Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Cincinnati Bearcats take on the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Rentschler Field. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 2.5 point favorites. This season the Bearcats are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Huskies have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 0-4-1 against the spread.
Ross Trail finished with 216 yards through the air for Cincinnati last week. He completed 20 passes out of 30 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Bearcats were led in rushing by Tion Green, who finished with 98 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Kahlil Lewis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 77 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Cincinnati got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 76 total plays for 393 yards for the game. The Bearcats ran for 130 yards on 35 attempts.
Bryant Shirreffs finished with 239 yards passing for Connecticut last week. He went 13 for 29, resulting in a 45% completion percentage. The Huskies were led on the ground by Noel Thomas, who finished with 22 yards on 3 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Noel Thomas led the team in receiving with 135 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. Connecticut had 14 first downs total. 2 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 63 total plays for 335 yards for the contest. The Huskies ran for 62 yards on 27 carries as a team.
Cincinnati scores 25.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 88th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 36.8 attempts for a 59.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 265.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 40th in college football. The Bearcats run for an average of 149.4 yards per game on 37.8 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 89th in the nation. They also run 74.6 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 414.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 72nd overall this season. The Bearcats average 21.2 first downs per game which ranks them 73rd in the country. They accumulate 44 penalty yards per game via 4.2 penalties, which ranks 109th in the nation.
Cincinnati allows 269.8 passing yards per game, ranking 103rd in D-1, and they allow 26.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 58th. They give up 20.6 completions on 35.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.5. The Bearcats allow 150.2 rushing yards per game on 41.8 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 59th in the country. Cincinnati allows 420 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 81st in terms of yards per game. They force 2.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.6 penalties for 52.8 yards per game, ranking them 55th among D-1 teams.
Connecticut averages 19.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 117th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.4 passes per game on 31.2 attempts for a 62.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 226.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 72nd in Division 1. The Huskies run for an average of 123.8 yards per game on 39.2 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 113th on the ground. They also run 70.4 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 350.6 yards per game, ranking them 104th in the country on offense. The Huskies get an average of 19.4 first downs per game, which ranks 96th in the nation. They average 22.8 penalty yards per game via 2.6 penalties, ranking them 128th in college football.
Connecticut allows an average of 294.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 114th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 59th in the nation. They give up 22.8 completions on 34.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.9 per game. The Huskies allow 118.2 rushing yards per contest on 31 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 30th in the country. Connecticut allows 412.8 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 74th in D-1. They force 0.4 turnovers per contest and 4.4 penalties for 42.4 yards in each contest, ranking 12th in the nation.
Cincinnati Betting Trends
Cincinnati is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Cincinnati has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Connecticut Betting Trends
Connecticut is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Connecticut has an ATS record of 0-4-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/01/16 QB Hayden Moore Ankle "?"
09/28/16 LB Bryce Jenkinson Knee out for season
08/09/16 WR Tshumbi Johnson Foot out indefinitely
10/02/16 LB Omaine Stephens Leg "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
09/27/16 C Daniel Oak Undisclosed out for season
08/28/16 LB Connor Freeborn Leg out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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