Friday, September 16, 2016
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The Baylor Bears take on the Rice Owls on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Rice Stadium. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 30 point favorites. This season the Bears are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Owls have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 0-2-0 against the spread.
Seth Russell finished with 261 yards through the air for Baylor last week. He completed 26 passes out of 47 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Bears were led in rushing by Terence Williams, who finished with 81 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Blake Lynch was the team leader in receiving with a total of 95 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Baylor got a total of 29 first downs by way of 18 rushing, 9 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 103 total plays for 536 yards for the game. The Bears ran for 275 yards on 55 attempts.
Tyler Stehling finished with 197 yards through the air for Rice last week. He completed 16 passes out of 30 attempts for a 53% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by Darik Dillard, who finished with 52 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Connor Cella was the team leader in receiving with a total of 69 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 35 yards per reception. Rice got a total of 12 first downs by way of 4 rushing, 8 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 51 total plays for 289 yards for the game. The Owls ran for 92 yards on 21 attempts.
Baylor scores 47.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 17th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22.5 passes on 38.5 attempts for a 58.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 242 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 59th in college football. The Bears run for an average of 275 yards per game on 49 attempts for an average of 5.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 16th in the nation. They also run 87.5 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 517 yards per game, ranking their offense 24th overall this season. The Bears average 26 first downs per game which ranks them 25th in the country. They accumulate 97 penalty yards per game via 13 penalties, which ranks 7th in the nation.
Baylor allows 130 passing yards per game, ranking 16th in D-1, and they allow 10 points per contest on defense, which ranks 12th. They give up 11 completions on 31.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 34.9. The Bears allow 111.5 rushing yards per game on 39 carries for an average of 2.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 42nd in the country. Baylor allows 241.5 total yards per game including 3.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 15th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.5 penalties for 38.5 yards per game, ranking them 23rd among D-1 teams.
Rice averages 14 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 122nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 33.5 attempts for a 56.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 190 yards through the air per game, ranking them 93rd in Division 1. The Owls run for an average of 98.5 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 116th on the ground. They also run 60.5 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for a total of 288.5 yards per game, ranking them 120th in the country on offense. The Owls get an average of 16 first downs per game, which ranks 113th in the nation. They average 58.5 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, ranking them 53rd in college football.
Rice allows an average of 309 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 116th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 38.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 113th in the nation. They give up 15 completions on 20.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 73.2 per game. The Owls allow 222.5 rushing yards per contest on 49.5 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 108th in the country. Rice allows 531.5 total yards per game for an average of 7.6 yards per play, which ranks 121st in D-1. They force 0 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 63.5 yards in each contest, ranking 87th in the nation.
Baylor Betting Trends
Baylor is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Baylor has an ATS record of 0-2-0 this season
Rice Betting Trends
Rice is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Rice has an ATS record of 0-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 S Chance Waz Disciplinary missed last game, probable Friday vs. Rice
09/11/16 WR Pooh Stricklin Shoulder injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Rice
09/11/16 CB Ryan Reid Ankle injured last game, doubtful Friday vs. Rice
09/11/16 DB Travon Blanchard Knee "?" Friday vs. Rice
08/30/16 WR Ishmael Zamora Suspension expected to miss first 3 games
08/19/16 DL Byron Bonds Knee out indefinitely
08/19/16 RB Johnny Jefferson Personal out for season
09/07/16 OL Connor Patterson Leg out for season
08/30/16 CB Justin Bickham Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Rice
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