in that game Arkansas State got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 76 total plays for 305 yards for the game. The Indians ran for 93 yards on 41 attempts.
Brandon Silvers finished with 245 yards passing for Troy last week. He went 26 for 36, resulting in a 72% completion percentage. The Trojans were led on the ground by Jordan Chunn, who finished with 83 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Emanuel Thompson led the team in receiving with 50 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Troy had 28 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 16 came from a pass. They ran 77 total plays for 485 yards for the contest. The Trojans ran for 198 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Arkansas State scores 26 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 85th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.4 passes on 30.2 attempts for a 57.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 243.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 55th in college football. The Indians run for an average of 137.9 yards per game on 39 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 108th in the nation. They also run 69.2 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 381.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 88th overall this season. The Indians average 20.6 first downs per game which ranks them 76th in the country. They accumulate 57.2 penalty yards per game via 7.4 penalties, which ranks 55th in the nation.
Arkansas State allows 230.3 passing yards per game, ranking 68th in D-1, and they allow 25 points per contest on defense, which ranks 46th. They give up 17.4 completions on 31.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.9. The Indians allow 181.1 rushing yards per game on 43.2 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 75th in the country. Arkansas State allows 411.4 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 67th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 56 yards per game, ranking them 79th among D-1 teams.
Troy averages 38.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 19th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 24.6 passes per game on 37.9 attempts for a 64.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 277.2 yards through the air per game, ranking them 29th in Division 1. The Trojans run for an average of 197.4 yards per game on 39.6 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 43rd on the ground. They also run 77.4 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for a total of 474.7 yards per game, ranking them 27th in the country on offense. The Trojans get an average of 24.6 first downs per game, which ranks 19th in the nation. They average 73 penalty yards per game via 8.2 penalties, ranking them 8th in college football.
Troy allows an average of 265.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 106th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 28th in the nation. They give up 21 completions on 39.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.6 per game. The Trojans allow 105.4 rushing yards per contest on 33.3 carries for a 3.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 7th in the country. Troy allows 370.6 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 38th in D-1. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 66.6 yards in each contest, ranking 112th in the nation.
Arkansas State Betting Trends
Arkansas State is 2-6-1 against the over/under this season
Arkansas State has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Troy Betting Trends
Troy is 4-4-1 against the over/under this season
Troy has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 LB Quanterio Heath Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Troy
10/03/16 QB D.J. Pearson Legal problems has been dismissed
09/20/16 DE Griffin Riggs Suspension out indefinitely
09/12/16 RB Armond Weh-Weh Knee out for season
09/12/16 LB Antwon Turnage Knee out for season
08/29/16 WR Clark Quisenberry Academics out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Troy -8.5
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