Thursday, October 27, 2016
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The California Golden Bears take on the USC Trojans on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The opening line for this game has USC as 14.5 point favorites. This season the Golden Bears are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-1-0. The Trojans have an over/under record of 2-5-0 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread.
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Davis Webb finished with 325 yards through the air for California last week. He completed 42 passes out of 61 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. The Golden Bears were led in rushing by Tre Watson, who finished with 154 yards on 28 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Vic Wharton was the team leader in receiving with a total of 55 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. As a team in that game California got a total of 40 first downs. Of those first downs, 18 came on the ground while 20 came through the air. They ran 118 total plays for 636 yards for the game. The Golden Bears ran for 311 yards on 57 attempts.
Sam Darnold finished with 235 yards passing for USC last week. He went 20 for 32, resulting in a 63% completion percentage. The Trojans were led on the ground by Aca'Cedric Ware, who finished with 103 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 9 yards per rush. JuJu Smith led the team in receiving with 132 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. USC had 25 first downs total. 15 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 78 total plays for 574 yards for the contest. The Trojans ran for 320 yards on 43 carries as a team.
California scores 43.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 10th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 32.3 passes on 51.9 attempts for a 62.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 370.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 2nd in college football. The Golden Bears run for an average of 175 yards per game on 35.6 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 62nd in the nation. They also run 87.4 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 545.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 6th overall this season. The Golden Bears average 28.1 first downs per game which ranks them 3rd in the country. They accumulate 80.1 penalty yards per game via 8.1 penalties, which ranks 5th in the nation.
California allows 217.6 passing yards per game, ranking 54th in D-1, and they allow 41.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 124th. They give up 19.1 completions on 33.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.5. The Golden Bears allow 270.7 rushing yards per game on 47.9 carries for an average of 5.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 126th in the country. California allows 488.3 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 121st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.4 penalties for 70.9 yards per game, ranking them 115th among D-1 teams.
USC averages 28.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 72nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 22.6 passes per game on 34.7 attempts for a 65 percent completion percentage. They throw for 263 yards through the air per game, ranking them 38th in Division 1. The Trojans run for an average of 175.7 yards per game on 36 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 61st on the ground. They also run 70.7 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for a total of 438.7 yards per game, ranking them 42nd in the country on offense. The Trojans get an average of 22.1 first downs per game, which ranks 50th in the nation. They average 55.7 penalty yards per game via 6.1 penalties, ranking them 64th in college football.
USC allows an average of 207.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 37th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 24 points per contest, which has them ranked 43rd in the nation. They give up 17.9 completions on 30.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.7 per game. The Trojans allow 163.4 rushing yards per contest on 38.7 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 67th in the country. USC allows 370.7 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 45th in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 4.4 penalties for 40.1 yards in each contest, ranking 9th in the nation.
California Betting Trends
California is 6-1-0 against the over/under this season
California has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
USC Betting Trends
USC is 2-5-0 against the over/under this season
USC has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/23/16 WR Chad Hansen Ankle "?" Thursday vs. USC
10/20/16 RB Vic Enwere Foot out for season
10/19/16 DT Luc Bequette Knee out for season
10/06/16 S Evan Rambo ACL out for season
08/18/16 DB Damariay Drew Knee out for season
10/24/16 DE Jabari Ruffin Suspension out indefinitely
10/23/16 LB Michael Hutchings Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. California
10/23/16 S Ykili Ross Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. California
10/18/16 WR Steven Mitchell Knee out for season
10/16/16 WR JuJu Smith Back injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. California
10/11/16 RB Justin Davis Leg expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/28/16 DT Noah Jefferson Academics out indefinitely
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 USC
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